You will probably want to record your meeting or webinar from time to time for legal, training, or any other reason.
Zoom offers two types of recordings: local recordings and cloud recordings. Zoom accounts include local recordings that are stored on your computer. All Zoom Cloud recordings, included with all paid accounts, can be viewed, shared, and downloaded from the Zoom Cloud.
Each option provides standard MP4 video, M4A audio, and chat text.
In your Zoom meeting window, press Record at the bottom to start recording after starting your meeting. You will be asked whether you want to record on this computer or on the cloud if you have cloud recording enabled. A red light with the words “Recording” will appear in the upper left corner of your Zoom window when recording has begun.
- You can pause the recording by clicking on the pause icon.
- You can resume recording by clicking the start icon.
- You can stop the recording by clicking on the stop icon.
Your local recording
A local recording is stored on the hard drive of your computer. Your zoom files are stored in your Documents folder by default. Learn how to locate your local recordings here. Automatic recording can also be enabled, which is disabled by default.
Your cloud recording
Zoom stores your cloud recordings in the cloud. Recordings can be found under the Recording tab of your Zoom web portal, which you can password protect, share, and download. By default, this feature is off, and it is available to Zoom Pro subscribers, Business subscribers, Education subscribers, and Enterprise subscribers. The benefit of cloud recording is that you can do it from your mobile device, Zoom Room, as well as your desktop.