How to Record Google Meet [Complete Guide]
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How to use a built-in Google Meet recording option
Who can record a Google Meet call?
What can you record in Google Meet?
How to record a meeting with the built-in feature
Step 1. Join a meeting
Open the meeting link and click Join now. Activate your microphone and web camera if needed.
Step 2. Record your meeting
To record, click on More options. Choose Manage recording and then click Start recording.
Step 3. Stop recording
You can stop recording at any time by clicking the REC button and then Stop recording. If all the meeting participants leave the meeting, the recording will stop.
You can find your recordings in your Google Drive under the Meet Recordings folder only as a host or meeting organizer. Any person who starts and stops recording will get a shareable link. Your recording will be in the MP4 format.
Step 1. Install the Google Meet recorder on your PC
Download the installation file. You can choose between the Mac and Windows version depending on the operating system you are using. Open the downloaded file and follow the on-screen instructions. Launch the program.
Step 2. Alter the recording parameters
Once you have launched Movavi Screen Recorder, select Screen recording on the panel and position the capture frame. If you want, you can choose to record the full screen, but you can also record just the window with the Google Meet.
When the recording panel appears on the screen, there are options for both System audio and Microphone, which means that your voice as well as the other person’s voice will be recorded.
Step 3. Record your call
Once your meeting is underway, you just need to press the REC button to start recording it. There are both Pause and Stop buttons during the recording that are in the interface.
Using the hotkeys is another option if you want a quick and easy way to control the recording. If you have a Windows PC (including Windows 10), press F9 to pause/resume recording and F10 to end the capture process. On a Mac (including MacBook Air and Pro), press ⌥ ⌘ 1 and ⌥ ⌘ 2, respectively.
Step 4. Save your recording
You may find that you have recorded info you don’t need at the start or at the end. Clicking the Scissors button lets you change the markers for the beginning and end of the section you want to delete, and this will cut the footage when you click the Trash Can.
Click Export to continue. You can change the file format, choosing MP3 if you just want an audio recording, and MP4 for videos. Click the Save button to save your video.
How to start recording Google Meet on an iPhone
Step 1. Activate the screen-recording feature
Before you start recording your screen, you will need to change your settings. Open Settings and go to Control Center. Open Customize Controls. Now, you will need to find Screen Recording. If it is not in the section of Include, tap the plus sign that you can find next to it. It will now move to the Include section. If you do not have the screen-recording option on, it is necessary to do so. If you want to disable this feature, you can do it any time by tapping the minus sign.
After you successfully activate the screen-recording option, open the Control Center by swiping down from the top of the screen. If you use an iOS device with a home button, you can swipe up from the bottom of the screen.
Step 2. Record your Google Meet call
Simply tap the Record button. After a countdown of three seconds, the Record button will change to red, and it will start to record anything you do on the screen.
Step 3. Stop recording
If you want to stop your Google meeting recording, tap the red time indicator that you can find in the upper left corner of the screen.
How to take a Google meeting recording on Android
Step 1. Get the app
Step 2. Specify the settings
Open the application. You will get various functions on the screen. You can change the recording settings by tapping on Video & Settings.
Step 3. Record a Google meeting
To start recording, tap Record. To stop recording, swipe down the control panel and tap Stop.
How to record a Google meeting automatically
Step 1. Download and install Movavi Screen Recorder
Download the installation file and double click it to install the program on your PC or Mac.
Step 2. Set up the scheduler
Click the Preferences button. In the Preferences box, open the Scheduler tab and select Schedule recording.
Click on Add Task and choose the date, time, and other options, such as the title for your automated recording. When you’ve set the time (always double check this), click Create. Next, click OK and your recording will automatically take place at the scheduled time.
Advantages of recording a meeting in Google Meet
Frequently asked questions
How do you know if Google Meet is being recorded?
Here’s how to know if Google Meet is being recorded:
After you turn on the recording, you can see a record indicator.
If you cannot see the indicator, there is no recording.
If you can see the recording indicator, you and all the participants can see that you are recording the meeting.
How do I record a meeting on Google Meet?
You can only record a meeting on Google Meet when you are the host or organizer. Here are the steps to follow.
After you start the meeting, click on More.
Choose Start Recording on the screen.
The recording will begin.
You can stop your recording by clicking on Stop.
You can also try Movavi Screen Recorder – a powerful desktop screen-recording program.
Why can’t I record my Google Meet?
Here are the reasons you might not be able to record Google Meet.
Your admin needs to turn on recording for Google Meet in the Google Admin console.
Make sure that you are using Google Meet on a desktop or laptop. The recording feature is not available for the mobile version.
You will need to go for a paid version of the Google Workspace or get the Enterprise plan.
You will need to be the host or organizer of the meeting.
How do I record Google Meet without permission?
You need to use third-party software, such as Movavi Screen Recorder. However, it’s recommended to let other participants know that you plan to record a meeting.
Alter the recording parameters to make sure you are capturing what is on your screen with audio, too.
Hit REC when you are ready to record.
Click Stop when you are finished. You can now edit and download the video clip of your Google Meet.
Where do I find Google Meet recordings?
When you are using Google Meet, you can see a Meeting History tab. This is where the recordings of all of the meetings will be kept, stored to the cloud, and ready to download. If you record using another method, the files may be stored locally, too.
Where is the record button on Google Meet?
You need to click the More icon in the toolbar and then click Record Meeting, which will start the recording. The More menu is also where you can stop the recording.
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