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Meet log events

Audit and investigation page: Understand users' Meet meeting activity
The audit log page has been replaced with a new audit and investigation page. For information about this change, go to Improved audit and investigation experience: What's new in Google Workspace

As an administrator, you can use the audit and investigation page to run searches related to Meet log events. There you can review meeting activity in your organization. For example, you can find out when a user starts a meeting, where they’re joining meetings from, and who was in a meeting.

For a full list of services and activities that you can investigate, such as Google Drive or user activity, read through the About the audit and investigation tool.

Need help during a meeting or for a specific meeting? 

You can troubleshoot meetings in real time using the Meet quality tool. Go to Track meeting quality and statistics.

Open the audit and investigation page

Access Meet log event data

  1. Sign in to your Google Admin console.

    Sign in using your administrator account (does not end in

  2. On the left, click Reportingand thenAudit and investigationand thenMeet log events.

Filter the data

  1. Open the log events as described above in Access Google Meet log event data.
  2. Click Add a filter, and then select an attribute.
  3. In the pop-up window, select an operatorand thenselect a valueand thenclick Apply.
  4. (Optional) To create multiple filters for your search:
    1. Click Add a filter and repeat step 3.
    2. (Optional) To add a search operator, above Add a filter, select AND or OR.
  5. Click Search.

Note: Using the Filter tab, you can include simple parameter and value pairs to filter the search results. You can also use the Condition builder tab, where the filters are represented as conditions with AND/OR operators.

Attribute descriptions

For this data source, you can use the following attributes when searching log event data:

Attribute Description
Action description User's description when reporting abuse in a meeting
Action reason User's reason when reporting abuse in a meeting
Action time The actual time of an action
Actor The actor's email address or phone number, or the Meet hardware's device ID, from which the actor joined the meeting
Actor group name

Group name of the actor. For more information, go to Filtering results by Google Group.

To add a group to your filtering groups allowlist:

  1. Select Actor group name.
  2. Click Filtering groups.
    The Filtering groups page displays.
  3. Click Add Groups.
  4. Search for a group by entering the first few characters of its name or email address. When you see the group you want, select it.
  5. (Optional) To add another group, search for and select the group.
  6. When you finish selecting groups, click Add.
  7. (Optional) To remove a group, click Remove group .
  8. Click Save.
Actor identifier type Identifier type of the user who joined the meeting, such as Email Address or Phone Number
Actor name Name of the participant who joined the meeting
Actor organizational unit Organizational unit of the actor
Calendar event ID ID of the calendar event associated with the meeting, if it exists
Call rating out of 5 Rating of the Meet meeting from 1 to 5
City City from which the participant joined a meeting
Client type Type of the meet client, such as Android, iOS, or Web browser
Conference ID ID of the conference, which is an instance of a meeting. For example, in an ongoing weekly meeting, each meeting has a unique conference ID.
Country Country/region code of the country/region from which a participant joined the meeting
Date Date and time of the event (displayed in your browser's default time zone)
Duration (seconds) Amount of time a participant stayed in the meeting
Endpoint ID Unique identifier for each participant
Event The logged event action, such as Abuse report submitted or Livestreamwatched
IP address IP address of the participant who joined the meeting
Live stream view page ID The ID for the Meet conference live stream view page. Recurrent meetings have the same live stream view page ID
Meeting code Code for the meeting. Recurrent meetings have the same meeting code.
Organizer email Email address of the meeting organizer
Participant outside organization Whether or not the participant is from within the organization
Product type The product used to join the meeting, such as Google Meet
Streaming session state The status of a streaming session (recording, broadcasting, transcription, etc.)
Target Email address of the reported participant
Target display names Display names of reported users
Target phone number Phone number of the reported device
Target user count The number of users affected by the action

Identify meeting participants

Some log event attributes described above, such as Actor, Actor Name, and Country, can help you understand who joined meetings inside and outside your organization (internal and external meetings). Depending on the participant and meeting type, information in the log event data might be:

  • Shown as clear text—Displayed as unmasked, readable text.
  • Obscured—Displayed with asterisks (*) to mask the information. For example, an obscured email address might include these characters:  li***@s***.com.
  • Not shown—Information that's not displayed in the log.

The following table shows participant identifiers available in log event data. This table also helps you understand what's available to other organizations when people from your organization join their meetings. 

Participant identifier Available information

Country and IP address

  • Internal participants in your organization's meetings: Shown as clear text
  • External participants in any meeting: Not shown

Email & device ID

  • Internal & external participants in your organization's meetings: Shown as clear text
  • External participants in external meetings: Obscured
Name Shown as clear text for all participants

Organizer email

  • Organizers of meetings inside your organization: Shown as clear text
  • Organizers of meetings outside your organization: Obscured
Phone number Obscured for all participants

Note: When the participant is an anonymous user, the Actor identifier type field is blank and the Actor Name field is the  name submitted by the user.

Get other Meet data

Manage log event data

Manage search results column data

You can control which data columns appear in your search results.

  1. At the top-right of the search results table, click Manage columns .
  2. (Optional) To remove current columns, click Remove .
  3. (Optional) To add columns, next to Add new column, click the Down arrow  and select the data column.
    Repeat as needed.
  4. (Optional) To change the order of the columns, drag the data column names.
  5. Click Save.

Export search result data

  1. At the top of the search results table, click Export all.
  2. Enter a name and then click Export.
    The export displays below the search results table under Export action results.
  3. To view the data, click the name of your export.
    The export opens in Google Sheets.

Create reporting rules

Go to Create and manage reporting rules.

When and how long is data available?

Go to Data retention and lag times.

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