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

January 7, 2023

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How to Record Google Meet: A Step by Step Guide

Whether you’re using Google Meet for an interview, a meeting, or even as practice, recording Google Meet can be exceptionally helpful. You can even take it a step further by using the Yoodli AI public speaking tool to analyze your speech, from your filler word usage to your body language. 

Regardless, recording a Google meeting doesn’t have to be confusing. Follow our simple, step-by-step guide to recording Google Meet so you can start improving your communication skills.

Who Can Record Google Meet?

To start, let’s get an understanding of who can actually record a Google Meet.

There are four main scenarios in which you can record a meeting:

  • You’re hosting the meeting
  • You’ve been made a co-host (and you’re not in the host’s organization)
  • Host Management is disabled, and you’re within the host’s organization
  • Your meeting is through Google Classroom, and you’re a teacher or co-teacher

What’s Actually Recorded When You Record a Meeting?

When you record a meeting, the recording will include anything that the host is presenting, as well as the host themselves or the active speaker. Things like notifications, closed captions, or other windows aren’t included when you record a meeting.

Follow our step-by-step guide to record Google Meet.

How to Record Google Meet in 5 Easy Steps

Now, let’s get to the actual recording. To begin, make sure you’re using a computer. You won’t be able to record a meeting if you’re on a phone. There’s also a time limit of 8 hours, so after that, the recording will automatically end.

  1. Join or host a Google Meet.
  2. Navigate to “Activities” and then “Recording,” which is located at the bottom right.
  3. Select “Start recording.”
  4. A window will open. When it does, click “Start.”
  5. In a few moments, the recording will begin, and any participants in the meeting will see a notification that the recording has started.

If you’d like to stop a meeting recording, return to “Activities,” then “Recording,” and then “Stop recording.” Similar to starting a recording, a window will pop up, offering a “Stop recording” option. Select that and the Google Meet will end the recording. Keep in mind that when the meeting’s participants leave, the recording will stop automatically.  

How Do I Save a Meeting Recording?

Luckily, saving after recording a meeting is pretty straightforward.

When you record a meeting, the resulting recording file will be automatically saved to the host’s Google Drive. You can access this if you’re the organizer by navigating to your Drive and clicking into the “Meet Recordings” folder. Here, you’ll find the latest meeting recording (and any other recordings from past meetings you’ve recorded).

The only time the location would change is if the host changes or the Google Meet doesn’t take place during the scheduled meeting time. In that case, you’ll be able to find the meeting recording in the original event creator’s Drive.

How Do I Share a Meeting Recording?

If you’d like to share a recording of a meeting, start by locating the file. Once you do that, navigate to the “Share” option, which allows you to share the recording with others. You can also select “Link,” which will give you a shareable link that you can then share via a chat message or email that lets others access the recording.

What Happens If My Google Drive Is Full?

If your Google Drive is out of space, you’ll be unable to record a meeting. Even if you have space in your Drive, if your organization is out of space, you won’t be able to record your meeting either.

Before you record a meeting, just make sure your organization hasn’t reached its Google Drive quota and that you yourself haven’t met your own space limit.

What Do I Do Once I Have the Meeting Recording?

Now that you have the meeting recording, the options are completely up to you. Many people choose to record a meeting so they can review the meeting later or share it with people who were unable to attend. This is particularly helpful for training sessions or school-related presentations, for example. 

You can also use Yoodli’s AI tool to not only practice your communication skills but to dig deeper and analyze your speech patterns and identify areas that need improvements. You can also explore techniques that can improve your speaking in presentations, such as in a Google Meet.