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2 Ways to Record Zoom Meeting



How to Record Zoom Meeting in 2 Ways

The meeting is an efficient way in the office. However, the Coronavirus pandemic has interrupted the office meeting. Zoom solves this problem by offering online meetings and conferences. Whether you are a meeting participant or host, recording a zoom meeting can help you remember every point for future reference.

How to record a Zoom meeting?

If you are a host in a Zoom meeting, it is easy to record the whole meeting by tapping the Record button. However, if you are a participant, the process of recording a Zoom meeting comes to be a little complicated.

Continue reading and know how to.

Method 1: Record Zoom Meeting on Desktop With Permission

Zoom local recording is available to free and paid subscribers. Local recording allows participants to record meeting video and audio locally to a computer.

As an administrator, you can start a meeting recording directly. However, as a participant, you should get the assigned recording privileges from an administrator and then can find the record button.

Here’s how to get started:

Step 1: Enabling local recording

Sign in to the Zoom web portal as an administrator, click Account Management then Account Settings, navigate to the Local Recording option in the Recording tab, and toggle on the settings to enable it.

Step 2: Start a local Zoom recording as a host

Start a Zoom meeting as the host, click the Record button. If there is a menu, select Record on this Computer. Then the host will see the recording indicator in the top-left corner in a meeting.

Click Participants to see which participants are currently recording.

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Note: If you are a participant, you should ask the administrator to assign the recording privileges to you.

Step 3: Pause and stop Zoom recording

While recording a Zoom meeting, a participant can stop or pause the recording by clicking the Pause/Stop Recording button.

When the recording is done, Zoom will convert the recording file as MP4 format for video and M4A format for audio.

By default, the recording file will be named Zoom_0.mp4 or audio_only.m4a.

Zoom also supports cloud recording, but that is for paid users and that’s not what we want to show here.

Method 2: Record Zoom Meeting on Desktop Without Permission

It is easy to record a Zoom meeting as a host, however, if you are a participant without permission, how do you record the whole Zoom meeting?

Apeaksoft Screen Recorder does help exactly.

Apeaksoft Screen Recorder is a screen recorder program, which can record any activities on your computer. When you join a Zoom meeting without permission from the administrator to start a recording file, or you want to record a Zoom meeting without letting others know, this Zoom recorder can solve your problem easily. Besides, it can help you:

①Record selected window to record Active Speaker, Gallery View, and shared screen separately.

②Record video, screen, and audio separately.

③Real-time editing can take notes timely while attending a Zoom meeting.

④Save Zoom recording as MP4, MOV, MP3, and more formats.

⑤Audio enhancement tool can reduce audio noise to improve video recording.

⑥Record webcam screen to grasp the Zoom window you need.

⑦Record Zoom meeting as long as your local storage runs up.

The process of recording a Zoom meeting can be accomplished in a few simple steps.

Step 1: Select recording window

Free download this Zoom meeting recorder software on your computer. It is compatible with Windows and Mac computer and just download which version you need.

Run it and you will see 4 tabs. Select Video Recorder.

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In the Video Recorder window, you should select the recording window.

Here it offers you 2 ways to select a recording region, Full Screen and Custom Screen.

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Besides, you should toggle on the audio source recording to choose to record from both Microphone and System Sound, or either.

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Step 2: Record Zoom meeting and edit optionally

While all the settings are made, just click the REC button to start a Zoom meeting recording.

While recording, the Edit icon (A pen image) allows you to edit the Zoom meeting recording like add caption, draw a line or shape, add a callout, etc.

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Step 3: Preview and save Zoom recording file

This recorder allows you to pause and stop Zoom recording. The stop button will direct you to the preview window, where you can watch the Zoom recording and use the clip feature optionally to cut unwanted parts.

Finally, click Save to export the Zoom recording file.

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Here, you can open the recording folder to share or use the Zoom meeting recording file conveniently.

FAQs of Recording Zoom Meeting

Can you record a Zoom meeting if you are not the host?

Yes. If you are not a host in a Zoom meeting, then you can start a Zoom recording after the host joins the meeting and give you the recording permission, or set you up as the alternative host.

Does Zoom say if you take a screenshot?

No. When you take a screenshot of the live Zoom meeting, it will not notify someone that you took a screenshot.

Can Zoom record your screen without you knowing?

No. When you join a Zoom meeting, the host and participants will not see your computer screen. They can only see your video and hear your audio if you turned on the Camera and Microphone.


When you attend a Zoom meeting, recording Zoom meeting is an efficient way to take every note so that you will not miss them. This post shares 2 ways of recording Zoom meetings whether you are a host or participant without permission.

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