How To Freeze Video In Google Meet

I recall the initial instance when I had to pause a video while on a Google Meet video call. It occurred during a significant group conference, and I desired to save a specific moment to distribute with others afterwards. Following some testing, I discovered an effortless method to halt a video on Google Meet. In this article, I will outline the necessary steps and impart some of my personal observations throughout the process.

Step 1: Start the Google Meet call

The first step is to start the Google Meet call. You can either create a new meeting or join an existing one. Once you are in the meeting, make sure that your video is turned on and visible to others.

Step 2: Open the Developer Tools

Next, you’ll need to open the Developer Tools in your web browser. To do this, simply right-click anywhere on the Google Meet page and select “Inspect” or “Inspect Element” from the context menu. This will open the Developer Tools panel.

Step 3: Navigate to the Sources tab

Within the Developer Tools panel, you’ll find several tabs at the top. Click on the “Sources” tab to access the source code of the Google Meet page.

Step 4: Find the video element

Once you’re in the Sources tab, you’ll see a list of files and folders. Expand the folder structure until you find the video element. It is usually located under the “body” tag, followed by “ytd-player” and “video-player”.

Step 5: Pause the video

To freeze the video, you need to pause it. Right-click on the video element and select “Pause” from the context menu. This will temporarily freeze the video on your screen.

Step 6: Take a screenshot

Now that the video is paused, you can take a screenshot of the frozen frame. Use the built-in screenshot function of your operating system or a third-party app to capture the image. Once you have the screenshot, you can save it and use it as needed.


Freezing a video in Google Meet can be a useful trick when you want to capture a specific moment during a call. By following the steps outlined in this article, you can easily freeze a video and take a screenshot. Remember to always respect the privacy and consent of others when using these features. Happy freezing!