It sounds so easy but, still, so many struggle to record a meeting in Google Meet. That is mainly because of two reasons. Firstly, Google does not display the record button in the default menu bar in the bottom. Secondly, many users don't have access to the recording function initially. I this blog we will show you, both, how you record a meeting (if you have access already) and how to request access from your Google Workspace administrator.
⏰ Quick steps of how to record a meeting in Google Meet:
- Check if you are allowed to record a meeting in Google Meet. Currently, only paid users are allowed to record meetings (Find tips on how to request access below)
- Click the option button (“...”) in your bottom menu bar in Google Meet
- Select the recording button and start recording. Click finish recording as soon as you wish to stop the recording.
For a more detailed guide and visual guidance, scroll down to “3 Steps to Record a Meeting in Google Meet”.
3 Steps to record a meeting in Google Meet
Finding out if you have the permission to record a meeting is pretty easy. Just click on the option button (...) in your meeting and see if the option recording is available.
If it is available, you will find the button here:
If you do not have access or permission, it will look like this (see how to get access in section below):
If you can see the recording button, you can start the recording just by clicking on the button. You will see a pop-up window which asks you to confirm the recording. Once the recording started you will see a red recording sign in the top left corner of your screen.
Note: Other meeting participants will be notified as soon as the recording starts and stops. Therefore, we recommend informing your participants before you start the recording.
To stop recording, click stop recording. The recording will be sent to your email that is connected to your Google account.
🙋How to request permission to record meetings in Google Meet?
If you do have paid account and fall under one of the below-mentioned categories (see section: who can record a meeting in Google Meet), but don't see the option to record a meeting in Google Meet, please ask your Google Workspace Admin to change this in the settings.
Steps for Administrator:
Link tree: Google admin console -> apps (in sidebar) -> Google workspace -> Google Meet -> Meet video settings -> Recording
Step 1: Go to your Google Admin Console
Step 2: In your side bar chose “Apps -> Google Workspace -> Google Meet -> Meet video settings -> Recording” and set the checkmark for “Let people record their meetings”. Make sure to save the changes.
Congrats! You made it. I hope by now you will be able to record you meetings in Google Meet. Below I listed some more common questions that often arise around the topic of “Recording Meetings in Google Meet”
🤔 Common questions:
Can you record a meeting in Google Meet with a free account?
If you are using a free account, you unfortunately, will not be able to record meetings in Google Meet. Ask your Google Workspace Admin to give you permission (see steps above).
Who can record a meeting in Google Meet?
According to Googles Help Center, only the following accounts are able to record meetings:
What does Google Meet record?
Google Meet will record the entire meeting, including:
- Speakers audio and their video
- Presentations shared during the meeting
- Meeting Chats saved in the format of a SBV file
Why you cannot record Google Meet calls?
There are many reasons why you might not be able to record your meetings in Google Meet. I tried to list some of them to give you a better overview:
- Meeting length: Google currently only records meetings up to 8 hours. This means that after that, the recording will automatically stop.
- Full storage: Google lets you only record a meeting if you have enough storage space in your Google Drive.
- Free account: As mentioned above, Google currently does not let you record a meeting if you are on the free plan. If you still which to record, you will have to upgrade your account.
📝 How to summarize your meeting in Google Meet?
If you do not necessarily need an audio or video recording of your meetings, but only want a summary of the meeting, including the main takeaways, action items, there is a way easier way. By using AI meeting assistants like jamie, you will never have to take meeting notes again and always remember the most important things from a meeting. Feel free and try it out now, and send your perfect summary to your colleagues. Promise they will be impressed.
If you are looking for more tips on how to make meeting notes, summarize meetings and more in Google Meet, check out our guides here