Getting Started with the Zoom for Dropbox Integration


With the Zoom for Dropbox integration, you can enable the ability to automatically save a copy of Zoom cloud recordings and transcripts to Dropbox. (There are additional features included with the integration. See "Additional features" below for more information.)

Important: If you had previously installed the Zoom integration, you may need to reinstall it following the updated steps below.

Install the Zoom Integration

To install the Zoom integration:

  1. Go to

Important: Ensure you're signed in to both your U-M Dropbox and U-M Zoom accounts before installing the integration.

  1. Click Connect Zoom to Dropbox.
  2. On the new page, click Connect to Zoom.
  3. In the pop-up, click Got it to proceed.

Dropbox logo at top center. Text: "Connecting your Zoom account will allow some people on Dropbox to see how to contact you on Zoom", buttons: Cancel, Got it

  1. On the Zoom sign-in page, click Sign in with SSO.
  2. Enter umich in the Your company domain field and click Continue.

Text: "Sign in with SSO", text field with "umich", text: "This could be your company's name EXAMPLE". Button: Continue

  1. In the pop-up, click Authorize to allow Dropbox access to your Zoom account.
  2. If you would like your Zoom cloud recordings to be saved to Dropbox, click Enable. Otherwise, when prompted, click No.

Note: You can disable this at any time in U-M Dropbox:

  1. From the Settings page, select Connected apps.
  2. Under Launch from Dropbox, find Zoom and click the down arrow to open the app details.
  3. Next to Settings, click "Edit settings for Zoom."
  4. Finally, in the pop-up, uncheck the box “Copy Zoom cloud recordings to Dropbox” and click Update.

If you see Connected to Zoom on the final page, you should now be able to use the integration.

Screenshot of the Zoom for Dropbox integration page. The button says "Connected to Zoom."

How the Zoom Integration Works

Cloud recordings storage

With the ability to save Zoom cloud recordings to Dropbox turned on, Dropbox will copy:

  • Audio and video files of meetings you create and host.
  • Transcripts of meetings (if you have the audio transcript setting enabled in Zoom).

Dropbox will not copy:

  • Meetings that you only attended and did not create and host.
  • Meetings that were recorded before enabling the setting in Dropbox.
  • Local recordings in Zoom.


  • Recordings are still saved to the Zoom cloud, whether or not you have enabled this integration in Dropbox.
  • If you are the creator and host of a meeting, the recordings will be copied to a new Dropbox folder named “Zoom,” even if someone else started the recording.

Additional features

Note: The "Message about a Dropbox file in Zoom" feature is not available for U-M Zoom because it requires Zoom Chat, which U-M does not have (Zoom Chat is different than in-meeting or in-webinar chat, which U-M has).

Last Updated: 
Thursday, June 10, 2021