Zoom Cloud Recording Auto-Deletion in 180 Days and Disabling Auto-Delete


U-M Zoom (not including Zoom for Health at U-M, as cloud recordings are not a feature in Zoom for Health at U-M)


Why does Zoom show that my cloud recording will auto-delete in a certain number of days? How can I keep the recording permanently?


  • Zoom is a solution for short-term recording sharing, not long-term hosting
  • All U-M Zoom cloud recordings must auto-delete in 180 days to allow U-M to meet the short-term storage needs of the campus community
  • You may download your recording to keep it in perpetuity:
  • You may then upload the recording file to MiVideo for long-term hosting:
  • Alternatively, you may upload the recording file to your Canvas or Blackboard course to share with students in your course

Additional Information

  • There used to be a way to turn off auto-deletion of cloud recordings--this has been disabled to ensure that Zoom cloud recording storage meets the  needs of the university community
  • Cloud recordings that had previously disabled auto-deletion will not be impacted at this time--they will retain their no-auto-deletion setting


Article ID: 3304
Tue 8/4/20 11:07 PM
Mon 8/17/20 11:45 AM