How to record a Google Meet video call in 5 steps, to rewatch or share the meeting later

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It’s easy to record your Google Meet calls if you have access to the feature. rudi_suardi/Getty Images

  • You can record a Google Meet video call to rewatch or share the meeting with others later.
  • The recording feature is usually only available for G-Suite Enterprise members, but is currently free for all G-Suite members until September 30, 2020.
  • You can only record a Google Meet call if you’re its organiser, or if you’re in the same organisation as the person who created the meeting.
  • Once you’re finished, the Google Meet recording will be saved to the organiser’s Google Drive.
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The ability to record Google Meet calls has many advantages. For example, a meeting recording can be shared later for use in training, to rehash the details of a project, or to take notes on what was discussed.

But not everyone can record a Google Meet call. Google Meet recordings can only be made by people within the same organisation, by a meeting’s organiser, or by a teacher using Google Meet as a classroom.

Additonally, recording is usually restricted to G-Suite Enterprise members. However, Google has recently made this feature available to everyone until September 30, 2020.

With that said, here’s how to record a Google Meet video call using any browser on your Mac or PC.

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How to record a Google Meet

1. Start or join a meeting, then click the three dots at the bottom right corner.

2. Click “Record meeting” at the top of the pop-up.

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If you don’t see the ‘Record meeting’ option in the popup menu, you don’t have the ability to record that Google Meet. William Antonelli/Business Insider

3. Click “Accept” on the “Ask for consent” pop-up. The recording will begin.

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You’re the only one who will see this pop-up, so be sure to ask for recording consent yourself. William Antonelli/Business Insider

4. To stop recording, click the three dots again.

5. Click “Stop recording” on the menu then confirm with “Stop recording” on the popup.

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Participants will be alerted when a recording starts and ends. William Antonelli/Business Insider

To find the recorded Google Meet, go to the meeting organiser’s Google Drive and look for the “Meet Recordings” folder.

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