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When we start a meeting we get a meeting URL like meet.google.com/xxx-yyyy-zzz. Is there a way to get a customized and/or permanent meeting URL?

Even "customized" is an optional one, the requirement is to create a permanent room so that anyone can join that room without having the unique URL. This is very much useful when you have a recurrent meeting or a quick get-together. Any idea?

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  • go to https://bitly.com/
  • create a free account
  • click on that orange button CREATE
  • select BITLINK
  • paste your meeting URL
  • customize it as you wish (example: bit.ly/lets-meet-now)
  • click on SAVE button

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    That's an intriguing solution. Are there any prerequisites such as registered or paid accounts that are needed for such a customised link? – Mokubai Jan 21 '19 at 17:14
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    @Mokubai no need for a paid premium account on bitly to create a custom link. the free account is more than sufficient to handle it. – user0 Jan 21 '19 at 17:19
  • I have done perm (or to be more precise, name-my-link) links on other services without an account. But while .ly is a fun "adverb extension", it is also under control of the government of Libya. You know, Muammar Khadafy, Benghazi, that Lybia. The security implications of that are unnerving. – Harper - Reinstate Monica Jan 21 '19 at 21:21
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    @Harper The root servers connect a user to the server that the website is hosted on. But those servers don't always physically exist in the countries their TLDs are assigned to. Sites with the .ly TLD have five root servers, but only two are based in Libya: The other two are located in Oregon, and one is in the Netherlands. For a site like bit.ly with a .ly TLD, all five of the root servers would need to go down at the same time for access to the site to be restricted. It's nerdy, but integral to understanding why bit.ly kept chugging along when the Libyan government killed the Internet. – user0 Jan 21 '19 at 21:27
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    @Harper Even if all five of the root servers were somehow taken offline, users could still access the site through the alternative j.mp or bitly.com, a bit.ly spokesman said. Every bit.ly short URL also exists as a separate bitly.com page. Since the company's .com and .mp sites use alternate TLDs, they would be unaffected by the fact that .ly sites were down. – user0 Jan 21 '19 at 21:28
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Update

From https://apps.google.com/meet/

A meeting link remains active until the meeting has ended. Meeting links for recurring meetings will stay active for as long as the event repeats.

Options

  1. Create a recurring event in Google Calendar with no end-date.
  2. Create a Room in Google Chat.
  3. Create a class in Google Classroom. You should start the videocall from the link included in the class. Once the videocall is started a link to it could be shared but it will expire when the videocall ends.

Google Meet meetings URL are permanent. Just save it on a safe place.

Tip: Use Google Calendar to create a recurrent meeting.

NOTE: If you created a non-recurring event using Google Meet, you could use the same Google Meet meeting URL.

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    This solution does not work without needing a calendar entry, tried it. – KilrathiSly Sep 24 at 15:14
  • The link no longer works after a while it seems google just 'deletes' the chat room on their side, unless it is in a calendar entry. I let a link not being used for 2 months and it jsut no longer pointed to any existing chat rooms even if I was the one that hosted it could not even open it. – KilrathiSly Sep 24 at 15:20
  • So only the first part of your tip seems to work, unfortuantely for me. i have irregular meeting but i need to be able to keep the same chat room once it is created for a specific group. I'll have to dig a different tool i guess – KilrathiSly Sep 24 at 15:22
  • @KilrathiSly You are right. Answer updated – Rubén Sep 24 at 16:19

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