Record a meeting

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

You can record video meetings for other people to watch later if you are the meeting organizer or in the organizer's domain.

Recordings are saved in the Google Drive of the meeting organizer and in the Calendar event. Also, the meeting organizer gets an email with the recording link.

Recordings include the main window and participant filmstrip, including the active speaker and presented documents. Other windows or notifications are not included.

Notes 

  • People outside your organization, mobile app users, and people who dial in using a phone get notified when the recording starts or stops, but cannot control the recording. 
  • Free G Suite Enterprise for Education edition licenses are not eligible to record meetings. Compare G Suite for Education vs. G Suite Enterprise for Education.

Start and stop a recording

  1. Start or join a video meeting.
  2. Click More More and then Record meeting.
  3. Wait for the recording to start.  
    Other participants are notified when the recording starts or stops.
  4. When you're finished, click More More and then Stop recording.
    The recording also stops when everyone leaves the meeting.
  5. Click Stop recording again to verify. 

Play, share, download or save a recording

In Google Drive

Recordings save to the event organizer’s Google Drive folder (My Drive > Meet Recordings folder). However, if the organizer changes or the meeting occurs outside of the calendar event, the meeting link is sent to the original event creator.

To play, share or download a recording:

  1. Click the recording.
  2. Select an option:
    • To play the recording, double-click it.
    • To share the recording, click Share Add people. Enter user names or email addresses and click Done.
    • To download the file to your computer, click More More and then Download Download

Email link

An email with the recording link is sent to the meeting organizer and the person who started the recording.

To play, share, or download a recording:

  1. Click the link in the email.
  2. Wait for the recording to open.
  3. Select an option:
    • To play the recording, click Play Play .
    • To share the recording, click More More and then Share Add people. Enter user names or email addresses and click Done.
      Note: You can also copy and share a link.
    • To download the file, click Download Download.
    • To add the recording to the current folder, click Add to My Drive Add to My Drive

In the Calendar event

The recording is automatically linked in the meeting’s Calendar event. Calendar invitees in the same domain as the meeting organizer are automatically granted access to the recording.

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