How to Record on Google Meet

Record, rewatch, and share Google meetings

What to Know

  • Select the three vertical dots in the lower corner of a meeting you've started. Choose Record meeting (or Stop recording when done).
  • Find the recording in your Meet Recordings folder in Google Drive.
  • If you don't see an option to record a meeting, you may not have the permissions, or you need to upgrade your Google Workspace edition.

This article explains how to record a video call on Google Meet so you can watch it again later. Additional information covers which Google Workspace editions support this feature and how to rewatch and share recordings.

How to Record a Meeting

Before you begin recording a meeting, make sure you're the meeting organizer or at least in the same organization as the meeting organizer. You can also be a teacher signed into their Google Workspace account.


Recording is only available on the web version of Google Meet. If you're a Google Workspace administrator who manages your organization's Google meetings, you may need to turn the recording feature on for Meet first.

  1. When the meeting has started, select the three vertical dots in the lower right corner of the screen.

    Three vertical dots in the lower right corner of the screen in Google Meet
  2. Select Record meeting from the menu list to start recording the meeting.

    Record meeting option on Google Meet.
  3. A pop-up box will appear recommending that you ask for the consent of all participants before starting to record. Select Accept to start recording.

    Accept button on recording consent pop-up on Google Meet.


    Participants of the meeting are notified when the recording starts and stops, regardless of whether you ask for their consent. Meet chat conversations are also saved for the duration of the recording.

  4. When you want to end the recording, select the three vertical dots in the lower right corner again, followed by Stop recording from the menu list.

    Stop recording feature on Google Meet.
  5. Confirm that you want to stop the recording by selecting Stop recording again from the popup confirmation box.

    Stop recording confirmation pop-up on Google Meet.
  6. Wait for the recording to finish processing and automatically saved in Google Drive.

Google Meet Recording Restrictions

Google Meet users who don't have a paid Google Workspace account (formerly G Suite) can't record meetings. The recording feature is available for all paid Google Workspace editions except the Business Starter edition. These include:

  • Business Standard
  • Business Plus
  • Enterprise Essentials
  • Enterprise Standard
  • Enterprise Plus
  • Essentials
  • Education Fundamentals
  • Educational Plus

Rewatch and Share a Recorded Meeting

You can access recorded meetings from Google Drive. Go to the organizer's My Drive, select Folders followed by the Meet Recordings folder, and then select the recording file to rewatch it in My Drive.

You can also download the recording to your computer to rewatch it in better quality. Select the file, then select the three vertical dots followed by Download.

To share the recording, select the file followed by the share icon and enter the recipients' names or email addresses. Alternatively, select the link icon to copy and paste the link in an email or messaging app.


The meeting organizer or the person who started the meeting automatically receives an email with the recording link once it's finished processing. For quicker access, click the link in the email to open the recording, select Play to rewatch it, or select three vertical dots > Share to share it with others.

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