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Every Google Meet Keyboard Shortcut and How To Use Them

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Google Meet is Google’s video-conferencing solution for workplaces, schools, and other organizations with G Suite accounts. It’s the new name for Hangouts Meet. Like other video chat apps, Google Meet includes some useful keyboard shortcuts.

At any time during a Google Meet video meeting, you can use the following hotkeys for better accessibility or control. These keyboard shortcuts are not customizable.

Default Hotkeys for Google Meet on Windows or ChromeOS

Control

  • Toggle Camera On/Off: Ctrl+E
  • Toggle Microphone On/Off: Ctrl+D
  • View Hotkeys: Shift+? or Ctrl+/

Accessibility (Your Mileage May Vary)

  • Announce Current Speaker: Shift+Ctrl+Alt+A, then S
  • Announce Current Room: Shift+Ctrl+Alt+A, then I

Default Hotkeys for Google Meet on Mac

Control

  • Toggle Camera On/Off: Cmd+E
  • Toggle Microphone On/Off: Cmd+D
  • Toggle Chat On/Off (Mac Only): Ctrl+Cmd+C
  • Toggle People On/Off (Mac Only): Ctrl+Cmd+P
  • View Hotkeys: Shift+? or Ctrl+/

Accessibility (Your Mileage May Vary)

  • Announce Current Speaker: Shift+Cmd+Alt+A, then S
  • Announce Current Room: Shift+Cmd+Alt+A, then I

While writing this article, we found that the “Announce Current Speaker” and “Announce Current Room” accessibility shortcuts were not functioning as intended (or at all) on all operating systems. Your mileage may vary, but Google’s documentation says they are supposed to work.

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Google Meet doesn’t have the most robust hotkey setup, but it still manages to offer substantive accessibility features like built-in screen readers, magnifiers, and live captions.

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