How To Allow Dial-In Participants to Join a Google Hangout

For ease of access, many Hangouts Meet users prefer having the option of allowing dial-in participants to join in their Hangout Meetings. It allows users to dial-in to a Google Hangout by entering the phone number, pin, and pound sign that appears within the Google Calendar event, or by clicking a phone number from within the Meet or Calendar mobile app. We’re showing you how to enable dial-in for Google Hangouts in the Admin console and then how to dial-in to a Google Hangout.

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Enable dial-in for Google Hangouts in the Admin console

1. From the Admin console home page, click on Apps.

Google admin console apps button on home page

2. Click G Suite.

G Suite settings button in Google admin console app settings

3. Click Google Hangouts.

Google Hangouts settings on G Suite apps list in Google Admin console

4. Click Meet video settings.

Meet video settings in Google Admin console

5. Click the Telephony option.

Telephony settings for Google Hangouts in the Google Admin console

5. Check the box next to Provide a phone number and PIN for each video meeting.

Telephony checkbox for Google Hangouts in Google Admin console

6. Click Save. Please note, this feature may take up to 24 hours to propagate for all users after enabling.

Save button in the Google Admin console

How to dial-in to a Google Hangout

1. A user can dial-in to a Google Hangout by entering the phone number, pin, and pound sign that appears within the Google Calendar event.

Event details pop-up in Google Calendar

2. A user can also dial-in to a Google Hangout by clicking the phone number from within the Meet or Calendar mobile app.

Google Meet mobile app invite

If you would like to learn more about Google Hangouts, like how to enable captions or how to make a call from a Hangout, check out our Knowledge Base.

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