In some cases, you might want to record the phone calls for later use. It can be strangers, fraudulent people, scammers, or other individuals over the phone.
When the conversations go south, you might wonder if you can record these calls on Google Voice.
How to Record Calls on Google Voice?
Recording the calls is not only happening when there are some threatening issues.
For instance, in telemarketing, you will want to record the calls to keep the records of the contracts.
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The other purposes can be everything from important interviews, meetings, reports, or even romantic talks with your long-distance girlfriend.
If you wonder if Google Voice can record the calls, YES it does although you can only record incoming calls from this service.
So, without further ado, let’s go through the steps to record calls on Google Voice.
The First Step – Install Your Google Voice
Google Voice is free. There will be no fees to pay when you record the call. Keep in mind that you can only record the incoming calls.
Google Voice is accessible through various platforms, including browser, iOS devices, and Android devices.
If you are using a smartphone or tablet to communicate, it is a great idea to install the Google Voice app.
It is better if you already have an existing Google account so that you don’t need to create the new user for your Google Voice.
Step Two – Get the Google Voice Number
If you already have a Google Voice number, skip this step.
- If you don’t have the number, you need to open the app.
- And tap “Get Started”. The app will direct you to the account management menu.
- In this menu, you will need to choose the Google Voice number.
- Tap search and find the city you are living in or nearby cities.
- Then tap next.
- Google will provide you with some numbers.
- Choose one that is suitable for you.
- You will need to keep going with the verification.
Step 3 – Setting Up Your Google Voice for Recording
The key to proceed with the recording of the incoming call is to enable this feature at first.
- Tap the menu icon, then select Settings.
- Then you need to find Incoming Call Options and tap the toggle which will turn the call recording.
Step 4 – Recording Session
After step 3, you are now ready to record any incoming phone calls to your Google Voice number.
Tap number “4” button to proceed with the recording.
In this case, your caller will get notified that their call is being recorded.
To stop recording, you could tap number “4” again or hang up the phone.
Step 5 – Accessing the Recorded Conversation
In the Google Voice app, you’d need to tap “Voicemail” to see the recorded call. Then tap any recorded call you want to play.
Step 6 – Save Transcripts
Google Voice can transcript the recorded call.
You can tap the three dots button on the lower left of the recording then tap “Copy Transcript”.
From then, you can use the transcript to paste to any other medium you need.
Recording Outgoing Calls
Since Google Voice only allows you to record incoming calls for free, you will need to use other services to record outgoing calls.