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Why can’t I record Google Meet?

There are several reasons why you can't record on Google Meet. Check them in detail and troubleshoot recording issues easily.

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“I’m trying to record a Google meeting but I can’t find the recording button. Why can’t I record my Google Meet? Is there anything wrong?”

Although Google Meet provides a built-in recording feature, it is not available for all users. There are some possible reasons why you can’t record Google Meet:

  • You are using a mobile device: the recording option in Google Meet is only available on a computer.
  • You don’t use the right Google Workspace edition: you can only record Google meetings when with certain Google Workspace editions, including Business Plus, Business Standard, Essentials…
  • You are not the meeting organizer: the recording option is for the meeting host or co-host.
  • You are not in a meeting: you need to join the meeting, start presenting, and then record.

If you don’t meet the requirements for recording a Google meeting and still want to capture a Google Meet video, you can use a third-party screen recorder like SurFlex Screen Recorder. It enables you to freely record in Google Meet to capture anything you want. Whether you are the host or attendant, you can use this tool to capture Google Meet meetings without others knowing.

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