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The recording layouts depends on your view mode when you start a local or cloud recording using the Zoom desktop client.


Active speaker

If you are in active speaker view with no screen sharing, the recording will only display the video of the active speaker.

Gallery view

If you are in gallery view with no screen sharing, the recording will be similar to the meeting client and display a grid layout of participants' video. The gallery view recording can display a maximum of 25 participants.

Shared screen with active speaker

If you share your screen with the active speaker thumbnail, the recording will display the active speaker thumbnail in the top-right corner. If you drag the active speaker thumbnail to another location during the meeting, the recording will still display it in the top-right corner.

Shared screen without active speaker or gallery view

If you share your screen without the active speaker thumbnail or disabled the Record thumbnails while sharing option in your cloud recording settings, the recording will only display the shared screen.

Shared screen with large active speaker thumbnail (only local recording)

If you share your screen with the active speaker thumbnail and enlarge it, the local recording will also display a larger active speaker thumbnail in the top-right corner. If you drag the active speaker thumbnail to another location during the meeting, the recording will still display it in the top-right corner.

Shared screen with gallery view (only local recording)

If you shared your screen and switched to gallery view, participants' video will appear in the top-right corner. If you drag the gallery view during the meeting, it will still appear in the top-right corner in the recording.

Shared window

If you shared a window that doesn't take up the entire screen, you will see black bars to the right and left of the window in the recording. Participants' video will still appear in the top-right corner if you enable the active speaker thumbnail or gallery view while sharing the window.

Mobile recording layouts

Zoom mobile app only supports cloud recording and only the active speaker, shared screen with active speaker and shared screen without active speaker ecording layouts are supported.

Guidehttps://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/360025561091-Recording-layouts