I like to know can I install google meet into Ubuntu like an app.

Now it is working on chrome,but for Ubuntu installation.

I google it and don't find any installation instruction and don't know; does Google provide any installable file for it like hangout for Ubuntu or Windows.

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    It's web based, and runs in your browser. It doesn't need to be installed onto your computer.
    – Carl H
    Commented May 18, 2020 at 9:15
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    @CarlH I think that should qualify as an answer, please post one.
    – Jos
    Commented May 18, 2020 at 10:41
  • Google Meet is web based, and runs in your browser. It doesn't need to be installed onto your computer.
    – Carl H
    Commented May 18, 2020 at 10:50
  • The problem why one would like to have it stand-alone is that it easily happens that you open another webpage during a google meeting and "destroy" accidentally the Google meeting tab in your browser. It is very frequent that you want during a meeting open a webpage like Wikipedia to show to other participants.
    – user259879
    Commented Nov 23, 2020 at 19:24
  • Another possibility: webcatalog.app/apps/hangouts-meet (I have not tried it yet)
    – Kzqai
    Commented Jun 30, 2021 at 16:54

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There is an open source project called yakyak which is unofficial Google Hangouts client for Linux, Windows and macOS. It might work as google meet is formerly known as google hangouts. If you use snap you should be able to install just with

sudo snap install yakyak
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    he asked for Google Meet which is the successor of Google Hangouts. Commented Nov 26, 2020 at 17:40
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    This is actually the best solution. YakYak did it for me, even after the recent internal transition from Hangouts to Meet. Upvoted.
    – 4Z4T4R
    Commented Nov 29, 2020 at 22:12
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    Tried yakyak, it just loaded buggy, seemingly trying to infinitely re-login.
    – Kzqai
    Commented Jun 30, 2021 at 19:29

Best compromise I've found is installing Meet as a Progressive Web App: https://support.google.com/meet/answer/10708569?hl=en

At least then you can run it as a separate app to your browser.

To install the PWA, Chrome doesn’t need to be your default browser, but Chrome must be open.

  1. On your computer, go to meet.google.com.
  2. At the top right of your browser, in the URL bar, click Install.
  3. The Meet app appears in your app dock.

To open it from the app dock:

  1. Click the Meet app.
  2. Join or create a meeting.

From a browser on your computer:

  1. Go to meet.google.com or a meeting green room.
  2. In the browser bar, tap Open app .
  3. Select Google Meet and then Open.

Tip: When you join a meeting from a Calendar event, you’re taken to the meeting green room. From the browser bar, open the app.


There is an app (which sadly has to be installed from a downloaded file): https://webcatalog.app/apps/hangouts-meet It loads up a mini-browser to act as google meet, drive, and many others.

As with all apps not from a repository, use at your own risk.

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