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How to record a webinar on computer and phone [Full guidance]

Wondering how to record webinars on your computer or mobile? Here we have compiled a comprehensive list of methods to do so. Read on to learn all about them!

Aileena Ivy Updated on Feb 1, 2023 5:45 PM
  • Recording webinars has proven to be helpful in many cases, and there are many ways to make it possible.
  • You can use various platforms such as online tools, built-in features, or recording software to record a webinar on your computer or phone for free.
  • If you want to record webinar video and audio simultaneously, or record your own presentation, AppGeeker Screen Recorder will be your indispensable helper!

Follow this guide to choose the best webinar recorder for all your needs.

The globe has embraced the dynamics of digital communication and is eager to do numerous chores devoid of arbitrary agreements. People have been sharing their stories through various seminars as a means of educating and showcasing to others the breakthroughs they have discovered while working on a variety of different difficulties and pursuits.

These lectures are currently being switched to webinars, which use a similar strategy but electronic communication. With webinars becoming increasingly popular, the issue of recording them came to light. Today, webinars are the standard everywhere, especially since the majority of individuals have started working from home. Many people also acquire their education online in this era of digital technology.

The chat is always available, but how can you record a webinar so that you can watch it once again later? Is it feasible to plan a recording of the webinar since it's not always possible to join online classes? This article will show you a few ways to make a webinar recording for free. Let's jump right in!

Table of Contents

How to record webinar on computer?

How to record a webinar using online tools?

How to record your webinar on a phone (iPhone & Android phone)?


How to record a webinar on computer?

There are many ways to record a webinar on Windows or Mac, such as using the built-in tools or employing the AppGeeker Screen Recorder. Let's start with how to record a webinar on computer with the recorder software.

Record webinar via the recording software (Windows & Mac)

When it comes to webinar-recording, it can be difficult and cumbersome to keep the video and audio in sync. This AppGeeker Screen Recorder looks like something straight out of a spy movie and is designed to provide a streamlined recording process that covers all the bases. As a full-featured and dependable recorder, AppGeeker Screen Recorder can capture a webinar on computer without any latency in the recording.

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Whether you are a webinar participant or a presenter, it allows you to record desktop presentations, webcam and audio simultaneously. And it gives you the flexibility to add or mute computer sounds and microphone during recording to make your recorded videos more tailored to your needs. Moreover, you are permitted to add text annotations to make important notes when viewing the webinar. It is portable, but powerful.

  • Customize the recording area
  • Record HD high-quality video
  • Capture synchronized video and audio
  • Support adding editing content during the recording
  • Support multiple output formats

Here's a step-by-step guide on how to record webinars on computer:

Step 1. Go to or join the webinar you want to record. After you finish downloading and installing AppGeeker Screen Recorder, launch it on your Windows or Mac computer and select Video Recorder on the main panel.

Step 2. Select the area to record. You can choose Full to record the entire screen or Custom to record a portion of the screen. For partial screen recording, you can drag the cursor and highlight the specific part of the screen you wish to record.

Step 3. Now adjust the audio settings. To capture webinar audio, switch on the System Sound; to add your own voice, turn on the Microphone as well.

Step 4. When everything is ready, hit the REC button to begin recording.

Step 5. Click the Stop button once you are done. You can play the recording in the preview window and edit the recording without downloading any additional third-party software. When you click on the Done option at the bottom, your recording will be saved on your computer as a video file of your choice.

Record a webinar via the build-in recorder

If you only need basic video or audio recording on computer and don't need richer recording features, you can choose the built-in recording tool for Windows or Mac. Here's how you can record a webinar utilizing these tools.

Record a webinar on Windows

For Windows 10 and Windows 11, Xbox Game Bar has a built-in screen recording feature that is sufficient to record an entire webinar. The Xbox Game Bar is primarily a game overlay, but it can be applied to other programs as well, giving you easy access to screen capture and audio recording features without having to tab or close out of your game or application.

1. Run the program where the webinar begins. To launch the Xbox Game Bar widget, press the Windows logo key + G.

2. To start capturing the webinar, hit the Start Recording button (or press Windows logo key + Alt + R).

3. To cease recording, click on the Stop Recording button in the small box that displays the recording progress.

Use the Windows logo key + Alt + R shortcut on the keyboard to start and end recording.

You can click the pop-up "Game clip recorded" to view your recording. Alternatively, your recorded webinar can be found in the Capture subdirectory of the Video folder.


  • Game Bar cannot record desktop and Manager File, please make sure that these two scenarios do not occur during your recording process, otherwise, it will affect the recording and may even cause the recording to terminate automatically.

Record a webinar on a Mac

Most macOS computers come with pre-installed QuickTime Player, a multimedia player that can be used to play videos, capture your Mac's screen or audio, record the webinar, and modify recordings.


