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Google Meet: Nicknamed meetings

How to create a nicknamed meeting

  • Use a short link like g.co/meet/ENTER NICKNAME
  • Go to meet.google.com or the Google Meet mobile app and enter a meeting nickname in the Join or start a meeting field

How it works

When a teacher starts a nicknamed meeting, it creates a 10-character meeting code and temporarily associates that code with the nickname.
After the last person has left the meeting or the teacher ends the meeting, the temporary meeting code expires, as well as the association between the nickname and meeting code.

If students haven’t been granted permission to create meetings, they cannot use the nickname or the meeting code. Teachers can reuse the nickname, which will create a new temporary meeting code, at which point students can use the nickname to rejoin.

Relevant Google Help Center documentation

Google Meet security and privacy for education
Start a Google Meet video meeting


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Page last modified on Wednesday July 14, 2021 13:11:12 +07 by dperkin.