Zoom: Local and Cloud Recording in Zoom

Article Type: How-To

Question: Can I record my Zoom meetings?

  • I would like to record Zoom meeting for viewing at a later date.

Answer: Yes.  There are two main methods for recording a Zoom meeting.

  • Zoom meetings can be recorded locally on your computer.
  • Zoom meetings can be recorded directly to the cloud.

Start recording

After starting your meeting, you start recording by pressing Record  on the bottom of your Zoom meeting window. If you have cloud recording enabled, a pop-up will appear asking where you want to record: Record on this Computer or Record to the Cloud. You’ll know recording has begun because a red light will appear in the upper left corner of your Zoom window with the words “Recording.”

  • Click on the pause icon  if you want to pause the recording.
  • Click on the start icon  when you are ready to resume recording.
  • Click on the stop icon  when you’re ready to stop the recording.

Your local recording

Your local recordings are stored to your computer hard disk. By default, they’re in your Documents folder in a file named zoom. Here are more details on finding your local recordings. You can also enable automatic recording, a setting that is off by default.

Your cloud recording

Your cloud recordings are stored in the Zoom cloud. They are in your Recording tab of your Zoom web portal, which you can password protect, share, and download. This feature is off by default, and is available to paid Zoom Pro, Business, Education, and Enterprise plan subscribers. One great thing about cloud recording is that you can do it from your mobile device, Zoom Room, as well as your desktop.

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Mon 10/25/21 12:08 PM
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