Where is the conference history stored in Zoom and how to view it

02 November 2023

Zoom is a popular video conferencing application that allows you to simultaneously gather an audience of up to 1000 people. This is a great help in the work of companies and students’ studies, since it opens up the possibility of remote communication to clarify various working moments in a free format at any time. At the same time, you can return to the conversation after its completion and clarify the details. This article is about how to use Zoom features to view the history of the conference.

How to get acquainted with the call history

  1. Log in to the app.
  2. Click on the “Phone” tab, and then “History”.

How to clarify the list of participants of the last videoconference

  1. Log in to the Zoom Desktop Client.
  2. Go through the tabs: “Account Management” – “Reports”, then click on the right “Usage Reports” – “Active organizers”.
  3. Select the period in which the lesson took place, click “Search”.
  4. Select the sorting “By conferences”, find the one you need in the list, click on the number of participants. After that, a list of all participants of the conference will open.

How to view the report in Zoom

  1. Log in to the Zoom Web Portal account.
  2. This action depends on your authority. If you are the owner or administrator of the account, then click on the “Account Management” tab, and then on the “Reports” tab. If you are not the owner or administrator, but you have the right to view reports, then find the “Reports” button on the left side of the navigation bar and click on it.

How to view the last conference in zoom

In order for the video conference to be viewed in the future, it must be recorded. By default, the application does not do this, but there is a video recording function. To activate it, you need to do a few simple steps:

  1. Log in to your account.
  2. Select “Account Settings”.
  3. From the list of possibilities that opens, select the “Local Recording” option and activate the slider (if this did not happen automatically). If the function is active, it glows blue.
  4. Start a video meeting.
  5. Start video recording by clicking the button with the appropriate name.
  6. When the meeting is over, the video recording should be turned off. The recording label will appear at the top left. By clicking on it, all participants will be able to view the video.
  7. When the broadcast ends, the system will inform you that a new video has appeared and ask you to transform it into a different format. 
  8. To convert, click the appropriate button.
  9. After the download and conversion is completed, the file will be placed in the Documents folder and will be available for viewing at any time.

However, such files can overload the PC memory over time. To prevent this, it is recommended to store them not locally, but virtually in the clouds. 

How to view the chat after the conference in zoom

  1. Log in to the Zoom Web Portal.
  2. Find the “Account Management” tab in the menu and click on it.
  3. Find the Chat Management tab and click on it.
  4. To find the desired message, enter the user’s e-mail.
  5. Click “Search”.

Search for recorded video

  1. Log in to the Zoom Desktop Client.
  2. Click on the “Conferences” tab located at the top.
  3. On the left, find the “Recorded” tab, by clicking on which you can view the video of any past video conference. 


  1. In order not to forget who called and what issues were discussed, regularly monitor the call history.
  2. In order for the completed video conference to be viewed later, it must be recorded.
  3. During the video conference, keep track of the list of participants. This will help to prevent unwanted interlocutors from participating.
  4. It is recommended that company managers regularly monitor reports on the use of Zoom in order to have an idea of what purposes and how often the application is used in the organization.
  5. Use Zoom more often to create video conferences. This will help to increase the efficiency of the company, improve communication between employees.
  6. Refer to the conference history in Zoom more often. This one will also increase the efficiency of working on projects. And how to view it is described above.

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