Turn Meet recording on or off for your organization

Supported editions for this feature: Business Standard and Business Plus; Enterprise; Teaching and Learning Upgrade and Education Plus; Essentials, Enterprise Essentials, and Enterprise Essentials PlusCompare your edition

Note: If you're trying to record a call or meeting in Meet, go to Record a video meeting instead. 

As an administrator, you can let meeting organizers and participants in the same organization record Google Meet meetings and calls. Recordings allow you and your users to share a meeting with people who couldn't attend or remember what happened at a meeting a few months ago. Recording is not automatic—somebody needs to start the recording for each meeting.

Teachers can record meetings when signed in to their Google Workspace account. If the teacher is the meeting organizer, students can also record the meeting.

Participants can’t record if:

  • The participant is in a breakout room.
  • Recording is turned off for specific participants. For example, out-of-domain participants in non-moderated meetings and participants who aren’t hosts in moderated meetings can’t record meetings.
  • Recording is turned off for all participants in the meeting. For example: 
    • An administrator turns off recording for the meeting owner
    • The meeting owner’s account is deactivated
    • The meeting owner's Workspace edition does not support recording

Step 1: Sign into your admin account

Sign in to your Google Admin console.

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

If you're using Meet and don't see an option to record, ask your IT administrator to turn on Meet recording by following the steps in this article. If you're trying to record a call or meeting in Meet, go to Record a video meeting instead.

Step 2: Check if recording is available

Make sure you have a Google Workspace edition that supports recording. Compare your edition

Step 3: Make sure Drive & Docs are on

If you allow users to record calls and meetings, they can find them in the Meet Recordings folder in Google Drive. To make sure users can access recordings, you need to:

  1. Make sure the users have Drive turned on. For details, go to Turn Drive on or off for users
  2. Make sure the users have permission to create new files in Drive. For details, go to Turn Docs creation on or off

To record and save recordings to Drive, both the user and the organization must have enough available storage space in Drive. For details, go to How users experience storage limits.

Step 4: 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 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. In the Admin console, go to Menu ""and then"" 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 either Inherit or Override a parent organizational unit, or Unset a group.

Changes can take up to 24 hours but typically happen more quickly. Learn more

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