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How to Record Google Meet: A Step-by-Step Guide

In today's digital age, virtual meetings have become an essential part of our lives. Google Meet is a popular platform for hosting online meetings, whether it's for work, school, or social gatherings.

Sometimes, it's important to capture these moments for later reference or to share with others. Fortunately, Google Meet allows you to record your meetings. In this comprehensive guide, we will walk you through the simple steps to record a Google Meet session. Why Record a Google Meet?

Recording a Google Meet session can be beneficial for various reasons:

  • Recording a meeting helps create an accurate record of discussions, decisions, and presentations, which can be useful for future reference.

  • You can share the recorded meeting with participants who couldn't attend or with those who need to review the content later.

  • Teachers can record classes for students who missed the session, and professionals can use recordings for training purposes.

  • In some cases, recording meetings may be required for legal or compliance reasons.


Before we dive into the steps, ensure you have the following:

  • You need to be signed in to a Google Account to initiate or join a Google Meet session.

  • Make sure you have access to Google Meet, either through your personal Google account or a Google Workspace (formerly G Suite) account.

Recording a Google Meet Session

Follow these easy steps to record your Google Meet session:

Step 1: Start or Join a Google Meet Meeting

To record a meeting, you first need to start or join one. You can do this through the Google Meet website or mobile app. If someone else is hosting the meeting, make sure they grant you access to record.

Step 2: Initiate the Recording

Once you're in the meeting, locate and click on the "More options" button (represented by three vertical dots) usually found in the lower-right corner of the screen during a meeting. A menu will pop up.

Step 3: Start Recording

In the menu that appears, click on the "Record meeting" option. A notification will inform all participants that the meeting is being recorded.

Step 4: End the Meeting and Stop Recording

When the meeting concludes, simply click the "End meeting" button. Google Meet will automatically stop recording when you do this.

Step 5: Access the Recording

After ending the meeting, Google Meet will process the recording, and it will be saved to your Google Drive in a folder called "Meet Recordings." You can access this folder by going to Google Drive ( and locating it in your list of folders.

Tips for Recording

Here are some additional tips to make your Google Meet recording experience smoother:

  • Always inform participants that the meeting is being recorded and ensure you are compliant with privacy regulations.

  • Make sure you have the necessary permissions to record meetings, especially in organizational or educational settings.

  • Familiarize yourself with the recording process by testing it in a practice meeting.

  • Google Meet will provide a link to the recording in the chat when the meeting ends. Save this link for easy access and sharing.

Wrapping Up

Recording a Google Meet session is a straightforward process that can be incredibly valuable in various situations. Whether you're capturing important work discussions, preserving educational content, or simply wanting to relive a memorable virtual gathering, knowing how to record a Google Meet meeting empowers you to do just that.

Remember to always use this feature responsibly and respect the privacy and consent of all participants. Happy recording!


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