Record a Zoom breakout room

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You can record breakout room sessions in Zoom, but the behavior of both local recordings and cloud recordings is different than in Zoom meetings that do not use breakout rooms. If you wish to record breakout rooms, you may need to make special plans or arrangements ahead of time to make sure your content is recorded as desired.

For more about recording Zoom meetings without breakout rooms, see Create and store recordings of Zoom meetings.

Local recording

Local recordings of breakout rooms follow the meeting host between rooms, and are likely the best recording solution for most users. Local recording can be initiated in any room, but will always record the room the host is in.

To record a breakout room the host is not in, a participant in that room needs recording permission. The host can grant this permission during a meeting using the "Manage Participants" panel, or ahead of time by making the participant an alternative host (for instructions, see Alternative Host).

Local recordings in breakout rooms can run concurrently with cloud recording in the main room.

Keep in mind that local recordings are stored on the computer that initiated them. For more about local recordings, see Create and store recordings of Zoom meetings.

Cloud recording

Cloud recordings of Zoom meetings can be initiated only in the main room, and will continue as long as the host stays in the main room. When the host leaves the main room, the cloud recording will pause. When the host returns to the main room, the cloud recording will resume. During playback, viewers will see a brief "no camera" icon while the host is out of the main room.

It is currently not possible to record a breakout room to the cloud. Zoom is aware of the issue, and is working to implement this feature.

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Last modified on 2023-10-31 12:25:33.