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How to fix “Couldn’t connect you to the video call” on Google Meet? 8 ways (2022)

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Wondering how to fix “Couldn’t connect you to the video call” on Google meet ? Yes, you are at the right place to learn how to fix this issue.

There are different ways to fix Google Meet issue as discussed below.

Check whether the number of participants have exceeded

Check whether you are blocked

Reset Network Settings

Clear Data

Provide permission

Remove Background Data Usage

Clear Browser Cache

Update Your Date and Time Settings

We will discuss each of these in detail below.

Check whether the number of participants have exceeded

Google Meet group calls are capped at 100 participants. So, if there are already 100 participants, then you might not be able to enter the meeting.

You can request the admin of Google Meet call to remove one participant, if possible.

Check whether you are blocked

Request the admin of the Google Meet call to check whether you are blocked. You can request them to go to the following link and check whether your name is resent in the block list.

Blocked User’s List

If so, request them to remove it.

Reset Network Settings

Follow the below steps to reset your network settings to fix the issue.

Open “Settings” app.

Search “Reset network settings”.

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Click to Open it

Click On “Reset settings”

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Click on “Reset” to confirm

Once you have done it, restart your phone and open the “Google Meet” app. Check whether the issue is resolved.

Clear Data

Follow the below steps to fix the issue by clearing the data

Locate “Google meet” app on your phone

Long press on the icon

Select “app info” OR “i” icon.

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Go to “Storage”.

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Click on “Clear storage”.

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Once you have done this process, reopen the “Google Meet” app. Check whether the issue is resolved.

Provide permission

Follow the below steps to fix the issue by allowing all the access permissions

Locate “Google meet” app on your android phone

Long press on the icon.

Select “app info” OR “i” icon

Click on “Permissions”.

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Click to allow all the access permission.

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Once you have done this process, reopen the “Google Meet” app. Check whether the issue is resolved.

Remove Background Data Usage

Follow the below steps to remove background data usage and reopen the “Google Meet” app.

Locate “Google meet” app on your android phone.

Long press on the Icon

Select “app info” OR “i” icon

Click on “Data Usage”.

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Disable background data usage.

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Once you have completed the process, restart your phone and check whether “Google meet” is working.

Clear Browser Cache

If you are using Google Meet through desktop or laptop, then you can clear the browser cache to fix the issue.

If you are using Google Chrome, then follow the below steps to clear browser cookies and cache in Google chrome through desktop or laptop.

Open the Google Chrome browser. 

Click the 3 vertically arranged dots on the top right of the page. 

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Click on “More tools”.

Click on “Clear browsing data”. 

Now Clear browsing data page is open.

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Adjust the “Time Range” .

You can see Browsing History, Download History, Cookies and other site data etc. on the pop up. Choose Cookies and other site data and Cached images and files.

Click on Clear data.

Update Your Date and Time Settings

Due to security reasons, Google Meet may restrict your connection if your system date and time settings are incorrect.

Follow below steps to allow your computer to automatically set date and time.

Open “Settings”.

Select “Time & Language”.

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Click on “Date & Time”.

Enable “Set time automatically” and “Set time zone automatically”

Wrapping Up

Hope you get an idea about fixing “couldn’t connect you to the video call” on Google Meet. We have discussed many methods to resolve this issue.