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Downloading Meeting Recordings to keep permanently


To start, I am VERY non technical.


Can someone SIMPLY explain to me the best way to "save" a recording of a zoom meeting so it will be saved permanently and I can send it to others to view? I work on a laptop and not Apple.


Community Champion | Customer
Community Champion | Customer



Assuming that you have a paid Zoom account you have the option to record to the cloud or record locally. From your description of wanting to permanently save the recording and send it to others, then I would lean towards recording locally. Although, depending on the length of your recorded meetings, these recorded files can become large pretty quickly. So, managing your local disk capacity will become important, along with potentially being challenged trying to send a very large file to somebody. That will depend on the method of sending that you choose to use.


I've included a screenshot below that displays the options you'll want to take a look at in order to prepare to record locally.


I've also included a link to the official Zoom documentation regarding local recording.



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Jeff Widgren | Host of the Zoom Test Kitchen