How to sharing a local recording in Zoom

This post was most recently updated on July 22nd, 2022

You can record locally on your computer by using the Local Recording feature. A local recording does not have the capability of being uploaded to Zoom’s cloud system. Zoom’s cloud recording is required in order to store a video in the cloud.

On the other hand, if you want to share your local recordings with other people, you can try uploading them to a cloud storage or content management platform like Dropbox or Google Drive.

Note:

Whenever you are saving or sharing meeting files, we recommend that you save the file name in a unique way and do not use any of the words Zoom, Personal Meeting Rooms or My Meetings.

Prerequisites for sharing a local recording

  • Version 3.5 or higher of the Zoom desktop client is required

How to share a local recording

On your computer, you can find the recording files by following these steps:

  • Log in to Zoom on the desktop.
  • Select Meetings.
  • Select Recorded.

  • Click Open to view the recording of a particular meeting.
    The recording files will be opened in the folder. You can watch the video by clicking on the MP4 file.
    Note: Meetings with only the Open button contain cloud recordings.
  • If the MP4 file isn’t in the cloud, you can still upload it at a web service like Dropbox, Box, Google Drive, YouTube, or Vimeo, but this will take a bit more effort.