How to Transcribe Your Zoom Meetings with Maximum Accuracy

How to Transcribe Your Zoom Meetings with Maximum Accuracy

Zoom has become an essential tool for remote meetings and webinars. With its recording feature, you can easily record your Zoom meetings and keep a copy for future reference. However, transcribing these recordings can be a time-consuming task, especially if you have lengthy recordings or multiple meetings to transcribe.

Fortunately, there are third-party services that can transcribe Zoom recordings for you quickly and accurately. In this blog post, we’ll go over how to transcribe Zoom recordings with a third-party service.

Step 1: Choose a transcription service

The first step in transcribing your Zoom recordings is to choose a third-party transcription service. There are many services available, including Atomic Scribe (hi, shameless self-promotion 👋). It’s essential to do your research and choose a transcription partner that best fits your needs – don’t just go for the cheapest or quickest turnaround time. Your transcript is worthless if done incorrectly.

What Should You Transcribe?
  • Interviews
  • Team Meetings
  • Focus Groups
  • Webinars
  • Lectures
  • Sermons
  • Podcasts
  • And more!

Step 2: Export the Zoom recording

Once you have chosen a transcription service, you’ll need to export your Zoom recording. To do this, open the Zoom desktop app and navigate to the recording section. From there, select the recording you want to transcribe and click on “More” to reveal the export options. Choose the format that is compatible with your chosen transcription service, such as MP4 or M4A.

“3.3 trillion meeting minutes are hosted on Zoom each year. That’s an increase of 65% from the 2 trillion meeting minutes logged in the previous quarter.”

“3.3 trillion meeting minutes are hosted on Zoom each year. That’s an increase of 65% from the 2 trillion meeting minutes logged in the previous quarter.”

Step 3: Upload the recording to the transcription service

After you have exported the Zoom recording, you can upload it to your chosen transcription service. Most transcription services will have an online portal where you can upload your file. Simply follow the instructions on the website to upload your file, and ensure that you select the correct file format.

Step 4: Choose your transcription options

Once you have uploaded your Zoom recording, you’ll need to choose your transcription options. Most transcription services offer different options, such as verbatim transcription or edited transcription, with different pricing for each. Consider your needs and budget when selecting your options.

Step 5: Wait for the transcription to be completed

After you have chosen your options, you can submit your file for transcription. The time it takes for the transcription to be completed will depend on the length of your recording and the turnaround time of the transcription service. Most services will provide an estimated turnaround time, so be sure to check this before submitting your file.


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Step 6: Review and edit the transcript

Once the transcription is complete, you’ll receive the final transcript from the transcription service. It’s essential to have chosen a transcription company that uses U.S.-based transcriptionists and promises high accuracy – doing so will mean you won’t need to edit your completed transcript to fix any errors, like you will have to do with the big companies that use foreign workers, promote cheap prices, and don’t proofread transcripts. With Atomic Scribe, we will have provided you a transcript of the highest quality.


Transcribing Zoom recordings with a third-party service is a straightforward process that can save you a significant amount of time and effort. By choosing the right transcription service and following the steps outlined above, you can quickly and accurately transcribe your Zoom recordings and have a valuable tool for future reference.

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