Google Hangouts is a communication software developed by Google. Users can use it to make a phone/video call. So how to record Google Hangouts? In this post, I’ll illustrate how to record Google Hangouts with two screen recorders (including MiniTool Video Converter).

What Is Google Hangouts

Developed by Google, Google Hangouts is a messaging app working on web browsers and mobile devices. Google was shutting down Hangouts and announced that Google Chat would replace Hangouts eventually in 2020.

However, you can continue to make a phone call with classic Hangouts (which will be shut down in early 2021).

Here’s how to make a phone call with classic Hangouts.

  1. Open your web browsers and go to the Google Hangouts website.
  2. Tap on PHONE CALL.
  3. Click New conversation and enter the phone number you want to call in the search box.
  4. Click on the phone number to start calling.
  5. To end the call, tap on End call.

If you may want to record Google Hangouts (or Google Meet, Google Chat), continue to read this post!

How to Record Google Hangouts

This part will offer you two ways to record Google Hangouts.

Record Google Hangouts with MiniTool Video Converter

MiniTool Video Converter is a free video converter. You can use it to convert video & audio files, download YouTube videos, and record computer screen. It supports dozens of video and audio formats and lets you do any popular conversion you want. This software is free to use without watermarks.

Below are the steps on how to record Google Hangout call.

Step 1. Download and install MiniTool Video Converter. Launch it after installing it.

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Step 2. Open your web browser and go to Google Hangouts.

Step 3. Then make a phone call with your friend. (Connect your headsets to the computer as required)

Step 4. Go back to MiniTool Video Converter and click on Screen Record.

Step 5. Tap Click to record screen to enable the screen recorder tool.

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Step 6. Then enable the system audio and microphone and click the red Record button to record the phone call.

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Step 7. After ending the call, click the F6 button to stop recording. Then the recording will be saved automatically. Right-click on the recording and choose Open folder to locate it.

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Record Google Hangouts with Simple Screen Capture

Simple Screen Capture is a Chrome extension for screen recording. It’s free, with no time limits and watermarks.

Follow the steps below to record Google Hangout call.

Step 1. Go to Chrome Web Store and type “simple screen capture” in the search box. Hit the Enter key to continue.

Step 2. Click on Simple Screen Capture and tap Add to Chrome to install the extension.

Step 3. Make a phone call with Google Hangouts

Step 4. Click on the extension icon and select the Google Hangouts tab.

Step 5. Click anywhere on the screen and choose a selected area.

Step 6. Tap the Record button in the bottom left to record.

Step 7. Click the Stop button to end the call and tap on Save to download the recording.

Also read: Choose The Best Chrome Screen Recorder For You

Tip: Convert Video Recordings to MP3

If you want to convert recordings to MP3, take the following steps:

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  1. Launch MiniTool Video Converter.
  2. Click on Add Files to import the recordings.
  3. Tap the box next to Convert all files to and choose MP3 from the Audio
  4. Click the Convert All button to convert recordings to MP3. You can find the converted files in the Converted


The above-mentioned screen recorders can record Google Hangouts, streaming videos, gameplays, and so on. If you have any questions about MiniTool Video Converter, please leave a reply or contact us via [email protected].

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