Google Meet is perhaps one of the most intuitive video conferencing apps out there. That is, it doesn’t have native recording option for everyone, not for the private Google accounts. So if you want to record and handle Google Meet calls, you have to go beyond the native tools.
Google Meet’s recording option is limited to a few Google Workspace editions like Essentials, Business Standard, and the like.
If you are using a personal Google account, there is a workaround to rely on to record Google Meet meetings on your computer.
This post will show you how to natively record and edit Google Meet on Windows 10 systems.
Before we get to that, there are a few caveats you need to be aware of. We are using native methods to record the meeting and miss out on some features.
To the examplewhile the entire screen is being recorded, the software also captures the tabs and the Windows Task Manager.
So you need to switch 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 screen activity and save the activity 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.
step 2: Click the Microphone button in the recording window to activate the sound recording. Next, hit the record button and that’s it.
It records all activity on your screen until you stop recording, and then saves the video in the 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 be recording the screen.
If you plan to use this method of recording your screen activity in the future, you may want to turn off some of the widgets that you do not want.
To do this, go to the widgets bar and click on the ones you don’t want.
If your system doesn’t support Game Bar, you may need to resort to third-party apps like Snagit.
How to handle Google Meet calls
Now, when we talk about editing videos, we mean cropping the end of the videos, adding text, or optimizing the speed of the video.
Step 1: Open the video editor app and click the New Video Project button. Give it a new name.
step 2: Now click the Add> From This PC button and select the video or videos from the video library.
Now click the “Place on Storyboard” button to start editing.
Windows Video Editor gives you many options for optimizing a video. For one, you can add different transitions using the Motions option.
Perhaps the most important function is trim. As you may already know, this can be used to remove the 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.
Next, select the length of the video you want the text to be visible and add the text.
You can also change the layout of the text box.
Step 5: Once the video has been edited to your liking, click to save the video.
There are several limitations of Windows 10’s built-in video editor. It makes your work easier when you have different videos. You can then place them on the storyboard, edit them independently, and merge them into a single video. All of this, of course, requires that you invest time in packaging such a video.
But when you have a single long video, it kind of captivates your hands. Nonetheless, this simple video editor will get the job done.
If you want a slightly more advanced video editor, you can try offline tools like OpenShot or Adobe Premiere Pro. Since these are meetings that can contain sensitive data, we recommend against using online video editors.
Cut out and cut
There are some limitations when it comes to using only the native Windows 10 apps like the video editor or the game bar. While you are paying attention to what you are recording, the editing functions are the most basic.
However, if you want a little more flexibility, it is best to invest in third-party apps.