How To Record A Zoom Meeting

With rentals in busy cities rising, paired with increased digitalization of operations, working away from a

With rentals in busy cities rising, paired with increased digitalization of operations, working away from a fixed office has become more common. More and more employees can work remotely or in a separate office to reduce operation costs. As such, video conferencing platforms such as Zoom have seen a rise in the number of users over the past few years.

One of the perks of video conferencing is that we no longer have to scribe meetings. Instead, we can have a video recording of the entire meeting. This article will show you the steps to record a Zoom meeting.

Part 1: Allowing all video call participants to record

By default, Zoom has the Settings set so only the host can record the meetings. However, it is more convenient if all call members can record the meeting, so they all have the correct information.

  1. As a host, log into Zoom.
  2. Once you are logged in, head over to My Account, it should be located in the top right corner of your window.
  3. Under Whiteboards, click on Recordings in the left panel.
  4. You will be presented with two tabs: Cloud Recording and Local Recording. Under either tab, click on Profile Settings. You will be brought to the page for recording settings.
  5. Click on the checkboxes that allow participants to record meetings locally and on the cloud.

Part 2: Recording the Zoom meeting

Before you start recording, checking your account settings is a good idea to ensure that the recording function has been enabled.

Solution 1: Using a desktop for local recording

  1. Sign in to the Zoom web portal.
  2. Join a Zoom meeting call using your desktop. Once the call has loaded, click on the Record button. It is located at the bottom of your screen. Move your cursor gently if you cannot see the rows of icons at the bottom of your screen. If there is no record button, the host has not allowed participants to record the video.
  3. Click on the recording button. If a list appears, select Record on this Computer.
  4. As a host, you can see who is recording by clicking on Participants.
  5. Click on the stop button to end the recording. It is a button with a square icon. If you would like to pause the recording, click on the button with two verticle lines.
  6. The recording will be saved in mp4 format in your File Explorer.

Solution 2: Using a mobile device

Local recordings are not available for users on mobile devices. Only cloud recording will support recording using mobile devices. However, you will need a paid subscription to use the cloud recording.

  1. Launch the Zoom app on your mobile device. Join your meetings with your colleagues and clients.
  2. In the bottom right corner, there is a More option represented by an icon with three dots. Click on that function.
  3. When the menu appears, select the recording function. On iOS devices, it is called: Record to the cloud. On Android devices, it is labeled: Record.
  4. The recording will start. If you want to stop recording, click on the cloud icon with a red dot within your call.
  5. A window will appear at the bottom of your screen where you can pause or stop the recording.
  6. Access the recording from the Zoom website.