Trimming Zoom recordings

Users can trim the beginning and end of a Zoom recording. To remove the beginning or end of a Zoom recording, follow the steps below.

  1. Log in to your Zoom account. All UM System campus users will log in at either or
  2. Select the Recordings button located in the left navigation panel (See Fig. 1). 
    red arrow pointing to recordings in the zoom menu
    Figure 1: Select the Recordings button.
  3. Search for the recording or locate it in the list.
  4. Select on the title of the recording.
  5. Select the thumbnail of the video (see Fig. 2) to open the recording in a new window. 
    red arrow pointing to the video thumbnail
    Figure 2: Select the video thumbnail.
  6. When the new window opens, select the Scissor icon (see Fig. 3) in the player menu.
    NoteThis will not affect the original recording. If you enable downloads, viewers will have access to the full-length recording and all relevant files, including audio transcripts, chat and subtitles. 
    red box around the scissor icon
    Figure 3: Select the Scissor icon to set the playback range.
  7. Locate the sliders (see Fig. 4) at the beginning and end of the timeline. Drag the sliders left or right to set the new playback range. 
    red boxes around the playback sliders
    Figure 4: Drag the sliders to set the new playback start and endpoints.
  8. Select the Save button.

Modified on: Wed, Feb 1, 2023 at 8:58 AM

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