How long is a Google Meet link valid?


Each Google Meet meeting has a unique meet link. Google announces that beginning May 19, 2021 this meeting code will expire if not used for 365 days, or if everyone leaves the meeting. The expiration time is based on the product that your meeting is created from. We recommend that you check the expiration times of meeting codes to ensure that the meeting codes are valid at the time you want to use them.

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Google Meet meetings can be scheduled across all Google Workspace products, including Calendar, Gmail, Google Chat and more. This means that your unique meeting code and its expiration date are based on the product from which your meeting was created. See below for a full list of meeting code expiration dates according to the product they were created with.

These Google Meet settings apply to all corporate Google Workspace users and users with personal Google accounts.

Where the meeting is Generated: How long the meeting code is valid:

Google Calendar

Meeting codes expire when the following two conditions are met:

  1. The meeting code has not been used for 365 days, and

  2. The meeting code isn’t associated with any future calendar events.

Note: If a code is created in another product and pasted in a Calendar invite, the code will expire according to the product it was generated from.

Gmail and the Google Meet homepage

Meeting codes expire 365 days after last use.

Google Chat and Google Hangouts

Meeting codes expire 365 days after last use.

Breakout Rooms

Breakout rooms expire instantly once the parent meeting ends.

Jamboard and Meeting room hardware

Meeting code expires instantly once all users leave the meeting.

Nicknamed meetings
(Available to Google Workspace subscribers only)

Meeting code expires instantly once all users leave the meeting.

Google Classroom

Meeting code expires instantly once all users leave the meeting.

Other Third Party Applications

Meeting codes expire 365 days after last use. If someone uses the code within the 365 day window, then it will add another 365 days to the shelf life.

Google Nest

Meeting code generated by speaking into your Nest device and saying “Hey, Google start a meeting” expires 365 days after last use.

For users in the Google Workspace with Google Assistant Beta: Meeting generated by usage of meeting nicknames, expire instantly after the last user leaves.


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Using Google Meet within the organization

As an administrator, you can track video meeting activity in your organization with the Google Meet audit log. For example, you can see when users started a meeting, on what devices they participated in meetings, and who participated in a meeting.

Do you feel like there is more profit to be made from Google Workspace tooling like Google Meet? Adoption is the foundation for improving productivity and collaboration within your organization.

With Domain Insights, we offer you a quick and clear dashboard that provides insight into the use of Google Workspace applications within your organization. Use this dashboard to identify the level of engagement and take the right steps to fully leverage the benefits of Google Workspace.

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