See Your Google Meet History

See Your Google Meet History

Sometimes to write reports, bill clients or document team activities, you might need to see your past google meet history to find dates, times, attendance and duration of your meets for a month or quarter. If you can’t access this information on one screen, you’ll likely have to spend hours combing through calendar invites (which also don’t show attendance or duration).

The challenge is that the in-built Google Meet history feature is only available for google workspace admins.

So if you need to see your google meet history as a non-admin user (without a g-suite enterprise account), this article is for you. Even without g-suite admin access, you can save and access google meet history about your past meets, including time, dates, durations and attendances for your reporting with a free chrome extension.

In this article:

Who can currently access Google Meet History feature

Accessing Google Meet History as a workspace admin

How to see Google Meet History if you’re not an admin

Saving Google Meet history with the Tactiq

Searching through your Google Meet history with Tactiq

Who can access the Google Meet history feature

Google Meet used through ‘personal accounts’ (ie. those ending in @gmail.com) do not have a history feature. As of 2022, you can’t view the date, duration or attendance of past meets outside of the information in your calendar. There is no way to see info from past meetings unless they were scheduled in the calendar. There is also no indication that Google will be adding this feature soon.

Google official help community

A verified response from google meet’s official help community

However if you have a workspace business or workspace education account, you can access a ‘log’ of info about past meets as an admin. Unfortunately, as this is only available to the domain admin, most regular users won’t be able to see this information.

Access Google Meet history as a workspace admin

Admins in google workspace business or education plans can access a log of all google meet events. Here you can see all video-meeting activities in your organisation. You can check your access with this link { https://meet.google.com/tools/quality/admin }. 

If you’re unable to view it, you don’t have an admin account. But that’s ok, we got you! Just scroll down to the next section to see how to save this info as a regular user. 

If you can access that link, you should see this log of google meet video activity:

Google Admin view

For example, you can see when someone joined a meeting, who was attending the meeting, the duration and more. For the full list of past meets information, you can access as an admin, see the official Google documentation.

To find this page:

  1. Go to your google admin console (admin.google.com)
  2. On the left navigate to Apps > Google Meet 
  3. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click ‘meet quality tools’

This allows you to find time, dates, duration, attendances and more however it’s only available to admin users and is very clunky. Check out the next section for an easier way to see this info that anyone can use. 

How to save Google Meet history if you’re not an admin

Unfortunately Google currently only supports meet history for admin users of enterprise (workspace for business or education) accounts. But you can still save and see your Google Meet history as a user without an enterprise admin account by using a free chrome extension like Tactiq

You won’t find this feature otherwise. Instead, you’ll have to sort through your calendar to find information from past meets based on the meeting invites (which don’t show you the duration or who attended on the day). 

Saving Google Meet history with Tactiq’s free chrome extension

You can achieve the same thing plus extra details like the full meeting transcript by using free chrome extension Tactiq.

Transcripts preview in Tactiq

Tactiq transcriptions automatically record time, date, who attended and duration from all the google meets you transcribe, then categorises your meets on a neat historical page. 

Transcripts preview in Tactiq with details

With this google meet history, you can quickly see your past meets info to find the date, the duration and see who attended the meeting. If you’re generating reports for the period, this means you can simply scroll through your Tactiq history to fill this info out. You could also use this as a reference for billing clients as you can immediately see the meeting duration for all your client meets, and even search via clients.

Searching through your Google Meet history with Tactiq

You can also search through all your google meets history recorded by Tactiq. You can search by attendees, meeting titles or even meeting content to quickly find past meets. So if you’re looking for a particular meet you need for your reporting or billing (a client consulting call, sales meeting, team catch up or documenting manager-team member interactions), you’re able to quickly find it:

Search past Google Meet meetings by participants

How to add Tactiq to your browser

Tactiq lets you automatically save the generated captions from your google meet meetings as transcripts with the google meet history saved too. Here’s how you can add Tactiq to save your google meet history:

  1. Install Tactiq extension.
  2. Create a free account. When you sign-up, select Google Meet under platforms.
  3. Now that your extension is installed and you have a free Tactiq account, you can join a new Google Meet meeting and see the Tactiq widget on the right side of the screen. See captions in real-time by clicking on the Tactiq icon in the widget. 
  4. Tactiq will save these captions into a google doc as a transcription timestamped and organized by the speaker with any of your highlights and tagged items summarised. This meet will also be saved and categorised, stamped with all the necessary details for reporting in your tactiq account.

Sam Holston