How To Allow Others To Record In Zoom

Zoom stands out as a widely used platform for video conferencing, providing a way for people to engage with each other from afar. A notable functionality within Zoom is its meeting recording option, offering value for later review or for distribution to individuals who couldn’t participate. Nonetheless, the default setting permits only the meeting’s host to record. In the following article, we will outline the steps to enable recording capabilities for additional participants in Zoom.

Step 1: Start a Meeting

To begin, start a meeting on Zoom as you normally would. Once the meeting is underway, click on the three dots in the bottom right corner of your screen to access the meeting controls.

Step 2: Enable Recording

In the meeting controls, look for the option to enable recording. This will typically be located under the “Record” tab. Click on the button to enable recording and select whether you want to record locally or in the cloud.

Step 3: Grant Permission to Record

Once you have enabled recording, you can grant permission to others to record the meeting. To do this, click on the “Participants” tab in the meeting controls and select the person or people you want to give permission to record. Click on the three dots next to their name and select “Allow Record.”

Step 4: End the Meeting

Once the meeting is over, be sure to end the recording by clicking on the “Stop Recording” button in the meeting controls. This will ensure that the recording is saved and available for review later.


Allowing others to record in Zoom can be a useful feature for capturing important information or sharing with those who were unable to attend. By following these simple steps, you can easily enable recording and grant permission to others to do the same.