How to Use G Suite Essentials to Record Google Meet

August 27, 2020Ashley Mae

These days, working from home has become a trend due to COVID-19, which makes online meeting platforms popular among the public. Google Meet is one of them. It is safe and easy to use. Available to everyone, Google Meet allows you to start or join a meeting with a simple web browser or a phone app effortlessly.

In the following post, we will show you how to record Google Meet video meetings with a G Suite Essentials account. You can also learn how to record Google Meet on your phone.

Record Google Meet

Part 1. Record Google Meet using G Suite Essential

Recently, users can try G Suite Essentials and experience advanced features for free on Google Meet through Sept. 30, 2020, including conference recording, live streaming, noise filtering, etc. So, when you use Google Meet on your laptops or desktops, you can have a try.

Among all these features, recording meetings may be the most useful one, especially if you want to review the meeting later or send the recording to absentee. Here are the steps to record a Google Meet video meeting with the recording tool it offers.

Step 1.
Go to the webpage of Google Meet and start a New Meeting.
New Meeting
Step 2.
When the meeting is ready, click Join Now.
Join Google Meet
Step 3.
Find the More icon (3 Dots) in the bottom right corner. Then choose Record Meeting.
Record Meeting
Step 4.
Click the More icon again if you want to Stop Recording. Or you can wait till everyone leaves the meeting. The recording will stop automatically.
Stop Recording
Step 5.
The recording video will be saved to the Meet Recordings folder under Google Drive.

1. You can only get the recording feature with Google Meet's computer version.

2. Google Meet will notify other participants when you start and stop recording.

3. The recording link will be emailed to the meeting organizer. And it will be added to the Calendar event.

4. Live captions cannot be recorded to the recording.

Part 2. Record Google Meet with Aiseesoft Screen Recorder

Even though it is convenient to use the built-in recording tool of Google Meet, there are still a lot of restrictions while recording video meetings. For example, only the meeting organizer or the one in the same organization as the organizer can record the meeting.

So, if you are only a participant who wants to record the conference, what should you do?

The easiest way is to use Aiseesoft Screen Recorder to capture the Google Meet screen. As the most professional screen recording software, it enables you to record anything that's presented on Google Meet and export the recording in MP4, WMV, MOV, etc. as you like without notifying anyone. It even empowers you to edit the recording in real time.

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Step 1.
Free download and install Aiseesoft Screen Recorder to your computer.
Step 2.
Then launch the software and choose Video Recorder.
Select Video Recorder
Step 3.
Here you can adjust the recording area and set audio source according to your needs. Then click REC to start recording.
Set Recording Audio
Step 4.
Now you can go to Google Meet and record your meeting. While recording, you can add real-time drawings to your video. Click Stop to end the recording.
Record Video
Step 5.
The Preview window will pop up by default. You can trim your video by adjusting the time for start and end. You can also take screenshots as you want by clicking the camera icon. After that,click the Folder icon to save the video to your computer.
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Part 3. Record Google Meet on Your Phone

As is known, mobile users can't directly record Google Meet conferences in the app. In this situation, you have to find another recorder to capture the meeting for you.

For Android users, recording Google meet may be a little complicate. Normally, you have to utilize a third-party screen recording app to record phone screen.

As for iOS users, the recording is quite easy, because Apple actually provides a pre-installed screen recorder in iOS devices. As long as you are using iOS 11 and later, you can follow the steps below to record your screen.

Step 1.
Tap Settings > Control Center > Customize Controls. Then add Screen Recording to your control center.
Step 2.
Then to start recording, please swipe down or scroll up your screen to get your control center menu. Long press the Record icon. Turn on microphone and tap Start Recording. Now you can go to Google Meet and join a meeting.
Control Center
Step 3.
If you finish recording, just go back to control center and tap the Record icon again.

Part 4. FAQs of Google Meet Record

1. How much is Google Meet per month?

For now, it is free to try G Suite Essentials. But after Sept. 30, you will have to pay $10 per month to maintain the account. As for G Suite Enterprise Essentials, it will cost you $25 a month.

2. Do I need a Google account to use Google Meet?

If you only want to participate a meeting on the computer version of Google Meet, then you don't need to register a Google account. Just make sure that the meeting organizer has granted you access to the meeting.

3. Which one is better, Zoom or Google Meet?

If you are asking which platform has better features, then Zoom is the answer to that question. But if you only want a simple meeting tool, then Google Meet is actually enough for daily use. And for your information, the recording feature on Zoom has a lot of restrictions as well. So, you can still use Aiseesoft Screen Recorder to record Zoom meeting.


After reading the whole article, you must have a better understanding on how to record Google Meet. Before Sept. 30, G Suite Essentials is a method worth trying for it's free. But if you need a screen recorder with much more functions, you can download and employ Aiseesoft Screen Recorder. Contact us if you have any question.

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