How to Record a Google Meet

Why take notes during a meeting when you can refer back to a recording of the entire call? Here’s how to record a Google Meet.

Google Meet is a more business-oriented version of Hangouts, suitable for tasks such as webinars and video conferences. Depending on the service plan selected, you can host video conferences involving up to 150 participants while making use of features like screen sharing and meeting recording.

In this guide, we will walk you through the steps of recording a Google Meet on your device in detail. We will also explore the ways to share the recordings with your colleagues or teammates.

Before You Begin

Before you get started, there are a few things to take note of. First, even though you can use Google Meet for free, the recording feature on Google Meet is only available for Google Workspace Individual, Google Workspace Enterprise, and some other paid plans. This means that if you are using a free Google account, you will not be able to record your meeting.

The recording will not feature your other tabs or notification pop-ups on your screen. Essentially, only the screens/files shared, speaker, and chats are recorded.

People who are not affiliated with your organization and individuals using the mobile app receive a notification when the recording begins or stops. However, they cannot control the recording.

How to Record a Google Meet

Follow these steps to record a Google meet:

  1. Navigate to the Google Meet website and click on the New meeting button as shown below.

  2. Choose if you want to create a meeting for later or want to begin it right now.

  3. Once you are inside the meeting, click on the Activities icon located in the bottom-right corner of the window.

  4. Select Recording from the context menu.

  5. In the following pop-up, choose Start. You will see a red recording icon in the top-left corner of the window when the recording begins.

  6. To stop recording, navigate to the Activities section again and choose Stop recording.

  7. Click on Stop recording in the following dialog to confirm the action.

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When the recording stops, you will receive a notification about it on your screen.

How to Share the Recorded Meet

You will receive the recordings via email, as well as have them automatically uploaded to your Google Drive as soon as you end them. You should be able to see the recording in the “Meet Recordings” folder in your drive. Share the recorded file from Google Drive by following these steps:

  1. Launch Google Drive and navigate to the Meet Recordings folder.

  2. Right-click on the file and click on Share from the context menu.

  3. Enter the email addresses/names of individuals you want to share the recording with and click on the Send button.

  4. If you wish to share the file directly, click on Change to anyone with the link option in the same dialog.

  5. Then, click on Copy link and share it with the desired people.

Alternatively, you can also use your email to share the recorded file. Here is how you can do that:

  1. Open your email account and navigate to the targeted email.

  2. Click on the recorded link and select More (three dots) > Share.

  3. Enter the email addresses/names of individuals you want to share the recording with and click on the Send button.

Record and Share Your Google Meet With Ease

You now know how to record and share Google Meet with these easy steps. Recording and saving meetings for later has quite a few benefits.

In addition to allowing people who couldn’t attend the meeting to catch up, it also creates a record of everything discussed. Moreover, employers can review employee performance instantly, get a lot of insight, and pull out specific examples to improve on.


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