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Cloud recording auto deletion settings clarification(s)


Can anyone clarify the following for me:


-When "Delete cloud recordings after a specified number of days" is enabled (ex. 120 days), that means any recording older than 120 days from the date the setting was enabled are subject to the auto deletion policy, yes?


-What happens to recordings already older than 120 days? Will all of them end up in Trash? I assume yes, but want to be 100% sure.


-What happens to the clock for recordings restored from the trash? Do they get another 120 days or will they automatically be placed back in the trash after some timeout?


Thanks in advance smart people...😊


Listener | Zoom Employee
Listener | Zoom Employee

Hi Mark_CSU,


  • If enabling auto-deletion or changing the retention period to a shorter time frame, recordings older than the specified number of days for auto-deletion will be given a 1-day grace period, before being sent to the trash, where they will remain for 30 days before permanent deletion.
  • Recordings recovered from the trash are given a 1-day grace period before being sent back to the trash. To retain a recording for a longer period of time, exempt the recording from auto-deletion

You can read the full article on deleting recordings here: