How to Take Zoom Meeting Screenshot

How to Take Zoom Meeting Screenshot

With businesses and schools now conducting meetings and classes online due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Zoom has now become a household name around the globe. With over 5,04,900 active business users all over the world, Zoom has become more of a necessity for the majority of the global population. But, what to do if you need to take a screenshot of an ongoing meeting? You can take a screenshot of a Zoom meeting quite easily without the need for any third-party tools. In this article, we are going to learn how to take Zoom Meeting screenshot. Also, we have answered your query: does Zoom notify screenshots or not.

How to Take Zoom Meeting Screenshot

How to Take Zoom Meeting Screenshot

From Zoom desktop version 5.2.0, you can now take screenshots from within Zoom, using keyboard shortcuts. Three are also other ways to take Zoom meeting screenshots using inbuilt tools on both Windows PC and macOS. So, you do not need to go through the trouble of looking for a good screen capture tool that may cost you some bucks or brand your screenshot with a glaring watermark.

Method 1: Using Zoom Desktop App on Windows & macOS

You need to activate the keyboard shortcut from Zoom settings first.

Note: You can take screenshots even if you have the Zoom window open in the background.

1. Open Zoom Desktop client.

2. Click on the Settings icon on the Home screen, as shown.

Zoom window | How to use the Zoom Meeting screenshot tool

3. Then, click on Keyboard Shortcuts in the left pane.

4. Scroll down the list of keyboard shortcuts in the right pane and locate Screenshot. Check the box marked Enable global shortcut as depicted below.

Zoom settings window. How to use the Zoom Meeting Screenshot Tool

5. Now you can hold Alt + Shift + T keys simultaneously to take Zoom screenshot of a meeting.

Note: macOS users can use Command + T keyboard shortcut to the screenshot after enabling the shortcut.

Also Read: Show Profile Picture in Zoom Meeting Instead of Video

Method 2: Using PrtSrc Key on Windows PC

Prntscrn is the first tool we would think of to take a Zoom meeting screenshot. Follow the steps listed below to take screenshots using the Print Screen key:

Option 1: Single-Display Setup

1. Go to the Zoom meeting screen to take the screenshot.

2. Press Windows + Print Screen keys (or only PrtSrc) to take the screenshot of that screen.

press windows and prtsrc keys together to take screenshot

3. Now, go to the following location to view your screenshot:

C:\Users\<Username>\Pictures\Screenshots

Option 2: Multiple-Display Setup

1. Press Ctrl + Alt + PrtSrc keys simultaneously.

2. Then, launch Paint app from search bar, as shown.

press windows key and type the program e.g. paint, right click on it

3. Press Ctrl + V keys together to paste the screenshot here.

paste the screenshot in paint app

4. Now, Save the screenshot in the directory of your choice by pressing Ctrl + S keys.

Also Read: Fix Microsoft Teams Keeps Restarting

Method 3: Using Screen Snip Tool on Windows 11

Windows has introduced the Screen Snip tool to take a screenshot of your screen in Windows 11 PCs.

1. Press Windows + Shift + S keys together to open Snipping Tool.

2. Here, four options to take screenshots are available, as listed below:

  • Rectangular Snip
  • Freeform Snip
  • Window Snip
  • Fullscreen Snip

Choose any one of the above options to take the screenshot. 

screen snip tool windows

3. Click on the notification stating Snip saved to clipboard once the capture is successful.

click on Snip saved to clipboard notification. How to use the Zoom Meeting Screenshot Tool

4. Now, Snip & Sketch window will open up. Here, you can Edit and Save the Screenshot, as needed.

snipe and sketch window

Also Read: How to Play Outburst on Zoom

How to Take Zoom Screenshots on macOS

Similar to Windows, macOS also offers inbuilt screen capture tool to take a screenshot of the whole screen, active window, or part of the screen according to the user’s needs. Follow these steps to take Zoom meeting screenshot on Mac:

Option 1: Take Screenshot of Screen

1. Navigate to the meeting screen in the Zoom desktop app.

2. Press Command + Shift + 3 keys together to take the screenshot.

press command, shift and 3 keys together in the mac keyboard

Option 2: Take Screenshot of Active Window

1. Hit Command + Shift + 4 keys together.

press command, shift and 4 keys together in mac keyboard

2. Then, press the Spacebar key when the cursor turns into a crosshair.

press spacebar in mac keyboard

3. Finally, click on the Zoom meeting window to take the screenshot.

Does Zoom Notify Screenshots Being Taken?

No, Zoom does not notify the meeting attenders of the screenshot being taken. Read here to learn How to Record Zoom Meeting Without Permission in Windows 10.. Read here to learn How to Record Zoom Meeting Without Permission in Windows 10.. In case, the meeting is being recorded then, all the participants would see the notification about the same.

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Pete Mitchell

Pete is a Senior staff writer at TechCult. Pete loves all things technology and is also an avid DIYer at heart. He has a decade of experience writing how-tos, features, and technology guides on the internet.

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