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September 12, 2021

How to record a zoom meeting

How to record a zoom meeting

How to record a Zoom Meeting: step-by-step guide

Over the last few months, it’s felt as though the world around us has changed drastically - many things are now functioning very differently, these changes (surely not in alignment with our expectations) are at least for the near forthcoming times. This is off course due to the COVID-19 pandemic wherein the stay-at-home decrees have led to major changes in the way people work. One of the prominent transitions is the elevated usage of video conferencing for all official (however, not limiting to) purposes.

The last few months have witnessed the increasing number of video conferences being conducted via Zoom. It is currently among the most widely used video calling platforms in the world. This popular platform is used by millions of users globally which mainly involves working professionals, school and college students, and businessmen.

ZOOM offers numerous gripping features such as end-to-end encryption, password protection, scheduling meetings, and many more. Among these features, the most used and popular feature is the record option. Much like a few of the other top video calling platforms that let users record video calls on the platform and save them to the local storage of their devices. Recorded meetings can be a GREAT help. They’re a convenient way to save meeting content in order to take notes later and even share with those members who couldn’t attend that meeting/ conference.

This article discusses how you can use this platform to record meetings..

Zoom lets you record calls whether you’re a free or a paid user. However, free accounts have certain restrictions. If you’re a free user, you’ll only be able to save recordings to the local storage of your computer. If you want to save recordings to the cloud, you’ll need to be on one of the company’s paid offerings.

Zoom also provides different layout options for recordings to suit each circumstance. Local recordings, cloud recordings, and recording on mobile devices have different options too.


Here’s how to record a zoom meeting:

Step1-Start a Zoom meeting as the host. Kindly note that only the host gets the ability to record the call (you also have the feature of transferring host rights to some other member).

Step 2-Click the  Record button on the toolbar at the bottom of the call on your window. If you’re a paid user, you’ll get the option to pick from starting a local or Cloud recording here.


Hosts will see the following recording indicator at the top-left corner while the recording is active.



Participants will see the following indicator at the top-left corner while the recording is active.

Step 3- you can use the ‘Pause’ or ‘Stop’ button at the bottom of your window to pause or stop the recording.


After the meeting has been ended, Zoom will convert the recording into an .mp4 file and save in your computer. It should be noted that, by default, the audio/video file will be named Zoom_0.mp4 and the audio only file will be named audio_only.

While Zoom has grown exponentially in its usage, we have tried to explain you one of the most crucial features of this widely used platform i.e., the recording option.

So, go and record your meetings, conferences etc. But be cautious about what you speak or write there as you are being recorded.

Good Luck!




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