Set up host controls and assign co-hosts ahead of meetings in Google Calendar

Quick summary

In addition to setting up Google Meet breakout rooms in advance in Google Calendar, meeting organizers can also: 
  • Turn meeting safety features on or off, such as chat lock, present lock, and more. 
  • Designate co-hosts before the meeting. 

We hope that by allowing meeting hosts to pre-configure additional settings and assign co-hosts, meetings can flow more smoothly. 

Getting started 

  • Admins: Visit the Help Center to learn more about managing Meet safety settings and Host Management
  • End users: To configure host control and co-host options when scheduling a meeting in Google Calendar, select “Add Google Meet video conferencing” > “Video call options” (gear icon) > Host controls or Co-hosts

Rollout pace 


Moderation Settings 
  • Available to all Google Workspace customers, as well as legacy G Suite Basic and Business customers. 
  • Available to users with a personal Google account 

Co-host settings 
  • Available to Google Workspace Essentials, Enterprise Essentials, Enterprise Standard, Enterprise Plus, Business Standard, Business Plus, Education Fundamentals, Education Standard, Education Plus, and Teaching and Learning Upgrade customers 
  • Not available to Google Workspace Business Starter, Frontline, and Nonprofits, as well as legacy G Suite Basic and Business customers