If you want to record a Zoom meeting on your laptop or phone, this post will interest you. It is very helpful in case you want to record a session and refer to it later in the future. This way, you can ensure you don’t miss out on any key meeting points. Here, we will show you how to record a Zoom meeting with or without permission on both laptop/PC and phones.
Is there a way to record a meeting on Zoom?
Yes, you can record a meeting on Zoom. It provides a dedicated Record feature that you can use to record a Zoom meeting. The host can start recording the meeting right away. However, a participant must acquire the host’s permission to do the same. To use the Record feature, you need to have the Zoom desktop app installed on your computer.
How to Record Zoom Meeting on Laptop?
To record Zoom meetings on your Windows PC or laptop, there are some prerequisites for that. The requirements include having the Zoom desktop application installed on your computer and having a free or subscription account. If you fulfill this requirement, you can go ahead and follow the below steps to record a Zoom meeting on your laptop or PC:
- Open Zoom.
- Start a meeting.
- Click on the Record on this computer option.
- If you are a participant, send a request to record a meeting.
- Grant recording permission, if applicable.
- Start the recording.
- Stop the recording when done.
First of all, you need to open the Zoom app on your computer and then start a Zoom meeting and invite the other participants.
Next, in the Zoom Meeting window, you will see various control buttons at the bottom. Navigate to the More button and then click on the Record on this computer option. Alternatively, you can also press the Alt + R hotkey to quickly start recording the ongoing meeting.
Now, if you are the Zoom meeting owner, the recording will be started with a “Recording in progress” voice message. This will notify all the participants that the current meeting is being recorded.
However, if you are a participant trying to record a Zoom meeting, you need to take permission from the host who started the meeting.
So, click on the Send Request button to ask for the host’s permission.
The host will get a prompt to grant recording permission like Komal Srivastava is requesting to record this meeting locally. If the host clicks on the Allow Recording button, you can start recording the session.
Additionally, before granting permission, the host can tick the “Apply these permissions to all future requests” checkbox to let the person record Zoom meetings in the future as well.
After that, the participant can start recording by again clicking on the Record on this computer option or pressing Alt + R shortcut key.
Once done, you can stop the recording by clicking on the Stop Recording button or simply hitting the Alt + R hotkey again
When the meeting ends, the recording will be converted to MP4 format and saved locally.
You can go to your dashboard on Zoom and move to the Recorded tab. From here, you can see your recordings and play them. It also shows the location where your recordings are saved. You can also play a recording with audio only.
This method requires permission from the host to record a meeting session on Zoom. But, what if you want to record a meeting on Zoom without asking for the host’s permission?
How to Record Zoom Meeting without Permission?
To record a Zoom meeting without the host’s permission, you can use a free screen recorder tool. However, choose a screen recorder to record the meetings with audio. Some desktop screen recorder applications let you record a screen video with audio. To name some, FreeZ Screen Video Capture, ByteScout Screen Capturing, and SMRecorder are some good ones to do so.
ByteScout Screen Capturing is one screen recorder software that you can use for capturing a Zoom meeting video without permission. It is a lightweight screen recorder that you can use to record Zoom meetings without requesting permission. Here’s how:
- Download and install ByteScout Screen Capturing.
- Launch ByteScout Screen Capturing.
- Set up recording options.
- Join a Zoom Meeting.
- Open ByteScout Screen Capturing and click on Record.
- Select the Zoom Meeting window and start the recording.
- Stop the recording when done.
- Save the Zoom meeting recording.
To start with, download the ByteScout Screen Capturing application from here. And then, install the application on your computer.
After that, launch the ByteScout Screen Capturing application and click on its Settings button.
From the General tab, tick the Enable audio checkbox and configure other output options as per your requirements, and press the OK button to save changes.
Now, join a Zoom meeting on your PC or laptop. And then, open the ByteScout Screen Capturing interface and press the Record button.
You must now choose a region to capture from a Rectangular region, Region around the Mouse, and Desktop. You can now select the Zoom Meeting window region using your mouse and the recording will start.
Once you are done recording, open the main interface of the screen recorder and click on the Stop button. Or, you can press the CTRL+SHIFT+F12 hotkey to stop recording the Zoom meeting.
Next, save the captured Zoom meeting video in WMV file format. That’s it. Your Zoom meeting will be recorded without permission and saved locally at the given location.
How to record a Zoom meeting on Mobile?
You can also record a Zoom meeting on your Android or iPhone. The recording option is available for a Pro, Business, Education, or Enterprise account. Also, you must be a licensed host or have co-host privileges to be able to record a meeting. Other than that, you need to have cloud recording enabled in Zoom to record and save meetings on your iOS or Android phone.
To record a Zoom meeting on your Android or iPhone, here are the steps you can follow:
- First, open the Zoom app on your phone and start or join a meeting as the host.
- Now, from the meeting control buttons present at the bottom of your screen, click on the Record icon.
- Next, click on the Start Recording button to start recording your Zoom meeting.
- After that, press the Stop Recording button when you want to stop recording the meeting.
If you are a free user of Zoom or a participant in a Zoom meeting, you won’t get the Record feature on your mobile. Also, you won’t be able to record a meeting if you are a participant.
How to record a Zoom meeting without permission on an Android or iPhone?
You can use a screen recorder on your phone to record a Zoom meeting without permission. For example, if you have a Samsung Z Flip smartphone, you can use its inbuilt Screen Recorder tool to capture a Zoom meeting.
To do that, join a Zoom meeting on your Android phone and drag the status bar to open the quick access menu.
From here, select the Screen recorder option.
Now, choose the preferred mode from Media and Media and mic modes. And then, press the Start recording button to start capturing the Zoom meeting.
Once done, press the Stop button when you are done recording the Zoom meeting. Your Zoom meeting will then be saved to your local storage and can be accessed from My Files or another file manager app.
Similarly, you can use your inbuilt screen recorder on your Android phone to record a Zoom meeting on Android. Or, you can also install a third-party screen recorder app from Play Store and use it to record a Zoom meeting without permission on an Android phone.
Also, the same method can be used to record a Zoom meeting on an iOS phone. You can also install a screen recorder app from App Store to do the same.
Can I record a Zoom meeting if I am not the host?
Yes, you can start recording a Zoom meeting even if you are not the host of the meeting. But, to do that, the host’s permission is required. When you try recording a meeting, the host will be prompted to grant his/her permission. Once granted, you can start recording the ongoing Zoom meeting.