Google Meet is a free video conferencing service by Google. Anyone with a Google/Gmail account can create and join Google Meet meetings for free. The free version allows up to 100 participants and up to 60-minute duration per meeting.
Since millions of users across the globe are already using Gmail and other Google services, a significant percentage of Gmail users are naturally using Google Meet for video calling.
Although Google Meet can be accessed from the web browser, most computer users prefer installing the app on their computer so that they can create and join Google Meet meetings quickly and easily.
Is the Google Meet app available for Windows 10/11?
Google has made available a progressive web (PWA) version of the Google Meet app for Windows 10/11 and Mac. However, there is no dedicated Google Meet app like Skype or Zoom Meetings app for Windows and Mac. That said, the PWA version of Google Meet works just fine. It lets you create and join meetings just like other apps.
Steps to install Google Meet in Windows 10/11
Since Google Meet is available as a PWA app, the procedure to install it is slightly different from the traditional apps. This guide will show you how to install the Google Meet app in Windows 10/11.
NOTE: You must need a Google/Gmail account to install the Google Meet app on your computer. In addition to a Google/Gmail account, you need to have installed Google Chrome browser on your computer to install and use the Google Meet app.
Step 1: In your Google Chrome browser, visit the official meet.google.com link.
Step 2: Click on the Sign in link and use your Gmail/Google account credentials to sign in. Yes, you need to sign in first to be able to install it.
Step 3: Once you sign in, you should see an Install Google Meet icon in the Chrome browser’s address bar.
NOTE: If the Install Google Meet icon is missing, it’s likely because you have opened the link in a web browser other than Chrome or have not signed in to Google Meet.
Step 4: Click on the Install Google Meet icon (refer to the picture below) and then click on the Install button.
Step 5: Clicking the Install button installs the Google Meet app in a few seconds.
Step 6: To launch the Google Meet app, search for it using the Start/taskbar search and then click on its entry. You can even pin it to the taskbar.
Once the Google Meet app is launched, you can click on the New meeting button to create a new meeting or type/paste the link that you received in the Enter a code/link box to join a meeting.
Uninstall the Google Meet app from Windows 10/11
Step 1: In Windows 10/11 Start menu, look for the Google Meet entry, Right-click on Google Meet, and then click the Uninstall option. The Programs and Features window will open.
Step 2: Right-click on the Google Meet entry here and then click the Uninstall option to uninstall and remove Google Meet from your Windows 10/11 PC.
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