Click record in a call, and get a recording share link in your dashboard


What's a cloud recording 

Cloud recording makes storing and sharing your files easy. It's like other services, like Google Drive, OneDrive, or Box, where you keep files in a cloud server. 

  • A cloud recording is stored and backed up to our servers. (Unlike a local recording, which is only stored on your computer.) 
  • The recordings are found in your Daily.co dashboard. 
  • It's easy to share. You get a share link in your dashboard
  • Free now. Tentatively, in Q3, we are releasing a paid plan for cloud recording. (Local recordings remain free.)
  • Each cloud recording is capped at a 3 hour time limit. You get an unlimited number of cloud recordings 

Record to the cloud

Start recording, from a computer 

  • For recording 1.0, a computer participant has to start the recording (not a Daily.co TV)
  • In call, click the More button, in your bottom menu 
  • Select Meeting recording 
  • Click the red Start cloud recording button
  • During 1.0, after your first recording, click enable, when prompted, to activate your unlimited free storage.  

You'll see a notification that your recording is starting along with a 5-second countdown. Once your recording starts, you'll see messaging that your your recording is in progress. Other participants in your meeting will be notified that a recording is starting and then also see messaging to indicate that a call is being recorded.

Stop recording

  • Click the Stop recording button in the banner at the bottom of your screen. Note: this immediately stops your recording. You cannot start a new recording until your previous recording has finished uploading to the cloud.

After your recording has stopped it will finish uploading to the cloud. After uploading, your recording will be available to view in your dashboard.

Enable cloud recordings before  acall 

You start your recording in a call itself. Or, if you want, you can activate unlimited storage before your call. 

  • Find the room that you want to upgrade
  • Click the Settings button on the right of side of the room card in your dashboard
  • In the Room settings, click Upgrades in the menu on the right
  • Check Unlimited recordings
  • Click the green Upgrade room button at the bottom to save the changes
  • During 1.0, you won't have to enter a credit card. 

Once your room is upgraded to cloud meeting recording, you will be able to record unlimited meeting calls directly to your Daily.co dashboard.

Where to find your recordings

Recordings are stored in a room's Settings & Upgrades 

  • Navigate to your dashboard home screen.
  • Find the room for the recording you want to view.
  • Click the Settings button on the right of side of the room card in your dashboard.
  • In the Room settings, click Recordings in the menu on the left.
  • Find the recording you with to view and click on the corresponding thumbnail.

Share a recording

  • Click Copy share link, and simply send the link. Your recipient just click the link, to view the recording in a browser. 

How can we help? Live chat with us 9 am - 5 pm PST or email help@daily.co. We're glad to talk! 

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