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Record the call as a video

Zoom lets you record your web conferencing calls as videos, a handy feature for sharing the meeting with people who may have missed it or for reviewing what was said. When you record, you must choose whether to use the local or cloud option. Local means you store the video file yourself, whether locally on your computer or in another storage space that you provide. With Cloud, which is for paying members only, Zoom stores the video for you in its cloud storage (different account types come with different amounts of storage). One convenience of the cloud option is that people can stream the video in a web browser once it's ready. When creating a video from a conference call, it makes a big difference in the final quality to optimize a few settings in advance. For example, some calls might be broadcast-style, where only the host appears on screen. In that case, set Zoom to only record the audio and video of the host. Other calls might be in the style of a collaborative meeting, in which case you want to record everyone. Be sure to explore Zoom's settings at least a few minutes before recording a call. Requirements: To record videos, you need Zoom on macOS, Windows, or Linux. If you don't see the option to record, check your settings in the web app (under My Meeting Settings) or have your account administrator enable it. If you need to share the recording later, try one of these Zaps to automatically share once the recording has finished. If you record meeting attendees' video or audio, it's common courtesy—and in some places a requirement—to inform them before you do.