Google Meet recording option is limited to a few editions of Google Workspace like Essentials, Business Standard and others.
For people using a personal Google Account, you’ll have to rely on a workaround to save Google Meet meetings on your computer.
This article will show you how to record and edit Google Meet on Windows 10 systems natively.
Before we get down to it, there are some limitations you should keep in mind. We’ll use native methods to record the meeting and skip some functionality.
For example, while recording the whole screen, the software also captures tabs as well as the Windows task manager.
So, you will have to push the windows to full screen mode before you start recording.
How to record Google Meet calls
The Xbox Game Bar allows you to record your on-screen activities and save them as an MP4 video file.
Step 1: Press Windows + G to display the Xbox Game Bar.
If this is your first time, you’ll also see several other floating windows like Xbox Social, Audio Options, and Performance.
2nd step: In the Capture window, click the Microphone button to activate sound recording. Then hit the Save button, and that’s it.
It records all activity on your screen until you stop recording, then it will save the video to Videos folder on your Windows 10 computer.
However, the Windows Game Bar also has some limitations. For example, if your system does not have the correct graphics card, you will not record the screen.
If you plan to use this method to record your screen activities in the future, you might want to disable some of the widgets that you don’t want.
To do this, go to the Widgets bar and click on the ones you don’t want.
If your system does not support Game Bar, you may need to resort to third-party applications such as Snagit.
How to edit Google Meet calls
Now when we say edit videos, we mean cut end of videos, add text or adjust video speed.
Step 1: Open the Video Editor application and click the New Video Project button. Give it a new name.
2nd step: Now click on the Add button> From this PC and select the video (s) from the video library.
Now click on the “Place in Storyboard” button to start editing.
Windows Video Editor gives you lots of options to edit video. On the one hand, you can add different transitions via the Movements option.
Perhaps the most important feature is Trim. As you may already know, it allows you to remove unnecessary part of the video.
To trim the video, drag the markers and click Done.
Step 4: To add text, click the Text button at the top and select the font.
Then select the length of the video where you want the text to be visible and add the text.
You can also change the layout of the text box.
Step 5: After the video is edited as you want, click to save the video.
There are several limitations of the Windows 10 built-in video editor. It makes it easier to work if you have different videos. Then you can place them on the storyboard, edit them independently, and merge them into one video. Of course, all of this requires you to invest time in packaging such a video.
But, if you have just one long video, it kind of ties your hands together. Nevertheless, this simple video editor lets you get the job done.
If you want a slightly advanced video editor, you can try offline tools like OpenShot or Adobe Premiere Pro. Since we are talking about meetings that may contain confidential data, we do not recommend that you use online video editors.
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There are a few limitations when it comes to using only native Windows 10 apps like Video Editor or Game Bar. While you are careful what you record, the editing features are the most basic.
But, if you want a little more flexibility, it’s best to invest in third-party apps.
Last updated on August 2, 2021
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