How to record Zoom meetings with the built-in feature on a desktop сomputer
How to record a Zoom meeting without permission
Step 1. Install the software
Install Movavi Screen Recorder for Windows or Mac. For the installation, you’ll need just 280 MB of available hard disk space, and 2 GB more for ongoing operations.
Step 2. Adjust the capture parameters
First, check the Settings menu to customize the recording parameters. Here you’ll find effects for mouse and keyboard, time scheduler, control panel settings, etc. If you have no preferences and you need just a simple recording, you can skip this step.
If you want to include your face and voice, you need to activate Microphone and Webcam. You’ll find these buttons on the main recording panel. To include voices of other participants, enable System Audio, too.
Step 3. Record your Zoom webinar
Start recording by hitting the REC button. The process starts automatically after three seconds. Hit the same icon to stop capturing.
If you want to grab screen captures, use the Screenshot icon.
Step 4. Save the recording and share it with colleagues
When the meeting is over and you have the recording, you can edit the video. You can trim it with Scissors and Trash Can.
Click on the Export button and choose the format for saving. If you want to share the recording with other participants, you can do so right in the preview window using the Share icon.
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Frequently asked questions
Can you record a Zoom meeting if you are not the host?
Only hosts and participants to whom they grant permission can record Zoom calls with the built-in features. If you are not the host of the meeting, you can request permission from the host to make a recording. If this is not possible, you can use a desktop screen recorder to record the call.
How do I record a Zoom meeting without permission?
Using Zoom’s built-in recording features is impossible if you do not have the host’s permission. However, a section of this article explains how to record a Zoom meeting without permission by using a third-party desktop screen recorder:
Movavi Screen Recorder
OBS (Open Broadcaster Software)
Game Bar for Windows 10
When I record a Zoom meeting, where does it go?
A Zoom meeting recording is saved either locally or on the Zoom cloud. Locally stored recordings are saved to your computer’s hard drive and can be found in the Documents folder (Windows) or Finder (Mac). Only licensed users can store on the Zoom cloud.
Does Zoom record your screen or just the meeting?
If you use Zoom’s built-in tool to record the call, it only records the meeting itself. If you use a third-party desktop screen recorder, it may record only the session window or the entire screen, depending on the software’s capabilities and settings. Most desktop screen recorders will capture the whole screen.
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