Recording meetings is important for several reasons. It allows team members who could not attend the meeting to catch up on what they missed, ensuring everyone stays on the same page. Moreover, it allows attendees to review the meeting discussions, which is particularly useful when decisions must be referenced, or complex topics must be revisited.
Noise cancellation, however, greatly enhances audio quality, particularly for participants in noisy environments. This feature ensures that the speaker’s voice is heard clearly by suppressing background noise, promoting better understanding and effective communication. This is crucial during business meetings where clear and concise communication is vital for decision-making and collaboration.
The crucial point is that Google Meet doesn’t automatically record meetings; an individual must initiate the recording process for each special session.
Two prerequisites must be fulfilled before you can tweak the settings for recording. Initially, you need to verify the availability of the recording feature, indicating you possess a Workspace edition that supports this function. Subsequently, it is essential to activate Drive and Docs to grant users access to the recordings stored in Google Drive.
To use Google Meet’s recording feature, you must be a registered user with a subscription to one of Google Workspace’s paid plans. These include the Essentials, Business Standard, Business Plus, Enterprise Editions (Starters, Essentials, Plus, Standard), Education Plus, Teaching and Learning Upgrade, and Workspace Individual Subscriber plans, all of which provide recording capabilities.
A Google Workspace administrator within an organization can record meetings on Google Meet. An administrator can authorize participants to record the meeting and distribute it to others, such as individuals who couldn’t attend the session. For example, educators can record a lecture using their Google Workspace account, and as the meeting organizer, they can permit their students to record the class as well. Conversely, the administrator can disable the recording feature for other participants.
Now let’s find out how you can Enable Noise Cancellation and Recording in your meeting in Google Meet, Step by Step.
Enabling Recording in Google Meet
1. Sign-in to the Google Admin console using your administrator account.
2. Locate and select the “Apps” option.
3. Navigate to the “Google Workspace.”
4. Proceed to “Google Meet.”
5. Select “Meet video settings,” to apply the settings universally.
6. Click on the “Recording” option.
7. If you want to permit other participants to record meetings, tick the box labelled “Let people record their meetings.”
8. Click on “Save.” to save the settings.
Upon completing these steps, the administrator and other participants can record the meeting, provided the administrator has granted recording permissions. Accounts that can also record under these conditions include the meeting organizer, a co-host from a different organization, an organization’s host (only when the “Host management” option is deactivated), and educators or co-educators using Google Classroom.
How to Record a Meeting on Google Meet
On a computer
1. Launch the web app.
2. Click on the three-dot icon to open more options.
3. Select “Start recording.”
On the phone (Android/iOS)
1. Open the Google Meet mobile app.
2. Tap on the menu in the screen’s bottom right corner.
3. Choose “Start recording.”
Once you start recording, an orange circle will be visible next to your username to inform other participants that you are recording the meeting. If you have to exit the meeting abruptly, the recording will continue until the meeting ends and all other participants have left.
How to Enable Noise Cancellation in Google Meet
On a computer
Open Google Meet and click on “Settings.”
Go to the “Audio” tab.
You’ll see a checkbox for “Noise cancellation.” Click on it to turn it on.
Close the settings. Your changes will be saved automatically.
On the phone (Android/iOS):
Open the Google Meet app.
Before or during a meeting, at the top right corner, tap “More” and then “Settings.”
Tap “Noise cancellation” to turn it on or off.