How to Record Zoom Meeting Without Permission [Windows/Mac/Phone]

Can you record Zoom meeting without permission? How to record Zoom meeting without permission? That must be the most common question among people who study and work at home using the Internet. This post will solve your problem in many ways. We also offer you the best Zoom audio recorders you can use to complete the task.

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Updated on May 11, 2024

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Threatened by the global coronavirus pandemic, many people work at home using a popular web conferencing program named Zoom. Recording Zoom meetings is a good way to easily review all the details of the online conferences. However, it is hard to capture Zoom meetings if you are not the host or didn't get permission from the host. Given that, this post comes in handy. Here, you will learn some effective ways to record Zoom meetings without permission! Let's get started now!

Can You Record a Zoom Meeting Without Permission?

If you try to record Zoom meetings with its built-in recording tool, I can tell you surely that you cannot record Zoom meetings without permission. Only in the below situation, can people capture Zoom meetings in this app:

  • You are the host of this meeting
  • Or, you have got permission for recording from the host

So, if you are not the host and want to record a Zoom meeting without permission, you can choose some third-party Zoom meeting recorder programs. In the following, we will show you how to record a Zoom meeting as a participant without permission on different devices.

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How to Record Zoom Meeting Without Permission on Windows

As a complementary solution, EaseUS RecExperts lets every Zoom user, both free or paid, host or non-host, record Zoom meetings with audio within a few clicks. This software can record almost all online conferences, including Zoom meetings, record Teams meeting, Webex meetings, etc. It provides many benefits for online meeting recording, like choosing the selected area to record. Also, it has the schedule recording feature to allow you to automatically record Zoom meetings.

More significantly, it has the ability to eliminate backgrounds using AI, so you may easily apply studio, blur, or other backdrop effects while your webcam is being recorded. Consequently, it is possible for users to capture a video with a virtual background. Certainly, it is suggested that you need to find a pure, solid background, and the virtual background effect will be better.

Try this Zoom recorder for free! Record Zoom video/audio, and even take a screenshot without the host's permission. No registration is needed!

Here's the video tutorial about recording Zoom meetings without permission:

Record Zoom Meeting Without Permission

How to record Zoom meeting without permission:

Follow the below steps to record Zoom meetings if you are not the host.

Step 1. Go to the meetings that you want to record. Then, launch EaseUS RecExperts on your devices. Choose the "Full Screen"  recording mode or select the recording area in the "Region" mode.

Choose a Recording Mode

Step 2. Choose to record the webcam, system sound, microphone sound or none by clicking on the according buttons.

Record Webcam System Microphone

Step 3. It offers an AI background changer and green screen feature to users. You can change the video conference background as you like. When all is done, click on the red "REC" button to begin and click "F10" and "F9" to pause or stop recording.

Pause or Stop Recording

Step 4. After recording, you can view the meeting videos in the pop-up recording list. You can even click "Edit" > "AI Assistant" > "Start" to get a text file of what has been said.  

AI Assitant in EaseUS RecExperts

How to Record Zoom Meetings Without Permission on Mac

EaseUS RecExperts for Mac is the best option for those who want to screen record Zoom meetings without permission on Mac. Since this Mac screen recorder gives users the ability to capture the screen with audio from multiple sources, simply choose the suitable one. This tool is capable of recording internal audit on Mac, so you can even use it to record Zoom audio only easily and quickly.

Another feature worth noting is this recorder's built-in editing tools and the media player it offers you. After saving the videos, you can view those recordings directly using the default player, trim the video, or take a video screenshot. Without registration, download this Mac Zoom meeting recorder!

