As the host or alternate host of a meeting from a paid Webex Meetings account, you can record meetings in the cloud. Your cloud recordings include the participant audio, video, and anything that's shared during the meeting. If you're attending a meeting, you can't record the meeting yourself. Ask the host to record it and share the recording with you.

These steps only apply to Webex Meetings and Webex Events. To record a Webex Training session, see Recording a Webex Training Session.

If you start a meeting by phone, you can't record it.

Recording Format

Recordings in the cloud save in MP4 format.

Recording Location

When you record a meeting in the cloud, it saves to your Webex site. If you record the meeting as an alternate host, the host still receives and owns the recording after the meeting ends. Depending on file size and bandwidth, it can take up to 24 hours to receive your recording.

Recording Settings

You can select the screen layout for your recordings from your Webex so they fit the format and content of your meeting or event. You also have the option to record a transcript of what was said during the meeting.

Record Your Meeting


Select Recorder Recorder.


Select Record.

Recorder dialog box

If you have Record in cloud and Record on my computer as options, select Record in cloud, and then select Record.


When needed, select Recorder , and do one of the following:

  • Select Pause and Resume to maintain a single recording.
  • Select Stop to end your current recording.


For meetings or events that last many hours, it's a good idea to make multiple recordings for more manageable file size and easier viewing.