How to Record Yourself on Zoom

You may not realize you can actually use Zoom to record a presentation or record yourself on Zoom. Check out this tip to learn how!

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In this time of virtual workspaces and the rise of Zoom, you may find yourself asking, "Can I record myself in Zoom, can I record a Zoom meeting, or can I make a video using Zoom?" The answer is yes, and it’s really quite simple! Read on to find out.

Related: Troubleshooting Zoom Issues: Video & Connection Problems

Why You’ll Love This Tip

  • Easily record your Zoom meetings and save them to your computer.
  • You can record yourself giving a presentation or make your own video.

Recording on Zoom

In order to use Zoom, you need to create a Zoom account and log in. Once you’ve done that, we can start recording videos.

  1. Open the Zoom app.

    Open Zoom app to record a video
  2. Start a meeting or join one that’s already happening.

    start a zoom meeting to record a video
  3. Tap the Record button at the bottom of the screen. Now you'll start recording (unless you need the host's permission to record, in which case you'll need to ask).

    record a video with zoom
  4. When you’d like to stop recording, you can press Pause to temporarily stop recording or Stop to end the recording permanently.

    stop or pause recording on zoom
  5. A notification will pop up alerting you that your file’s audio will be converted to mp4 once you end the meeting.

    zoom notification saved recording
  6. Click End.

    end zoom meeting
  7. Then, click End Meeting for All.

    end zoom meeting for all
  8. Once your meeting has ended, Zoom will automatically convert the file.

    zoom automatically converts file
  9. Your recording will automatically pop up in your files.

    zoom automatically saves file

And that’s all there is to it! Zoom is a great app for video calls, whether you're working or just hanging with friends or loved ones at a distance. For more cool tips about video calls, be sure to sign up for our Tip of the Day!

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Rachel Needell

Rachel Needell is a Feature Web Writer at iPhone Life, a published poet, and a longtime Apple fan. In the spring of 2021, she graduated with her Master’s degree in English, specializing in early 20th-century literature. She is interested in all things tech and currently lives in Charlotte, North Carolina with her cat Blue.