How to Record Zoom Meeting on Mac [2024 Comprehensive Guide]

If you are searching for how to record Zoom Meeting on Mac, here's your destination. This post covers some effective ways to help you screen record Zoom Meeting on Mac with audio. Keep reading to find the one that suits your needs best.

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Jane Zhou

Updated on May 27, 2024

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In today's fast-paced digital world, virtual meetings have become the go-to solution for professionals and businesses to connect, collaborate, and communicate remotely. Zoom, with its user-friendly interface and robust features, has emerged as a preferred platform for hosting virtual meetings on Mac. However, what if you need to record Zoom Meeting on Mac for future reference or to share with absent colleagues?

This comprehensive guide provides some simple ways to help you screen record Zoom Meeting with audio, whether you are the host or participant. So, let's dive into this guide and learn how to capture these virtual moments effortlessly.

Can You Record Zoom Meeting on Mac?

Of course, yes! You can record Zoom meetings on Mac with sound hassle-free, as it offers a built-in recorder that allows both host and participants to record meetings during a Zoom session on Mac. But keep in mind that you need to get the host's authorization to begin recording Zoom meetings if you are a participant.

Besides the built-in tool, you can also capture Zoom meetings with a wide range of professional Zoom recording software. Compared to the inbuilt one, they offer more advanced features. In the following, we will show you the detailed steps to capture a meeting session in Zoom. Let's move on.

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Screen Record Zoom Meeting on Mac in 4 Simple Ways

Whether you are a host or participant in a Zoom meeting, you can capture and save the meeting on your Mac effortlessly by following the below methods!



Recording Quality

Difficulty Level

EaseUS RecExperts

High - Record Zoom sessions without permission; no time limit; support drawing in real-time


Super easy

Zoom Recorder

Medium - Only the host can record during the meeting



QuickTime Player Medium - Record Zoom video with only microphone sound Medium Moderate
OBS High - Record Zoom meeting secretly High Difficult

#1. Use EaseUS RecExperts

For those who want to record Zoom meetings on Mac without host permission, EaseUS RecExperts is the best choice, no doubt. As one of the best Mac screen recorder tools, it is capable of capturing almost everything on your Mac, including various virtual meetings like Zoom, Google Meet, Microsoft Teams, etc.

During recording, you can choose to record the screen with a webcam or even audio with a few simple clicks. Moreover, there are many annotations tools available which assist you in editing your recording in real-time. More importantly, you can change the background to blur, scenery, studio, or classroom when you are recording the webcam. This can help you hide your background if you do not hope it will be seen by others. Besides, this can also draw people's attention to yourself, not others.

ai background blur

Of course, it is recommended that you stay at a solid color background for webcam recording; the blur or other effects will be better. To conclude, it is a perfect tool for recording Teams Meeting, or Zoom Meeting without the host's permission 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

#2. Use Built-in Zoom Recorder

Another way is to use the built-in recorder on Zoom. As we mentioned before, you can record Zoom meeting on iPhone or Mac if you are the host or get the hots' permission. Unlike other third-party programs, you can only choose to start or stop the recording without other features, like schedule recording and more. Now, let's see how to use the Zoom recorder on Mac to record a meeting locally:

Step 1. Launch Zoom on your Mac and sign in to your account.

Launch Zoom on Mac

Step 2. Click Home > Settings > Recording to choose a folder for storing your recordings.

Change recording settings

Step 3. Next, start a meeting, and you will see some options at the bottom of your Zoom session screen.

Start Zoom recording on Mac

Step 4. When you are ready, click the Record button to capture the meeting's video and audio. During the recording, you can hit Pause or Resume to pause or resume your recording flexibly.

Stop Zoom recording on Mac

#3. Use QuickTime Player

QuickTime Player is also an excellent choice for capturing Zoom meetings on Macbook. This software is pre-installed on your device, so you can directly launch it and start a recording. However, using this freeware, you can only record Zoom videos with your own sound. To record others' voices, you need to install some plugins like Soundflower to capture the system sound. If you never mind it, check out the below guides:

Step 1. Open Zoom on your macOS device and join a meeting.

Step 2. Launch QuickTime Player, click "File" > "New Screen Recording" from the top menu bar.

QuickTime screen recording

Step 3. Next, you can freely record Zoom sessions in full screen or a selected portion. If needed, choose the Options to select your desired microphone.

Step 4. When everything goes well, click Record to start recording in Zoom.

#4. Use OBS Studio

If you want to enjoy more advanced recording features but have a low budget, then look at OBS Studio. As an open source screen recorder, it is completely free to use to record anything on your Mac screen, including capturing Zoom meeting sessions.

With its help, you are able to record meetings with audio without effort. Besides, you can add mouse effects during the recording. But, this software is a little complicated to use because of its UI. If you are a novice, you might need to take a long time to learn this program.

Step 1. Download and launch OBS on your Mac.

Step 2. Click the "+" icon in the Scenes box to create a new scene. Next, click the "+" icon and select "Display Capture" to add a Display Capture Source.

Choose audio source

Step 3. A window will appear with a list of available displays. Choose the display where your Zoom meeting will appear and click "OK."

Step 4. Once done, click the "Start Recording" button in the lower-right corner. OBS will now start recording your Zoom meeting.

Final Words

Learning how to record Zoom meetings on Mac is necessary for your daily work and study. This post covers several ways to help you complete the task:

If your macOS device is out of storage space, you can use the built-in Zoom recorder or QuickTime Player to start recording.

If you want to enjoy more advanced recording features, you can opt for OBS and EaseUS RecExperts. OBS is only for the professional, as it is difficult to operate. If you are a novice, download and try EaseUS RecExperts now.

Record Zoom Meetings on Mac FAQs

1. How do I record a Zoom meeting on my Mac without the host's permission?

With a great Zoom recording software, you are able to record a Zoom meeting on your Mac without host's permission. Here are some recommendations:

  • EaseUS RecExperts
  • QuickTime Player
  • OBS Studio
  • Debut Video Capture Software
  • Movavi Screen Recorder

2. Where is Zoom meeting recording on Mac?

If you use the built-in recording feature, you can find the Zoom recordings /Users/[Username]/Documents/Zoom.

3. Can I record a Zoom meeting if I am not the host?

Yes, but you need to get the host's permission if you use the built-in Zoom recorder. If you use other third-party software, you can freely record sessions as a participant.

EaseUS RecExperts

One-click to capture anything on screen!

No Time Limit, No watermark

Start Recording

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