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How long are Zoom recordings stored for?

When you’re logged in using your University Zoom account, your meetings are not recorded unless the host chooses to record them.  If the host records the session, you will see a popup alert that looks like this:

An alert from Zoom that you call is being recorded

If you choose to remain in the call, there will be a small icon in the top left to remind you that the call is being recorded:

Small recording icon in the top left of recorded Zoom meetings


Storage in Zoom 

If you are hosting a Zoom meeting and you do choose to record the call, your call is kept in the Zoom cloud for 28 days and then deleted.  The host can download the recording during this time, by visiting, then clicking Sign In and the selecting Recordings on the left.

Panopto storage

All recordings in Zoom are also also saved in Panopto.

If you have logged into Panopto before then you will have a Panopto account, with a default home folder called My Folder.  

All Zoom recordings and captions are transferred to Panopto within a few hours. If you start the Zoom from a Canvas module it should appear in Panopto folder for that module. If you start the Zoom from outside of Canvas it will appear in the “meeting recordings” folder in the Panopto “My Folder”. Recordings are stored here indefinitely.

If you have never logged into Panopto then you won't have an account or a My Folder.  In this case, your Zoom recording will be stored for 90 days in a secure folder that can only be accessed by system administrators within ITS.  If you need to recover a recording, please contact IT Services.  Your recording will be deleted after 90 days. 


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Created by Alexander Butler on 4 May 2020 and last updated by Sam Elmer on 13 November 2020