Turn recording on or off for Meet

Supported editions for this feature: Business Standard and Plus; Enterprise; Education* and Enterprise for Education.  Compare your edition

* Education edition customers can continue recording meetings until temporary recordings become available later in 2020. Temporary recordings will let Education customers record a meeting and share the recording within their organization for up to 30 days before the recording expires.

As an administrator, you can allow meeting organizers and participants in the same organization to record video meetings.

About access to advanced Meet features


From March through September of 2020, all G Suite customers had access to advanced Google Meet video conferencing features. These features included larger meetings, the ability to record meetings, and in-domain live streaming.

Access to advanced Meet features is now determined by your account and edition


Step 1: Turn on Google Drive

Because recordings are stored in Drive, you need to make sure that Drive is turned on for your users. For details, go to Turn Drive on or off for users.

Step 2: Turn recording on or off for Meet

Before you begin: To apply the setting for certain users: Put their accounts in an organizational unit (to set by department) or put them in a configuration group (to set for users across or within departments).

  1. Sign in to your Google Admin console.

    Sign in using your administrator account (does not end in @gmail.com).

  2. From the Admin console Home page, go to Appsand thenG Suiteand thenGoogle Meet.
  3. Click Meet settings.
  4. To apply the setting to everyone, leave the top organizational unit selected. Otherwise, select a child organizational unit or a configuration group.
  5. Click Recording and check or uncheck the Let people record their meetings box.
  6. Click Save. If you configured an organizational unit or group, you might be able to Inherit or Override a parent organizational unit, or Unset a group.
    Changes typically take effect in minutes, but can take up to 24 hours. For details, go to How changes propagate to Google services.

Changes typically take effect in minutes, but can take up to 24 hours. For details, see How changes propagate to Google services

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