Automatic Recording Follow

Overview

Automatic recording is an option that allows the host to start local recording or cloud recording automatically when the meeting starts. 

  • Automatic cloud recording will start whether the host joins by computer, mobile device or telephone dial-in. Automatic cloud recording will also start if Allow participants to join anytime is used and participants join before the host. 
  • Automatic local recording will only start when the host joins from the Zoom desktop application.
  • Basic (free) users can only use Automatic recording on a local computer.

This article covers: 

Enabling Automatic recording

Account settings

  1. Sign into the Zoom web portal as an administrator with the privilege to edit Account settings.
  2. In the navigation menu, click Account Management then Account Settings.
  3. Click on the Recording tab and verify that the Automatic recording setting is enabled. 
    • If the setting is disabled, click the toggle to enable it. In the confirmation window, click Enable to accept the change.  
  4. Select either to Record on the local computer or Record in the cloud and click Save.
    • If selecting Record in the cloud, you can check or uncheck Host can pause/stop the auto recording in the cloud.
  5. (Optional) To make the Automatic recording setting mandatory for all users in your account, click the lock icon .  

Note: Account admins and owners can disable the Cloud recording downloads feature from the Account Settings page. 

Group settings

  1. Sign into the Zoom web portal as an administrator with permission to edit User groups.
  2. In the navigation menu, click User Management then Group Management.
  3. Click the name of the group, then navigate to the Recording tab.
  4. Verify that the Automatic recording setting is enabled. 
    • If the setting is disabled, click the toggle to enable it. In the confirmation window, click Enable to accept the change.  
  5. Select either to Record on the local computer or Record in the cloud and click Save.
    • If selecting Record in the cloud, you can check or uncheck Host can pause/stop the auto recording in the cloud.
  6. (Optional) To make the Automatic Recording setting mandatory for all users in this group, click the lock icon .  

User settings

  1. Sign into the Zoom web portal and click Settings.
  2. Navigate to the Recording tab and verify Automatic recording is enabled.   
    Note: If the toggle is grayed out, it has been locked at either the Group or Account level, and you will need to contact your Zoom administrator.
  3. Select either to Record on the local computer or Record in the cloud and click Save.  
    • If selecting Record in the cloud, you can check or uncheck Host can pause/stop the auto recording in the cloud.

Note: If Automatic recording is enabled in your settings, it will be set for any meetings that you schedule going forward. It will not apply to existing meetings or your Personal Meeting ID. You will need to enable it for these meetings individually. 

Individual meeting

If you do not want to turn on automatic recording for all meetings, you can turn it off for individual meetings. You can also turn it on for an individual meeting, even if you do not have the setting on at the account, group, or user level. 

  1. Go to Meetings
  2. Click on Schedule a Meeting or click the meeting topic from the list of Upcoming and click Edit
    Note: You can also select your PMI by clicking on the Personal Meeting Room tab.
  3. Under Meeting Options, check Automatically record, select On the local computer or In the cloud.
  4. Click Save.