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Record Meeting - React Native

VideoSDK enables you to record video and audio during meetings, and you can access the recorded files in the developer dashboard or opt to store them in your own cloud storage.

Additionally, VideoSDK offers flexibility in configuring recording layouts. You can achieve this by selecting various prebuilt layouts in the configuration or by providing your own custom template for recording, tailored to your layout preferences.

This guide provides an overview of implementing the start and stop functionality for meeting recording.


To initiate automatic recording at the beginning of a session, simply provide the autoStartConfig feature, recording during room creation. For more information on configuring the autoStartConfig, please refer to the provided documentation here.


The startRecording() method, accesible from the useMeeting hook, can be used to initiate the recording of a meeting. This method accepts the following three parameters:

  • 1. webhookUrl (optional): This is the webhook URL where you can listen to events related to the recording, such as the start and stop of recording. It triggers when the recording is completed and stored on the server. You can learn more about webhooks here

  • 2. awsDirPath (optional): This parameter specifies the path to your S3 bucket where you intend to store the recordings. To enable the storage of recordings in your S3 bucket with VideoSDK, follow this guide (VideoSDK Cloud (AWS S3, Azure Blob or GCP ) Integration)

  • 3. config (optional): This parameter defines how the recording should be conducted

  • 4. transcription (optional): This parameter lets you start post transcription for the recording.


    If you don't have a value for webhookUrl or awsDirPath and wish to utilize the config property, you should pass null in place of the missing values. Failing to do so may result in the configuration not being applied to the recording.

    const config = {
    // Layout Configuration
    layout: {
    type: "GRID", // "SPOTLIGHT" | "SIDEBAR", Default : "GRID"
    priority: "SPEAKER", // "PIN", Default : "SPEAKER"
    gridSize: 4, // MAX : 4

    // Theme of recording
    theme: "DARK", // "LIGHT" | "DEFAULT"

    // `mode` is used to either record video & audio both or only audio.
    mode: "video-and-audio", // "audio", Default : "video-and-audio"

    // Quality of recording and is only applicable to `video-and-audio` type mode.
    quality: "high", // "low" | "med", Default : "med"

    // This mode refers to orientation of recording.
    // landscape : Record the meeting in horizontally
    // portrait : Record the meeting in vertically (Best for mobile view)
    orientation: "portrait", // "portrait", Default : "landscape"

    // Post Transcription Configuration
    const transcription = {
    enabled: true, // Enables post transcription
    summary: {
    enabled: true, // Enables summary generation

    // Guides summary generation
    "Write summary in sections like Title, Agenda, Speakers, Action Items, Outlines, Notes and Summary",

    startRecording(null, null, config, transcription);


The stopRecording() method, accesible from the useMeeting hook, is used to stop the recording of a meeting.


import { useMeeting } from "";
import { TouchableOpacity, Text } from "react-native";

const MeetingView = () => {
const { startRecording, stopRecording } = useMeeting();

const handleStartRecording = () => {
// Configuration for recording
const config = {
layout: {
type: "GRID",
priority: "SPEAKER",
gridSize: 4,
theme: "DARK",
mode: "video-and-audio",
quality: "high",
orientation: "landscape",

// Configuration for post transcription
let transcription = {
enabled: true,
summary: {
enabled: true,
"Write summary in sections like Title, Agenda, Speakers, Action Items, Outlines, Notes and Summary",

// Start Recording
// If you don't have a `webhookUrl` or `awsDirPath`, you should pass null.
"AWS Directory Path",

const handleStopRecording = () => {
// Stop Recording

return (
onPress={() => {
<Text>Start Recording</Text>

onPress={() => {
<Text>Stop Recording</Text>

Event associated with Recording

  • onRecordingStateChanged - The onRecordingStateChanged() event is triggered whenever the state of meeting recording changes.
import { Constants, useMeeting } from "";

function onRecordingStateChanged(data) {
const { status } = data;

if (status === Constants.recordingEvents.RECORDING_STARTING) {
console.log("Meeting recording is starting");
} else if (status === Constants.recordingEvents.RECORDING_STARTED) {
console.log("Meeting recording is started");
} else if (status === Constants.recordingEvents.RECORDING_STOPPING) {
console.log("Meeting recording is stopping");
} else if (status === Constants.recordingEvents.RECORDING_STOPPED) {
console.log("Meeting recording is stopped");
} else {

/** useMeeting hooks events */
const {
/** Methods */
} = useMeeting({

Storage Configuration

While recording your meetings, you have the flexibility to store them either on VideoSDK's storage or configure your own storage solution such as AWS S3 Storage, Azure Blob or GCP Cloud Storage. To set up your own storage, you can navigate to the API section in the VideoSDK Dashboard.

For detailed instructions on configuring storage or a step-by-step guide, you can refer to this documentation or watch the accompanying video tutorial.

Custom Template

With VideoSDK, you can also use your own custom designed layout template to record the meetings. In order to use the custom template, you need to create a template for which you can follow this guide. Once you have setup the template, you can use the REST API to start the recording with the templateURL parameter.

API Reference

The API references for all the methods utilised in this guide are provided below.

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