When a user records during a meeting, they can embed their personal information into the audio as an inaudible watermark. It is possible to identify which participant recorded the meeting using Zoom if the audio file is shared without permission.
Note: Activating this option requires selecting the option Join only signed-in users or Join only signed-in users in a specific domain.
- Account owner or admin privileges
- Zoom desktop client
- Windows: 4.3.46185.0120 or higher
- macOS: 4.3.53325.0120 or higher
- Linux: 2.7.162522.0121 or higher
- Zoom mobile app
- iOS: 4.3.0 (54294.0122) or higher
- Android: 4.3.46193.0120 or higher
Enabling audio watermark
All users in the account will be able to hear audio watermarks:
- As an administrator, you can edit account settings by logging into the Zoom web portal.
- Click on Account Management then click on Account Settings in the navigation panel.
- Next, select Meetings from the list.
- Make sure that you have enabled Add audio watermark under Schedule Meeting.
- You can enable it by clicking the toggle switch under the setting. It is recommended that you turn the switch on if a verification dialog box appears.
- It is optional to make this setting mandatory for all users in your account. To do this, click the lock icon and then click Lock to confirm how you want this setting to be applied.
- It will be necessary to also lock on the meeting options Only users with the specified domain can join meetings and Only users registered with the specified domain can join meetings.
Requesting information on an audio file
Send a request to Zoom Technical Support if you want to know who recorded an audio file. If you are requesting a recording, you need to include the Meeting ID, date and time of the meeting, and the recording file (audio or video).
Note: At least two minutes of audio must be present in the file.