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How to Record Teams Call or Meetings?

How to Record Teams Call? You can use different tools, such as OBS Studio and a built-in recorder to record your Teams call or meeting.
record teams call

Nowadays, everyone is working at home and using different remote work apps, such as Microsoft Teams for Meetings. In fact, with MS Teams, people can now easily record Team calls and Meetings. Want to know how to record Teams calls or meetings? Continue reading the article, as here we will discuss all the possible ways to record your Teams call or Meeting.

How to Record Teams Meeting Secretly?

Recording the Teams Meeting secretly is considered unethical, but if you want to do it for an important purpose, then there are different apps available for your help. With these apps, you can record Meetings or calls without informing the other person.

If you are looking for the best app for recording a meeting on Microsoft Teams, then you should definitely use OBS Studio. It is an open-source app that is available for different operating systems, including Windows, macOS, and Linux. With this software, you can capture high-quality videos during your important Meetings. Follow the steps below to record the meeting using OBS Studio on Windows.

  • The first step is to open your MS Teams.
  • Visit the OBS Studio official website, download the Windows version, and launch it on your PC.
OBS Website
  • Start OBS Studio.
  • Once your OBS Studio app is open, go to Settings and click the “OutPut” option to choose your Recording Path to save the recorded videos.
recording output path in OBS
  •  Now, go back to the main screen and click the “+” option. You can find it under the Sources section.
Add option in OBS
  • A menu will open, so choose the “Window Capture” option.
Windows Capture in OBS
  • You will be directed to the “Create New” window where you can add the capture name, such as Teams Meeting or Teams calls. Once you have added the name, click the “OK” button.
Create new Windows in OBS
  • Once you are on the Properties window, go to the Windows section and choose the “General Microsoft Teams” option.
Choose Microsoft Teams in OBS
  • Once done, press the OK button and close the properties window.
  • Now, click the “Start Recording” option.
Start recording in OBS
  • That’s it! OBS Studio will start recording your Meeting.
  • Once done, click the “Stop Recording” button, and your file will be saved in your added location in Output Setting.

How to Record Microsoft Teams Meeting With Built-in Recorder?

 MS Teams also allows you to record your Meeting for future viewing. With this feature, you can record different things, including screen-sharing activities, audio, videos, and more. However, to use it, you must have Office 365 Enterprise E1, E3, E5, F3, A1, A3, A5, and M365. Also, remember that only the organizer can start the recording, not the other Teams members.

 Moreover, only the IT admin can choose who can record the Meeting. Here is a complete guide on how to choose who can record. Once the option is turned on, here is how you can record Meetings on Windows.

  • Launch Microsoft Teams and join the Meeting With the “Join Now” button.
  • Now, click the “ …” button on your screen and choose the “Start Recording” option.
Start Recording in Teams meeting
  • The app will start recording the Meeting and inform you and those on the other side that you are recording.
inform recording in Teams meeting
  • Once you are done with the recording, click the “…” again and choose the “Stop Recording” option. You can also see the time of your recording on the screen.
Stop recording in Teams
  • After clicking the Stop recording button, you will see a message, so confirm the process.
  • Once the meeting has stopped, you can end your Meeting and go to the meeting “Chat” button and see your recording file. Along with that, the organizer will receive an email when the recording is ready.
recording files in Teams meeting chat

Where Are Microsoft Teams Recordings Stored?

All your MS Teams recordings will be available in OneDrive or SharePoint. However, if the uploading process fails and you get the ” The Recording Ended Unexpectedly” message on the screen, the recordings will be uploaded to Azure Media Services. You can easily get your recordings from AMS within 21 days because, after that, videos will be deleted.

Teams Start Recording Greyed Out? Fixed!

If you have clicked the More actions (…) button on Teams and tried starting the recording, but only find the Start Recording option greyed out, then it means you don’t have access to this option anymore. However, there can be many reasons for it. But don’t worry; we have mentioned all the possible reasons along with the solutions.

  1. Admin has Restricted the Recording:

If the Start Recording option is greyed out, it means the admin didn’t enable the recording for the Meetings. So, to fix it, ask your admin to enable the option from the Admin center. All they have to do is visit the Admin center, click the Meetings button, and look for the Meeting policies option. From there, enable the “Allow Cloud Recording.” Now, wait for almost an hour and check the Start recording option again.

Allow cloud recording for Teams
  • Updates Teams  

Remember that using the old version can stop you from using different features of Teams. So, go to your profile and check for updates. If there are any recent updates available, download them to fix this problem.

  • Clear MS Teams Cache

If you are using Windows, then here is the method to clear the cache.

  • Open the RUN box in Windows and type %appdata%\Microsoft\Teams.
Run appdata to clear teams cache
  • Now, press OK and delete all your folders and files available in  %appdata%\Microsoft\Teams.
  • Now, restart your Teams app and check the Screen Recording button again. You may fix the teams recording greyed-out issues.

Final Words

Recording Teams calls can be an exciting experience and helps in many ways, such as keeping a record of Meetings. However, if you don’t know how to record Teams calls or Meetings, then you can use two options; OBS Studio and Build-in recorder. Also, if your start recording option is greyed out, then check out the solutions mentioned above. Hopefully, your issue will be fixed soon.  

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