How to record Zoom meeting without permission as a participant on Mac:

Step 1. Before joining the meeting, download and launch EaseUS RecExperts for Mac. Then, choose a suitable meeting recording area from 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. 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) To capture the webcam along with the meeting screen, the "Webcam" icon beside the "Sound" button can help activate a built-in camera or an external camera.

select webcam

After adjusting the settings, hit "REC" 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 "Stop" 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

How to Record Zoom Meeting Without Permission on iPhone and iPad

How about recording Zoom meetings without permission on iOS devices? Actually, it is extremely easy to get the task done, as there is a built-in iOS screen recorder on your iPhone or iPad. It enables you to capture anything showing on your screen. To capture Zoom meetings, you can check the below steps:

Step 1. Join a Zoom meeting or call on your iOS device.

Step 2. Open the Settings app and tap Control Center > + to add the screen recording feature from the list of controls.

Record zoom meeting without permission on iPhone

Step 3. Next, swipe down from the top right corner of your screen and choose the Screen Record button.

Start recording Zoom meeting as a participant on iPhone

Step 4. A red highlight timer will appear to indicate ongoing recording. Stop it whenever you want. All done!

How to Record a Zoom Meeting Without Permission on Android

If you are an Android user, you can also use the built-in recorder to begin capturing Zoom meetings with audio easily. Similarly, you don't need to download or install any third-party apps. Now, let's check how it works for recording Zoom meetings without permission on Android:

Step 1. You need to join or start a Zoom call on your Android device.

Step 2. Swipe down from the top of the screen, and you will see the Quick Settings icons, including the Screen recorder. If you cannot find it, just swipe down from the top of the screen again or slide to the left.

Screen Record Zoom meeting without permission on Android

Step 3. When you are ready, press the screen recorder icon to start recording.

How to Directly Record Zoom Meetings Without Permission Online

For those who want to capture Zoom meetings without installing any program on a desktop, an online tool must be the best choice, like EaseUS Online Screen Recorder. It supports recording in any mainstream browser like Chrome, Firefox, etc., and helps you save Zoom meetings locally hassle-free:

Step 1. First, you need to start or join a Zoom meeting on your device.

Step 2. Then, go to the official webpage of this online screen recorder and click Start Recording.

Record zoom meeting without permission online

Step 3. Choose the audio sources you want to capture, and click Start recording again. Next, you need to click Window to select the Zoom App.

Step 4. Once done, click Share to start your Zoom recording.

Bonus: How to Record a Zoom Meeting Within the Desktop APP

Zoom is a web-based video conferencing software 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.

However, you can use this function if you are not a host. This is the biggest setback of this tool. And it is also the reason why people need another screen recorder. If you are a host, you can use it immediately.

How to record Zoom meetings within the App:

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 capture 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. When selecting Stop, the mission will immediately stop, and a pop-up window will tell 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

Besides 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 to open Settings, and the Recording tab is 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 the 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.


All in all, you can decide to use any of the methods above based on your choice. Recording Zoom meetings directly within its app is straightforward, but the requirement for permission makes it's difficult for participants. Luckily, there is an alternative way to solve how to record Zoom meeting via EaseUS RecExperts on Windows and Mac. It's especially helpful when you are the host. Now, click the button to try it!

How to Record Zoom Meeting without Permission FAQs

There are some related questions about recording Zoom video with no permission.

1. Can I record a Zoom meeting without the host knowing?

Yes, you can record Zoom meetings secretly using Zoom recorders like EaseUS RecExperts. Firstly, you need to join in a Zoom meeting. Then, launch the recorder and record Zoom meeting videos. The audio source is also optional, and you can record your own voice and the system audio simultaneously. Then, click the REC button to start it and click the Stop button to stop recording Zoom meetings and save the recorded video to your computer.

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

You can record it if you are not the host. With some Zoom recorders, you can record a zoom meeting as a participant. EaseUS RecExperts is such a meeting recorder that provides you with the option to record it.

1. Download and launch the screen recorder. Click "Full Screen" or "Region" to select the capturing area.

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

3. Click "REC" to start recording Zoom meetings. Once done, click "Stop" and save it on your computer.

3. 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 application. Otherwise, you have to install third-party software on your laptop. Click here to check the detailed steps.

4. 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.

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