In-room meeting participants can now join break out rooms

This announcement was made at Google Cloud Next ‘22. Check out Next OnAir to tune into the livestream or watch session recordings following the event. Visit the Cloud Blog to learn more about the latest Google Workspace innovations for the ever-changing world of work. 

What’s changing 

When using Google Meet Hardware devices, meeting hosts can now assign conference rooms to breakout rooms. Extending breakout rooms to all meeting participants—whether they’re joining remotely or in the office—ensures everyone can engage in collaborative working sessions. 

Getting started 

  • Admins: There is no admin control for this feature. 
  • End users: This feature will be available by default — once a meeting participant joins from a meeting room, the meeting host can assign it to a breakout room. Visit the Help Center to learn more about using breakout rooms in Meet.

Rollout pace 


Breakout Rooms 
  • Available to Google Workspace Essentials, Business Standard, Business Plus, Enterprise Starter, Enterprise Essentials, Enterprise Standard, Enterprise Plus, Education Plus, the Teaching and Learning Upgrade, Frontline, and Nonprofits customers 

Note that all meeting participants can participate in breakout rooms.