API to start a recording

Is your feature request related to a problem? Please describe.
Our app relies on a recording being made from the Zoom call. Some of our app’s users use auto recording settings to make this smooth, but not everyone wants that. We need to explain to users that they must start a recording before they can start using our app, but without an API call, our only option is to direct the user to start a recording through the Zoom UI using images with instructional arrows.

Describe the solution you’d like
Following the pattern of Live Streaming, an API call like PATCH /meetings/{meetingId}/recording/status with body:

  "action": "start",
  "settings": {
    "type": "cloud"

Additional context
We’d like to put a button in our app that says “Start Recording”.

Hey @ryan,

We are releasing this soon, most likely in April! (ZOOM-124753) Stay updated here: https://marketplace.zoom.us/docs/changelog


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Awesome! Thanks for the update @tommy! We’ll definitely be using this one.

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You are welcome! :slight_smile: