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How to record a Zoom meeting

We developed this step-by-step guide to teach you how to record a Zoom meeting. There is quite a bit you can do with these recordings – so we’ve also included some tips on what to do with them!

  1. Choose Your Zoom Recording Option

If you need to record a Zoom meeting, you can do it in two ways: a local recording or a cloud recording. 

Local recordings are a default option with any standard Zoom account. The meeting file will be saved locally on your computer so you can access it later.

Cloud recordings, on the other hand, are only available for paid subscriptions. When you choose a cloud recording, the playback will be stored in the Zoom Cloud so you can share it or download it from anywhere. 

Note that regardless of the option you choose, you will be able to download the video, audio, and chat text history. 

  1. Click the ‘Start Recording’ Button

Once you start your Zoom meeting, click on the ‘Start Recording’ button on the bottom of your screen:

If you pay for a license, you will get a popup that asks you whether you want to record on this computer or record the meeting to the cloud. After you make your selection, you can confirm that the recording started because there will be a red light in the top left corner of your Zoom meeting. 

Note that these features work on all Zoom compatible devices, ranging from your laptop and tablet to your mobile device!

  1. Pause or Stop Recording as Needed

Throughout the meeting, you can pause the recording feature or stop it altogether when you are finished. If you need to resume recording, simply press the start button again and it will continue to capture the audio and video for your meeting. 

  1. Access Your Recording After You End the Meeting

After your meeting has ended, your recording will automatically save to your documents folder or the Zoom Cloud.

If you selected a local recording, you can find the files on your hard drive in your Documents folder. Specifically, they will be in a file named Zoom. 

Cloud recordings will appear on the ‘Recording’ tab inside your Zoom Web Portal. Here, they can be shared, password-protected, and downloaded to your local drive. 

Making the Most of Your Zoom Recordings

You may be wondering, what can I do with a Zoom recording? There are many possibilities, but the first thing you should do is upload it to Milk Video. 

Once you upload your recording, Milk will transcribe it automatically. The result is valuable content that you can repurpose into articles, blog posts, and even quotes that you share on social media!

Similarly, you can use the technology provided by Milk Video to add subtitles to your videos with a click of a button! This will make sharing specific clips with your team and client easy and convenient. 

The opportunities are endless! Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you make the most out of your Zoom recordings.