How to Record a Zoom Meeting

How to Record a Zoom Meeting

In today's fast-paced digital world, virtual meetings have become an integral part of our lives. Zoom, the largest video conferencing platform, has emerged as a trusted ally for seamless remote communication and collaboration. In this blog post, we'll delve into how to record Zoom meetings, catering to both hosts and participants.

Recording as the Host: As the host of a Zoom meeting, you hold the power to effortlessly record the session using the platform's built-in features. Let's uncover the steps to ensure a successful recording:

  1. Set the Stage: Launch the Zoom application and initiate the scheduled meeting or create a fresh one. Before diving into the recording process, ensure that all the necessary participants have joined.
  2. Unleash the Recording Magic: Once the meeting is in full swing, go to the toolbar at the bottom of the Zoom window. A magical button called "Record" awaits your click. Give it a gentle tap and choose your preferred recording option from the dropdown menu. You have the choice to "Record on this computer" or "Record to the cloud."
  3. Take the Reins: Throughout the meeting, you wield complete control over the recording process through the toolbar. Pause, resume, or halt the recording whenever necessary. However, it's crucial to inform the participants when you temporarily pause or stop the recording to navigate sensitive discussions smoothly.
  4. Unveiling the Treasure: Once the meeting concludes, your job is to click the "End Meeting" button. Now, watch as Zoom works its magic, processing the recording seamlessly. If you opted for the "Record on this computer" option, your valuable recording will be saved locally. Locate the designated Zoom folder on your computer to retrieve the treasure you've just captured.

Recording as a Participant (Using Third-Party Tools): Even if you're not the host, fear not! There are third-party tools at your disposal, such as  Beulr, which can assist you in recording Zoom meetings like a pro. Follow these steps to unlock its potential:

  1. Create Your Account: Begin by visiting the Beulr website, where a world of recording wonders awaits. Sign up for a free trial and make your account. Once created, sign in to access the Beulr app.
  2. Send a Bot to Your Meeting: In the "record" section at the upper left of your screen, you have the option to "send bot now" or "schedule for later". In either case, simply copy and paste your meeting link for Zoom (as well as Google Meets, and Microsoft Teams) into the bar, and hit 'send bot'.
  3. Thats it!: Your bot will automatically attend the meeting, and shortly after the meeting ends, you will see the recording and transcript available for you in the Beulr app.

Video recording and transcription can be a powerful tool, so don't miss out on an opportunity to leverage these features, and remember to record responsibly.

To learn more about Beulr, and to try out our AI powered virtual meeting recording, transcription, and insight generation product, please visit our homepage at Thanks again!


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