How to Record a Google Hangout
Google Hangouts is communications software from Google that lets users send messages, make video calls, and stay in touch. Imagine you could save those precious moments when you’re laughing together with your friends or talking to family when you’re far away. Now you can, with Movavi Screen Capture. This program is a perfect Google Hangouts recorder that can record screen activity with audio and convert the files to many different formats. Its intuitive interface will make you feel at ease with the functions and options, even if you’ve never done anything like this before. Plus, Screen Capture is totally safe and reliable; many people around the world already trust in and use software from Movavi.
In the guide below, you’ll learn how to record a Google Hangout. Just download the Windows or Mac version of the program and capture your fondest memories!
1. Install Movavi Screen Capture
Open the installation file and follow the onscreen instructions.
2. Adjust the Recording Parameters
Open Google Hangouts on your computer, launch Screen Capture, and select Record screen on the launch panel. Now adjust the capture frame manually to fit over the recording area or choose a size preset from the Capture Area list. Make sure the System Audio and Microphone buttons are highlighted in green – this indicates that the program will record your voice and the voices of the people you’re chatting with. If you’re using multiple input devices, open the list above the microphone icon and choose the desired device.
3. Start Recording a Google Hangout
When all the settings are OK, click the REC button. Get ready to start your video chat; recording will begin in five seconds. Click Pause when you need to take a break, and Stop to finish and save. If you want to stop without saving, click the Cancel button. Alternatively, you can use hotkeys: F9 to pause/resume and F10 to stop (for Windows) and
⌥ ⌘ 1 to pause/resume and ⌥ ⌘ 2 to stop (for Mac). The recorded video will be automatically saved on your hard drive in MKV format and appear in the preview window.
4. Cut and Convert the Video (Optional)
In the preview window, you can re-watch the captured video and make sure everything’s OK. You can also cut out any unwanted material, such as the moment you turn the camera on/off. To do this, place the white marker at the beginning of the section you want to get rid of and press scissors. Do the same to mark the end of the segment. Now click on this marked segment and press the trash can icon. When you are ready to save the changes, click Save As.
To choose the format in which to save the captured video, click one of the formats listed at the top of the dialog window. You'll find addiitonal formats and presets in the More presets list. Once you’ve selected the desired format, click Save and wait for a few minutes while the program finishes converting your video.
Movavi Screen Capture
The perfect way to record from your screen
- Capture video from your computer screen
- Grab sound from multiple sources
- Save recordings without quality loss
- Export videos in any popular format
Disclaimer: Please be aware that Movavi Screen Capture does not allow capture of copy-protected
video and audio streams.