How To Record A Microsoft Teams Meeting
Last Updated: December 14, 2020
Do you need to save your meetings for future reference or use? Or do you want to keep a copy for those who missed the Teams event? In any case, you can choose to start recording your meetings and save them on cloud storage so that everyone in your organization can access them. Follow our guide below to learn how!
If you’re a member of a large team or organization on Microsoft Teams, finding a schedule in which everyone is available is sometimes a hassle. Aside from that, you can’t expect everyone to attend your emergency meetings, more especially if you all work from different timezones.
Fortunately, you have the option to record your meetings for future reference and use. As long as every participant agrees and you don’t violate your company’s policies, you can capture video, audio, and shared content in your meetings so that everyone in your team can view and access it later.
For those that are new to Microsoft Teams and are unfamiliar with its features, follow our quick guide below to learn how to record meetings in the app. Whether you’re on your computer or mobile, we got you covered.
How to record meetings in Microsoft Teams
On Microsoft Teams, you have the option to record your meetings without the need to use third-party recording apps. All of the recording processes happen on the cloud so that everyone in your organization can access it.
Before you start recording a meeting, make sure that you have permission to do so from all of the participants. Aside from that, some admins require you to accept the company’s policy before you can start to record.
On your desktop:
- Open the Teams desktop app or web client and sign-in.
- Join a meeting or start a new one right away.
- Once you’re inside the meeting, click More actions (three-dot icon) near the top of the app.
- Click “Start recording.”
- To stop, click More actions once more, and select “Stop recording.”
Note: You can’t include whiteboards when you’re recording a meeting.
On your Android device:
For those that primarily use Microsoft Teams on their mobile device, you need to have a paid account for you to record meetings. Aside from that, make sure to update the app to its latest version to access the video playback of recordings.
- Launch Teams from your home screen or app drawer, and sign-in to your account.
- Start a meeting or join an existing one.
- Tap More actions (three-dot icon) > Start recording.
- To stop, tap More actions again and select “Stop recording.”
Note: You can’t record the same meeting multiple times. Once someone starts a recording, Teams automatically saves it on the cloud storage where every participant can access it.
Also, remember that unless someone stops the recording, it will continue to capture video, audio, and shared screens until everyone leaves the meeting. In addition, it also ends automatically after four hours in case someone’s in the room for that long.
Where can I find the recordings in Teams?
If you’re wondering where you can find all of your recordings, it depends on your organization. Since Microsoft Teams is transitioning to use OneDrive and Sharepoint in the future, check the cloud storage that your team is using.
Aside from that, you can also check the Chats tab for your recent recordings. You’ll also receive a notification in your chats if Teams failed to upload your recording to the cloud storage.
Lastly, check your inbox if you’re the one that started the recording. Microsoft Teams sends you an email once the video is available.
Can I share the meeting recordings with other people?
If you wish to share a recording of your meeting, you can do so by sharing it from your cloud storage. All you have to do is find the video on OneDrive or Sharepoint and share the link or the video directly to other people.
Please take note that you can send the link to people that aren’t part of the meeting even if you’re not the one that started the recording. Although that’s the case, they need the approval of the organizer or the recorder before they can access and view the file.
To sum it all up
Now that you know how to record your meetings in Microsoft Teams, you can now save your discussions if you need them in the future. Aside from you, everyone on your team can also access the videos on the cloud storage of your organization.
With the help of this feature, individuals that can’t attend the meetings can catch up on the latest discussions and information from the videos. Aside from that, you can also share your recordings to help people that aren’t part of your organization.
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