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How to Record on a Google Meet

Before we dive into the specifics of recording Google Meet sessions, let's take a quick look at what exactly Google Meet is and how it works. Google Meet is a video conferencing platform that is part of the Google Workspace suite of productivity tools. It allows users to hold virtual meetings, collaborate on projects, and hold live video chats with up to 250 participants. Google Meet is available on a variety of devices, including computers, smartphones, and tablets, and can be accessed through a web browser or through the dedicated mobile apps. It is a popular choice for businesses, schools, and other organizations due to its robust feature set and easy-to-use interface.

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Introduction

Before we dive into the specifics of recording Google Meet sessions, let's take a quick look at what exactly Google Meet is and how it works. Google Meet is a video conferencing platform that is part of the Google Workspace suite of productivity tools. It allows users to hold virtual meetings, collaborate on projects, and hold live video chats with up to 250 participants.

Google Meet is available on a variety of devices, including computers, smartphones, and tablets, and can be accessed through a web browser or through the dedicated mobile apps. It is a popular choice for businesses, schools, and other organizations due to its robust feature set and easy-to-use interface.

Prerequisites

Before you can record a Google Meet session, you need to make sure that you have the following:

  • A Google account: You need a Google account to use Google Meet. If you don't have one, you can create one for free.

  • Google Meet: You need to have the Google Meet app installed on your computer or mobile device. You can download it from the Google Play Store or App Store.

  • A meeting link: You need to have a meeting link to join the Google Meet session that you want to record.

Record a Google Meet Session on a Computer

Step 1: Join the Google Meet session

To join the Google Meet session, click on the meeting link that you received via email or chat. This will open the Google Meet app and take you to the meeting room.

Step 2: Turn on the recording

To turn on the recording, click on the three-dot menu icon in the bottom-right corner of the screen and select "Record meeting." This will start the recording and a notification will appear at the top of the screen.

Step 3: Stop the recording

To stop the recording, click on the three-dot menu icon again and select "Stop recording." This will stop the recording and a notification will appear at the top of the screen.

Step 4: Access the recorded meeting

To access the recorded meeting, click on the three-dot menu icon and select "Recordings." This will open a new window with a list of all the recorded meetings. You can click on a recording to play it or download it.

Record a Google Meet Session on a Mobile Device

Step 1: Join the Google Meet session

To join the Google Meet session, tap on the meeting link that you received via email or chat. This will open the Google Meet app and take you to the meeting room.

Step 2: Turn on the recording

To turn on the recording, tap on the three-dot menu icon in the bottom-right corner of the screen and select "Record." This will start the recording and a notification will appear at the top of the screen.

Step 3: Stop the recording

To stop the recording, tap on the three-dot menu icon again and select "Stop recording." This will stop the recording and a notification will appear at the top of the screen.

Step 4: Access the recorded meeting

To access the recorded meeting, tap on the three-dot menu icon and select "Recordings." This will open a new window with a list of all the recorded meetings. You can tap on a recording to play it or download it.

Record a Google Meet Session Using Google Drive

Step 1: Join the Google Meet session

To join the Google Meet session, click on the meeting link that you received via email or chat. This will open the Google Meet app and take you to the meeting room.

Step 2: Turn on the recording

To turn on the recording, click on the three-dot menu icon in the bottom-right corner of the screen and select "Record to Google Drive."

Step 3: Stop the recording

To stop the recording, click on the three-dot menu icon again and select "Stop recording." This will stop the recording and a notification will appear at the top of the screen.

Step 4: Access the recorded meeting

To access the recorded meeting, go to your Google Drive and look for the folder labeled "Meet Recordings." The recorded meeting will be saved in this folder as a video file. You can click on the file to play it or download it.

Setting Up Your Recording

So, you're ready to record your next Google Meet session. Here's how to get started:

  1. First, make sure that you have the latest version of Google Meet installed on your device. You can check for updates by going to the App Store (on a mobile device) or by visiting the Google Meet website (on a computer).

