This seems to be quite an edge case, as I can find no information on this.

We have a regular "coffee chat" meeting in our group, and we use a Google Meet URL for this meeting, always the same, and we meet at known times a day. No need to have a calendar entry for this.

So, on the desktop computer, I can always easily reuse the URL (e.g. such one: https://meet.google.com/abc-defg-hjk) like described here.

But now I am mostly using my Android Tablet to join, and I wonder how to set up a Home Screen icon/widget/link with that URL.

I can use Google Chrome to paste the URL into, but it will automatically start the Meet app. I have no chance to create a shortcut link first. Also, I have not found yet a way to create a link directly from the home screen.

How to create a home screen icon/link/widget that directly opens a given Google Meet URL?

  • I haven't tried this, and this might be a bad workaround after all, but what if you disable the Meet app for a while, then paste the URL on Google Chrome?
    – Andrew T.
    Apr 9, 2020 at 8:42
  • On Android 10,even after disabling open links in Hang outs app it still opens in app. But using Firefox, shortcut opens in web page. @AndrewT our comments crossed. Google seems to hardwire things for their apps
    – beeshyams
    Apr 9, 2020 at 8:43
  • If nothing else works you can think of using Firefox
    – beeshyams
    Apr 9, 2020 at 8:45
  • @AndrewT.How to "disable" an app? I can only "Force Stop", which does not help, and uninstall, which I did not try yet.
    – Marcel
    Apr 9, 2020 at 8:55
  • @beeshyams Also using Firefox immediately opens the Meet app.
    – Marcel
    Apr 9, 2020 at 8:55

1 Answer 1


Turn off the internet on the device and open the meet URL in a browser. Now, the URL will stay in the adress bar, and you can save it to the home screen the usual way.

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