Play and share a meeting recording in Teams

Important: In early 2021, Teams meeting recordings will no longer be saved to Microsoft Stream. All meeting recordings will be saved to OneDrive and SharePoint from then on. Some organizations are already choosing to make this change. For those users, migration to OneDrive and SharePoint will begin in October 2020.

Note: Mobile users should update to the latest version of the Teams app for iOS and Android in order to experience meeting recording and video playback in Teams.

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Play a meeting recording

The recording will be available after the meeting was scheduled to end (so not necessarily when it actually ends). 

If you were part of a scheduled meeting, go the Details tab of the meeting event in your calendar and select the recording.

If it was a channel meeting, go to the channel conversation and select the recording.

You can also select More actions More options button on the meeting recording and choose Open in OneDrive if it was a chat meeting, or Open in SharePoint if it was a channel meeting.

Important: If your organization still uses Microsoft Stream (not OneDrive and SharePoint), you can go to Stream and select My Content Videos to play the recording.

Note: Closed captions are not yet available in Teams meeting recordings on OneDrive and SharePoint.

Meeting recording storage and permissions

Teams meeting recordings will be stored in OneDrive or SharePoint, depending on the type of meeting. 


  • If your org is still using Microsoft Stream (not OneDrive and SharePoint) to store recordings and you are a meeting owner, you can change permissions and allow people without access to view a meeting recording. 

  • Open the meeting in Stream and select   More options button > Update Video Details. Go here for further details. 

Channel meetings

For channel meetings, the recording will be stored in a Recordings folder in the Files tab for the channel.

The Files tab stores all files in a SharePoint site and document library for the channel. Everyone who is a part of the channel will have permission to edit and view the recording.

All other meetings 

For non-channel meetings, the recording will be stored in the Recordings folder in the OneDrive directory of the person who started the recording.

Note: Only the organizer of the meeting and the person who started the recording will be able to edit the recording. But everyone invited to the meeting will be able to view the recording. 

Share a link to a meeting recording with others

If you recorded or organized the meeting, you can share the recording with people who weren't invited to the meeting—by just sharing it like you would share any other file.

Just find the file in OneDrive or SharePoint and share it directly with people or copy a link and share it however you like.

Note: Go here to learn more about sharing meeting recordings in OneDrive and SharePoint.

If you weren't the person who recorded or organized the meeting, you can still share the recording with people weren't invited to the meeting. However, the meeting organizer or the the meeting recorder will need to approve your share action before other people will get access.

Note: Go here to learn more about sharing a file in Microsoft 365.

Download a meeting recording

At this time, anyone who can view a meeting recording stored in OneDrive and SharePoint can also download a copy of it. Go here to learn more about downloading files or folders from OneDrive or SharePoint. 

Note: In Q1 of 2021, only the meeting recorder and organizer will be able to download the meeting recording. All other attendees will only be able to view it.

Important: If your org is still using Microsoft Stream to store recordings and you are a meeting owner or recorder, you can download a meeting recording:

  • Go to the meeting recording in the chat history and select More options More options button > Open in Microsoft Stream.

  • On the Microsoft Stream portal, select  More options button > Download original video.

  • Add the video to a Teams conversation by selecting Attach Choose file button beneath the compose box. Or share the recording any other way you choose.

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