  2. Next, open Google Meet and start or join a meeting as you normally would.

  3. Once you're in the meeting, click on the three dots in the bottom right corner of the screen to open the "More actions" menu.

  4. From the menu, select "Record meeting."

  5. A pop-up window will appear asking you to confirm that you want to start recording. Click "Start recording" to begin.

  6. To stop the recording at any time, click the "Stop recording" button in the bottom left corner of the screen.

Starting a Google Meet Session

To start a Google Meet session, follow these steps:

  1. Open the Google Meet app on your device.

  2. Tap on the "New Meeting" button.

  3. Enter the name of the meeting and tap on the "Continue" button.

  4. Share the meeting link with the participants using the "Copy link" or "Send via email" options.

Recording a Google Meet Session

To record a Google Meet session, follow these steps:

  1. Make sure that you are the host of the meeting. Only the host can start and stop the recording.

  2. During the meeting, tap on the three dots icon in the bottom right corner of the screen.

  3. Tap on the "Record" button to start recording. A notification will be displayed to all participants that the meeting is being recorded.

  4. To stop the recording, tap on the "Stop recording" button. The recording will be automatically saved to Google Drive.

Finding Your Recorded Meetings

Now that you know how to start and stop a recording, the next step is to find your recorded meetings. Here's how to access them:

  1. Open Google Meet and click on the "Meet" tab in the top left corner of the screen.

  2. From the "Meet" tab, click on the "Recordings" tab.

  3. Here, you'll see a list of all of your recorded meetings. You can use the search bar to find a specific meeting, or use the filters on the right side of the screen to narrow down the list.

  4. To play a recording, simply click on the name of the meeting. The recording will open in a new window and you can use the playback controls to watch or listen to it.

Tips and Tricks for Recording Google Meet

Here are a few tips and tricks to help you get the most out of your Google Meet recordings:

  • Remember to let your participants know that the meeting is being recorded. This is especially important in business or professional settings where privacy may be a concern.

  • Use the "Present now" feature to share your screen during the recording. This can be helpful if you're demonstrating a presentation or working on a shared document.

  • If you're recording a longer meeting, consider breaking it up into smaller chunks. This can make it easier to review specific sections later on.

  • Use the "Edit recording" feature to trim the beginning or end of your recording, or to delete any unnecessary parts. To access this feature, click on the three dots next to the recording in the "Recordings" tab and select "Edit recording."

  • If you're worried about running out of space on your device to store your recordings, consider using a cloud storage service like Google Drive to save your recordings. This will allow you to access them from anywhere and free up space on your device.

  • If you're using Google Meet for a professional setting, you may want to consider using the "Blur background" feature to keep the focus on you and your presentation. To access this feature, click on the camera icon in the bottom right corner of the screen and select "Blur my background."

Conclusion

We hope this guide has helped you learn how to record your Google Meet sessions and find your recordings once they're finished. Whether you're using Google Meet for work or for personal use, being able to record your meetings can be a valuable tool for staying organized and keeping track of important conversations. Happy recording!

How Hume Can Help

In addition to the built-in recording and transcribing capabilities of Google Meet, there are also specialized tools like Hume that can help streamline the process and provide additional features for teams conducting interviews over Google Meet.

Hume is an interview intelligence platform that makes it easy to record, transcribe, and summarize Google Meet interviews. With Hume, you can easily capture every word spoken during the interview, as well as any screen sharing that may have taken place. The transcription is then automatically generated, allowing you and your team to review the interview at your leisure and focus on specific parts of the conversation as needed.

But Hume doesn't stop there. The platform also provides a summarized version of the interview, highlighting key points and themes discussed during the conversation. This can be especially helpful for teams with limited time or for those who want to quickly review multiple interviews.

Overall, Hume is a valuable tool for teams conducting interviews over Google Meet. It helps to streamline the process, providing accurate transcriptions and summaries, and allows teams to move faster and make more informed hiring decisions.

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