Google is rolling out a new feature that will allow you to end a Google Meet video call for everyone at once. Some of you may already have this feature as it slowly gets rolled out to all Google Rapid Release customers. This feature began a gradual rollout (up to 15 days) that started on February 22nd.

What’s changing

When a host leaves their meeting, they can now choose to keep others on the call or to end the call instead, ejecting everyone else.

Why you’d use it

In some cases, a host may not want people to continue a meeting without them present. For example, teachers may want to prevent students from having unsupervised meetings.

Additional details

When a host is done with a meeting and wants to leave, they will have two options:
  • Leave meeting: The host will leave the meeting, but the meeting will continue.
  • End meeting for all: Everyone, including people in breakout rooms, will be ejected from the meeting. Participants will be informed that the host has ended the meeting. Once the meeting has been ended, people will not be able to rejoin, unless the host rejoins first.