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How to Record a Google Meet Meeting

Are you looking to record your next Google Meet meeting for posterity or to share with remote team members who couldn't attend? Look no further! This comprehensive guide will walk you through the process step by step, with easy-to-follow instructions and screenshots.


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Are you looking to record your next Google Meet meeting for posterity or to share with remote team members who couldn't attend? Look no further! This comprehensive guide will walk you through the process step by step, with easy-to-follow instructions and screenshots.

Setting Up Your Recording

Before you begin, ensure that the person who will be recording the meeting has the appropriate permissions. In a business or education setting, this person should be a G Suite administrator or teacher. For personal use, this person should be the organizer of the meeting.

Step 1: Locate the "Record" Button

Once you've joined a Google Meet meeting, you should see a row of icons along the bottom of the screen. Look for the one that resembles a red dot, and click on it to start recording.

Step 2: Start Recording

A pop-up window will appear asking you to confirm that you'd like to start recording. Click "Start Recording" to begin. A red dot will appear in the top right corner of the screen to indicate that recording is in progress.

Step 3: Stop Recording

When you're ready to stop recording, click the same red dot button you used to start recording. Another pop-up window will appear asking you to confirm that you'd like to stop recording. Click "Stop Recording" to end the recording.

Saving and Sharing Your Recording

Step 1: Find Your Recording

Once you've stopped recording, the recording will automatically be saved to the organizer's Drive account. To find it, go to your Google Drive and look for a new folder called "Meet Recordings." The recording will be saved there as an MP4 file.

Step 2: Share the Recording

To share the recording with others, right-click on the file in Drive and select "Get shareable link." You can then copy and paste that link to share with your team via email or in a shared project management tool.

Additional Options

You can also Save the recording to your computer by downloading the file from Google drive,

With the help of "Google Meet recording transcribing add-on" you can get the transcript of your recording.

It's also possible to record the audio and video on separate tracks and merge them later with other video editing software.


Here are some common issues that you may encounter when trying to record a Google Meet meeting, and how to fix them:

  • If you are unable to start the recording, make sure that you have the latest version of Google Meet.

  • If you are experiencing poor sound or video quality, check your internet connection and make sure that your microphone and camera are working properly.

  • If you are unable to save or share the recording, check that you have enough storage space in your Google Drive account.

Extra Tips

You can also use third-party software such as "Loom" to record the meeting, Loom is a screen and video recording software that allows you to easily record your screen and microphone audio.

If you are worried about the recording not saving, you can use the duplicate feature in Google meet to make a copy of the meeting and save it on another location.

In order to make sure that you don't miss any important moments during the meeting, you can also set up automatic captions for the recording. To do this, go to the settings in your Google Meet account and enable the "Automatic captions" feature. This will transcribe the audio in the recording, making it easier to follow and review later.

Advanced recording features

You can also choose to record just the audio or video from specific participants, or choose to record only your screen.

If you are recording a live event or class, you can also enable the "Q&A" feature to allow participants to ask questions during the meeting, which will be saved and recorded along with the meeting.

Meet also allows you to record multiple speaker view and choose which speaker will be shown on the recording.

Inviting Participants

Once you have started a meeting, you can invite others to join. To invite someone, click on the "People" button at the bottom of the screen. Here, you can enter the email addresses of the people you want to invite, or generate a link to share with them.

How to Download the Recording

To download the recording, you can right-click on the recording in your Google Drive and select "Download". This will download the recording to your computer.

How to Delete the Recording

If you no longer need the recording, you can delete it by right-clicking on the recording in your Google Drive and selecting "Delete." Be aware that this action cannot be undone.


Recording your Google Meet meetings is a great way to keep a record of important conversations and ensure that everyone on your team is on the same page. With the easy-to-follow instructions outlined in this guide, you'll be able to record and share your meetings in no time. Don't wait, start recording your next meeting today!

How Hume Can Help

In addition to the built-in recording and sharing options provided by Google Meet, using a platform like Hume can further streamline your interview process and provide additional benefits.

Hume's interview intelligence platform offers a number of features to help hiring teams unlock their interview data and move faster, including:

  • Automatic transcription and summarization of the recorded interviews, which saves time and effort and makes it easy to review and share interview data with your team.

  • Objective data analysis and sentiment scoring, providing a more unbiased way of evaluating candidates and reducing unconscious bias during the hiring process.

  • Customizable feedback and evaluation forms to help interviewers evaluate candidates against specific job requirements and provide more meaningful feedback.

  • Interviewer training and performance tracking, which can help to improve the consistency and quality of your team's interviews over time.

  • Integration with popular Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) and other tools such as Google Meet to easily schedule, record and share interview data.

Overall, by using Hume in addition to Google Meet's built-in recording options, teams can unlock more insights from their interviews, make more objective hiring decisions and improve their overall interview process.

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