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Recording a meeting in teams is easy and a great way to share information.  There are few caveats you should be aware of before recording.

  • Recording continues even if the person who started the recording has left the meeting.

  • The recording stops automatically once everyone leaves the meeting.

  • If someone forgets to leave the meeting, the recording automatically ends after four hours.

  • If one of the participants has a policy for compliance recording, the meeting will be recorded according to the policy even if that participant is from another org or company.

  • Whiteboards and shared notes are not currently captured in meeting recordings.

  • When you view a meeting recording, you'll see no more than four peoples' video streams at once.

Record a meeting or call

  1. Start or join the meeting.

  2. To start recording, go to the meeting controls and select More options  > Start recording and transcription.


Everyone in the meeting is notified that recording and transcription has started. The meeting notification is also posted to the chat history

    3. To stop recording, go to the meeting controls and select More options  > Stop recording and transcription.

  • The recording is then processed and saved to SharePoint if it was a channel meeting, or OneDrive if it was any other type of meeting.  

  • The meeting recording shows up in the meeting chat—or in the channel conversation, if you’re meeting in a channel. The recording doesn't expire.


Who can start or stop a recording?

Anyone who meets the following criteria can start or stop a recording, even if the meeting organizer isn't present.

  • Has an Office 365 Enterprise E1, E3, or E5 license.

  • Has recording enabled by an IT admin.

  • Isn't a guest or from another organization.

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