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How To Record Zoom Meeting Without Permission on Windows/Mac

If you're used to hosting Zoom meetings, you already know that the software allows you to record your online sessions. So, after the meeting, you can share it with whoever wants a copy. But, unfortunately, it's a different ball game when you're a participant.

Zoom does not allow participants to record meetings without the host’s approval, which can be frustrating. However, there is a workaround to this restriction; you can record Zoom sessions without seeking the host’s permission.

So, if you've been wondering how to record your meeting on Zoom as a participant, this article is for you. Here, you'll learn everything you need to know about recording Zoom sessions on Mac and Windows without the other participants' knowledge.

Can You Record a Zoom Meeting as a Participant?

Record a Zoom Meeting as a Participant


Participants can only record Zoom meetings after requesting and receiving the host's authorization. Before your host grants you recording privileges, they'll have to take these steps:

  1. Navigate to controls at the screen's center and click on "participants."

  2. Scroll to your name in the participant's menu and click "More" next to your name

  3. Select "Allow Record"

If your host permits you to record a Zoom session, you'll receive a notification. You'll also find a record button at the bottom screen. This button wouldn't appear if your host didn't grant you recording privileges.

Here's how to record a Zoom meeting after getting permission from the host:

1. Choose a folder on your desktop to save your recorded file before entering the meeting. You can do this by navigating the "Recording" tab from Zoom's "Home" tab.

2. Enter the meeting and click on the "Record" button. You'll find it at the bottom of the screen.

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3. On the screen's upper-left corner, you'll find a "Recording" icon that shows that the recording is in progress. You can pause and continue the recording with the buttons on the screen's top or bottom.

4. After recording, click the "Stop" button. It'll automatically save the recording to your computer.

5. To access the recorded file, navigate the "Recorded" tab from the "Meetings" tab. Zoom allows you to rename any files you record and share them via email.

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Note that when you start recording, an icon will appear next to your name and will be visible to everyone participating in the meeting.

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How To Record a Zoom Meeting Without Permission on Windows

Record a Zoom Meeting Without Permission on Windows


Let's face it: sometimes, asking your host for permission to record the meeting isn't an option you'd love to explore. Fortunately, recording Zoom without permission is possible if you're using Windows. There are different methods to achieve this depending on whether you're using Windows 10 and above or other Windows devices.

You can record Zoom meetings without the approval from your host using the built-in Xbox Game bar. Unfortunately, this is only available to users of Windows 10 PC and higher versions.

Here's how to record a Zoom meeting without permission on Windows 10 PC:

1. Open Zoom and simultaneously click on the Windows logo + G keys. This opens the Xbox Game Bar on your computer.

2. Next, navigate to the "Show All Captures&quo