How to record a Google Meet video call to rewatch or share the meeting later

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How to record a Google Meet video call to rewatch or share the meeting later
It's easy to record your Google Meet calls if you have access to the feature.rudi_suardi/Getty Images

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  • To record a Google Meet video call, you must have a Google Workspace plan.
  • You can only record a Google Meet video call using a computer.
  • Meeting organizers can share a link to the recording after the meeting is over.

The ability to record Google Meet video calls is a helpful feature for both businesses and educators. If a coworker couldn't make a meeting or needs to revisit a point of discussion to take notes, or if a student misses class, they can revisit the recording after the fact.

It's important to note that this particular feature is limited to specific editions of Google Workspace, which is highlighted in this Google Help article. In short, if you have a standard, run-of-the-mill free Google account that isn't associated with an organization, you'll need to sign up for a Google Workspace Individual Plan to record meetings.

In this article, we go over how to record a video on Google Meet and share the recording.

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How to record a video on Google Meet

1. Start or join a meeting.

Quick tip: You can only record using Google Meet on a computer. If you're joining the call on the Google Meet app, you'll be notified when a recording starts or stops but you cannot control the recording.

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2. Click the Activities icon on the bottom-right of the screen, then Recording.

How to record a Google Meet video call to rewatch or share the meeting later
Sharing a Google Meet recording is the same process as sharing any other type of file in Google Drive, including Docs and photos.Abigail Abesamis Demarest

3. When you're ready to record your meeting, click Start recording.

4. In the pop-up window, click Start.

5. When you're finished recording your meeting, click the Activities icon, then Recording, then Stop recording. In the pop-up window, click Stop recording.

How to share a recorded Google Meet from Google Drive

1. Select the file in Google Drive, then click the Share icon at the top-right of the screen.

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2. Enter the names or email addresses of the people you want to share the Google Meet recording with, then click Send.

How to record a Google Meet video call to rewatch or share the meeting later
Sharing a Google Meet recording is the same process as sharing any other type of file in Google Drive, including Docs and photos.Abigail Abesamis Demarest

3. Alternatively, select the file in Google Drive, then click the Link icon at the top-right of the screen.

4. Copy the link and paste it into an email, chat, or text message.

How to record a Google Meet video call to rewatch or share the meeting later
Click the button to copy the link.Abigail Abesamis Demarest

Quick tip: Google Meet recordings are saved in the meeting organizer's Google Drive in a Meet Recordings folder. For troubleshooting tips with meeting recordings, check out this Google Help article.

How to share a recorded Google Meet from email link

1. Open the email and click the link.

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2. Click the More icon, then Share.

3. Enter the names or email addresses of the people you want to share the Google Meet recording with, then click Done.

Quick tip: Google Meet sends an email with the recording link to the meeting organizer and whoever started the recording (if they aren't the same person).

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