Turn recording on or off for Meet

Supported editions for this feature: Business Standard and Plus; EnterpriseEducation Fundamentals*, Standard, Teaching and Learning Upgrade, and Plus; Essentials.  Compare your edition

* Users with Education Fundamentals or Standard will have access to recordings as a temporary benefit through the end of 2021.


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

Step 1: Check if recording is available

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

Step 2: 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.

Step 3: 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. 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.
    Note: Recording is available only if you  have a Google Workspace edition that supports recording. Compare your edition
  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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