Google Duo offers HD video calling capabilities to users, along with plenty of other features. With end to end encryption ensuring total privacy in a conversation, the feature to record a video call is still notably absent from the Duo platform.
So what do you do if you want to record a video call you are going to have on Google Duo?
In this tutorial, we will tell you some nice workarounds which will allow you to record video calls on Google Duo.
Case 1 – Using Screen record on your PC/Laptop.
If you are using Google Duo on your laptop/desktop, you can use the in-built screen recorder to record the video call and then save and share the same with your friends. Thanks to Windows 10 and Mac OS getting significant upgrades, the screen record feature is built-in by default into both these operating systems.
Case 2 – Using the screen recorder on your Tablet.
The new Android tablets and the iPad series also feature a built-in screen record feature which you can turn on before initiating the video call. Once done, the recording will be stored on your device and can be accessed using the gallery or the file browser.
Case 3 – Using the screen recorder on iPhone (iOS 11 onwards)
Apple released a native screen record feature in their iOS 11 update and since then, this feature is available for use, and is also highly refined. As of today, the iOS version has evolved to generation 13 and the screen record is still available for use. So, if you want to enable the screen record feature on your iPhone (running iOS 11 or higher), this is how to do it.
Step 1. On your iPhone, tap on Settings.
Step 2. Next, tap on Control Centre.
Step 3. In the ‘Control Centre’ window, tap on ‘Customise Controls‘.
Step 4. Navigate to ‘Screen Recording’ and tap on the ‘+‘ button. Exit the Settings.
Step 5. Swipe down from the right-hand side of the screen to open the control center on your iPhone.
Step 6. Long press the ‘Screen Recording‘ button. Tap on ‘Start Recording‘.
Once you have started the screen recording, you can conduct your Google Duo video call and it will be recorded via the screen recorder.
Case 4 – Using the Screen Recorder on Android
Android has been grappling with the native screen record feature on their OS for quite some time. Android 10 did have an announced screen record feature, but it was cut out at the last minute since it was buggy. The latest update has brought in the screen record feature but it still faces issues on most devices. In such a scenario, the best way forward is to use a third-party screen recording app. One of the best alternatives out there is the ‘My Video Recorder’ app.
Here is a step by step walkthrough of how to use the app to. record your smartphone screen.
Step 1. Download and install the ‘My Video Recorder‘ app on your Android device.
Step 2. You will now see a screen record button hovering on the side of your screen.
Step 3. Tap on the recorder button and head to the ‘Video and Settings‘.
Step 4. Here, set the desired quality, resolution, and frame rate of the video recording.
Step 5. Tap on the ‘Record‘ button to start recording.
Once the screen recording has started, you can start your video call on Google Duo, and the recorder will create a recording of the call, which you can save and share with the other participants.