Can I record Google Meet on phone with audio?

Google Meet is a video conferencing platform developed by Google that allows users to hold virtual meetings, webinars, conference calls, and online classes. It comes integrated into Gmail, Google Calendar, and G Suite apps. Google Meet includes features like screen sharing, real-time captions, background blur, attendance tracking, and the ability to record meetings.

One popular question users have is whether they can record a Google Meet session on their mobile phone, along with capturing the audio. Thankfully, Google Meet offers multiple ways to record meetings right from your Android or iPhone device.

Yes, You Can Record Google Meet on Your Phone

Fortunately, it is possible to record Google Meet sessions directly on your Android or iPhone device. While Google Meet does not have a native recording feature built into the mobile apps, there are a few different methods you can use to capture your meetings with both video and audio.

The most straightforward options involve using pre-installed screen recording capabilities on Android and iOS. For example, Android devices have the Google Play Games app that can record your screen, while iPhones have a QuickTime player app that can capture video and audio. There are also third party apps you can download to make the recording process even easier.

As long as you follow Google Meet’s terms of service around obtaining proper consent from meeting participants before recording, both Android and iPhone users have reliable ways to save important Google Meet calls locally on their devices.

Recording Options on Android

Android has a built-in screen recorder that allows you to record your screen without any additional apps. To access the built-in screen recorder, open the Quick Settings panel and tap on the “Screen Record” icon. You can also find the screen recorder in your Settings under Display > Advanced > Screen recorder.

When you start the screen recorder, you’ll be able to record your screen with or without device audio. You can choose a video resolution and bit rate before starting the recording. The built-in recorder allows you to record in landscape or portrait mode. Once you stop the recording, it will be saved to your Photos app automatically.

The built-in Android screen recorder provides a convenient way to capture your phone’s screen without needing to install any apps. However, the built-in recorder has limited options compared to some third party recorder apps available on the Play Store.

Recording Options on iPhone

The iPhone has a built-in screen recording feature that can be used to record your device’s screen, including audio from the device microphone or a connected Bluetooth headset. To use the built-in screen recorder:

1. Open the Control Center by swiping down from the top-right corner of the screen (iPhone X or later) or swiping up from the bottom of the screen (iPhone 8 or earlier).

2. Tap the Screen Recording icon which looks like a circle inside a circle. This will start recording your screen.

3. To stop recording, open the Control Center again and tap the red timer icon.

The screen recording will be saved to your Photos app. You can edit the video there if needed. The built-in tool records video, microphone audio, and system audio.

One limitation is that you’re limited to a 5 minute continuous recording. But you can restart it to record longer meetings. The built-in screen recorder provides an easy way to capture Google Meet calls without any third-party apps.


Capturing Audio

Audio is a critical component of any video recording. When recording a Google Meet session on your phone, making sure high-quality audio is captured should be a top priority.

The audio contains all the valuable discussion between meeting participants. Without good audio, it will be difficult or impossible to understand what was said, even if the video quality is excellent.

Fortunately, most modern smartphones are equipped with sophisticated microphones capable of capturing crisp, clear audio. Make sure microphone permissions are enabled for the recording app you use, and test the audio capture prior to an important meeting.

If using the native screen recording function on an iPhone or Android phone, the source audio should automatically be captured. For third party recording apps, consult their help guides for instructions on allowing microphone access.

Proper positioning of your phone can also optimize audio pickup. Place it close enough to speakers to detect what they are saying without picking up too much ambient noise. Experiment with different angles and distances to find the microphone’s sweet spot.

With some attention to device settings and placement, you can record the full Google Meet discussion, ensuring no critical information is lost due to poor audio.

3rd Party Recording Apps

In addition to the built-in recording options on Android and iPhone, there are various third party apps that can be used to record Google Meet calls and sessions.

One popular app for recording Google Meet is OBS Studio. This is a free, open-source software program for video recording and live streaming. OBS Studio allows you to capture your device’s screen, audio, webcam video, and more. It has features like screen composition, transitions, and the ability to add overlays. OBS Studio can record Google Meet sessions with high quality audio and video.

Other third party apps that can record Google Meet include AZ Screen Recorder, Apowersoft Screen Recorder, and Loom. These apps offer similar features to OBS Studio, with options to record system audio, microphone audio, webcam, and screen. They allow scheduling recordings, annotating videos, and editing after recording.

The advantage of using third party recording apps is they provide more customization, editing features, and recording quality versus just using your device’s built-in screen recording. The downside is you’ll need to download and learn a new app. But overall, third party apps give you more control and features for recording Google Meet.

Google Meet Policies on Recording

Google Meet has clear policies around recording meetings that users should be aware of before recording a session:

  • Meeting hosts must obtain consent from all participants before initiating a recording (citing Google’s policies). Participants will see a notice that the meeting is being recorded.
  • Recordings can only be stored on Google Drive, and can’t be downloaded. Meeting hosts own the recording and must grant access to others.
  • Recordings are automatically deleted after 30 days to protect privacy (also citing Google’s documentation).

Users should be considerate about sharing sensitive information if they aren’t comfortable being recorded. Hosts should notify participants upfront and clarify consent.

Best Practices for Recording

When recording a Google Meet, it is important to follow best practices to ensure ethical usage and informed participants. Here are some tips:

  • Inform all participants that the meeting is being recorded and get their consent before proceeding. This is critical for maintaining trust and transparency.
  • Be mindful of privacy, confidentiality, and data protection laws that may apply based on the meeting participants’ locations. Follow applicable regulations and company policies.
  • Only share the recording with individuals who have a legitimate need to view it. Do not post publicly without express permission.
  • Delete recordings containing sensitive information as soon as they are no longer needed to minimize security risks.
  • Edit out portions that are irrelevant or inappropriate before sharing a recording more broadly.
  • Consider using video editing tools to blur faces or remove identifying details if sharing a recording for instructional purposes.

Adhering to best practices and complying with state laws can help to protect individual privacy rights and promote ethical video recording practices [1].

Video Editing After Recording

After you finish recording a Google Meet session, you may want to edit the video before sharing or publishing it. There are a few options for editing Google Meet recordings:

You can download the video file from Google Drive and then import it into video editing software like Filmora, iMovie, or DaVinci Resolve. These editing programs allow you to trim the beginning/end of the video, cut out unnecessary sections, add transitions between clips, insert captions/subtitles, and more. Many also have features to improve video quality.

There are also free online video editors like WeVideo and Kapwing where you can import your video file and edit it directly in your browser without downloading software. These are more limited in features than desktop programs but provide basic trimming, filters, text, and music.

When editing a Google Meet recording, you may want to remove any unnecessary pauses or breaks in discussion. You can also splice together multiple Google Meet recordings into one cohesive video. Basic edits like adding intro/outro slides, company branding, captions, or music can help polish the video before publishing.

With video editing software, you have full creative control to turn your raw Google Meet recordings into professional, share-worthy videos.


To recap, you can indeed record Google Meet calls on your Android or iPhone mobile device. There are built-in screen recording options on both platforms that allow you to capture the video and audio from a Meet call.

On Android, you can use the native screen recorder in Settings or download a third party app like AZ Screen Recorder. On iPhone, you can use the built-in Screen Recording function from Control Center.

For best results, position your phone to capture the full Meet screen and enable microphone audio capture. Be mindful of storage space used for long recordings. Also adhere to Google Meet’s policies, get meeting host permission if required, and follow best practices around ethics and privacy.

The ability to record Google Meet on your mobile device provides convenience and flexibility. Just be sure to inform participants and use recordings responsibly.

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