Add up to 25 co-hosts per meeting and expanded safety features for Google Meet
Google is now expanding meeting moderation controls in Google Meet with several highly requested features. You’ll now be able to:
- Assign up to 25 co-hosts per meeting, allowing them to access and utilize the host controls.
- Use safety features to limit who can share their screen, send chat messages, mute all users and end meetings
- Use the “Quick access” setting to easily control who needs to request permission to join a meeting.
Previously, these safety features were only available to Google Workspace for Education customers. These controls will now be available for all Google Meet users on the desktop and mobile. See below for more information and availability.
We hope these expanded controls make it easier for you to keep meetings productive, safe, and help prevent potential disruptions. Additionally, delegated co-hosts can handle responsibilities such as—muting participants, launching polls, managing Q&As—giving you more time to focus on leading discussions and guiding attendees through presentations.
New controls for meeting hosts, which can be extended to co-hosts
In the Google Meet settings, select “Host controls” and ensure the “Host management” option is toggled ON. When enabled, hosts can now:
- Limit who can share their screen,
- Limit who can send chat messages,
- Mute all with one click,
- End the meeting for all,
- Control who can join the meeting and how they can join with the “Quick access” setting. Note: This feature is only available to specific Workspace editions — see below for more information.
- The host must join the meeting first.
- Only invited participants can join without asking — all other attendees and those dialing in must ask to join the meeting.
- No anonymous users can join the meeting.
- Only the host can dial out of the meeting.