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How to Record Zoom Meeting Without Permission on Windows/Mac/iPhone

Jane Zhou Updated on Sep 30, 2021| min read

Threatened by the global coronavirus pandemic, many people work at home using a popular web conferencing program called Zoom. To easily review all the online conferences' details, recording it must be the most convenient way. Therefore more and more people began to seek an answer about how to record zoom meeting, especially when they are not the host or didn't get permission from the host.

To get that done, a competent screen recording tool is essential. There is a lightweight but versatile Zoom video recorder for both Windows and Mac users, and it's called EaseUS RecExperts. Now, we are going to show you an easy way to record Zoom meetings with this recorder.

Quick Guide: How to Record Zoom Meeting Without Permission

Record a Zoom meeting without permission

Step 1. Install and run the screen recorder on your computer, then join or start a Zoom meeting.

Step 2. Click on the "Full Screen" and "Sound" buttons to adjust the recording area and audio sources. After that, you can tap on "REC" and begin your recording.

Step 3. Once done, the recording will be saved to your PC, and you can edit it with a built-in trimming tool.

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Can You Record a Zoom Meeting If You Are Not the Host?

When we plan to record a Zoom meeting, there usually come two possible situations. We will talk about them, respectively.

  • The Zoom-in-built cloud recording and local recording features are doing well for host permitted participants. You can effortlessly use the Zoom app to record and save Zoom recording to a computer or iPhone/Android if you are using mobile devices. >> More Details
  • For those who are not a host or without host permission, EaseUS RecExperts can help record a Zoom meeting without limits. Click here to get a detailed guide to use it. >> More Details

If you want to download this Zoom video recorder and try, the buttons below can help you.

How to Record Zoom Meeting Without Permission on Windows

As a complementary solution, EaseUS RecExperts provides every Zoom user, both free or paid, host or none host, the recording of a Zoom meeting with a few clicks. This screen recording program can record screens, record audio, and record webcam easily. If you want to record a Zoom meeting or record Webex meeting, the screen recording function is what you need. Since you can choose a selected area to record, you can record the exact region you want without editing the recorded video clips.

To use this program, you need to join a zoom meeting first. Then, you need to follow the tutorial below.

Step 1. Launch EaseUS RecExperts. There are two different options for screen recording, i.e., "Full Screen" and "Region". If you select "Full Screen", you will capture the whole screen.

mainscreen of EaseUS RecExperts

Step 2. If you select the "Region" option, this software will ask you to customize the recording area. Make sure that everything you want to capture is within the bounds of the select box.

record part of screen

Step 3.  Tap on the button at the bottom left side of the main interface, and there will be many options you can select. This recorder supports recording microphone and system sound separately or simultaneously. The "Options" button is for you to adjust the volume and microphone device.

full screen mode sound souce

Step 4. If you want to record the webcam simultaneously, click on the "Webcam" icon at the bottom of the interface. Tap on the button to enable the webcam recording, and there will be a drop-down menu to select the recording device. Click on "OK" to confirm your settings.

full screen mode and webcam

Step 5. When you turn back to the main interface, click on the "REC" button to start recording. A floating toolbar offers you buttons to pause or stop the recording during the recording process. In addition, the camera icon can be used to take screenshots, and the timer icon can help you stop recording automatically.

video list of EaseUS RecExperts

Step 6. The recorded video clips will be saved on your computer. When the media player appears, you will see a set of tools you can use to trim the recordings, extract audio, and add opening title & closing credits to the recorded video.

edit recorded video
If you want to shift to another window during recording and find the recording is ended after this operation, you need to restart the recording process by clicking the "REC" button.

With the recorder we mentioned before, you can record a Zoom meeting and do some basic video editing. However, if you want to do more, you may need EaseUS Video Editor, a professional video editor for Windows PC. Not just make basic changes, it can also make videos from elements like pictures. For instance, you can make a slideshow with music, make a slow-motion video, etc. Just try it, and you will understand why we recommend it.

How to Record Zoom Meeting on Mac Without Permission

To record a Zoom meeting on Mac, EaseUS RecExperts can also be helpful. Since this software gives users the ability to capture the screen with audios from multiple sources, you can choose the most suitable one according to your need.

First of all, as a competent internal audio recorder, you can use it to record the system sound without much effort. Besides that, if you want to record your own statements clearly, it allows you to connect an external microphone, and it will help you record your voice in the microphone.

Another worth noting feature of this recorder is the built-in video/audio editing tools and media player it offers you. After saving the videos, you are able to view those recordings directly using the default player, trim the video, or take a screenshot of the video.

Now, we will offer you the best method of Mac Zoom Screen Recording. Follow this guide to record a Zoom meeting now.

Step 1. Before recording, download and launch EaseUS RecExperts for Mac. Then, choose a suitable recording area from those two options: "Full Screen" or "Region."

main interface mac

Step 2. Then, click on the "Sound" button at the bottom left corner to select the suitable audio source for your recording. The two buttons on the "Select recording sound" window are available to decide if you want to capture system sound, microphone audio, or both of them.

select audio source

(Optional) For those who need to capture the webcam along with the screen, the "Webcam" icon beside the "Sound" button can help you activate a built-in camera or an external camera.

select webcam

After adjusting the settings, hit the "REC" button to start recording.

Step 3. During the recording, there will be a floating toolbar that enables you to pause or stop the recording, as well as take screenshots. When you want to save the video you captured, click on the "Stop" button on this toolbar.

recording toolbar

Step 4. When the recording stops, a built-in player will pop up, and you can view the recorded video directly.

view recordings on mac

Can You Record a Zoom Meeting Within the Desktop APP?

