Recording a Meeting Tutorials | Zoom Documentation

Recording a Zoom Meeting

Your Zoom meet can be recorded either manually or automatically. It can be recorded in the cloud or locally. All users have the local record choice enabled .

Record a Meeting Manually

  1. Start a Zoom meeting as the host.
  2. Click the option to Record.
    • ZoomRecordButton
  3. Select Record on this Computer.
    • ZoomRecordonthiscomputer
      Hosts will see the following recording indicator in the top-left corner while the recording is active.
      Participants will see the following indicator in the top-left corner while the recording is active.
  4. Remember to stop recording at the conclusion of the meeing in order reduce the size of the recording.
  • Note that if you have started sharing content recording controls are found in the “… More” menu
    • ZoomRecordWhileSharing
  • For more information:
  • NOTE:
    Due to limited space on our Zoom Cloud, please create a local recording when possible.
  • You may choose to create a Cloud recording if:

    • You need to access the recording from another computer.
    • You want a transcript of the meeting.
    • You want an audio only recording of the meeting.
    • Note: please download your Cloud recordings once they are completed and then delete them from the Cloud. See this for instructions: 
  • For information on recording layouts:

Record a Meeting Automatically

  1. Go to My Meetings
  2. Click on Schedule a Meeting or select the meeting topic from the list of Upcoming Meetings and click Edit this Meeting
    Note: You can also select your PMI by clicking on the Personal Meeting Room tab.
  3. Under Meeting Options, check Record the meeting automatically.
  4. Choose whether to record locally or in the cloud.
    • NOTE: It is recommended that you use the “On the local computer” option since cloud space for Zoom recordings is limited.
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  5. Click Save.
  • For more information:
  • For information on recording layouts:

Finding, Viewing, and Managing Your Recordings

For local recordings, follow these steps

  1. Log in to the Zoom web portal.
  2. Navigate to My Recordings and click the Local Recordings tab.
    • ZOOMCloudRecordingTab
  3. This will display the meeting topic, meeting ID, date and time, computer name, and file path for the recording.
    • ZOOMLocalRecordingTab
  4. Click Delete to remove a recording from the list.
    • Note: You will need to remove the file from your local computer to delete the recording.

For cloud recordings, follow these steps

  1. Log in to the Zoom web portal and navigate to My Recordings.

    Note: If your meeting has not finished converting, the recording will show in the list with a Processing Recording label. Once the recording has finished converting, you will be able to view, share, download or delete your cloud recording.

  2. Click the meeting topic to display the available file types of the recorded data, based on the settings you have enabled:
    • Shared screen with speaker view: MP4 file with audio and video showing both active speaker view and shared content.
    • Shared screen with gallery view: MP4 file with audio and video showing both gallery view and shared content.
    • Active Speaker: MP4 file with audio and video showing the active speaker view only.
    • Gallery View: MP4 file with audio and video showing the gallery view only.
    • Shared Screen: MP4 file with audio and video showing the shared screen only.
    • Audio only: M4A file with a recording of the audio.
    • Audio transcript: VTT file with a transcript of the audio only.
    • Chat file: Text file with the transcript of in-meeting chat.
  3. Click a file to play the recording or see the text of the chat. You can also download, share, or delete recordings.
  • For more information:

Recording Transcripts

  • Use the Audio transcript option (under Cloud Recording) to automatically transcribe the audio of a meeting or webinar that you record to the cloud. After this transcript is processed, it appears as a separate .vtt text file in the list of recorded meetings. In addition, you have the option to display the transcript text within the video itself, similar to a closed caption display.
  • NOTE: Transcripts can only be made of cloud recordings.
  • For more information:




Migrate Cloud Recordings to Local Storage (Download and Delete Cloud Recordings)

  • Cloud repositing is limited. We recommend that if you record soar meetings to the defile that the meetings be migrated to local storehouse to conserve available swarm memory .
  1. Navigate to Recordings .
  2. You will see a list of cloud recordings on your account .
  3. Find the read you want to download and select the subject .

    • recording-list
  4. This will pull up a list of the record files .
  5. Select the “ Download ” push button next to the file you want to download .

    • cloud-recording-list-download
  6. After the file is downloaded, select the trash icon to delete the cloud recording.

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