Important Communication regarding Google Meet recordings

Starting January 10, 2022, recording Google Meet sessions will return to being a premium Google Workspace for Education feature.

Earlier this year, we notified you that, effective January 10, 2022recording Google Meet sessions will return to being a premium Google Workspace for Education feature. As such, this feature will be available only to organizations using the Education Plus or the Teaching and Learning Upgrade editions of Google Workspace for Education.

We’re reminding you of this change because you are using either the Education Fundamentals (free edition) or the Education Standard edition of Google Workspace for Education, which will no longer support the recording of Google Meet sessions after January 9, 2022.

What does this mean for you?

Recording a video meeting has always been a premium feature in Google Meet. In the spring of 2020, we announced that we would offer this feature for free to help our Education customers transition to remote learning. The free premium recording promotional period will end on January 10, 2022.

Starting on January 10, 2022, all customers using Google Workspace for Education Fundamentals (free edition) or Google Workspace for Education Standard will lose access to the recording feature in Google Meet. This rollout will take several weeks to complete, so some customers may still be able to record meetings during the month of January and early February 2022. Any previously recorded meetings will remain in Google Drive for their user or group, unless they’re deleted by the file owner.

What do I need to do?

If you want to continue recording Google Meet sessions after the free promotion ends, you will need to upgrade to the Teaching and Learning Upgrade for specific users, or purchase Google Workspace for Education Plus for their entire organisation. You can learn more about their options at Compare Editions.

We’re here to help

If you have questions or need assistance, please contact us at 97600-50555 or email at

The Google Workspace for Education Team

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