Meet recordings in Drive log events

Audit and investigation page: Understand how Meet recordings are used in your domain
The audit log page has been replaced with a new audit and investigation page. For information about this change, go to Improved audit and investigation experience: What's new in Google Workspace.

As an administrator, you can use the audit and investigation page to run searches related to Meet recordings in Drive log events. There, you can use Google Drive log events to view how frequently meetings are recorded, who is recording or downloading them, and more. Export your Drive log event data to Google Sheets and analyze it with a Sheets pivot table or Looker Studio.

For a full list of services and activities that you can investigate, such as Google Drive or user activity, read through the data sources for the audit and investigation page.

Filter and export Drive MP4 log event data

  1. Sign in to your Google Admin console.

    Sign in using your administrator account (does not end in

  2. From the Admin console Home page, go to Reports.
  3. On the left, click Audit and investigationand thenDrive log events.
  4.  Click Add a filterand thenselect  Document type
  5. Click Document typeand thenselect MP4and thenclick Apply.
    Tip: Scroll down to see MP4.
  6. Click Search.
  7. Click Export all.
  8. Enter a nameand thenclick Export.
    The export displays below the search results table under Export action results.
  9. Click the export name link.
    The log event data opens in Google Sheets.

The export might take time to download depending on the number of users in your domain.


Analyze your data

Use Google Sheets

After you export the data, you can use Google Sheets to analyze it with a pivot table.

You can see which users in your organization are recording Meet video calls and how often those recordings are viewed or downloaded.

  1. In Sheets, open the spreadsheet that contains the Meet data.
  2. Select all of your data, click Dataand thenPivot tableand thenCreate.
  3. On the right, under Pivot table editor:
    1. At Rows, click Addand thenOwner.
    2. At Columns, click Addand thenEvent.
    3. At Values, click Addand thenEvent Name.
    4. At Filters:
      1. Click Addand thenEvent name.
      2. Under Status, click Showing all itemsand thenClearand thenCreate, Download, and View.
      3. Click Ok.
Use Looker Studio

After you export the log event data, you can visualize it using a Looker Studio template.

To use Looker Studio, verify that your account has Looker Studio access in your Admin console settings.

  1. Open the Looker Studio template.
  2. Click More ""and thenMake a copy.
  3. Under New data source, click the Down arrow Down Arrowand thenCreate new data source.
  4. Choose Google Sheets and select the data file you exported from Sheets.
  5. Click Connect.
  6. Review the columns and click Add to report.
    You are now in Edit mode.
  7. At the top right, click View to enter View mode.
  8. Use the navigation bar on the side to review different insights into your Meet recordings.

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