Google Meet (Hangouts) is a great tool that allows people to host video conferences, in order to collaborate, complete an assignment, or even catch up for.a casual chat. What you may find interesting is that just like most mainstream Video conferencing apps in the market, Google Meet (Hangouts) also allows you to record your video conference and save it for future reference. But, there is a catch.
In this tutorial, we will tell you how you can easily record a video conference on Google Meet (Hangouts).
First, the catch –
We mentioned earlier that you can record a video conference on Google Meet (Hangouts), but there is a catch. The catch here is that you need to be on a G-Suite Enterprise or a G-Suite Enterprise Education plan in order to actually get the record feature in your video call settings. Both, the G-Suite Enterprise and G-Suite Enterprise Education plans are paid subscriptions from Google, which are mostly used by large enterprises or educational institutions. However, if you wish, you too can get a hold of this plan in order to start recording your video conferences. With that out of the way, let’s get started with the tutorial.
Step 1. Head to the web browser on your computer.
Step 2. In the URL bar, enter hangouts.google.com to open the Google Meet (Hangouts) app on your computer.
Step 3. In the Google Meet (Hangouts) dashboard, click on the Video Call button.
Step 4. Allow the Google Meet (Hangouts) app to access your webcam and microphone.
Step 5. You will now see a window, where you can invite the desired colleagues/friends to the conference.
Once you have invited. them all and they accept the invite, the video conference begins.
Step 6. In the video call window, click on the three-button icon to reveal a drop-down menu.
In this menu, click on the record meeting option.
Step 7. All the participants will now receive a notification that the meeting is being recorded.
They will receive another notification when you stop recording the meeting.
Step 8. A Google Drive link to the saved meeting will be sent to you on the email id you are using for Google Meet (Hangouts).
You can then share the same with all the colleagues so that they can keep a copy of the meeting for future reference.
Before we conclude, do keep in mind that this record feature is only available for the G-Suite Enterprise and G-Suite Enterprise Education plans. This feature will not be available if you are using the default Google Meet (Hangouts) plan.