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Local recording in Zoom Meetings is available to both free and paid subscribers. Local recording allows participants to record meeting video and audio locally to a computer. The recorded files can be uploaded to a file storage service like Dropbox, Google Drive, or YouTube. 

1. Before you start recording, make sure you save the file to the appropriate folder on your desktop. Click the gear icon on the home screen to open your settings, where you'll find a “Recording” tab on the left-hand side. Zoom should automatically create a documents folder, but you can change this location by clicking the drop-down menu if you wish.


2. Once you've joined a call, select the Record icon at the bottom of Zoom Meeting window. Zoom offers one or up to two options for recording: “Record on this Computer” or “Record to the Cloud”. “Record on this Computer” will save the file locally on your computer in an mp4 format while “Record to the Cloud” will save directly to Zoom’s website. If you do not see an option here, the file is likely to be saved directly to your computer. 

3. Once you're recording, you'll see a small “Recording…” label in the upper-left corner. You can use the small pause and stop buttons that have appeared — or use the corresponding buttons that have replaced “Record” at the bottom.


You can now spend the given time on your presentation for the VietTESOL International Conference 2020. You can also share your contents including your powerpoint presentation and videos within this Zoom Meeting. 

You can pause and stop the recording at any point during the Zoom Meeting. If you pause a recording, the label in the upper left-hand corner will change to red and read “Recording Paused” until you resume. 

It is noted that free subscribers are allowed to host 40-minute maximum meetings. 

4. Once you end the session, there will be a brief conversion process. Depending on your computer settings, a small pop-up may appear that reads, “You will have a recording that needs to be converted before viewing.” 


The recorded file will be accessible from your Documents folder and its subfolder called “Zoom”. In case you have trouble accessing this folder, simply navigate to your Zoom client, select “Meetings” – “Recorded” and locate the file. You also have several options for the file. You can play the video, play audio only, open the file, or delete the file.