Picture this: You’ve just finished recording an important Google Meet call and now you’re wondering where it has vanished to. Don’t worry–we’ve got you covered! In this article, we’ll explore the three ways to access and share Google Meet recordings:

  • Google Drive
  • Google Calendar
  • Email inbox

Getting Started

Firstly, it is important to sign up for a Google Workspace Plan if you wish to record your Google Meet calls. You need at least the Business Standard plan ($12/month) to unlock this feature.

Note: Remember that you can only record Google Meet calls using your computer.

How to Find Google Meet Recordings on Google Drive

When your meeting ends, the recording is automatically saved to Google Drive, under your ‘Meet Recordings’ folder. Here’s how you can find your recorded video:

Google Meet recording folder
  1. Go to Google Drive and sign in to your Google account.
  2. Click ‘Go to Drive’.
  3. On the left panel, click ‘My Drive’ then select the folder entitled ‘Meet Recordings’
  4. Locate the recording, click the three-dotted icon (⋮) then select ‘Download’ to save it on your computer.


How to Share a Recording from Google Drive

  1. Go to Google Drive and sign in to your Google account.
  2. Locate the recording that you wish to share.
  3. Click the three-dotted icon (⋮) then select ‘Share’.
  4. Enter the email addresses of the people you want to share the recording with.
  5. Hit ‘Done’.

How to Find Google Meet Recordings on Google Calendar Event

You can access the recording directly from the Google Calendar event if you were a Google Meet participant and work for the same organization as the host. Here’s how:

  1. Log in to your Google account and go to Google Calendar.
  2. Locate and open the Google Calendar event.
  3. Click the file attachment to view the recording in a new tab.

How to Find Google Meet Recordings via Email Inbox

If you are the meeting organizer or initiated the recording, you will receive an email with the recording link. It has meeting id and the text "The recording has been uploaded".

Google Meet recording email
  1. Log in to your Google account and click the email from Google Meet.
  2. Click ‘Open in Drive’ then hit the play button.
  3. If you wish to download the file, click the download icon on the upper right side of the screen.

Troubleshooting Issues with Google Meet Recordings

Why can’t I find my recordings on Google Drive?

According to Google, it can take up to 24 hours for a recording to be processed depending on how long it is. If you cannot locate your recording, we suggest checking back after a few hours.

How can I tell if Google Meet is recording my screen?

Google Meet indicates the recording

A red button will appear on the left-hand side of your screen to indicate that the recording has already started.

Why can’t I record a meeting? I was able to do it last time.

Google Meet recording is unavailable

There are several reasons why this is happening:

What happens if I forget to stop the Google Meet recording?

If this happens, the recording will automatically stop when everyone exits the meeting.

Why can’t others download the Google Meet recording?

If this happens, check your settings to make sure permissions are granted. Here’s how:

  1. Go to Google Drive.
  2. Choose the recording file and select ‘Share’.
  3. Click ‘Advanced’ on the bottom right.
  4. Uncheck "Disable options to download, print, and copy for commenters and viewers".
  5. Click ‘Save Changes’ then ‘Done’.

How can I prevent information loss if I forget to record my Google Meet call?

Make sure to have Tactiq installed on your computer! This powerful tool records your Google Meet sessions in real time, preventing crucial information loss! All you have to do is install the extension and join a meeting. Best of all–it’s free.

Tactiq serves as a comprehensive note-taking and transcription solution that simplifies the process of capturing and organizing meeting discussions. Here’s how you can install Tactiq on your computer:

  1. Visit the Chrome Web Store and install Tactiq.
  2. Click ‘Add to Chrome’ on the right-hand side of the page then ‘Add Extension’.
  3. Go to Google Meet. The Tactiq widget will be on the right-hand side of the screen.
Tactiq in Google Meet

For full instructions on how to use Tactiq, check out the following blog post: How to live transcribe Google Meet calls. You can also long check out our guide on how to use ChatGPT to Summarize Long Meetings.

Easily Locate Your Google Meet Recordings

With Google Meet’s recording feature, you can revisit your meetings, remember important discussion points, and share them with your team. Easily find them from Google Drive, Google Calendar event or your email inbox.

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Try Tactiq for your upcoming meeting.

Want the convenience of AI summaries?

Try Tactiq for your upcoming meeting.

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