Turn recording on or off for Meet

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

* Education Fundamentals customers can continue recording meetings until temporary recordings become available in 2021. Temporary recordings will let Education Fundamentals customers record a meeting and share the recording within their organization for up to 30 days before the recording expires.


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

Make sure recording is available to your organization

Before you begin, make sure you have a Google Workspace edition that supports recording.

Step 1: Turn on Google Drive

Google Meet recordings are stored in Google Drive. As a result, people in your organization can record meetings only if Drive is turned on for them, and they have permission to create new files on Drive. Learn how to turn Drive on and turn Docs creation on.

Note: If your Google Workspace edition doesn't include Drive, you need to switch to a supported edition to let people in your organization record meetings.  Compare your edition

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 thenGoogle Workspaceand thenGoogle Meet.
  3. Click Meet video 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.

Important: Regardless of the Meet recording setting, people in your organization can record meetings only if Drive and Docs creation are also turned on for them.

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