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Meeting recordings in Teams Now Saved on Onedrive and Sharepoint

Starting August 15th, Microsoft is changing the location of Microsoft Teams meeting recordings.

From that day on, your Teams meeting recordings will be saved on Sharepoint and Onedrive rather than on Stream (like they used to). The recordings still play through a new version of Stream.

What changes for you:

  1. Your Chat/Meeting recordings will be stored in OneDrive (just like any file you share on Chat)
  2. Your Teams Channel Meetings recordings will be stored in that team's SharePoint (or Files tab)
  3. You can now more easily share these recordings, which works just like sharing any other document

Teams Meeting Recording Storage

Teams meeting recordings will be stored in OneDrive or SharePoint, depending on the type of meeting. 

  • Team Channel meetings

     For channel meetings, the recording will be stored in a Recordings folder in the Files tab for the channel.

    The Files tab stores all files in a SharePoint site and document library for the channel. Everyone who is a part of the channel will have permission to edit and view the recording.

  • All other meetings

    For non-channel meetings (chat meetings or non-channel meetings), the recording will be stored in the Recordings folder in the OneDrive directory of the person who started the recording.

    Note: Only the organizer of the meeting and the person who started the recording will be able to edit the recording. But everyone invited to the meeting will be able to view the recording. 

Playing, Sharing, and Downloading Meeting Recordings

  • Playing a meeting recording

    The recording will be available after the meeting was scheduled to end (so not necessarily when it actually ends). 

    If you were part of a scheduled meeting, go the Details tab of the meeting event in your Teams calendar (double click on the calendar box to see the Details tab) and select the recording.

    If it was a channel meeting, go to the channel conversation and select the recording.

    You can also select More actions (three dots) on the meeting recording and choose Open in OneDrive if it was a chat meeting, or Open in SharePoint if it was a channel meeting.

  • Sharing a link of the recording

    If you recorded or organized the meeting, you can share the recording with people who weren't invited to the meeting—by just sharing it like you would share any other file.

    Just find the file in OneDrive or SharePoint and share it directly with people or copy a link and share it however you like.

    How to share meeting recordings in OneDrive and SharePoint.

    If you weren't the person who recorded or organized the meeting, you can still share the recording with people weren't invited to the meeting. However, the meeting organizer or the the meeting recorder will need to approve your share action before other people will get access.

    How to share a file in Microsoft 365.

  • Downloading a meeting recording

    At this time, anyone who can view a meeting recording stored in OneDrive and SharePoint can also download a copy of it.

    How to download files or folders from OneDrive or SharePoint. 

    Note: In Q1 of 2021, only the meeting recorder and organizer will be able to download the meeting recording. All other attendees will only be able to view it.

  • Accessing Transcripts etc.
    If you want to have Stream's full features (searchable transcript, etc.) for your video, you can upload it to Stream classic