Steps/Guide to record online sessions in Google Meet for free.

Did you know?

Google has announced that “Recording a video meeting has always been a premium feature in Google Meet. In the spring of 2020, we offered premium Google Meet recordings for free to help our Google Workspace for Education customers transition to remote learning. The free premium recording promotional period will end on January 9, 2022.” 

Are you not able to record online classes, meetings, and seminars?

No worries, I have made a step-by-step process of the extension, which helps you record video meetings. And guess what, it’s super easy! Plus, you don’t even need to have a student email, and it works easily with a Gmail account. 


Want a free extension?

Click here: Tl;

Follow the steps shown below:

Step 1: Go to google and type tl;

Now you will be able to see this interface on your screen. Click on the Get tl;dv for GMeet(circled in red color)

Step 2: So, now you are in the chrome web store. Click on Add to Chrome(circled in red color)

Step 3: As you clicked on Add to Chrome,  now it shows that it is checking… and pops one message. Click on Add extension(circled in red color)

Step 4: After clicking on Add extension, the following screen pops up and displays 

“Welcome to tl;dv”

The video plays for 60 sec, and it can’t be canceled. The only thing we can do is click on the 1x(circled in red color) 

Step 5: Here we go, now the last thing to do is to click on Test it yourself in Google Meet (circled in red color)

Step 6: Now we are inside Meet. So, in order to record the meeting, we have to click on the Record & Highlight(circled in red color)

Easy right? LOL

Step 7: As soon as we click on the Record & Highlight, it goes to another tab and tells you to log in. To move ahead, you have to click on Continue with Google.

Step 8: As soon as you click on Continue with Google, the following message appears, and it says that the extension wants to access your Google Account. To proceed,  we must click on Allow(circled in red color)

Step 9: As soon as you click on Allow, we are back in the Google Meet interface. Now to continue, we have to click on Sign in to continue (circled in red color)

Step 10: As soon as you click on Sign in to continue, it starts to load and displays tl;dv is getting ready…

Step 11: Tadaaaa. Is someone trying to join? Admit him… LOL

Step 12: So we are done, and it’s starting to record the session.

We can see one more guy in our session, and it’s Mr. tl;dv Meeting Recorder(circled in red color)

Step Last: After Stopping the recording, the message that popped on my screen was

So, it took me about 15 mins (the length of the recording was 1 hour 30 mins) for the video to arrive on my google drive (time taken to receive the video differs as per the length of the video), and it notified me.

Finally, I would like to thank my professor for introducing this amazing extension and sharing it with us. I have been using this extension since Google ended its premium feature of recording video meetings on Jan 10, and I think it is one of the best free alternatives for Google Meet recording. I would like to recommend everyone willing to record the online sessions use this extension, as it is user-friendly. 


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