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Managing cloud recordings Follow

Overview

Recording management allows account owners and admins to manage their users' cloud recordings, including view, delete, and share the video, audio, transcript, and chat files. 

If you're a user, recording management allows you to view, delete, and share your own cloud recordings.

Note: Your admin can restrict the ability to edit or delete your cloud recordings.

This article covers:

Prerequisites

Accessing recording management

Admin

  1. Sign in to your Zoom web portal.
  2. In the navigation menu, click Account Management then Recording Management.
    You will see a list of cloud recordings on your account.
  3. Adjust the date range and status, then search by host, meeting ID, topic, or keyword.
    Note: There is no limit on the date you can specify.

User

  1. Sign in to your Zoom web portal.
  2. In the navigation menu, click Recordings.
    You will see a list of cloud recordings that you started.
  3. Adjust the date range and status, then search by host, meeting ID, topic, or keyword.
    Note: There is no limit on the date you can specify.

Viewing cloud recording settings

  1. Access recording management.
  2. Find the recording you want to view and click the topic.
    Note: If your meeting has not finished converting, the recording will show in the list with a Processing Recording label. Once the recording has finished converting, you will be able to view, share, download or delete your cloud recording.
    You will see a the recording files and options:

File types

  • Shared screen with speaker view: MP4 file with audio and video showing both active speaker view and shared content. 
  • Shared screen with gallery view: MP4 file with audio and video showing both gallery view and shared content.
  • Active Speaker: MP4 file with audio and video showing the active speaker view only.
  • Gallery View: MP4 file with audio and video showing the gallery view only.
  • Shared Screen: MP4 file with audio and video showing the shared screen only.
  • Audio only: M4A file with a recording of the audio.
  • Audio transcript: VTT file with a transcript of the audio only.
  • Chat file: Text file with the transcript of in-meeting chat.

Learn more about recording layouts.

Settings for recording

  • Pencil icon : Allows you to rename the meeting topic.
  • This recording will be deleted in __ days: If you enabled auto-deletion, this displays the number of days before the recording is deleted. You will receive an email notification 7 days before the recording is deleted.
  • Recording Analytics: View metrics for the recording.
  • Recording thumbnail: Play the video or audio file in your browser.
  • Download: Downloads the recording file to your local computer.

Settings for sharing

Click Share to display the recording link information and sharing settings, such as disabling downloads from viewers and requiring a password to view.

  • Share this recording: Allows the recording to be shared publicly or internally. Switch the toggle off if you want the recording to be private. If you share the recording, Zoom will create a web page where visitors can view the cloud recording.
  • Add expiry date to the link: Allows you to set number of days or specific date when the link will expire for viewers. 
  • Viewers can download: Allows viewers to download the video in addition to viewing it online.
  • On-demand(Registration Required): Requires users to enter their name and email address before viewing or downloading the recording. The host will be able to download a report with this information.
  • Password protection: Requires users to enter a password before viewing or downloading the recording. After toggling this to on, enter a custom password and click Save.
  • Copy sharing information to clipboard: Copies the link and password (if enabled) to your cloud recording. Share this information to allow others to view the cloud recording.

Recordings with screen share, chat, or audio transcript

If you recorded a meeting that contained screen sharing, you'll see an additional recording file called Shared screen with speaker view, which contains the screen share portion of your recorded meeting.

Click the link to play it. You can also hover over it to display for icons to download the file, copy the shareable link, or delete the file:

If your cloud recording has audio transcript or chat enabled, you'll also see the same icons for the transcript and chat files:

Protecting cloud recordings with a password

You can password protect the recording to limit who can download or view your cloud recording

  1. Access recording management.
  2. Click Share next to the recording you want to password protect.
  3. Enable Password protection by clicking the toggle.
  4. Enter the password you want to use and click Save.

Viewing cloud recording analytics

You can view analytics (page views and downloads) for a cloud recording that you have shared internally or externally.

  1. Access recording management.
  2. Find the recording you want to view and click the topic.
  3. Click Recording Analytics.
  4. Use the drop-down menus at the top to specific a date range, then click Search.
  5. Click one of the tabs to view a summary or filter data by view/downloads.
    You will see these metrics for the recording: 
  • Views: The number of times that someone viewed the recording page. This metric does not track the number of times the recording was played. Also, this metric does not count unique page views. In other words, if someone reloads the page, it will count as another view.
  • Downloads: The number of times that someone clicked Download in the cloud recording page. This metric does not track the number of times that the download was completed. In other words, if the user clicked Download but didn't finish downloading, it still counts toward this metric.
  • Note: The metrics will not reset if you change the sharing settings for the cloud recording. For example, if you change it from private to public.

    You will also see the following information and options:

  • Export as CSV file: Export data in the current tab as CSV file.
  • Name: If a Zoom user is signed-in to their account on the web and views or downloads the recording, this column displays their profile name. This column displays Guest for all other visitors.
  • Email:If a Zoom user is signed-in to their account on the web and views or downloads the recording, this columns displays their email address. This column is left blank for all other visitors.

Exporting a list of cloud recordings

You can export a CSV file with recording details, including the host's email, meeting ID, meeting topic, start date and time, and file size.

  1. Access recording management.
  2. Enter the search criteria you would like to download a report on.
  3. Click Export

Deleting cloud recordings

As a user or admin, you can delete cloud recordings. This will move the files to the trash and you can permanently delete them from the trash manually. If you don't permanently delete them manually, they will be deleted in 30 days. Files in the trash don't count towards your cloud recording storage.