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How to Record a Google Meet On Any Device


Discover how to easily record a Google Meet in our comprehensive guide. Read this article to never worry about missing important information again!

Anastasia Muha
July 31, 2023
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In this step-by-step guide, we will teach you how to record Google Meet sessions, ensuring you never miss a beat. Whether it's an insightful brainstorming session, an educational lecture, or a fun group activity, you can now capture every valuable moment with ease. 

Let's go ahead and discover how you can start recording any Google meeting in no time!

Can I Record a Google Meet Video Call?

Yes, and there is more than one way to accomplish this: manually, with Google Meet’s built-in feature, and record meetings automatically, with the help of a 3rd party tool. 

If you choose to go for the built-in Google Meet recording feature, you need to know that it is only available to certain accounts and roles. Please see the limitations below.

Which Account Is Allowed to Record a Google Meet Call?

The screen recording feature in Google Meet is restricted to specific Google Workspace memberships. Hence, your team will need to have one of these Google Workspace plans in order to access this functionality:

  • Essentials
  • Business Standard
  • Business Plus
  • Enterprise Starter
  • Enterprise Essentials
  • Enterprise Standard
  • Enterprise Plus
  • Education Plus ("staff" or "student" license required)
  • Teaching and Learning Upgrade
  • Workspace Individual Subscriber
  • Google One users with 2 TB or more storage space

Who Can Record Google Meet Calls?

Although you may have a Google Workspace membership, to record a Google Meet, you need to have the correct role. Take a look at the following list to see who can access the built-in screen recording feature of Google Meet:

  • The host of the meeting
  • Members from the host's organization if Host Management is turned off
  • Co-hosts from outside the host's organization
  • Teachers or co-teachers for meetings conducted in Google Classroom.

What Does and Doesn’t Google Meet Record

To make sure you have all the important information in your Google Meet meeting, here are some things to keep in mind. 

When you use the recording feature in Google Meet, it will capture:

  • Video and audio of everyone in the meeting
  • Presentations or screen shares
  • Any chat messages sent (don’t forget to turn the chat on).

However, there are a few things that won't be recorded, including:

  • Private messages in the chat
  • Annotations made on shared documents or presentations
  • Live captions
  • Other open windows or applications
  • Any notifications that may pop up.

A. How to Manually Record Google Meet 

If you meet all the previous requirements, just sign in to your Google Workspace account and follow the steps mentioned below to record a Google Meet as either the meeting host or as a participant through a meeting link. 

Please note that recording a Google Meet call is only possible on a computer or PC. If you’re looking to record a Google Meet session on a mobile device, you can skip ahead to the next part of this guide. 

Step 1: Open the meeting link and click on the "Join now" button. If necessary, turn on your microphone and webcam.

Step 2: At the bottom right of the Google Meet screen, select the Activities icon (three dots), then press the Record Meeting option. The confirmation message will appear in a separate window. Click on the Start button to confirm and begin recording.

Once the recording starts, everyone in the meeting will be informed and a small icon indicating the recording will appear in the top left corner of your screen.

Step 3: To stop recording, simply click on the REC button and then select Stop recording. Keep in mind that if all participants in the meeting leave, the recording will automatically stop as well. 

How Do I Save a Google Meet Recording?

As the host, co-host, or meeting organizer, you can access the meeting recording in your Google Drive. Look for the Meet Recordings folder to find all your recorded video calls, which will be saved in MP4 format.

Once you identify the Google Meet recording you’re searching for, you can either rewatch it or download it to your device.

How Do I Share My Google Meet Recordings?

Anyone who starts and stops the recording will receive a recording link to share with others. This way, every meeting participant can rewatch the meeting recording.

Why Can’t I Record My Google Meet Video Calls?

There are several reasons why you may not be able to record a Google Meet session. Here are the most common ones:

  • 8-hour limit: Google sets a maximum recording time of 8 hours. Once you reach that limit, the recording will stop.
  • Storage space: Make sure there is enough space available on your Google Drive before attempting to record.
  • Mobile device limitations: Google doesn't support recording Google Meet sessions on phones, tablets, or other hand-held devices. You'll need to use a laptop or PC instead. To record on mobile devices, you can always use virtual meeting assistants like MeetGeek or other third-party screen recording apps.
  • Free account: The free version of Google doesn't include a recording feature, so you'll need to upgrade to the Workspace Individual or Enterprise plans.

B. How to Automatically Record a Google Meet 

Although manually recording your Google Meet call may seem like the obvious thing to do, especially if it’s a one-time thing, what if there was an easier way to do it?

If you rely on meetings to do your job effectively, you’ll need more than a basic screen recorder feature. 

Here’s where we narrow down your search and introduce to you MeetGeek. This all-in-one virtual meeting assistant automatically joins, records, transcribes, summarizes, and stores your meeting information — all while saving hours of your time.

Whether you're the host or just a participant, and regardless of your Google Workspace plan, MeetGeek seamlessly integrates into your meetings to make the process of recording a meeting simple and easy. Here's what the process looks like! 

Step 1: Create a MeetGeek Account

You will first need to create a MeetGeek account. It's a quick and easy process that is completely free. Just sign in with your Google or Microsoft account, and you're good to go.

Creating a MeetGeek Account

Step 2: Sync Your Calendar

When you integrate your calendar with MeetGeek, all your scheduled meetings will be visible in the app. You can either have MeetGeek record all your meetings, or opt for specific meetings only. This helps your MeetGeek Assistant understand which ones to participate in and which ones to skip.

