Recording an organized Zoom meeting is useful for those who were unable to attend the live meeting. It is also helpful to be able to refer to the video section later or watch it again.
There are two types of Zoom meeting recordings: cloud recordings and local recordings.
Free and paid Zoom subscribers can record a Zoom meeting locally on their computer. The recorded files can then be uploaded to cloud storage devices such as Google Drive or Dropbox.
Videos can also be uploaded to streaming services such as Vimeo and YouTube. IOS and Android devices cannot record local Zoom meetings.
Cloud recording is only available to paid Zoom subscribers. Plus, you can record to the cloud from iOS and Android devices.
This article explains how:
- Record Zoom meeting using PC application as host (local)
- Allow attendees to record Zoom meetings from the web (local)
- Allow specific attendees to record Zoom meetings from the app (local)
- As a participant (locally)
- On an Android mobile device (locally)
- From an iOS device ( local)
- To the cloud
- change your cloud recording settings.
- Sign in to your Zoom account from a web browser.
- In the upper right corner In the corner, click “My Account”.
- Click Records on the left.
- See the Cloud Recording and Local Recording tabs.
- Click “Settings” in the upper right corner to go to the “Recording” section.
- Toggle the Local Recording radio button to allow others to record your meeting.
- Click Manage Participants in the bottom bar in the Zoom app.
- Click Manage Participants from the bottom bar in the Zoom app
- Find the username and click More.
- Click Allow Writing.
- Click Record at the bottom of the screen.
- In a Zoom meeting, click More.
- Click Record
- In the upper right corner of the screen, you will see a notification that recording is in progress.
- Click More to pause or stop recording.
- Find your video in My Recordings after the meeting ends.
- Start by opening the Zoom app on your mobile device.
- Click “More” in the lower right corner – in the corner of the screen
- Click Cloud Recording
- See the entry message at the top of the screen.
- You can pause or stop recording by clicking “More” again.
- Begin recording by logging in to the Zoom web portal as an administrator.
- Click “Account Management” in the navigation pane and select “Account Settings”.
- Make sure cloud recording is enabled on the Recording tab.
- If it is disabled, enable it with the radio button.
- A confirmation dialog is displayed, click Enable.
- Active presenter and screen sharing in one video
- Share content and gallery view (member thumbnails) in one video.
- Separate videos of active speaker, screen sharing and gallery view
- Record Audio Only (M4A File)
- Transcribe Chat Messages in Text File
- Display Participant Names
- Add a time stamp (will be in the host’s time zone).
- Capture presenter thumbnail on screen sharing
- Create recording files for third-party video editors (may increase file size).
- Automatically transcribe cloud recordings.
- Save the chat of the participants in the record.
- Control by IP address who has access to cloud records
We’ll also discuss how to record a Zoom meeting:
Finally, we’ll talk about how to:
How to record a Zoom meeting using the desktop app as the host
If you haven’t downloaded the Zoom desktop app yet, do so now. Open the app and click the gear icon on the home screen to open the settings.
Zoom will automatically create a folder on your computer to store your recordings. Click Change to choose a different location.
Once you’ve started a call, click More under the three dots, and then select Record to this computer. If you cannot see the button, move the cursor until the menu appears.
When you start recording, look for a small mark in the upper left corner. You can pause, stop and resume recording.
When the meeting is over and you finish recording, the MP4 video file will automatically open on your computer.
You can also find the video footage in the Recorded tab in the Appointments section of the app.
How to give participants the ability to record Zoom meetings from the web
To allow other users to record a Zoom meeting you are holding, you need to change the settings.
Note. Only updated Zoom subscribers can record to the cloud.
How to allow some participants to record Zoom meetings from the app
How to Record a Zoom Meeting as a Participant
You will see a notification below when the organizer of Zoom permits you to record the meeting.
Record a Zoom meeting from an Android mobile device
You must have a paid version of Zoom.
Record a Zoom meeting from iOs
A paid Zoom membership is required to record a meeting from a mobile device. These are three versions: Pro, Business and Enterprise.
Zoom saves mobile recordings to an online folder in the Zoom cloud. The amount of available storage depends on your data plan.
You can then download the files to your computer or transfer them from your browser.
When your meeting is over, you can find the video in the My Recordings section of the Internet.
If an attendee wants to record a meeting, the organizer must enable permissions in the same way as in the desktop app.
How to Record a Zoom Meeting on Cloud
For paid Zoom subscribers, cloud recording is automatically enabled. Audio, video, and chat texts are saved when recording to the cloud. You can stream files from your browser or download them to your computer.
You can make this setting required for all users of your account by clicking the lock icon. Confirm the setting by clicking “Lock”.
How to change cloud recording settings
After enabling cloud recording, you can change the following settings:
Audio & Chat
With the details above, learning how to record a Zoom meeting should be easy. Ready to start recording appointments?