Zoom is a web-based video conferencing tool with a local desktop client and a mobile app that allows users to meet online, with or without video. You can easily record a Zoom meeting if your account has permission. In the desktop app, Zoom supports two recording services: local recordings & cloud recordings. Local recording is available to free and paid subscribers, while cloud recording is automatically enabled for all paid subscribers.

Now comes to the point. As long as you're a host or the host has granted you permission to record the ongoing meeting, there is a "Record" button at the bottom of the screen. There, let's start to record a Zoom meeting.

How to Screen Record on Zoom:

Step 1. Join a meeting call. At the bottom-right of the screen, click the Record button. Continue selecting to record on this computer or record to the cloud.

record a zoom meeting step 1

Step 2. Choose Record on this computer. The recording process will begin with a small Recording… label in the upper-left corner.

Step 3. Record the meeting as long as you need it. Or, you can use the pause and stop buttons that appeared while recording. If you choose Pause, the present recording will be tagged as Recording Paused, and you can resume it at any time. If you choose Stop, the recording will immediately stop, showing a pop-up telling you that "the recording file will be converted to mp4 when the meeting ends."

record a zoom meeting step 2

Step 4. By default, all recordings will be placed in a Zoom folder found in the following file path on these devices:

  • PC: C:\Users\User Name\Documents\Zoom
  • Mac: /Users/User Name/Documents/Zoom

Except for the default location, you can also find the recorded videos by navigating to the Meetings section of the app and then the Recorded tab; or click the gear icon on the home screen, open Settings, and then the Recording tab on the left panel, where you can find the Zoom recording videos location. You can also change the default location to anywhere you like in the very place.

Record a zoom meeting in the desktop app

Step 5. you can share your local recording with others by uploading it to third-party cloud storage, content/learning management, or video streaming services such as Google Drive, YouTube, or Vimeo.

How to Record Zoom Meeting on iPhone/Android

If you are a paid user, you can record a Zoom meeting on iPhone or Android devices with ease. And those recordings will be automatically saved in the cloud instead of a local folder. Now let's take a look at how to record a Zoom meeting on iPhone or Android.

How to Record a Zoom Meeting on iPhone/Android:

Step 1. Open the Zoom application on your mobile devices, start a meeting, and then press the "More" option to select the "Record" button.

Step 2. Then it will start the recording, and you will see the "Recording" icon on the screen. Here you can press the icon to stop or pause the recording. 

How to record a zoom meeting on iPhone and Android

Step 3. Once done, you can view, share, and download Zoom recordings from your Zoom account. 

How to Record Zoom Meeting on iPad

It's possible for iPad users to record a Zoom meeting to Zoom cloud as long as you are a licensed user who is the meeting host or the co-hosts. So, if you don't know how to record yourself on Zoom using an iPad, keep reading on. The guide in this part will lead you to success.

How to Record Zoom Meeting on iPad:

Step 1. During the Zoom meeting, you can click on the "More" icon on the meeting toolbar. 

record zoom meeting on ipad 1

Step 2. When options appear, click on "Record to the Cloud" to start the Zoom recording.

how to record zoom meeting on ipad 2

Step 3. When you want to stop the recording, tap on the "Recording" button on the upper right of your screen. Then, choose to "Stop."

how to record zoom meeting on ipad 3


All in all, you can decide to use any of the methods on this post based on your actual situation. Recording Zoom meetings directly within its app is straightforward, but the requirement for permission makes it's difficult for many people.

Luckily, there is an alternative way to record a Zoom meeting using third-party programs on Windows and Mac. Some of those applications even also offer you some additional functions. Click the button to download and try it. 

FAQs About How to Record on Zoom

There are some popular questions about recording a Zoom meeting. Keep on reading to learn more information.

1. Can You Record Zoom Meetings?

Yes, you can record Zoom meetings using one of the best Zoom recorders, EaseUS RecExperts. Firstly, you need to join in a Zoom meeting. Then, launch the recorder and choose the Record Screen mode to capture Zoom meeting videos. The audio source is also optional, and you can record your own voice and the system audio simultaneously. After that, you can click the red button to start recording and click the Stop button to stop recording Zoom meetings and save the recorded video to your computer.

2. Can I record a Zoom meeting without showing participants?

You can create an appointment in Outlook only with yourself (it shows in your calendar that you are busy) while recording. Then click on the link to the meeting.

3. How do I record a Zoom meeting as a participant?

With some Zoom recorders, you can record a zoom meeting without permission easily. Here we strongly recommend EaseUS RecExperts, the best Zoom video recorder.

Step 1. Download and launch the screen recorder, then click on the "Full Screen" or "Region" button to select the recording area.

Step 2.  After that, click the microphone icon at the bottom left corner to choose the audio source.

Step 3. Click "REC" to start recording your Zoom meeting. Once done, click the "Stop" button to save it on your computer.

4. How to record a Zoom meeting on laptop?

To record a Zoom meeting on a laptop, you have two available ways. You can start a meeting by yourself, record it with your right as a host, or ask for the host's permission if you don't want to start the meeting on your own. In those cases, you can record the contents you need within the Zoom app. Otherwise, you have to install third-party software. Click here to check the detailed steps.

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author Jane Zhou

Jane Zhou

Jane is an experienced editor for EaseUS focused on tech blog writing. Familiar with all kinds of video editing and screen recording software on the market, she specializes in composing posts about recording and editing videos. All the topics she chooses are aimed at providing more instructive information to users.

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