January 7, 2023
5 min read
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.
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:
Yes, you can record Google Meet for free — just make sure you’ve already signed up and created a Google account. After that, you should be good to go. If you run into problems recording, check out the most common reasons you can’t record a Google Meet below.
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.
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.
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.
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).
After you record a Google Meet, you can upload that video straight to Yoodli, an AI speech coach that’s completely free, for analysis.
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.
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.
If your Google Drive is out of space, you’ll be unable to record. 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 start, just make sure your organization hasn’t reached its Google Drive quota and that you yourself haven’t met your own space limit.
There are a few reasons why you might not be able to record a Google Meet. Let’s take a look at the most common reasons you can’t record a Google Meet.
First, as mentioned earlier, keep in mind that you can only record a Google Meet if you’re using a computer. So if you’re using your phone, you won’t be able to. It’s also important to remember that you can only record some meetings. If they’re not organized by specific Google Workspace versions, you might run into trouble when trying to record.
If you can’t record a Google Meet, it could be because the recording function is disabled. The most common reasons for this function to be disabled include:
If you were able to record meetings in the past and are only just now having issues, check with your admin to make sure they turned on recording capabilities.
If you think you need to enable recording on Google Meet, don’t worry — it’s pretty simple to set up.
To enable recording, start by signing into your administrator account and navigating to your Google Admin console. Once you’re logged in, go to Menu > Apps > Google Workspace > Google Meet.
From here, you can click “Meet video settings.” You can either grant the ability to record to everyone or you can select a configuration group or a child organizational unit. If you want to grant everyone access, don’t unselect the top organizational unit.
Find “Recording” and click on the option that reads: “Let people record their meetings.” Just save to apply the changes and you’re done.
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, like how to stop using filler words if you use too many. You can also explore techniques that can improve your speaking in presentations, such as in a Google Meet.
Getting better at speaking is getting easier. Record or upload a speech and let our AI Speech Coach analyze your speaking and give you feedback.