Turn recording on or off for Meet

This feature is available with the G Suite Enterprise, G Suite Enterprise Essentials, and G Suite Enterprise for Education editions. For details, see Compare G Suite editions.


Through September 30, 2020, G Suite customers have free access to advanced Google Meet video conference features, such as larger meetings (up to 250 participants), live streaming, and recording. After September 30, Google Meet feature availability will be determined by the customer's G Suite license agreement. Recorded meetings, however, will stay in the respective owner’s Drive.

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

Note: Beginning June 15, 2020, Meet has separate settings in the Google Admin console that allow you to manage Meet independently of Google Hangouts. 

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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