‍ In case you have a spontaneous Google Meet video call that you only join through a conference link, simply paste the link into the 'Add to live ad-hoc meeting' bar from the Upcoming Meetings menu.

Step 3: Join Your Meeting

As soon as your Google Meet starts, the MeetGeek Assistant will join and start recording. This will happen after the meeting host receives a notification and gives their approval. 

With MeetGeek, you can forget about manual note-taking

Afterward, you can go about your meeting normally, while the MeetGeek assistant takes notes and records your meeting in the background.

Step 4: Watch the Magic Happen

Once your meeting concludes, after 5–7 minutes, participants will receive an email containing a summary of the meeting, captured by MeetGeek's AI algorithms. The meeting's video recording will also appear  in your MeetGeek account and can be rewatched any time you need.

Furthermore, MeetGeek will summarize your Google Meet, enabling you to focus on the crucial parts. You can share the recording with whomever you wish, whether they were in the meeting or not, giving you total control over who can access your meeting data.

Does MeetGeek Record on Mobile Devices?

Since the MeetGeek assistant joins your meeting as a participant of its own, it doesn’t matter what device you use to join your meeting. This way, you experience the full benefits of having your Google meeting recorded while still maintaining full flexibility.

Will Other Meeting Participants See That I Am Recording?

Whether you're automatically or manually recording your meetings, all meeting participants will be able to see that you're recording the Google Meet. 

The main reason for this is that in the United States, several states require 'all-party consent', while European Union states rely on the General Data Protection Regulation to safeguard personal data. 

Remember, recording virtual meetings secretly can have severe legal repercussions in certain jurisdictions, potentially leading to civil liabilities or even criminal penalties. 

Before proceeding to record your Google Meet, ensure that you have proper consent from all participants and that they are aware of the recording taking place. 

The most straightforward approach is to inform other participants in advance about your intention to record the meeting and to specify how the recording will be utilized.

It may be advantageous to reiterate at the beginning of the Google Meet meeting the benefits of recording the conversation and having it automatically transcribed for the entire team. If you're unsure of how to approach this, check out these 15 disclaimers that you can use to introduce your MeetGeek recorder. 

Once team members understand the advantages of Google Meet recordings and how they can utilize the captured information to promote transparency and knowledge-sharing, they are likely to quickly embrace the idea.

Do More with Your MeetGeek Virtual Assistant

MeetGeek is more than your ordinary screen recorder. Its extensive suite of features makes it a no-brainer for a lot of individuals and companies who are looking to take their work to the next level. Check out these features to know what you expect once you start using MeetGeek!

Meeting Agenda

You’re probably already familiar with the importance of having a good meeting agenda. With this in mind, the constant struggle of switching between your notepad, the Google document containing your meeting agenda, and the Google Meet recording itself can create chaos. 

Creating an agenda in MeetGeek makes it significantly easier to establish a clear and organized structure for different types of meetings. Both generic and pre-set agenda templates are available, allowing for further customization to suit your specific meeting requirements. 

MeetGeek’s Meeting Agenda feature

Meeting Templates & Highlights

To optimize your efficiency and effectiveness during meetings, you'll need the assistance of tools that can get you there. MeetGeek not only helps you improve your performance but also offers a high level of personalization. 

A standout feature of MeetGeek is its Meeting Templates feature. This function allows you and your team to easily follow and adapt the course of your discussions in a way that provides a high level of personalization to the meeting transcript and summary. The templates are fully customizable, giving you the freedom to include anything you want.

Check out MeetGeek’s library of meeting templates before your next meeting!

Furthermore, MeetGeek has a Highlights feature. Using the keywords you provide through Meeting Templates, MeetGeek identifies and extracts the most important aspects of your Google Meets, so you can skip anything that may not be of interest later on.

Automated Meeting Minutes

Meeting notes have multiple functions, such as providing to-do lists for all participants and updating them on key decisions. They also help ensure that everyone is on the same page, fostering productive conversations and outcomes.

Note-taking can put plenty of unnecessary pressure on meeting participants. Whether we're talking about individual or collaborative note-taking, they can end up being ineffective, time-consuming, and, above all, inaccurate. 

That being said, one thing is for sure: having well-organized and detailed notes is crucial for tracking progress, holding team members accountable for tasks, and creating a sense of urgency. MeetGeek can easily streamline this process, saving hours of your time.

Sharing AI-generated meeting notes with your team members has never been easier!

And that's not all! With MeetGeek, you can seamlessly share your meeting notes and summaries with anyone you choose, through various messaging platforms, mailing lists, and push notification systems.


For many professionals and businesses, tools that make work easier are essential. However, the number of tools you have is less important than how well they work together. 

An AI meeting assistant that blends in with all of your go-to workspaces and tools is mandatory. That’s why MeetGeek seamlessly integrates with all your favorite tools — Slack, Trello, Notion, and HubSpot, to name a few. 

MeetGeek successfully integrates with your favorite tools and workspaces

Capture Your Google Meet Meetings with MeetGeek! 

If you want to ensure that all the Google Meet meetings you attend are as productive as possible, recording them is the way to go. 

With MeetGeek, the burden of recording and taking notes is taken care of automatically, allowing you to be actively involved in your meetings. 

Eliminate the need for traditional methods and give MeetGeek a try for free to discover the countless advantages of having your very own virtual AI meeting assistant!

Article updated on 
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