Sharing a local recording

Local Recording saves your recording files on your computer. It is not possible to upload a local recording to the Zoom cloud. To store a video on Zoom's cloud, you must use cloud recording.

However, you can share your local recording with others by uploading it to a third-party cloud storage or content/learning management platform such as Dropbox or Google Drive.

Note: We recommend you use a unique file name when saving or sharing meeting files, and that you do not use the words Zoom, Personal Meeting Room or My Meeting in the file name.

Prerequisites for sharing a local recording

How to share a local recording

To locate the recording files on your computer:

  1. Sign in to the Zoom desktop client.
  2. Click the Meetings tab.
  3. Click the Recorded tab.
  4. Select the meeting you would like to view the recording for and click Open.
    This will open the folder where your recording files are stored. The MP4 file is the video file.
    Note: If you only see the Open button, the meeting contains a cloud recording.
  5. Visit a cloud storage or video streaming service like Dropbox, Box, Google Drive, YouTube, or Vimeo, and upload the MP4 file.
  6. Once uploaded to the 3rd-party service, share access to the file(s) from that service. 
    Note: The process of sharing files with these 3rd-party services vary by service. Refer to the support documentation for that service for more details on sharing.