API to Start recording in Zoom client

Is there a way to start recording meeting in Zoom client via some API.

Context: I want to create an app (OAuth I think), that integrates with Zoom client (shown in side window). And will be available in Zoom Marketplace, so any one can use it.
The application window should have the “Start Recording” button. If user click on it, the meeting recording is started, as if user clicked on the Zoom native Record button.

Is it possible? Do I need Video SDK / API for that?
I reference on Fathom.



Thanks for reaching out to the Zoom Developer Forum, I am happy to help here!
As for right now, developing In meeting Zoom Apps is not available for GA.
The apps that you see published in the Marketplace like Fathom, were part of a Beta testing project.
Hope this helps,

@elisa.zoom, I’m not fully understand. Do you mean the API I need is private?

Whats about “Use in-meeting cloud recording controls” route (I’ve found it recently)? Is it not public, or just doesn’t work?

I am happy to clarify this for you.
For this endpoint Zoom Meeting API you only need to meet the following prerequisites to be able to use it

But if you are looking to develop a Zoom App like Fathom, this is not available yet

@elisa.zoom, thanks for the answer. You approved that the API exists and works. And I saw a lot of different apps in the Zoom Marketplace, so I may conclude that publishing is possible. Or am I wrong? What exactly hinders developing an application?

Is it possible to join the beta testing that you mentioned?
Thank you in advance for your response.


Yes, the API exist and works!
The beta testing is closed for now so unfortunately you can not join.

Feel free to follow our Announcements page here


Hi @elisa.zoom , thank you for your support.

You said that API existed and worked. But could you please explain in details whether something hinders the app development?

Looking forward to hearing from you soon.


I am also interested in this question. Could you tell me more about it?

Thank you.

Hi all as I mentioned previously,

Zoom Apps were launched for customer availability of a subset of apps, but GA for developers and availability of developer resources have not been released yet. We will be sharing updates soon!

Is it possible if I don’t have a zoom account and still can I start recording with a meeting for my zoom client???

Regards: Çeşme Escort

Hey @xivada7585
You have to have a zoom account in order to record a meeting

You can email zoom-api@productlyai.com for their super simple Zoom recording API access! They helped me integrate and get started super quickly