Can you record Meetings in Microsoft Teams?

There are a two different meeting types in Microsoft Teams: Meeting and Meet Now. Each of them having a different purpose. But that is not the topic of the article. So, can you record Meetings in Microsoft Teams?

It is a question I get all the time from my customers and the answer is simply yes, but there are a few prerequisites:

  • Licence – Office 365 and Microsoft 365 Enterprise Plans or Microsoft 365 Business, Basic or Premium (also A plans).
  • Admin Center settings – TeamsMeetingPolicy-AllowCloudRecording is set to true.
  • Storage – There is sufficient storage in Microsoft Stream where the recording will get stored.
  • The user starting the recording is not an external user.
  • The user have upload video permissions in Microsoft Stream.

So, how to record a Meeting in Microsoft Teams?

First, click on the three dots located on the meeting bar and then click Start Recording. Simple, right?

Can you record Meetings in Microsoft Teams?

You can stop the recording at any time during the meeting or it will stop automaticly after the meeting ends. Your recording will be stored in Microsoft Stream. You can access Microsoft Stream by clicking the following link -> https://web.microsoftstream.com/.

Note that everyone present in that meeting will get a notification that the recording has started and they will have the option to leave the meeting if they don’t want to appear in your recording. This feature is helping you to be GDPR compliant. Any participant that is not leaving the meeting is giving this accept to be recorded.

Even better once the meeting recording is automaticly uploaded to Microsoft Stream, if the language you used during the meeting in english, you will have a full text transcript of the meeting.

You can just use the search feature to find any specific information inside that video. Very helpful if your meeting is two hours long or if you have a hard time remembering something.

So, can you record Meetings in Microsoft Teams? Yes, you can! And so much more just that!

As always make sure to check my other Microsoft and Teams related articles.

Have a great one!

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