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How do I turn OFF automated recording?


Every time I start new zoom meetings, the recording device is automatically turned on.

How do I turn OFF automatic recording?

I want to turn it on manually, on sessions that require a recording.

I have turned OFF Automated Recording on my Zoom account. (Even did a reset)... but each new meeting still automatically turns the recording ON.

Thanks very much.


Community Champion | Customer
Community Champion | Customer

Hi @RonCWilliams 

Kindly give a try on these and see if this works:


  1. Disabling Automatic Recording in Zoom Web Portal:
  • Sign in to the Zoom web portal at
  • In the navigation menu, click Settings.
  • Click the Recording tab.
  • Click the toggle next to Automatic recording to disable it.
  • If a verification dialog appears, click Disable to confirm the change.
  1. Disabling Automatic Recording for Personal Meeting Room (PMI):
  • Sign in to the Zoom desktop client.
  • Click the Meetings tab.
  • At the top of the left panel, click your personal meeting ID (PMI).
  • Click Edit.
  • In the Personal Meeting ID Settings window, click Advanced Options.
  • Uncheck the box next to Automatically record meeting.

Hope this helps - Happy to help further!!
Thank you very much and have a great one!
Warm regards