Google Meet is an ideal way to hold video conferencing meetings with participants from around the globe. The platform is easy-to-use and supports meetings of up to 50 participants at any one time.
If you’re new to Meet, one important fact you should keep in mind is that each meeting has a unique code which makes it harder for third-party hackers to hack into video meetings.
What is a meeting code?
Google Meet provides you with a meeting code like /gefyxajsefw when initiating or scheduling a video conference, making them useful both when inviting others to the session as well as joining one already underway. These codes allow participants to exchange messages among themselves as well as joining an already ongoing conference more seamlessly.
One important point to keep in mind when discussing these codes is that each meeting will have their own, unique code.
These codes can then be added directly onto a meeting link and shared directly on Meet to join conferences.
Google Workspace products such as Calendar, Gmail and Meet generate these meeting codes with unique expiration dates depending on where they were generated from.
How to join a meeting with a meeting code
As a Google Meet host, you can create a meeting code to allow people to attend your meetings easily. This method offers quick and simple access for all attendees – not only participants themselves.
To join a meeting using a meeting code, visit Google Meet’s website and enter it in the “Enter a Code or Link” box. After entering it, click “Join”.
Alternative Meeting Access Options You can join a meeting by clicking on the conference link provided via email or calendar event. After clicking, a popup window will open asking for your meeting code.
Each meeting code is specific to its meeting session. This helps avoid overlap. For instance, if someone is blocked from joining one meeting using one code they won’t be able to join another with that same code.
How to generate a meeting code
Google Meet is one of the world’s most widely used video conferencing software services, previously available only to G-Suite enterprise users but now openly accessible by anyone with an individual Google Account free of charge.
With Google Meet, it is easy to quickly create and share meeting codes so people can join conferences quickly and efficiently – increasing participation rates while reaching wider audiences for virtual events like webinars.
Meeting codes are random text strings that allow you to gain entry to a scheduled or ongoing meeting, whether scheduled for future or already underway. Once copied and pasted into Google Meet site or shared by email they provide quick and easy access.
Meeting codes make creating and sharing meeting credentials with participants simple, working on any device to maximize attendance at your conference. They also help ensure security by restricting who can gain entry. Keep in mind that meeting codes expire 365 days after their last use.
How to share a meeting code
Google Meet makes scheduling meetings easy by sharing links and codes among team members – especially helpful when organizing video conferencing events that don’t require invitation.
To share a link with your team, open the Meet app on your phone or tablet. This icon looks like a yellow, red, blue or green-outlined video camera and can be found either on one of your Home screens, app drawer or by searching.
Once you have the link for your team, it can be shared either via Teams messaging or copied and pasted directly into any browser – or from within Google Meet Mobile App if you have G Suite account.
Once you share a meeting link, it will expire 365 days after its last use; however, if shared early enough your team members could join before it starts.