When you record a Lync Meeting, you capture audio, video, instant messaging (IM), screen sharing, PowerPoint slides, whiteboard, and polling. Any of the presenters can record a meeting and save it on their computers.

To learn about Lync Meeting room features, including your options for audio, video, presentations, participants, and layouts, see Introduction to Lync Meeting room or Details about the meeting room for Microsoft 365 users.

Record your Lync Meeting

  1. Click More Options Screen shot of the more options button > Start Recording.

    If the recording option is dimmed, your audio might not be connected. Click the mic/phone icon to connect audio, then try again.

screen shot of the recording button

  1. Use the controls at the bottom of the meeting to pause, resume, or stop the recording.

Screen shot of recording controls

  1. To see who else is recording, point to the red recording button.

  2. When you’re done, click Stop Recording.

  3. Lync automatically saves the recording in MP4 format that plays in Windows Media Player and Zune.

You can exit the meeting while the recording is being processed.

Screen shot of notification that recording has stopped

Play and share a recording

When your recording has been processed, you can access it to play or send to others. Lync displays a message when the recording is ready. You can click the alert to open Recording Manager, or if you miss that, click Tools on the Lync main window, then Recording Manager.

In the Recording Manager window:

  1. Click your recording to highlight it, then click Play on the right side of the window.

  2. You can also rename or delete your recording here.

  3. To share your recording with others, click Browse to locate it, then copy the file to post on a shared location, such as OneDrive or an internal SharePoint site.

If you cannot post the recording, check to make sure you have enough space on the page.

Tip: Recordings are saved in the Videos/Lync Recordings folder on your computer.

For more information, see Lync recording manager.

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