Movavi Screen Recorder
The perfect way to record anything from your screen
Disclaimer: Please be aware that Movavi Screen Recorder does not allow capture of copy-protected video and audio streams.
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How to record a Google Hangout using Movavi
Step 1. Install the Google Hangouts recorder
Download the installation file, open it, and follow the onscreen instructions.
Step 2. Adjust the recording parameters
Open Google Hangouts on your computer and launch Movavi Screen Recorder. Press the icon with a video camera on the pre-recording panel and adjust the capture frame. After that, the main recording panel will appear.
If you want to record a Google Hangout with audio, 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.
Step 3. Start recording a Google Hangout
When all the settings are OK, click the REC button. Get ready to start your video chat; the recording will begin in three seconds. Click Pause when you need to take a break, and Stop to finish and save. 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.
Step 4. Cut and convert the video (optional)
If you want to, you can re-watch the captured video and make sure everything’s OK in the preview window. You can also cut out any unwanted material, such as the moment you turn the camera on/off or if you record audio at the start or end that you don’t require. To do this, place the white marker at the beginning of the section you want to get rid of and use Scissors. Do the same to mark the end of the segment. Now click on this marked segment and click the Trash Can icon. When you are ready to save the changes, click Export.
To choose the format in which to save the captured video, click one of the formats listed at the top of the dialog window. Once you’ve selected the desired format, click Save and wait for a few minutes while the program finishes converting your video.
Can I record Google Hangout natively within the app? The answer is no. There’s no option to record the chat within Hangouts. However, there are many workaround methods using screen recording methods. If you are recording using an iPhone, the inbuilt screen recorder is handy and can be called up in seconds to start recording. For those people who need to record via laptop, a Chrome plugin or even browser capture screen recorders like Movavi can make it easy. Loom is a similar option that is normally used to share shorter videos such as quick tutorials.
If you’re using Movavi Screen Recorder, your files can be found in the C:\Users\%your_username%\
First, download and install Movavi Screen Recorder, then launch it. Click the video camera on the right. Select the area to capture, switch on System Audio and Microphone if you need to record sound – these icons will appear in green when the program is ready to capture audio. Click the REC button when the session is about to start. After a 3-second countdown, Movavi Screen Recorder will begin to capture video. Hit Stop at the end of the meeting. Click Export, adjust the save options, and click Save. You’re done!
The classic Google Hangouts doesn’t have a recording option. But if you’re a G Suite administrator, a member of a business team, or a teacher, you can use the built-in recording tool in Google Meet. After you start or join the meeting, click the three dots in the bottom-right corner and hit Record meeting. When you’re ready to finish, click Stop recording twice. You can also wait until everyone leaves the meeting, at which point the recording will stop automatically. You will receive a link to your video file by email.