How to Record Calls on Google Meet in 5 Steps

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If you have a lot of calls on Google Meet, at some point, there’d be a need to record these conversations. Recording meeting calls is important for a number of reasons. One is for subsequent reviews by the team and another is to bring an absent member up to speed on what was discussed in the meeting.

Google Meet lets users record meetings on the platform. However, not all users. Meet users with a personal account cannot record calls on the platform. To be able to record calls on Google Meet, you need to have a Google Suite account and an Enterprise plan. So, basically, this feature is targeted more at Google’s big business customers.

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In this post, we cover how to go about recording calls on Google Meet. You should read through.


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Record Calls On Google Meet

Follow the steps below to record your conversation on Google’s video conferencing platform – Meet.

  • Sign in to your Google account and create or join a meeting.
  • Click on the three dots located at the bottom right corner of the screen.
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  • After a pop-up shows, click on Record meeting
  • On the second pop-up, click Accept to ask for consent from the members of the meeting. Google warns that recording a meeting without the consent of the attendees is illegal.
  • The recording starts.

Here are a few more things to know about recording calls on Google Meet.

  • You can only record a meeting if you’re the organizer or if you are in the same organization with the organizer.
  • After recording, Google automatically saves the recording to the recorder’s Google Drive.
  • You cannot record Google Meet calls from the mobile platform. It has to be from the web.

Why You Should Record Meetings

There are a couple of advantages and reasons why you could record calls and conversations on any video conferencing tool you use. Here are a number of them.

  • You can rewatch meeting videos or calls and save them for later to be sure you aren’t missing out on anything.
  • You can share the recorded meeting with the management team or any other employee that wasn’t in attendance.
  • Recorded meetings can be used as reference points in future meetings or while making decisions later on.
  • It eliminates distractions that come from taking notes during meetings. Meeting members will be more engaging if they are aware it is being recorded.

So, let us know if this guide works for you. If not, we’d like to know where you’re stuck so we can help out.

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