How to automatically record meetings on Zoom using your computer

  • You can set Zoom to automatically record all the meetings that you host.
  • When changing your Zoom settings, you can also choose whether you want the recordings to be saved to your computer or the cloud.
  • For added transparency, you can turn on the “Recording consent” feature to let others in the call know when you’re recording.

You can easily turn on the “Automatic Record” feature in your Zoom settings online, and begin recording your Zoom calls.

Like other Zoom actions, such as the ability to mute and unmute participants, automatically recording the meeting only applies if you are the host.

It’s important to note that you are also unable to make any of these changes in the Zoom app for desktop or mobile, and can only be done in the browser.

Once you start recording, you can enable the “Recording consent” function to let participants know that you are recording.

Here’s how to do it.

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How to automatically record meetings on Zoom

1. Open Zoom in your browser on your Mac or PC.

2. Click on “My Account” in the top-right corner.

3. This will bring you to your profile and settings pages. Click the “Settings” tab under the “Personal” section in the left hand panel.

4. Click the “Recording” tab at the top.



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5. Make sure “Local recording” is switched to on first. If this isn’t turned on, you won’t be able to save recordings at all — regardless of whether or not they are automatic.

6. Next, click the toggle next to “Automatic recording” to turn it on. If the feature is turned on, the switch will turn from gray

Mmhmm, Five-Month-Old Video Startup Making Virtual Meetings More Fun, Raises $31 Million Pre-Launch

As Phil Libin speaks his Zoom background changes rapidly, cycling through images of his past trips to Japan before settling upon a looping animation of a wooded landscape crafted in paper. Moments later, a Weekend Update-style screen appears in the right side of Libin’s virtual room with presentation text – and Libin follows it, his body reappearing, smaller, next to the box so that he can point with his arm to specific sentences.

This is mmhmm, Libin’s virtual presentation startup, in action. Started in May as “a kind of joke” during shelter-in-place, mmhmm now has thousands of test users, a waitlist of 100,000 and, as of Wednesday, a fresh $31 million in funding to expand. The funding, which includes a $21 million Series A investment led by Sequoia, an additional $5 million raised for Libin’s startup studio All Turtles and $5 million in debt from Silicon Valley Bank, likely values mmhmm in the ballpark of $100 million, all before its general launch.

“We all have these micro performances we do every day, where you have to perform for your employees, or your boss, your investors or your social media followers, your kids. And doing it on video is tedious,” Libin explains. “We want to level up that performance however you’re doing it.”

Known for his years running Evernote, the note-taking app that preceded a new wave of startups like Notion and Roam Research, Libin argues that the post-Covid 19 world has shifted inexorably towards “DJ-ification,” or a hybridization of virtual and live experiences he calls “IRL-plus.” Libin doesn’t believe in-person interactions won’t return, to a degree. But interactions like doctor and bank visits, concerts and investor earnings calls can all be augmented, he says, by the

You can do meetings on Gather, a website that looks like a retro video game

On August 15, friends and family members from all over the world gathered in a church and reception hall to celebrate the wedding of Karen Dowling and Raghav Krishnapriyan.



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Chris Neilson shows off the ConsiliumBots virtual office on Gather, which combines elements of retro video games with video chat.

Naturally, because of the pandemic, the wedding was a little different than usual. In addition to a small, in-person ceremony and reception, in Menlo Park, California, the bride, groom, and guests from as far away as India partied together online. They were represented as tiny, pixelated, two-dimensional characters on a website called Gather, which combines the nostalgia of retro video games with the face-to-face of video chat.

Nothing can replace being together in person, Karen Krishnapriyan, née Dowling, conceded. Still, “These tools can help us make the most of it while we can’t be together,” she said.

Since the pandemic has squashed plans for face-to-face socializing, the Krishnapriyans are among the many people taking celebrations, classes, office work, and academic conferences to the internet to help them feel virtually connected while they’re physically far apart.

But while Zoom has stood out for months as a popular video chat platform, with millions of meetings conducted on it each day, it’s not right for every person or gathering. It lacks the spontaneity of walking up to someone at a party for a chat, for one, and it’s tricky to use with a big group of people, for another. And, for the most part, there isn’t a lot that differentiates the Zoom experience from that on Cisco’s Webex, Facebook’s Messenger Rooms, Google Meet and other video-chat apps.

For something a bit playful and flexible, a growing number of people, companies, and universities are turning to Gather, which rolled out in