Record Google Hangout

How to Record Google Hangout Video Session Along with Audio with Ease

When you use Google Hangout to communicate with business partners and friends, how to record the conversations in detail? There are many personal reasons to record Google Hangout calls with direct and indirect methods. It is an important method to save evidence if you make a complaint with a brand. You can also keep the business conferences. If you encounter the same task, the article will share three different methods to help you capture videos from Google Hangout on Windows and Mac with ease.

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Part 1: How to Record Google Hangout Video/Audio

In order to record the desired Google Hangout video or audio, capture the desired files with the original quality is just the essential step. The screen recorder should enable you to make some annotations, or even add mouse cursor, shape and more other elements. WidsMob Capture is the desired Google Hangout recorder to record video, capture audio, add face with webcam and even take snapshots for Google Hangout.

1. Record Google Hangout video, audio calls, webcam file and snapshots.

2. Overlay face and voice to the call recording via webcam and microphone.

3. Custom the recorded Google Hangout with frame rate, bitrate and more.

4. Share the call recording to your computer, social media sites or via email.

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How to Record Videos for Google Hangout Call

Step 1: Download and install the Google Hangout recorder, launch it on your computer. Select the “Record Screen” button from the home interface. Enable the Display section and set the recording area based on the Google Hangout window, such as Full screen, Fixed region or Custom region.

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Step 2: If you need to add your reactions to the call recording, you can enable the “Audio” option and select the desired audio file, such as the microphone for the Google Handout. Moreover, you can also enable the “Webcam” to add the presentations for the Google Hangout.

Customize Capture

Step 3: Go to the Preferences dialog, which you can set the hotkeys, output path and other options. In order to record Google Hangout with a high quality, you can tweak the frame rate, bitrate, sample rate and other parameters for the videos and audio files within the program.

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Step 4: Once you have launched the Google Hangout video calls and click the “REC” button to start recording Google Hangout. During call recording, you can click the “Pen” icon to display painting, text and shape tools. If you want to take a screenshot, click the “Camera” icon.

Annotation Capture

Step 5: When your call recording is done, click the “Stop” icon to save it to Media Library folder. Here you can preview the call recording. To share it to social media or with your friends, select it, click the Share icon at the bottom left side, and choose the desired channel.

Media Library Capture

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Part 2: How to Capture Google Hangout on Air

If you can host Google Hangouts on air, you can broadcast your call with unlimited participants. This feature is only working to big businesses and selected audience to record Google Hangout calls. Just bear in mind that the method is not available to all Google users.

Step 1: Open a web browser, go to and sign in your Google account. If you want to record Google Hangouts, you should host the interview or meeting instead.

Step 2: Click on “Start a hangout” option, type a name for the call and invite the contacts. Make sure to check the box next to the “Enable Hangouts On Air” option. Click the “Hang out” button to move on.

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Step 3: When prompted, agree Google’s Terms of Service. You have to read through then the first time. Once you have clicked the “Continue” button, the Google Hangout chat will start. Now, you can wait for others to join your conversation or broadcasting live directly.

Step 4: Click on the red “Start Broadcast” button to enable Google Hangout to record. It will start after the 10-second countdown. Once the Google Hangout recording is done, the recording will be uploaded to YouTube, or the related social media sites according to your requirement.

Capture Google Hangout on Air

Step 5: Go to YouTube website and sign in the same account. Head to the Video Manager page and you will get the call recording. Since YouTube has the limited on video length, you cannot record Google Hangout longer than 15 minutes. Moreover, you cannot get any custom options for recording.

Part 3: How to Record Google Hangout with YouTube Live

The Hangout On Air feature is a simple way to record your video calls. It just makes your hangout public, which is not a good idea for business conferences. Is there any way to record your private calls? The answer is YouTube. It means that even if you make a private Hangout, you can still gain the benefit of a downloadable recording.

Step 1: Go to in a web browser, sign in your account, and go to Live Streaming Events in Creator Studio. If it is the first time making a Hangout On Air, click Enable Live Streaming.

Step 2: Click New live event to open the next page. Now, select Private from the drop-down list if you wish your call to be only viewable by you. Make sure to select Quick under the Type section.

Step 3: Leave a name for the event and click Start Broadcast button. Now you can invite the participants. And the Hangout will be recorded automatically.

Step 4: When the call finishes, click the Stop Broadcast button and you will see the message titled This Hangout On Air is now over. Click the YouTube Video Manager link to start processing the recording. Then hit the down arrow icon next to the Edit button and select Download MP4 to get the Hangout recording.

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You should master 3 different methods to record Google Hangout video on Windows and Mac. The built-in On Air feature is the simplest method to record your calls since it does not require setup. But it makes your calls public and cannot protect your privacy. YouTube Live feature, on the other hand, is able to make a private Hangout and record it. If you need a third-party Google Hangout recorder, WidsMob Capture is always the best solution you can take into consideration.

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