  • If you want to record the internal audio of your Mac, you need to install additional sound drivers such as Soundflower or BlackHole, you can refer to the specific steps here.

1. Join the webinar and open the QuickTime Player by looking for it in the Applications folder on your Mac.

2. Select File > New Screen Recording in the taskbar at the top of your Mac screen.

Run QuickTime Player on your Mac and locate File > New Screen Recording.

3. Click on the down arrow icon to adjust the audio facilities.

Click on the down arrow to select the audio source to be recorded.

4. To begin recording the webinar, click on the red recording button in the middle and select the range of areas to capture.

5. When the webinar is over, click the Stop button on the taskbar at the top of the screen, and then you will get a copy of the recorded video file.

How to record a webinar using online tools?

If you don't like installing software or using built-in tools on your Windows or Mac computer, you can also use various online tools available on the web for recording a webinar.

Using online free webinar recording software

Movavi Screen Capture is a free online tool with an easy-to-use interface and simple setup that does not require any time to study how to use it. Screen Capture can perform high definition webinar video recording and supports Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Edge, Opera browsers. And you are optional to record any tab on your screen, as well as the windows that are open on your desktop.

However, it does have some drawbacks. First, if you are using the free online version, the videos you record will retain a watermark. And the lack of various output formats is its second drawback. You have to download the desktop version in order to select different output formats.

1. If you have joined the webinar you want to attend, open Screen Capture in your browser.

2. To record webinar audio, you must select Sound option. You will see a list of four parameters, which are Microphone, Sound, Webcam, Watermark, and enable these parameters according to your needs.

3. Click Start Recording to start capturing the whole screen. You can also switch between tabs.

4. Click Stop Recording to end the recording and then click Download to save the recorded webinar on your computer.

Read More: How to record audio from browser

Using Google Chrome extension to record webinar

Loom is a Chrome extension that supports recording on-screen video through a browser. No need to download any professional recording software, you can directly add the Loom Chrome extension to the browser to achieve efficiently online capturing, including screen, sound, and webcam, which are suitable for both webinar hosts and participants. And when you first access the website, a list of criteria will be presented for you to choose from.

Step 1. Visit Loom in Chrome store and add it as a Chrome extension. Then create an account to use Loom.

Step 2. Open your webinar and Loom Chrome extension.

Step 3. Adjust settings to fit your recording needs. If you don't want to use the webcam, select Screen Only mode. Then decide whether you want to record Full Desktop or Current Tab.

If you don't need to capture microphone sound, you can use the default audio settings. You can also adjust the audio source at the microphone icon.

Step 4. When you are satisfied with your settings, click Start Recording to start capturing the content of the webinar you are watching.

Step 5. Hit the Stop button to end the recording, and your recorded video will be saved in the Library of Loom.

How to record your webinar on phone (iPhone & Android phone)?

If you are using your phone to watch or attend a webinar, there are recording tools available for both iPhone and Android phones to help you record your screen. In short, the phone's built-in recording tools are designed to make recording a breeze!

For iPhone:

  • Head to Settings > Control Center.
  • Find the Screen Recording option and tap the plus icon.
  • Open webinar and swipe down the screen to tap the record icon to start recording.
  • To stop recording, tap the red recording progress bar at the top of the screen and tap the Stop option.

For Android phone:

  • After joining the webinar, pull down the notification bar and find the Screen Recorder option.
  • Tap on the Screen Recorder icon to start recording the screen.
  • Tap the red square icon in the recording box to stop recording.


1. How to record webinar with Zoom?

Zoom is an online meeting communication software and webinar hosts who subscribe to a paid plan are entitled to initiate local recording of online meetings. Participants are required to obtain permission from the webinar host to gain access to the recording.

  • Open the Zoom app and start an online meeting as a host.
  • Click on the Record option in the taskbar at the bottom.
  • Choose the recording path from the "Record on this Computer" or "Record to the Cloud" options.
  • Click the Stop button or click End Meeting to finish recording.

2. How can I record a webinar without attending?

Using recording software allows you to easily record webinar without attending it. You just need to schedule or set a recording task and the webinar will be recorded automatically. The best recording software on computer is AppGeeker Screen Recorder, which allows you to set a timed recording, customize the start and end time of the recording.

3. Can you record a webinar you are watching?

Using any of the methods described in this guide, you can record the webinar you are watching easily. Windows users can try Xbox Game Bar while Mac users can use QuickTime Player. Or use AppGeeker Screen Recorder for any computer. You can also try a free online recording tool or Chrome extensions to record webinar.

4. Can I record the audio of webinar?

To record webinar audio, enable system sound before recording. After running AppGeeker Screen Recorder, select Video Recorder, then select the recording area and turn on the switch for System Sound. Next, click REC to start recording the video and audio of the webinar. If you want to record the sound from microphone, activate the microphone option before recording.

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