Recording in Zoom

Enabling Local Recording

Note: If the option is grayed out, it has been locked at either the group or account level, and you will need to contact your Zoom administrator.

Starting a Local Recording

The host must record the meeting or grant the ability to record to a participant.

Participants will see a recording indicator in the top-left corner while the recording is active.

4. Click Participants to see which users are currently recording.

5. After the meeting has ended, Zoom will convert the recording so you can access the files.

6. Once the conversion process is complete, the folder containing the recording files will open.

Note: By default, the audio/video file (MP4) will be named Zoom_0.mp4. The audio only file (M4A) is named audio_only.m4a.


Stopping or Pausing a Local Recording

During a Zoom recording, a user can Stop or Pause the recording. If a user stops the recording and starts it again, a new video file will be created for the next recording segment. If a user pauses the recording and starts it again, Zoom will record to the same video file for the recording segment.

The recording can also be stopped or paused by clicking the indicator in the top left corner.

2. When a recording is paused, the following indicator will be displayed in the meeting.

3. To resume the recording, click Resume Recording at the bottom

The recording can also be resumed by clicking the indicator in the top left corner.

Accessing Local Recording Files

By default, all recordings will be placed in a Zoom folder found in the following file path on these devices:

To access recording files:


3. You can access these options to manage your local recordings:

4. (Optional) Follow the steps to share a local recording if you want others to see your recording.