How to record zoom call for sales team - All questions answered

Zoom is the most popular communication tool having more than 500,000 business customers. Are you one of them? Recording a zoom call is a great feature and has multiple use cases.

Reasons to record a zoom meeting?

Here are top 5 reasons why you should record your meeting - www.meetrecord.com/blog/5-reasons-why-you-should-record-your-next-meeting-2

Which plans allow zoom meeting recording?

Inclusions Free plan Pro Plan Business plan Enterprise plan
Recording  - Yes Yes Yes
Storage per license  - 1 GB 1 GB 1 GB
Transcription - - Yes Yes
Licenses   Max 9 Min 10 Min 50
Price Free forever $14.99 $19.99 $19.99

 

Who can record a zoom call?

Zoom’s in-built call recording feature can only be used by the host. There are various options to record call on your system or on cloud, following are the scenarios:

If you are host and are on paid plan - You can record a call on your system or on cloud

If you are not a host but you are on paid plan - Ask host to make you host, then start recording. You can record a call on your system or on cloud.

If you are not a host and you are on free plan - Ask host to make you host, then start recording. You can record call only on your system. 


How to record a zoom call?

1. Recording zoom call when on a free plan

On laptop PC/Mac:

1. Ensure that local recording is enabled. Go to Settings> Recording. Switch on local recording button.

2. If automatic recording is enabled then recording will start every time you host a meeting.

3. If automatic recording is disabled, then when hosting the meeting click on “Record”. On free plan, you will have option to record only locally

For free plan, record only on computer

On mobile phone iphone/Android:

Zoom currently doesn’t support call recording on mobile phones on free plan.


2. Recording zoom call when on paid plan

On laptop PC/Mac:

1. Ensure that local recording is enabled. Go to Settings> Recording. Switch on local/cloud recording button. Check other setting options as well 

Settings > Enable "Local recording"

2. If automatic recording is enabled then recording will start everytime you host a meeting

3. If you automatic recording is disabled, then when hosting the meeting click on “Record”. On paid plan, you will have option to record both on cloud or locally

On paid plans - Option to record on computer or cloud

On mobile phone iphone/Android:

Zoom allow only cloud recording on mobile phones. Follow these steps to record you call:

Step 1. Start your meeting on Zoom app on your phone, and then press the "More" option to select the "Record" button.

Step 2. Recording will start and you can pause/stop recording any time.

Step 3. Once done, you can view, share, and download Zoom recordings from your Zoom account. 


Can you record a Zoom call if you are not the host?

1. Using Zoom’s in-built call recording feature

Zoom native call recording feature is not available for participants. Only hosts can record the call. 

If you are not a host but you are on paid plan - Ask host to make you host, then start recording. You can record a call on your system or on cloud.

If you are not a host and you are on free plan - Ask host to make you host, then start recording. You can record call only on your system. 

2. Using third party screen recording feature:

There are few tool available which you can use to record your screen. It is advised to take permission of all involved parties when you are recording the converstation.  

Screen recording tools:

1. Free Cam

2. DVDVideoSoft’s Free Screen Video Recorder

3. ShareX

4. CamStudio

5. Ezvid

6. TinyTake

7. OBS Studio

9. Camtasia

10. Filmora Scrn

11. Movavi Screen Recorder 

12. My Screen Recorder Pro

13. FlashBack

Can I record a Zoom meeting as a participant?

As a participant you cannot record a zoom meeting. You must request host to make you the host.

How can a host make other participant host in a zoom meeting?

Go to participants and click on "More" to see the dropdown options. Select  "Make host".


How do I record a Zoom meeting without permission?

We don't recommend recording a zoom meeting without participant's permission. Please check federal laws and your state laws before recording.

Can you record Zoom calls for free?

Yes, recording a zoom call is free.

If you are on a free plan of zoom - You can record call for free on your compluter

If you are on a paid plan of zoom - You can record call for free on your computer or on cloud.

Do note that you have to a Host to have recording privileges. Each paid user is provided with 1 GB of cloud storage as default, you can buy more if needed.

Will zoom know if I screen record?

Screen recording is a local system feature, Zoom won’t know if you are recording screen. Though we don’t recommend recording any meeting without participant’s permission.

How do I record a zoom meeting automatically?

Zoom has an option to record meetings automatically as they start, go to your settings and switch on Automatic Recording.

Enable Automatic recording in Settings>Recording

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