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How to ‘Ask to join’ a meeting on Google Meet

Ask to join
Written by Hassan Abbas

Google has been revamping Meet with new and improved features lately. In order to compete with the likes of Zoom and Microsoft Teams. The remote collaboration tool was included with all G-Suite subscriptions and is now available for free for everyone. In this article, we are going to talk about How to ‘Ask to join’ a meeting on Google Meet. Let’s begin!

Meet offers you a ton of great features including the likes of end-to-end encryption, HD video and audio, multiple meeting participants, screen sharing, and much more.

If your organization has recently switched over to Google Meet. Then you would delighted to know that you do not necessarily require a Google account to join meetings on Google Meet.

You can simply use the ‘Ask to join’ feature in order to get started. This makes it easier for companies to collaborate with freelancers and stakeholders as well without having to shell out additional finances in order to give them an additional organization email ID.

How to Ask to join a Meeting

Follow our simple step by step guide below that will help you join calls and meetings in Google Meet without a Google account in no time.

  • Open your email account or instant messenger where you have been sent the invite link for a Google Meets meeting and click on it.

You can also join Google Meet meetings through your mobile device. Simply open the email or message that contains the invite link and click on it.

  • It will take you to a page where they will ask you to enter your name. This will be your display name during the meeting which only your host and other participants. Enter your name and click on ‘Ask to join’ below it.

Note: You can also click ‘Present’  if in case you do not want to use your video feed and screen share instead.

  • You will then see a waiting screen where it will ask you to wait. Until your request has approved by the host. Once the request is approved, you will automatically join the meeting with your fellow participants.

Note: If you are the host, you will see a notification similar to the one shown below in case. Someone without a Google ID is using an invite link to join your ongoing meeting.


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Also See: How to Use Google Meet on Gmail-Join call from Gmail

About the author

Hassan Abbas

Tech enthusiast with too many items on his wish-list and not nearly enough money! Specializing in all things tech, with a slight Apple bent he has been writing for various blogs for the best part of (too many) years

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