Many of you must be wondering if you can use Google Meet without your video, that is, without showing your face? Yes, it is not mandatory to activate your camera when you participate in online classes, conference calls, or remote meetings on Google Meet. Even though it looks simple, it can be a little complicated. Let’s see how to hide and hide yourself on Google Meet on Android, iPhone, Windows, and Mac.
With the increasing use of video calling applications, many people are worried about showing their faces on Google Meet. That’s why they prefer to skip a few meetings. But you don’t have to do it. You can turn off the camera on Google Meet, and that will hide you from others.
Let’s start checking step-by-step instructions for hiding and hiding yourself on Google Meet on mobile and PC Apps.
How to Hide Your Face on Google Meet Before Joining a Meeting
Whether you are the creator of a meeting or joined as a participant, the following steps will help you turn off your video camera before joining a Google Meet meeting.
Hide Yourself Before Following a Meeting on a Laptop
As of now, Google Meet does not have a desktop application. This can be accessed through the web version at meet.google.com. When you create a Google Meet meeting on a desktop (Windows or macOS) or join a meeting, you will get a Ready meeting screen. You can turn off the camera and even the microphone so that other people who join the meeting cannot see and hear you.
Tap the Camera icon to turn off the camera. Or, use the keyboard shortcuts Ctrl + E (Windows) and Command + E (macOS) to activate or deactivate the camera.
Hide Yourself Before Joining a Meeting on Android
To join Google Meeting on Android, enter the required code in the Join Meeting box or click the invitation link. You will be taken to the Ask screen to join. Likewise, if you create a meeting, you will be taken to the meeting screen.
Here you will find the Camera and Microphone icon. Tap the Camera icon to turn off your video. The Camera button will turn red. Tap again if you want to show your video to others. Finally, tap on Ask to join to enter the meeting.
Hide Yourself Before Following Meetings on the iPhone and iPad
Click the invitation link to join the Google Meet meeting, or open the application and create a meeting or join the meeting using the code. In all cases, you will see a preview of your video along with the Camera and Microphone buttons before you join the meeting. Tap the Camera button to turn off your video and hide your face from others before joining meetings on iPad and iPhone. Tap again to activate the video.
How to Hide Your Face on Google Meet After Joining a Meeting
Although participants can turn off their video cameras to hide themselves, it doesn’t matter if you are the host of the meeting, because you can do the same.
How to Hide Yourself After Following a Meeting on a Laptop
To hide yourself in a Google Meet meeting that is taking place on the web, click the Camera icon at the bottom of the Google Meet meeting screen. The button will turn red. Click again to activate the camera and show yourself.
How to Hide Yourself After Following a Meeting on Android
When you are in a meeting on Google Meet on Android, tap the screen once to display various options. Tap the Camera icon to turn off the camera and hide your face. Tap the same icon again to hide yourself.
How to hide yourself after attending meetings on the iPhone and iPad
Tap on the meeting screen after you join the meeting on Google Meet on iOS and iPadOS. Then tap the Camera icon to disable your video for others. When the icon is red, tap again to hide yourself from others.
How to Deactivate the Camera by Default on Google Meet
As of now, there is no option to turn off your camera by default for all meetings on Google Meet that are in Zoom. The best alternative is to deactivate the camera before you join the meeting, as shown above.
Bonus Tip: How to Turn the Camera On Google Meet
To switch cameras on Google Meet on Android, iPhone and iPad, follow these steps:
Step 1: Open the Google Meet application and join the meeting.
Step 2: Tap on the meeting screen to display options. Tap the three dot icon in the upper right corner. Then, select Switch camera.
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We hope that now you don’t have to worry about your video feed when you join a Google Meet meeting, because you can control your privacy settings and hide yourself from others. Google is endlessly adding new features to the Meet application such as background blur, low light mode, etc. You will find Google Meet even in Gmail now. What are your favorite features of the application? Let us know in the comments below. And, if you face other problems with the application, leave a comment.