How to Record a Webinar on Any Device

Webinars are a valuable tool for professionals and businesses of all types. They can be used for training and development, marketing and lead generation, or product promotion. But what if you can’t make it to the webinar? Maybe you’re not in front of your computer and don’t have access to the necessary tools. Or maybe you want to watch it again later. No problem! You can record it. Here are some tips on how to record a webinar on any device.

What you need to get started

Are you curious about how to record a webinar on your computer? Whether you’re looking to host a live presentation for customers or simply want to create a video recording of a lecture or workshop, this guide will show you how it’s done. It’s easier than you might think!

To get started, you’ll need some equipment and software:

  • Hardware: a device with a microphone and webcam (preferably HD), as well as headphones if you want to monitor the audio levels.
  • Software: a screen recorder or a special app for video conferences with a recording tool.
  • And don’t forget about a proper internet connection. Make sure the Wi-Fi router is on, the speed is fine, and you’ve paid all the bills.

Recording a webinar on your computer

Guide for Mac users

  1. First, open the window you want to record and choose a screen recorder. You can use QuickTime Player, which is a built-in tool for macOS.
  2. Open the app and click “File” > “New Screen Recording”.
  3. Before you start, check the settings and microphone.
  4. Then, press the red button.
  5. If you want to record only a chosen window, click and move the selected area. Then hit “Start Recording”.
  6. QuickTime Player also allows users to quickly edit the video: cut unnecessary parts or flip certain images.

Pro Tip: the Mojave OS offers a faster way to start a recording by using the keyboard shortcut “Shift-Cmd-5”.

Guide for Windows users

  1. Open the Game Bar (a part of the Xbox app).
  2. Select “Settings” > “Gaming”. Then, turn on “Record game clips, screenshots, and broadcast using Game Bar”.
  3. Press the keyboard shortcut “Windows-G” and hit “Yes, this is a game” to proceed.
  4. After that, press “Windows-Alt-R” and click “Start Recording”.
  5. When you finish, you can find the video in the following folder – “Videos/Captures”.

Pro Tip: Game Bar has certain limitations: it captures only one screen at a time and doesn’t allow switching it during recording. So you’d better have a Plan B – download a more convenient app that has a built-in recording tool: Whoosh, RingCentral, or a simple Screencast-O-Matic.

Recording a webinar on your smartphone

Guide for iPhone users

  1. Open Control Center and tap “Screen Recording”. If you can’t find it, tap “Settings” > “Control Center” and choose “Screen Recording” to add it.
  2. Turn on the microphone and start recording.
  3. After you finish, you can find the video in “Photos”. Do not try to find it in “Videos”.

Guide for Android users

Unfortunately, Android phones don’t have any built-in recording tools. That’s why you should visit Google Play and choose a specialized app for that.

The most popular are:

  • AZ Screen Recorder
  • Mobizen
  • InShot
  • Twitch
  • Vysor

Check the alternatives

There are a number of alternatives to traditional recording tools for your device. They are special apps for hosting different kinds of virtual events, including webinars and presentations. We’ll take a look at some of the most popular options and give you a quick overview of each one.


WebinarJam is popular webinar recording software that is known for its ease of use and wide range of features. It offers both live and on-demand recording, has a built-in capture tool, and high-definition broadcasting.

How much:

  • No free version
  • Paid plans start at $39/month

What we like:

  • Intuitive interface
  • Broadcast to YouTube and Facebook
  • HD quality: 30 frames per second
  • Live chat with Q&A
  • Scheduling & Automated recordings
  • Compatible with desktops and mobiles

What we don’t like:

  • Mediocre user experience from mobiles
  • 1-minute delay to receivers
  • Quite expensive


Loom is not just about webinars. It’s a perfect tool for video messaging and screen sharing. It offers a convenient way to quickly share helpful tips or demonstration videos with your team, or capture live footage of any event or presentation.

How much:

  • A free plan is available
  • Paid plans start at $8 user/month

What we like:

  • Robust webinar software: screen recording, hosting, and exporting
  • Compatible with desktops and mobiles
  • A wide range of editing tools
  • Integration with Slack, Gmail, Zendesk, and others

What we don’t like:

  • Better to use it for pre-recorded webinars and slideshows

Webex Webinars

Webex positions itself as a seamless solution for hybrid teams and their collaboration. It has powerful tools for video conferencing, customer support, and event management. One of its products is Webex Webinars. It’s a separate app with a powerful suite of features for online event planning, hosting, and recording.

How much:

  • From $13.50 user/month

What we like:

  • An ideal range of features and settings for holding and recording webinars
  • Advanced tools, like breakout rooms, gesture recognition, automated recordings
  • Follow-up analytics and reports
  • Automatic translation and captioning

What we don’t like:

  • Recordings aren’t available on mobiles
  • Certain tools may require learning curves
  • Only the host can record videos, other participants should ask for the access


With Whoosh you’ll always have a perfect record of your online meetings and webinars. It allows you to save a full version of an event with all the content. Or you can create Mementos – short video mashups generated by AI. They include all the key moments of a meeting and can save you hours on rewatching the entire webinar.

How much:

  • From $14.99 user/month

What we like:

  • Easy-to-use interface
  • Full-HD video & audio quality of calls and recordings
  • Personal rooms for any occasion
  • A broad range of AI-driven tools
  • Unlimited cloud storage in the Enterprise plan

What we don’t like:

  • Some features are unique and may require extra time on training


Webinars are a great way to engage with your audience and build relationships with potential customers. And you don’t have to be a computer tech to figure how to join one. So don’t let a lack of equipment or software stop you from hosting and recording a successful webinar – try each of our recommendations and see which one works best for you.

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