Google Meet recording location

Where Do Google Meet Recordings Go? Find and Download Them

Michael author profile imageMichael Chen
Feb 17, 20236 mins
Where are Google Meet recordings saved?

Have you ever found yourself in a situation where you had a brilliant moment in a Google Meet session and wanted to relive it again? Hooray for Google Meet’s recording feature!

 When you record your Google Meet sessions, you can replay the meeting at a later time or share it with team members who couldn't join the meeting virtually.

But where do Google Meet recordings go, you ask? And how do you download and share the recording? Well, that's exactly what we'll discover in this article, read on.

Where are Google Meet recordings saved?

By default, the Google Meet recordings are saved to the meeting organizer’s Google Drive in the Meet Recordings folder.  However, you should make sure there is enough storage space on the Drive.

Additionally, if you set up a Google Meet call using Google Calendar and start recording at the scheduled meeting time, it will be automatically added to the Google Calendar event.

Also, an email containing the recording link will be sent to the meeting organizer and the person who initiated the recording.

One thing that should be noted is that the Google Meet recording feature is not available to all, but some requirements must be met:

How to find, download, and share a Google Meet recording? 

With just a few steps, users can record Google Meet with ease and have the recordings at their fingertips. As we have stated above,  Google Meet recordings can be saved in three different locations, namely:

  1. In Google Drive

  2. Using email link

  3. Though Google Calendar

Find Google Meet recordings in Google Drive

  • Log in to your Google account and go to Google Drive.

  • Navigate to My Drive at the left side and open the Meet Recordings folder. Your recorded video should appear there. If you can't find the recording,  just wait for a while as Google may still process the video.

    Meet recordings folder in Google Drive

  • Locate the recording you want, then click on the "More actions" button (represented by three dots) and select "Download" to download the recording to your computer. 

    download Google Meet recordings

  • If you want to share the recording, simply click on the "Share icon" and fill in the details of the email addresses you would like to share the recording with. 

    share Google Meet recordings

By following these simple steps, you can easily find, download, and share your Google Meet recordings. Whether you need to review the recording for work, share it with classmates, or keep a record for future reference, Google Drive makes it easy for you.

Find Google Meet recordings in the Email

You will also receive the recording of your Google Meet in your email inbox. After the meeting is completed, you will receive an email with a link to your video if you were the one who planned the meeting or who initiated the recording. 

To access the recording, click on the link in the email to open the recording in Google Drive. 

get Google Meet recording in email

To download the recording, hover on the video and click on the "Download" icon. The recording will be saved to your computer as a .webm file.

You'll need a media player that can handle .webm files to play the recording. Some famous media players that can play .webm files include VLC, Windows Media Player, and QuickTime. 

To share the recording, two options are available. 

  • Option one: Forward the email to anyone with whom you would like to share the recording. The email already contains the recording, so it will be easy for the person with whom you have shared it to either view the recording or download it.

  • Option two: open the recording, click the "More" icon with three vertical dots and choose the "Share" option from the drop-down menu.

Following that, enter the email addresses of the recipients you wish to send the recording to, then click "Done."

Find Google Meet recordings via Google Calendar

Meetings are frequently scheduled on Google Calendar with a Google Meet link. When a meeting is planned, and the recording has begun at the scheduled time, a link to the recording will immediately appear in the Google Calendar event information. 

Everyone who attended the meeting and is a member of the same company as the organizer will instantly get access to the recording using Google Calendar. To see the recording and open it, click the link from the Calendar.

Google Meet recording in Calendar

Extra Tip: Record Google Meet using a Chrome Extension 

As we have explained above, Google Meet is a feature limited to certain persons.

What if you don’t meet the requirements to record a Google Meet call, but this meeting is important to you and you don’t want to miss out on anything?

Don’t worry, Airgram allows you to record Google Meet for free with a simple Chrome extension. Moreover, it automatically generates a transcript alongside the recording so you have a text version of the meeting that you can go though at any time.

Here's how:

  • Sign up for Airgram and install the Airgram extension from the Chrome Web Store.

  • Go to Google Meet and join a meeting.

  • Click the "Start Recording" button in the right corner and allow the Airgram assistant to join in.

    start recording button of Airgram extension

  • The recording will start immediately, and you can stop it anytime by clicking the "Stop Recording" button.

  • Once the recording is complete, you can review, download, or share it directly from the Airgram app.

    playback meeting recording with Airgram

Note: Make sure to check with the meeting host before recording the meeting to ensure you follow company policies and avoid any privacy issues.

In summary, using Airgram's Chrome extension is a great solution for those who don't have a paid subscription to Google Meet but still want to record their meetings. It's a cost-effective, convenient, and flexible tool that allows you to capture both video and audio. Additionally, Airgram's extension ensures that your recordings are private and secure.

Troubleshoot common Google Meet recording issues

Here are a few of the most often-asked questions we've encountered regarding Google Meet recordings.

Problem: I cannot find the recording button.


  1. Ensure that the admin has turned on the "record for Meet" in the admin console. You cannot record the meeting if you merely join to present.

  2. Check if you meet the requirements to start recording on Google Meet.

  3. Remember that you can only record when using a desktop.

Problem: My Google meet recordings are not showing up in the drive.


In the event that you have started recording but don’t find it in Google Drive, Google is currently processing the video. Just wait a short while, and the recording will show up. 

According to Google, the recording takes around 24 hours to process. However, it usually takes less time.

Problem: Others cannot download the Meet recordings.

Solution: Others cannot download the recordings because the settings are restricted and require the organizer’s permission. 

  • Log in to your Google Drive. 

  • Find the recorded file and select “Share”.

  •  Click “Advanced” in the lower right corner and uncheck the "Disable options to download, print, and copy for comments and viewers"; save changes.

Final Words

To conclude, Google Meet recordings are stored in three places:

  • Default in the organizer’s Google Drive > "Meet Recordings" folder.

  • Via email to the meeting organizer and person who started the recording.

  • Attached to the Google Calendar event.

Additionally, Google Meet provides options to download, share, or delete recordings, making it a convenient platform for remote collaboration and communication. 

However, only those on paid plans or administrators for organizations with paid plans can record Google Meets. If you're neither of those things, it will be best to use third-party software like Airgram to record Google Meet. With Airgram, you get the opportunity to record your meetings, get a transcribed version of the meeting, and take notes while the meeting is ongoing. Sign up today for free.

Michael Chen

Michael started his career as a product manager and then developed a passion for writing. He has been writing on technology, remote working, productivity, etc., hoping to share his thoughts with more people.

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