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How To Record Google Voice Calls

Liza Brown
Liza Brown
Originally published Feb 15, 22, updated May 20, 24

Google Voice is steadily replacing the traditional call app that comes preinstalled on every smartphone. Google Voice lets you make calls, send text messages and voicemails. The most interesting feature is that it provides a virtual phone number so that the user can hide his original phone number for privacy concerns. But Google voice call recording feature makes the app stands out.

Most smartphone users crave for a call recording feature in their voice calling app but the preinstalled calling app does not provide the feature. That is where Google Voice app outshines others. Besides, you can make calls from your phone as well as computer as it syncs across all devices. In this article, we will illustrate how to record Google Voice calls in simple steps.

Why Should You Use Google Voice?

The features of Google Voice app make it stand out among all voice calling apps. Here are the key features you should be aware of.

  • Get a virtual Google Voice number and hide your original phone number.

  • Make voice calls, voice mails and send text messages.

  • Make calls on domestic and international numbers.

  • Record calls and save for future reference.

  • Automatically block spam numbers and manually block specific numbers.

  • Forwarding of calls, messages, and voicemails to a different number.

  • Sync across all devices and access from computer as well.

  • Google voice transcript option to transcript voicemails.

  • Backup calls, messages, and voicemails for easy searching in future.

How To Record Google Voice Call On Smartphone?

You need to install Google Voice app and create a Google Voice account. Select a virtual Google Voice virtual number. After creating and logging into the account, you have to enable Google Voice recorder settings so that you can record calls from Google Voice app. Here are the steps to activate Google Voice record call and start recording.

Step 1: Tap on three-line icon on the top-left corner.


Step 2: Select Settings option from the drop-down menu.


Step 3: Go to Calls section and turn on “Incoming Calls Options”.


Step 4: On Google Voice app, make a call and bring up the keypad. Press 4 and the recording will start. Please note that the other person will get an alert that the call is on recording mode.

Step 5: To stop Google Voice call recording, press 4 again. The recording will stop and it will be saved. The other person will get an alert that the call recording has stopped.

Step 6: You can access the recording from Voicemail tab. Otherwise, you can go to the last call from Google Voice call log and tap on Voicemail option. You can play the recording and listen to it instantly.

If you are using a Google Pixel smartphone, you can Google Voice Recorder app which is available exclusively for Pixel users.


All these steps are equally applicable on Android as well as iOS version of Google Voice.


How To Record Google Voice Call On Computer?

Google Voice is available for smartphones as well as computers through its web portal. You get all the features in its web version as the app version. The steps on how to record Google Voice calls on a computer are exactly the same as in the app. However, the fact that Google Voice sends alerts to the other person when you start or end recording is annoying for many.

This is especially undesirable when you want to record a stalker disturbing you through repeated calls, and you can have evidence to produce to officials to take steps. If the stalker gets to know that you are recording, he will cut the call. That is why you need a better alternative to Google Voice recorder. When you are using Google voice through our computer, you can use Wondershare Filmora to record both audio and video which will show the caller number, call duration, and other data. Here are the steps to record your Google Voice call on your computer through Filmora.

Step 1: Download and install Wondershare Filmora on your computer. It is available for both Windows and Mac. Launch the application and click on PC Screen option.

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Step 2: From Recording window, set the video recording screen dimensions. Set the speaker and external microphone perfectly.


Step 3: Click on Record button to start recording.

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Step 4: Click on Stop button to stop recording when the call ends.

Step 5: You can export the recorded Google Voice call with video in order to save on your computer.


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We have illustrated to turn on the recording option on Google Voice and how to record Google voice calls easily on your smartphone. You can follow the same steps to record Google Voice calls from your computer. If you want to record Google Voice calls without the other person knowing, you can use Wondershare Filmora on your computer.

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