At a Glance

In this guide, faculty will learn how to remove private moments or unnecessary time from the start or end of Zoom recordings.

Permissions: The owner (Scheduling Host) of a Zoom meeting can trim a recording.

Note: The edits you make to your Zoom recordings will NOT carry over to downloaded videos. If you are editing sensitive material out of a video, ensure that your video cannot be downloaded.

Trim a Zoom Recording

  1. Go to and login with your MIT Kerberos credentials.
  2. Select Recordings from the Main Menu.
    Click Recordings
  3. Click the title of the meeting you want to trim.
    Click on Zoom Meeting Topic
  4. Click on the thumbnail of the recording to open the media player and display the controls.
    Click on Recording Thumbnail
    Recording Editing View
  5. Click the Scissors icon in the bottom right corner of the media player.
    Click on Scissors Icon
  6. Drag the sliders to specify the start time and the end time for the recording.
    Adjust Sliders
  7. Click Save.