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Record a Microsoft Teams Meeting

Microsoft Teams is a powerful collaboration platform that allows users to hold virtual meetings, video conferences, and team chat sessions. One of its most useful features is the ability to record meetings for later reference or for those who were unable to attend the live session. If you're new to Microsoft Teams or simply need a refresher on how to record a meeting, this guide is for you. We'll cover everything you need to know, including how to start and stop the recording, how to access the recording after the meeting has ended, and more.

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Introduction

Microsoft Teams is a powerful collaboration platform that allows users to hold virtual meetings, video conferences, and team chat sessions. One of its most useful features is the ability to record meetings for later reference or for those who were unable to attend the live session.

If you're new to Microsoft Teams or simply need a refresher on how to record a meeting, this guide is for you. We'll cover everything you need to know, including how to start and stop the recording, how to access the recording after the meeting has ended, and more.

Setting Up Your Meeting

Before you can record a Microsoft Teams meeting, you'll need to set it up. Here's what you need to do:

  1. Open Microsoft Teams and click the "Meetings" icon in the left sidebar.

  2. Click the "Schedule a Meeting" button in the top right corner.

  3. Fill out the form with the necessary details, including the meeting subject, start and end time, and attendees.

  4. Click the "Save" button.

  5. Your meeting is now scheduled and ready to go!

Starting the Recording

Once your meeting has started, you can begin recording by following these steps:

  1. Click the "More options" (three dots) button in the bottom bar.

  2. Select "Start recording" from the dropdown menu.

  3. A notification will appear at the top of the screen, letting you know that the recording has started.

  4. It's that simple! From this point on, everything that is said and done in the meeting will be recorded.

Stopping the Recording

To stop the recording, follow the same steps as above, but select "Stop recording" from the dropdown menu instead.

Again, a notification will appear at the top of the screen, letting you know that the recording has stopped.

Accessing the Recording

Now that your recording has stopped, you'll need to know how to access it. Here's how:

  1. After the meeting has ended, a banner will appear at the top of the screen, letting you know that the recording is available.

  2. Click the "View recording" button in the banner.

  3. The recording will open in a new window.

  4. From here, you can watch the recording or download it to your computer for later reference.

Sharing the Recording

Maybe you want to share the recording with someone who wasn't able to attend the meeting, or perhaps you just want to share it with your team for review. Either way, it's easy to share the recording with others:

  1. In the window that opened when you viewed the recording, click the "Share" button in the top right corner.

  2. A dialog box will appear, giving you options for how to share the recording.

  3. You can either share a link to the recording or send it as an email attachment.

  4. If you choose to share a link, you can set the link to expire after a certain amount of time, or you can set it to never expire.

  5. Click the "Send" button when you're ready to share the recording.

Trimming the Recording

Perhaps you don't want to share the entire recording with others, or maybe you just want to cut out certain parts for your own reference. Either way, you can trim the recording to remove unwanted sections. Here's how:

  1. In the window that opened when you viewed the recording, click the "Edit" button in the top right corner.

  2. A trimming tool will appear at the bottom of the video player.

  3. Drag the sliders to select the section of the recording that you want to keep.

  4. Click the "Trim" button to remove the unwanted sections.

Adding Captions to the Recording

Captions can be helpful for those who are hard of hearing or for those who are watching the recording in a noisy environment. Here's how to add captions to your recording:

In the window that opened when you viewed the recording, click the "Edit" button in the top right corner.

  1. Click the "Add captions" button.

  2. Select the language for the captions.

  3. A transcript of the recording will be generated and displayed in a separate panel.

  4. You can edit the transcript to correct any errors or make any necessary changes.

  5. When you're finished, click the "Save" button.

Adding Annotations to the Recording

Maybe you want to add some notes or highlights to the recording to help you remember certain points or to call attention to certain sections. You can do this by adding annotations to the recording:

In the window that opened when you viewed the recording, click the "Edit" button in the top right corner.

  1. Click the "Add annotation" button.

  2. A text box will appear on the video player.

  3. Type your note or highlight in the text box.

  4. Use the handles on the sides of the text box to resize it and the handle on the top to move it to the desired location on the video player.

  5. When you're finished, click the "Save" button.

Adding a Custom Thumbnail to the Recording

By default, the thumbnail for the recording will be a still image from the beginning of the recording. But maybe you want to use a different image as the thumbnail. You can do this by adding a custom thumbnail:

In the window that opened when you viewed the recording, click the "Edit" button in the top right corner.

  1. Click the "Add thumbnail" button.

  2. Select the image that you want to use as the thumbnail from your computer.

  3. The image will be uploaded and set as the thumbnail for the recording.

Renaming the Recording

Maybe the default name for the recording doesn't accurately reflect the content of the meeting. You can easily change the name