How to get started with recording in Zoom

It is almost certain that you will at one point or another have to record a meeting or webinar for training, legal purposes, or for any other reason.

Using Zoom, you are able to make recordings locally as well as back them up to a cloud service. With a Zoom account you will have the option of saving your recordings directly to your computer so that you can play them back later. All paid Zoom accounts, which include cloud recordings as part of the service, allow users to view, share, and download their recording to Zoom Cloud.

There is no difference in the amount of video and audio files that both options provide, as well as the ability to chat.

Start recording

In order to begin recording your Zoom meeting, at the bottom of the Zoom meeting window, you will find a Record button. You will be asked where you want to record if you have cloud recording enabled. In either case, you will see the options: Record on this Computer or Record to the Cloud. In the upper left corner of the Zoom window, you’ll see a red light with the words “Recording” in it that lets you know that recording has begun.

  • If you would like to pause the recording, then you will need to click on the pause icon.
  • When you are ready to resume recording, click the start icon on the top right hand corner of the screen.
  • Whenever you are ready to stop the recording, simply click on the stop icon.
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Your local recording

On your computer hard drive, you store the local recordings you make. There‘s a small zip file named zoom in your Documents folder by default. To find your local recording, please refer to the following link. The automatic recording feature can be enabled in addition to the one that is disabled by default.

Your cloud recording

The Zoom cloud stores all of your recordings in the cloud.

In the Zoom web portal, you can access these recordings under a tab titled Recording, which contains password-protected recordings that can be shared and downloaded. Zoom Pro, Business, Education, and Enterprise subscribers have access to this feature. It is off by default, but it can be enabled with a Zoom subscription. Using cloud recording is one of the most convenient ways to capture video, since it can be done from your desktop as well as your mobile device, Zoom Room.