In today’s digital world, privacy is paramount. When it comes to online meetings, Google Meet offers a range of options to ensure your meetings are private and secure. In this tutorial, we’ll guide you through the process of making a Google Meet meeting private.

Setting Up a Private Google Meet Meeting

The first step to ensuring your Google Meet meeting is private is to set it up correctly. Here’s how:

  • Open Google Meet and click on “New Meeting”.
  • Select “Start an instant meeting” or “Schedule in Google Calendar”.
  • If you choose to schedule, fill in the meeting details and make sure to set the visibility to “Private”.

Managing Participants

The next step is to manage your participants. Google Meet allows you to control who can join your meeting and how:

  • When you’re in the meeting, click on the “People” icon.
  • Here you can see the list of participants. You can remove any participant by clicking on the “Remove” button next to their name.
  • You can also control who can join your meeting by clicking on “Host controls”. Here you can turn off “Quick access” which means participants will need to ask to join your meeting.

Additional Privacy Settings

Google Meet also offers additional privacy settings to further secure your meetings:

  • You can mute participants or turn off their camera.
  • You can also disable chat for participants.
  • For even more control, you can set up a phone PIN for your meeting.


Privacy is crucial in online meetings. By following these steps, you can ensure that your Google Meet meetings are private and secure. Remember, the key is to manage your settings correctly and control who has access to your meetings. For more information, check out Google’s official guide on meeting controls.