Although recording meetings is an option on Zoom, you can only use it if the meeting’s host gives you permission to do so. And sometimes that’s not possible, especially if you’re in a large meeting or conference. So here’s how to record a Zoom meeting without permission, using what you already have on your computer!
Is It Legal to Record a Zoom Meeting Without Permission?
That depends on where you live and the laws in your county, state, country, or municipality. In some areas, you may be able to record Zoom meetings without prior authorization. But in some states that require two parties to consent (like California), everyone in the meeting must consent or you could face legal action.
How to Record a Zoom Meeting Without Permission on Your Phone
While this article will only talk about recording a zoom meeting via a laptop or computer, there are ways to record via your phone as well. For most iPhone users, you have the ability to use the built-in screen recording software. For Android users, you may have to add the screen recording to your phone via an app, or by adjusting your drop-down screen.
How to Record a Zoom Meeting Without Permission
Now, let’s get into how to record a Zoom meeting without permission!
Step 1: Log In to Zoom
Before you can record a new meeting, you’ll need to be logged in to Zoom and have the meeting open on your screen. From there, you can move on to the recording process.
Step 2: Open QuickTime
Next, you’ll need to open up the QuickTime Player recording app (if on a Mac computer) or a similar app that allows you to record your computer screen.
Step 3: Press New Screen Recording
Once you open the app, you’ll be able to record your full screen, record a video, record a video with audio, or even take a screen capture. But for this article’s purpose, we’re going to press ‘New Screen Recording‘.
Keep in mind that once you do this, QuickTime Player will automatically start recording the video for you. You’ll know it’s doing this because you’ll see a square inside of a circle in the upper right-hand corner of your screen.
Step 4: Stop Once Meeting Is Finished
Once your meeting has concluded and you’re ready to stop your recording, simply press the square button in the upper right-hand corner of your screen. From there, QuickTime Player will automatically download the screen recording and show you what it looks like.
You can also see the recording in your downloads or desktop folder (depending on your settings). If needed, you can rename the screen recording.
How to Record a Zoom Meeting Without Permission Wrap Up
In conclusion, you’re free to use any of the above options to record a Zoom meeting. While it’s simple to record Zoom meetings directly from the app, it’s not always an option. Thankfully, there are ways to record on your Windows or Mac computer without using Zoom itself.