[Update: Acknowledged] Google Meet co-host button not showing up for some despite 100% rollout on all platforms

New updates are being added at the bottom of this story…

Original story (published on September 04, 2021) follows:

Google Meet became one of the most popular video communications platform in 2020 due to the COVID 19 pandemic.

Now, Google Meet is widely used for personal and professional purposes and the tech giant keeps on improving the platform.


Google has been working on the co-hosting abilities for Google Meet and the feature was being steadily deployed for some time.

A Community Manager on the Google Support community recently announced that the Google Meet co-host feature has been rolled out to 100% of Android, iOS, and desktop/laptop users.

However, it seems that several Google Meet users are unable to use the co-host feature even after it has been fully released.


As per multiple reports, the co-host button is not showing up for Google Meet users which preventing them from adding more hosts in meetings.

It is unclear what the exact cause of this issue is as the tech giant has not made any comments on the matter so far.

This is inconveniencing many Google Meet users as they are unable to use the handy features despite having the required privileges.

I cannot see the assign co-host option when joining google meet. As i know the update already 100% rolled. Host management button already enabled but the co-host feature still not visible. Im using Google Chrome Version 93.0.4577.63 (Official Build) (64-bit). Tried with different browser also didnt work. Do i need to change anything on Google Admins?

We can’t find Co-host feature, even when we follow steps as instructed. We are currently use School account, Edu edition. Question from Vietnam.


A Product Expert on the Google Support community has said that the relevant team is investigating this matter.

However, there is no official word on how long it will take to fix this problem with the co-host button not showing up in Google Meet.

Hopefully, Google takes a proper look at this issue and fixes the co-host feature for all Google Meet users soon.


That said, we will report back with more details as and when new information becomes available so stay tuned.

Update 1 (September 11)

Google has now acknowledged the bug that causes the co-host button on Google Meet to disappear saying that it is due to a technical issue and a fix can be expected within 2-3 weeks.


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