How To Record Google Meet

With the recent surge in remote working and learning, video conferencing platforms like Google Meet have become indispensable tools. One of the handy features of Google Meet is the ability to record meetings. This functionality is particularly useful for those who need to revisit the discussion, take detailed minutes, or share the meeting with those who couldn’t attend.

In this blog post, we’ll walk you through the process of recording a Google Meet session. Before we dive into the details, it’s important to note that the recording feature is only available to Workspace customers. If you’re using the free version of Google Meet, this feature won’t be available to you.

Step-by-step Guide to Record a Google Meet

Step 1: Start or Join a Meeting

Of course, you first have to be part of a meeting to record it. You can either start a meeting yourself or join one that’s already ongoing.

Step 2: Allow Necessary Permissions

Before you can record a session, you must have the necessary permissions. The meeting organizer, or a member of the same organization as the organizer, has to initiate the recording.

Step 3: Initiate the Recording

Once you’re in a meeting, click on the three dots on the bottom right of the screen to open the More Options menu. From this menu, select the Record Meeting option.

Step 4: Consent from Participants

All participants must consent to being recorded in a Google Meet session. When you start a recording, all participants will be notified.

Step 5: Stop the Recording

When the meeting ends, Google Meet will automatically stop recording. You can also manually stop the recording by going back to the More Options menu and selecting the Stop Recording option.

Accessing the Recorded Google Meet

The recorded session isn’t directly downloadable; instead, it’s saved to Google Drive in the meeting organizer’s My Drive > Meet Recordings folder. An email with the recording link is also sent to the meeting organizer and the person who initiated the recording.

Remember, Google Meet recordings can be quite large in size, so ensure you have sufficient storage available in the meeting organizer’s Google Drive.


Recording Google Meet sessions is a straightforward process, but one that requires the necessary permissions and consent from all participants. It’s an incredibly useful feature and can come in handy in various settings – from remote learning to corporate meetings. We hope this step-by-step guide helps you make the most out of your Google Meet sessions.