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Can't delete cloud recordings on the Basic Plus plan?


I'm on the Zoom Basic Plus plan which gives me 4 extensions of 40-min meetings per month + 1 gb of cloud storage. That said, I can't seem to figure out how to delete cloud recordings?


The options that were there when I was paying for the pro plan simply aren't there now. I used to be able to go into recordings and check the box next to the ones I wanted to delete. I don't have that option anymore. When I click on the 3 dots to delete from there, "delete" isn't in the menu. It only allows me to download. Help!


Community Champion | Customer
Community Champion | Customer

Welcome to the Zoom Community, @adusia95.


As a Community volunteer, I don't have access to your account, but I've asked someone in Zoom's Billing department to look into this.  If you have not yet submitted a support ticket, please do so as follows:

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Thanks, Ray. I submitted a ticket.

Community Champion | Zoom Employee
Community Champion | Zoom Employee

Hi @adusia95 


After a bit of research, I found that you will have the ability to delete cloud recordings if the limit is exceeded. It seems there is a 7-day grace period, and you would receive a notification when you reach 1 GB.

Thanks, S_K. But does that mean I could potentially not be able to record / save a meeting if my storage is almost full and the new recording would put me over capacity? 😕


I don't understand why I can't just delete recordings as necessary like on all the other plans...


I hear you, adusia95! Basic Plus doesn't offer in-platform deletion for cloud recordings. But there's a workaround. You can move them to trash and manage them from there.

Here's how:

  1. Go to Recordings > Cloud Recordings.
  2. Tick the boxes next to recordings you want to delete.
  3. Click "Delete Selected" (top right). This sends them to trash.

Recordings stay in trash for 30 days before permanent deletion. You can also recover them from trash if needed.

Matt -- I don't have those options. I cannot tick a box next to any recording to trash it. That's the problem.