Where do Zoom recordings go?

It is common for zoom meetings to be recorded. Zoom meeting recordings are very useful in case you want to go back and reference what was said. After the meeting is over, where do the recordings go? In this article, we will discuss how to find zoom meeting recordings.

How to find zoom meeting recordings

First you’ll need to open a Zoom meeting. Once in a Zoom meeting room, move your cursor so the buttons on the bottom of the screen appear. 

You’ll see a “Stop Video” button (if you don’t have video turned on, it will display “Start Video”) with an arrow pointing up. Click on that arrow, and you’ll get a small, sub-menu with one option that shows “Video Settings”. Click on the text “Video Settings” which will open up Zoom’s “Settings” window. In the left column of the screen, select “Recording”. Then click on the “Open” button in the upper right part of the screen. 

That will take you to a folder on your local drive where you can access your Zoom recordings. If you have a paid Zoom account, you’ll also have an option to save recordings to the cloud at the bottom of the screen that says “Cloud Recordings” with a “Manage” button that you can click to to access and manage your cloud recordings via the web. 

At the bottom of the Zoom meeting room, you’ll see a “Record” button. When you click on it, you’ll get two options to “Record on this Computer” for local recordings or “Record to the Cloud”, which is useful if you want others to be able to access your recordings or if you want to be able to access your recordings from any computer, anywhere. 

Local recordings will be on your local drive and you’ll find them in the Zoom folder on a Mac (see image below) and similarly on Windows.

You can even choose to change the default location where you store Zoom recordings on your computer by clicking on the folder icon in your Settings > Recordings window and selecting “Choose a new location…” which lets you select any folder on your computer where you’d like to store your Zoom recordings.

Other Zoom Meeting Options

Zoom also lets you click on the “Show Captions” button to enable live captions during a video conferencing call. 

However you may not be able to save the live captions in a meeting if you haven’t set them up. And if you’re not the host, you may not be able to enable live captions. With Ava, you can add live captions to any meeting with or without adjusting any settings or having to request them from a host. Additionally, you’ll be able to get a meeting summary along with the transcript available to you after the meeting. 

Ava works across browsers, Mac or Windows devices, and on phones. You can also scroll through a live captions window to review what happened earlier in a conversation, plus request a Scribe for 99% accuracy. 

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