At a Glance

This guide for teaching teams will show you how to remove private moments or unnecessary time from Zoom recordings.

Note: Only the 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 Sign In 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 section(s) of the recording you would like to keep.
    Adjust Sliders
  7. Click Save.