In this article, we will guide you how to Hide Participants in Google Meet. In an era where remote work and virtual meetings have become the new normal, video conferencing platforms like Google Meet have gained immense popularity. With its array of features, Google Meet provides users with a seamless and interactive virtual meeting experience.

In Google Meet, every participant's identity (the real full name) is visible to the entire room. Some parents don't want to share their kids' information to the classmates, for privacy concerns. Teachers also want to protect some students from digitally abused by others.

This article explains how to hide students names in Google Meet using Safe Doc chrome extension. If you have yet to install Safe Doc for your school, please get a 30-days free trial.

What's changing in Google Meet?

Students' names appear majorly in 2 places, on the tile and in the People tab. The screenshot below tells the story straightforwardly. These two places are the most critical way to identify a student, by matching the camera (or the profile photo) with the full name.

Safe Doc removes the tool tip at all from appearing next to their faces. The names in tiles are removed and the People tab is clear. When you hover the cursor to a tile and then on the pin button, the tooltip does not display.

In this way, students' identities are anonymized, to some extent, for better privacy. Note this prevents students from seeing each others' identities. The teacher can still see the full list of students without problem on their ends.

Hide Participants in Google Meet
Safe Doc removes the tool tip appears on Pin Tool, in Google Meet, protecting students' privacy

How to set up Safe Doc?

First of all, make sure you have deployed Safe Doc and have read Safe Doc Configuration.

Then, add and set the policy BlockMeetStudentInfo to true. This policy is by default OFF if it's unset.

"BlockMeetStudentInfo": {
  "Value": true

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