If you’re hosting a meeting on Zoom, you might want to record it for future reference. If you’re a participant in the meeting, you will need permission from the host before you’re able to record. Here’s how to do both.
How to Record a Zoom Meeting
By default, only the host of the video call is allowed to record the meeting in Zoom. When you’re ready, open Zoom and set up a meeting. You can do this by selecting the “New Meeting” button on the home page and then inviting the relevant participants to join the meeting.
Once the meeting is set up and the participants are present, you can start recording the meeting by selecting the “Record” button at the bottom of the window. Alternatively, you can use the Alt+R shortcut key.
The recording will now begin. You can pause the recording by (1) selecting the Pause button (or use Alt+P) or end the recording by (2) selecting the Stop button (or use Alt+R).
When the meeting is over, stop recording and select the “End Meeting” button in the bottom-right corner of the window.
How to Provide Recording Permission to Participants
If you’re the host and would like to allow one of the participants to record the meeting, provide the necessary permissions to do so.
During the video conference, select the “Manage Participants” option at the bottom of the window.
A list of participants will appear in the right pane. Hover over the name of the participant you want to give recording permissions to, and a “More” button will appear. Select the “More” button.
A drop-down menu will appear. Here, select “Allow Record.”
The guest will now be able to record the meeting.
How to View Recorded Meetings
If you’ve recorded a meeting you’d like to watch, open the Zoom app and select the “Meetings” tab.
In the left pane, select the “Recorded” option. You’ll now see a list of recorded meetings. Select the meeting you’d like to view from this list.
In the right pane, you now have the option to play the recording (with or without video), delete it, or open the file location in File Explorer (Windows) or Finder (Mac).