If you are frequently invited to some meetings, you might be very familiar with a meeting tool --- Google Meet. Usually, Google Meet is used in some big events or important meetings among different groups. Simply speaking, the main ability of Google Meet is to allow people to get access to the online meeting no matter where you are. Since the meeting is always held online, then sometimes some people may not be able to attend online in time, then if Google Meet could be recorded, then those who did not attend the meeting could access to the whole content you have recorded. Exactly, today we would spend some time in discussing how to record Google Meet in the detailed steps. If this is what you are looking for, then you should stop here for more information.
Method 1: Use the built-in recorder of Google Meet
All the features of Google Meet video calls can be accessed in your current web browser, which means that no additional software or applications are required to run. Google said that in addition to the back-end advantages, it is safer to use Google Chrome for video conferencing. If you already have a Google account, for example, if you are a Gmail user, you can log in to meet.google.com to get started. If you don’t have a free Google account, you can create an account with your company or a personal email address of your choice in just one minute. Google requires this step to ensure safety and you only need to perform it once. But before using Google Meet, one thing you should understand about this feature is that it only works when you access Google Meet on your PC. In short, if you connect to the conference call via your smartphone, it will not be available. In order to record Google Meet, you should be clear about the following points.
1. Who can record Google Meet?
First, you have to know that the purpose of recording Google Meet is to share the meeting content to those attendants who were absent in this meeting. So, the recording is for other people to watch later. Google Meet has provided a G Suite administrator account in order to record. But not all the attendants can record the meeting. It can only be accessible if you are the meeting organizer, or you are in the same organization as the organizer, or you are a teacher who has obtained a G Suite account whose purpose is to give lessons to your students.
2. What to record Google Meet?
Simply speaking, the recording, if you start from the very beginning, then would include the speakers and everything that has been presented during the meeting. But here you should not know, before recording Google Meet, you should ask for the permission of all the attendants during the meeting. Once permission have been gained, then you can start recording Google Meet. Once the recording has started, then the organizer would receive a notification in the related registered email. But if he is out of the organization, or he is using mobile app, he would not be able to control the recordings. All the chat conversation log could be saved when meetings are recorded. What’s more, the chat history could be saved in .SBV format in the meeting organizer’s Drive folder.
3. How to record Google Meet with the built-in recorder?
Since you have gained the permission from all the attendants and everything has been set, now you can start recording Google Meet with its built-in recording function. Please follow the steps below for more information.
Step 1. Log into Google Meet on your browser and locate the three dots at the bottom right corner.
Step 2. Click the three dots and you can find “Record Meeting” option. Click it and then a pop-up window would appear on the screen. Click “Accept” on the pop-up window.
Step 3. Start recording. If you want to stop the recording, you can click “Stop recording” on the menu on the pop-up windows. Once you stop the recording, you can go to the meeting organizer’s Google Drive account to find the recorded Google Meet.
Method 2: Record Google Meet video meetings with Bandicam
If you are not satisfied with Google Meet’s built-in recorder, then Bandicam could be another option you can choose. Bandicam is a computer software for high-definition video recording developed by South Korea. Bandicam can record high-quality video with a resolution of up to 3840×2160. When Bandicam is recording, you can add your own LOGO to the video. Bandicam can support bmp, png, and jpeg format screenshots. Bandicam supports CUDA/NVENC/Intel Quick Syuc and a variety of external codecs for users to customize the recording code. Bandicam is small and easy to carry, which is a good choice for recording videos. The steps showed below could be your referential notes while recording Google Meet video meetings with Bandicam.
Step 1. Download and install Bandican on your computer.
Step 2. Log in to Google Meet and here you can choose to record the Google Meet in full screen or rectangle on a screen mode. Here I will show the details on how to record the full screen of Google Meet.
Step 3. Start recording on Bandicam. Open Bandicam and click “Fullscreen” option at the top left of the Bandicam window. Then, click “REC” at the top right of your screen to start recording. Then shift the screen to the Google Meet screen. During the recording process, you can click the F12 hotkey to start and stop recording.
Step 4. Find the recorded Google Meet video on your computer. Once your Google Meet ends, then go to “Home” > “Video” to find the recorded footage.
Method 3: Record audio from Google Meet with Leawo Music Recorder
Asides Bandicam and the built-in recorder of Google Meet, you can also refer to more advanced programs to record audio from Google Meet. Just as mentioned above, with the two above mentioned tools, you can only get the videos or audios at the very basic level, including the output audio and video quality. Next, if you only would like to record the audio from Google Meet instead of video, then you can turn to a professional audio recorder you prefer. If you asked me what the best alternative to the built-in recorder of Google Meet and Bandicam is, I will recommend Leawo Music Recorder to you without any hesitation. Leawo Music Recorder is easy-to-use recording tool that allows you to record sounds in high sound quality. It has smart tools like Task Scheduler and Auto-filter, making you record sound in an easy and quick way. It is definitely affordable and useful software for you. Leawo Music Recorder have more comprehensive functions which would not only allow users to record audio from built-in device, but also users can record audio from computer audio and other online sources, like YouTube audio and Spotify and so on without any quality losses. This program could be used as a music editor. Asides from recording, this app could allow you to manage all the recorded files based on your own preferences. You can also share your recorded audio files to iTunes. Furthermore, Leawo Music Recorder could allow users to get the customized settings, including the Task Scheduler, Audio Source, Output Format and so on. Based on this settings, users could obtain different customized settings and viewing experiences.
- Record any sound from computer stream audio and built-in input audio.
- Record music from 1000+ music sites like YouTube, Facebook, Veoh, VEVO, etc.
- Schedule music recording via the internal recording task scheduler.
- Automatically/manually add and complete music tags like artist, album, cover, genre, etc.
- Save recorded musicfiles into either WAV or MP3 format for wide uses.
Now, the following steps would show you the detailed steps on how to record audio from Google Meet with Leawo Music Recorder.
Step 1. Download Leawo Music Recorder and install it on your computer.
Step 2. Import the music files to the program. Click the “Audio source” icon on the main interface to set the audio parameters. Then choose “Record Computer Audio” to sync the content from Google Meet you are using.
Step 3. Prepare your Google Meet. Once set, you click the “Start” icon on the top left corner to start recording process. At the same time, when anything in Google Meet would be recorded to this program. And you can easily locate the recorded content on your computer.
To conclude, no matter which method you would adopt to record, you should know your purpose first. Above all, you can choose your own preferred recording method to achieve your goal. If you are not familiar with the additional recording programs, then you can simply record the Google Meet with the built-in recorder. If you prefer to capture the video and record the whole content, Bandicam can be your choice. What’s more, if you would like to record the quality lossless content of Google Meet, selecting Leawo Music Recorder would be the best choice. Hope all the tutorials listed above could be referential to you.