How to Record a Google Meet Call (It’s Easier Than You Think)

Knowing how to record Google Meet calls can be a lifesaver, especially when you don't have the permissions to do so. Read on to learn how in this extensive guide.

Aarushi Singh
Video Editing
How to Record a Google Meet Call (It’s Easier Than You Think)

Ready to learn how to record Google Meet videos? We won’t make you wade through an endless sea of unnecessary details. We get it — your time is precious. So, let’s skip the small talk and dive right into it. 

[#TOC1]How to Record Google Meet Calls on Desktop[#TOC1]

How to Record a Call as a Host or a Participant on Google Meet

You can record Google Meet videos on your desktop (both Mac and Windows) if you’re the meeting host, co-host, or a participant with recording permissions. This includes people within the same organization as the meeting organizer or those who have been granted recording access by the Google Workspace account administrator.  

Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to record Google Meet calls on desktop: 

Step 1: Join the meeting. 

Step 2: At the bottom right, click activities, and then tap on the Recording option.

Step 3: Click Start recording. At this point, you can also choose to record the transcript of your call by checking the Also start a transcript option. 

Step 4: In the pop-up window that opens, click Start.

Step 5: Once the recording begins, all the meeting participants will be notified. Keep in mind that Google has an eight-hour recording limit, and once reached, the meeting will automatically stop recording. 

Step 6: To stop a recording, click the red recording icon in the top-left corner of the screen, and then click on Stop recording

Google stops recording automatically when everyone leaves the meeting, but we recommend you hit Stop recording for better control and to ensure your recording is promptly saved. The meeting host will receive the recording in their inbox once it’s done processing. They can also find the recording files in their Google Drive (My Drive) in a folder called Meet recordings

[#TOC2]How to Record a Google Meet Call When You Don’t Have the Permissions[#TOC2]

If a meeting organizer is unable to join the call, the rest of the participants will not be able to make a Google Meet recording. If it’s an important video meeting that you want to record, consider using a free screen recording tool like VEED. 

VEED is a browser-based screen recorder that supports both Mac and PC, making it easier for you to record on any device from anywhere at any time. As you capture your screen with VEED, it  automatically saves your recordings in high quality (up to 1080p) with crisp, studio-quality audio. 

VEED not only makes it simple to record high-quality audio and video, but is a powerful video editing software that lets you edit and share your recordings as well easily. It comes with some of the best AI features such as Magic Cut, automatic subtitles, AI avatars, and eye contact correction. All of these features combined with VEED’s ease of use makes video editing a breeze for everyone, regardless of their experience.

Note: We highly recommend you first ask the consent of all the participants before you start recording the call.

Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to record on Google Meet using VEED:

Step 1: Sign up for VEED

Step 2: Once on your VEED dashboard, click on Record Video.

Step 3: On the next page, select Screen from the available options. Next, choose the tab of your meeting and click on Share.

(Optional): Mute/Unmute yourself on VEED. Keep in mind that even though you may be muted on the call itself, you may also want to mute yourself on VEED as it records your call.

Step 4: Click on Record to start recording your screen. 

Step 5: When you want to stop recording, go to your VEED’s recording screen and click on Stop. 

Step 6: Once the recording stops, the recorded video will appear on the screen. Here, you can generate subtitles automatically, change the layout, and customize your video’s background. 

You can also use VEED’s AI features like remove background, eye contact correction, clean audio, or magic cut to quickly edit your video. Once you’re done making all the edits, click on Done and export your video.  

[#TOC3]How to Record Google Meet Calls on Mobile[#TOC3]

Google Meet doesn’t offer a built-in screen recorder on its mobile app to capture Google Meet video calls. But you can use your mobile’s screen recording feature or install a third-party screen recording software to record your Google Meet calls. 

Record a Google Meet Call on iPhone

iOS comes with a built-in screen recorder, providing a convenient option for capturing Google Meet calls directly on your Apple device. 

Step 1: Join the meeting on your Google Meet app.

Step 2: Swipe down from the top-right of your iPhone’s screen to access the Control Center. Tap on the recording icon. A red bar will appear at the upper-right corner of your screen when the recording begins. 

Step 3: Once the meeting ends, tap on the red bar or swipe down on your screen to open the Control Center again and tap the Record button to stop recording.

The recording gets saved in your Photos app.  

Record a Google Meet Call on Android

Similar to iOS, Android also comes with a native functionality to record your phone screen. With the built-in screen recording feature, you can capture Google Meet calls directly on your device in just a few simple clicks.

Step 1: Join the call on your Google Meet app.

Step 2: Give permissions for microphone and camera in the Google Meet app. 

Step 3: On an Android phone, swipe down from the top of your phone’s screen to access the Quick Menu settings. 

Step 4: Click on the Screen Recorder option to start recording your screen. 

Step 5: Select the microphone and media in the screen recorder app. Click Start recording to begin recording your Google Meet call. 

Step 6: When the meeting ends, simply tap on Stop on your Android mobile to finish recording. 

Wrapping it Up

Recording your Google Meet video calls is easy. You don’t need to download heavy software or complex Chrome extensions — simply use Google’s native options or use a dedicated screen recording tool like VEED. 

Here’s a quick TLDR for you: 

  • Recording from desktop: Use Google Meet’s built-in screen recorder or consider VEED for better audio and video quality 
  • Recording from mobile: Use your phone’s screen recording feature 
  • Recording without permissions: Use a screen recording software like VEED 

If you’re hosting a podcast, webinar, business presentation, or any online meeting that you want to distribute internally or on social media, VEED is the perfect choice for you. 

It comes with pre-designed templates, recommended aspect ratio size frames, and an array of editing tools to make your video content creation journey easy. The best part is you can record, edit, and share videos in HD with studio-quality audio — all in the same dashboard. 

To get started, simply head over to VEED, sign up, and start recording. It's that easy!

How to Record a Google Meet Call (It’s Easier Than You Think)

Aarushi Singh

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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I record a meeting on Google meet?


You can record meetings on Google Meet using the native recording feature or use a screen recording software like VEED to record, edit, and share your videos. 

Why can't I record a Google meet?


You might not have the recording permissions for your meeting on Google Meet. The best way to record meetings in this particular scenario is to use a reliable, secure screen recording software like VEED to capture your screen. Make sure you have all the participant’s consent before you start recording.

Can I record a Google meet for free?


Yes, you can use Google Meet’s native recording feature if you’re joining from your desktop. Or you can use a free screen recording tool like VEED to record meetings, customize their look and feel, and share them with others.

How do I know if Google Meet is recording?


If someone is recording using Google Meet’s native recording feature, every participant will be notified and see a recording indicator on their screens. Once the recording stops, Google Meet will again notify all the participants that the recording has stopped.


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