With multiple layout options available in Zoom's recording feature, there are a few benefits and limitations of each. Some layouts are unique for recordings saved to the cloud and others to your local drive, while some are available with both saving options. Before your meeting starts, make sure that you have selected your desired recording layouts; this article will go more in depth about your options whether you are saving to the cloud or your hard drive.
Recordings saved to the cloud can capture Speaker, Gallery, and Shared Content views depending on the host's cloud recording settings. To manage these settings, you must have a Pro, Business, or Enterprise account, be an account owner or have admin privileges, and be a licensed host to edit user-level settings.
1. Sign in to your Zoom web portal.
2. From the navigation menu:
3. Click Recording.
4. Manage basic and advanced cloud recording settings
5. Click save.
Recordings saved to your computer's hard drive capture the meeting as seen by the participant recording. The view (active speaker, gallery view, or shared screen) in which the participant starts from, will be the recorded view. The host or admin must allow participants recording privileges (check out this previous post for a step-by-step how-to). Local recordings will always include the thumbnail gallery view with the shared screen.