How to launch a Google Meet from Google Docs

Google Meet inside Google Docs
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One of the best parts about using Google Workspace and its host of services is the convenience. Users reap the benefits of next-level integration, courtesy of Google. From Tasks inside Gmail to Calendar inside Drive, Google delivers fantastic cross-platform tools and widgets. You can even access Meet from a bunch of other platforms such as Docs and Sheets. You too can take advantage of this feature. Follow these simple steps to launch a Google Meet from Google Docs on your computer.

How to launch a Google Meet from Google Docs

1. Go to docs.google.com on your computer.

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2. Open a document.

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3. Click on the Google Meet icon in the upper-right corner.

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4. Select Start a new meeting or Use a meeting code.

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Once you've started a new meeting from Google Docs on your laptop or Chromebook, you'll be able to share the link to your meeting and invite others to join in as well.

Whether you start a new meeting or join an existing one, Meet inside Docs allows you to share the document that you are viewing with others on the virtual conference.

You get Meet, and you get Meet, everyone gets Meet!

Google Meet Animated Background Hero

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While this Google Meet and Docs integration is really cool, you should know that it isn't limited to Google Docs for desktop. Google rolled out the same Meet shortcut to Sheets and Slides as well.

And of course, if you don't already know, Google Meet can be found inside Google Calendar, Gmail, and Drive as well. The entire suite of Google Workspace apps basically have this feature now.

If you enjoy using Google Meet for online video calls, it's really handy to know how to access it from other platforms such as Google Docs. There are a few other Google Meet tips and tricks you need to know to master the art of online video conferencing. Learn how to set up a livestream or enable Google Meet's virtual green room to check yourself before a call.

Namerah Saud Fatmi
Contributing Writer

Namerah Saud Fatmi is a contributing writer for Android Central. She has a passion for all things tech & gaming and has been an honorary Goodreads librarian since 2011. When she isn't writing, she can be found chasing stray cats and dogs in the streets of Dhaka or slaying dragons in the land of Skyrim. You can reach her on Twitter @NamerahS.