How to record video meetings on Zoom, Google Meet, and Skype

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Individuals are doing much more video conferencing now that they’re caught at house as a result of COVID-19 pandemic. These periods might be an effective way to remain in contact with family and friends, conduct enterprise with colleagues, and sustain with schoolwork. Generally, although, you could need to save a recording of the assembly so you’ll be able to revisit it later. That would allow you to hearken to a trainer’s lecture once more, use the audio for a podcast, and even relive the announcement of a household being pregnant (which is one thing that truly occurred to me on a current household video name).
Many providers provide methods to document video conferences, even on their free variations. We’ve outlined right here the right way to arrange recordings for 3 well-known providers: Zoom, Google Meet, and Skype.
Zoom
Zoom helps you to document calls whether or not you’re a free consumer or a paid consumer. Nonetheless, when you’re a free consumer, you’ll solely have the ability to save recordings to your laptop. If you wish to save recordings to the cloud, you’ll have to be on one of many firm’s paid choices. These plans begin at $14.99 per consumer monthly for its Professional plan and $1,800 per yr for colleges.
Right here’s the right way to document a Zoom assembly:

In case you’re the host of your Zoom name, click on the document button on the toolbar on the backside of the decision window to start out the recording. In case you’re on a paid plan, you must see the choice to select between making a neighborhood recording or a cloud recording.
When the recording begins, you’ll have the ability to pause or cease the recording utilizing buttons within the prime left nook of your display or on the Zoom toolbar.
In case you opted for a neighborhood recording, the decision can be transformed right into a .mp4 file and saved to your laptop as quickly as you finish your assembly. In my testing, Zoom routinely opened the Finder window to the folder with each audio and video variations of the recording.
In case you opted for a cloud recording, once you finish your assembly, Zoom will present you a message saying that you simply’ll get an e-mail when the recording is prepared. For me, that e-mail had a hyperlink to Zoom’s web site with audio and video variations of the recording, in addition to a password-protected hyperlink I may share with others so they might view and obtain the recording.

Zoom’s web site has assist paperwork for cloud recordings, native recordings, and recording utilizing Zoom’s iOS and Android apps if you wish to study extra. The corporate additionally put collectively a useful video that demonstrates the right way to document a name once you’re utilizing a pc.

Google Meet
For a restricted time, anyone who’s a G Suite buyer ought to have the ability to document a name through Google Meet. That’s as a result of Google has opened up free entry to recording and different superior Meet options till September 30th. After that date, video recording in Meet will presumably revert to solely being accessible for patrons of G Suite Enterprise, which prices $25 per consumer monthly, and G Suite Enterprise for Training, which prices $48 per consumer per yr (although Google is providing decrease promotional pricing till July 31st underneath sure circumstances). In case you plan to host video conferences through the free model of Google Meet that’s rolling out over the approaching weeks, although, you received’t have the ability to make recordings, Google tells The Verge.
Right here’s the right way to document a Google Meet name. Be aware that I used to be not in a position to personally check these steps myself; the recording function wasn’t enabled for the G Suite account I exploit at work (or for the account of a colleague who has a private G Suite account). In case you don’t see the recording choice after following the steps under, it could not have rolled out to your account but, or your organization’s G Suite settings could not allow you to make recordings.

When you’re within the assembly, click on the icon with the three vertical dots within the decrease proper hand of your display. A menu will seem, and on the highest of it, you must see a “Document assembly” choice. Click on that to start out recording. The assembly organizer or anybody in the identical group because the host can document a gathering, in keeping with Google.
To cease recording, click on the three vertical dots once more and click on the “Cease recording” menu choice on the prime of the record.
Recordings can be saved to the assembly organizer’s Google Drive in a folder referred to as “Meet Recordings.” The organizer can even obtain an e-mail with a hyperlink to the recording. In case you aren’t the assembly organizer however activated a recording, you’ll even be emailed a hyperlink to the recording. A hyperlink to the recording can even be added to the calendar invite.

Google has extra particulars about assembly recordings on this assist doc, and you may see a video about recording in Meet right here.

Skype
Right here’s the right way to document a Skype name.

You’ll must have a minimum of one different particular person in your name to do a name recording. As soon as the opposite particular person has joined, you must see an choice to “Begin Recording” within the backside left nook of your name window once you transfer your mouse. Both particular person can click on on that to start out a recording.
To cease recording, click on the “Cease recording” button on the prime of the display or in the identical backside left nook of the window the place the “Begin Recording” button was.
While you finish your name, you’ll have the ability to entry the recording within the Skype app and obtain it to your laptop. Recordings can be accessible for 30 days.

You can even take a look at Microsoft’s assist doc about name recording in Skype if you wish to study extra.