Can you record meetings on Teams?

One question commonly asked is about recording meetings on Teams.

As of early 2018 the record meeting function wasn’t available in TEAMS, I am pleased to announce that it is now available and it is awesome.

From within a channel (not private chat at this stage) when you initiate a team meeting you have the option to record the meeting (found in the more actions button).

When the last member of the meeting leaves the video stops recording and it automatically saves it in Stream and attaches it to the conversation thread of the Channel.

Couple of points to note:

  • The recording continues until the last person leaves the meeting – not just the initiator of the recording.
  • If someone accidently stays in the meeting the recording stops at 4 hours.
  • Both the meeting organizer and the recorder must have Office 365 Enterprise E1, E3, or E5 licenses.
  • Microsoft Stream must be enabled for the organization, and the recorder must have upload permissions


My previous post stated:

“Currently Teams doesn’t have built in recording, so you need to use a 3rd party application such as Screencastify, Camtasia or alternative screen capturing tool – we recommend you do some testing first before your meeting to ensure the capture is adequate.

Recording a meeting is a function available in Skype for Business and therefore if recording a meeting is important I would consider continuing to use SfB for this

I wouldn’t expect it to be long before it appears as a function in Teams – the road map indicates that it may be released late 2018, so looking forward to seeing that.”

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