How To Take A Screenshot Of A Google Meet

Need to take a screenshot of your Google Meet meeting? It’s easier than you think. Today, we’ll be talking about how to take screenshots of your Google Meet call for the desktop version.


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To take a screenshot of your Google Meet, you can press the “Print Screen” button on your keyboard, use Snipping Tool or the MacOS equivalent, or use a third-party screenshot software.

How to Take a Screenshot of a Google Meet

There are a few methods that you can do to take a screenshot of your Google Meet meeting. They’re all very easy to do, but other methods allow for better customization of your screenshots.

Method 1: Use the Print Screen button

By simply pressing the “Print Screen” button on your keyboard, you can take a screenshot of the entire screen your Google Meet call is in. Print Screen takes a snapshot of your entire window, and then sticks it on top of your clipboard.

On MacOS however, it’s a bit different. Print Screen brings up the MacOS screen capture tool, which allows you to measure exactly how much of your screen you want to take a screenshot of. It saves the screenshot on your Mac’s desktop.

From there, all you have to do is paste the screenshot on your photo editor of choice, or on a messaging app’s chatbox with CTRL+V. There you go – you just took a screenshot of your Google Meet call!

Method 2: Use Snipping Tool / Snip & Sketch

Snipping Tool is a built-in screenshot tool for Windows 10 that allows users to have more control over their screenshots, instead of just pressing Print Screen. As it’s already installed if you have a Windows PC, you don’t have to download anything to start using it!

Snip & Sketch is a new feature that rolled out in a recent Windows Update. All it requires you to do is to press Windows Key + Shift + S to activate. It’s a quicker way to take screenshots than Snipping Tool, and is likely going to be the default screenshot tool for Windows.

We’ll be talking about how to use Snipping Tool and Snip & Sketch to take screenshots of your Google Meet video calls.

Method 3: Use a third-party screenshot program.

There are other, more advanced screenshot tools available on the internet, and you can use those to screenshot your Google Meet video calls. Software such as Snagit offers the ability to create not just screenshots, but even video recordings of specific parts of your screen.

How to Use Snipping Tool to Take Screenshot of Google Meet

It’s very easy to use the Snipping Tool to take a screenshot of your Google Meet videos, and anything else on your screen!

Step 1

Open up Snipping Tool by pressing the Windows Key and typing in “Snipping Tool” on your search bar.

Step 2

The Snipping Tool window should show up. This is what it looks like:

Step 3

Go to your Google Meet link.

Step 4

Once you’re in the link, Alt + Tab to switch to the Snipping Tool window, or just press the icon on your taskbar.

Step 5

Click the “New” button to start a new screenshot.

Step 6

Drag and drop your cursor to select how much of the screen you want to take a screenshot of.

Step 7

You will then be brought to the edit screen, where you can draw, highlight, or make quick edits on the screenshot.

Step 8

When you’re done, press the Save icon.

And now you’ve taken your first screenshot for your Google Meet!

How to Take a Screenshot of Google Meet on PC with Snip & Sketch

Snip & Sketch is going to be the default screenshot option for Windows PCs, and it’s super simple to use. All you need to do is to press three keys on your keyboard to activate it!

Step 1

Press the Windows Key + Shift + S on your keyboard.

Step 2

You will then go into Snip & Sketch. You should see this toolbar on the uppermost part of the screen:

Step 3

Choose which way you’d like to “cut it”:

Rectangular Snip: Lets you take a horizontal screenshot of a particular part of your screen.

Freeform Snip: Lets you draw an area you want to screenshot with your mouse.

Window Snip: Take a screenshot of one of the windows open in your screen.

Fullscreen Snip: Take a screenshot of the entire screen.

Once you’re done, the screenshot will automatically be saved to your clipboard, where you can just copy and paste the screenshot to any app of your choice.

Wrapping Up

It’s very easy to take a screenshot of your Google Meet calls. If you want to capture a particular moment, a slide in a presentation, or the smiles for a remote group photo, these easy-to-do methods can save you tons of time and let you capture moments whenever you need to. Make sure you don’t take any screenshots of any info or non-consenting participants!