How to Record a Meeting in Zoom

Record a Meeting in Zoom

You know how when you’re in the middle of a Zoom meeting when you wish if you could record the whole meeting and then rewatch it again sometime again later?

Well, we’re here to tell you: You can do that!

Aside from adding virtual backgrounds, multi-screen share, or enabling ‘Beauty’ mode, you can do a lot of things with your Zoom meetings so that you can get the most out of it. Recording a meeting is one of the features which we have found to be really useful because it allows us to playback a meeting or skip to the more important bits discussed during the meeting so that we can work on them or note it down. It also allows you to be your most productive self as you’re not going to forget something that was asked of you to do.

In this guide, we will go over step-by-step on how you can record a meeting in Zoom as well as how you can access your recorded meeting files and even share it with others using a share link. 



You need to be the host or have the permission to record a meeting in Zoom.


Before you jump in, it is crucial that you either are a host of the Zoom meeting or have the host grant you the permission to be able to record the Zoom meeting. 

You can provide the following steps to your host if he or she doesn’t know how to provide you with the recording permission: 

  1. When the Zoom meeting starts, the host can select the Manage Participants option at the bottom. This will bring up the list of all participants in the meeting (right-pane).
  2. Next, the host will want to hover the name of the participant, which they wish to provide recording permissions, and they should see a More button appear. Click on the More button.
  3. All the host has to do now is choose the Allow Record option to grant you the recording permissions.

Having ensured that you have the recording permissions, let’s jump right into learning how to record a meeting in Zoom. 🙂


  1. How to Record a Meeting in Zoom on Windows or Mac
  2. How to Record a Meeting in Zoom on iPhone, iPad or Android Devices


How to Record a Meeting in Zoom: 5 Steps


  1. First things first, once the meeting is set up and having participants come in, you can start the recording simply by clicking on the Record button at the bottom of the window.

Record a Meeting in Zoom


Shortcut ⚡

You can also press on your Alt + R keys to begin a recording anytime. To pause the recording, the shortcut will be Alt + P keys. To stop the recording, the shortcut will be Alt + R keys.


  1. After pressing the Record button, you should see that the Record button that was once there turn into Pause/Stop Recording. You can select the button if you wish to Pause or Stop the recording. If you’ve paused the recording, you can simply click on the Pause button again to resume recording the meeting. If you do pause a recording, the label in the upper left-hand corner will change to red and read “Recording Paused” until you resume.

Record a Meeting in Zoom


  1. Once the meeting is over or when you wish to stop recording, you can simply hit the Stop recording button when you’re done. The recording(s) will be stored in the file that is set in your Zoom settings. Keep reading below to find out how to locate it.


That’s pretty much it! 😄



Help! How do I view my recorded Zoom meetings as well as their files?

Great question! You can view your recorded Zoom meetings simply by going to the home page of the app and then click on the Meetings option at the top.


Record a Meeting in Zoom


Next, from the left pane, select the Recorded tab, and you will see a list of all your recorded meetings. Choose the meeting which you would like to replay or access its recorded file. 

Lastly, in the right pane, you have a few options: Open the recorded file in your File Explorer (Windows 10) or Finder (Mac), Play which will replay the recorded meeting, Play Audio Only which will replay the recorded meeting’s audio only (great if you’re commuting or driving) or Delete which will delete the recorded meeting.


Record a Meeting in Zoom


Voila! ✨


File Explorer Zoom Meeting Recording
If you’re on Windows 10, the meeting will be opened in your File Explorer. If you’re on macOS, then Finder will be opened.


You can watch the below video if you wish to have a better understanding of how exactly you can go about recording a meeting on Zoom.




Help! How do I change where exactly my recorded Zoom meetings get saved on my machine?

Say, for instance, you’ve created a separate folder just for your recorded Zoom meetings, and you wish to automatically have Zoom store all your recorded meeting files in there. If so, you can go into your Zoom app homepage and click on the little gear icon at the top-right hand corner which will be your Settings.


Zoom Settings


Next, select the Recording tab from the left sidebar and then for the Store my recordings at option, you will want to choose the folder you have created by using the dropdown selector. 


Record a Meeting in Zoom


You may also be asking “how do you record a meeting in Zoom on an iPhone, iPad or Android device?” The below steps will guide you around on how you can do that.



How to Record a Meeting in Zoom on Mobile App: 5 Steps

  1. Before you go ahead and try recording a Zoom meeting on your mobile device, you will want to make sure that you have a paid Zoom membership – a Pro, Business, or Enterprise account. This is because the recordings done on mobile are stored onto Zoom’s cloud storage, and there are limits on how much you can store which each membership plan provides differently. For more information, you may refer to Zoom’s Cloud recording page. If you’ve made sure to have a paid Zoom membership, the next thing you will want to make sure is you have the Zoom app installed on your iPhone, iPad or Android device.
  2. Great! Next, open the Zoom app on your iPhone, iPad or Android device and join a meeting.
  3. Once you’re in a meeting, simply tap on three-dots on the bottom-right corner which says More.

Record a Meeting in Zoom


  1. Now from the menu, select Record to the Cloud (if you’re on iOS) or Record (if you’re on Android).

Recording to Cloud Zoom App


  1. The meeting will start being recorded, and you should also see a Recording… tag icon appears on the top right-hand corner of your screen. You can tap on this icon if you wish to Pause or Stop the recording.

Recording on Zoom App


When you’ve stopped recording a Zoom meeting, you can locate the recorded Zoom meetings inside the My Recordings section on the Zoom website. ( From here, you can download or even share the link to the recording to your fellow participants.


Cloud Recordings


This wraps our post on how you can record a meeting on Zoom whether you’re on your PC or on mobile. If you have any questions, please feel free to comment down below, and we will love to help you out. ❤


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