Zoom has become one of the most used programs for meeting online for school, business, telehealth, and more.
Not only is it friendly, but I love how you can easily take screenshots of your meetings.
Taking a screenshot on Mac is easy, but where does the picture go? I’ll help you locate it.
Where Do Zoom Screenshots Go On Mac?
Zoom screenshots are saved in a different place on your Mac depending on how you take the screenshot. If you use it with Mac’s native snipping tool, then it will be saved in the “Pictures” folder. If you use Zoom’s screenshot tool, then it will be saved by default in the “Zoom” folder.
Taking a screenshot with Mac is easy, and you can also take the screenshot from Zoom itself.
I will teach you how to use these different methods so you can find the one that works best for you.
Mac’s Native Screenshot Tool
Many people don’t know it yet, but there is a native screenshot tool included with the Mac OS.
This is very handy as it allows you to take screenshots of anything on your computer screen.
While I’m covering using this during a Zoom meeting, you can use this whenever you want.
There have been plenty of times when I’ve done this to save interesting pictures that are otherwise difficult to download or capture.
Not only that but there are two different methods that you can use. Both are simple.
Capture the Entire Screen
If your Zoom window takes up the entire screen, or if you don’t want to bother capturing only part of the screen, then you can capture the entire screen with a single command.
The Mac screenshot tool isn’t a traditional tool.
You won’t find a program for it. This is instead a keyboard command.
Press down and hold on the “Command” button and then press and hold the “Shift” key
Press the “3” key and it will take the screenshot.
If done successfully, then your screen should briefly flash and you should hear a sound like a camera shutter.
This means that you took the screenshot.
You can take continuous screenshots with ease.
Make sure that you continue holding Command and Shift.
A new screenshot will be taken each time you push the “3” key.
Capture a Specific Section
If you only want to capture part of the screen, then there is a different keyboard shortcut that you can use.
This is similar to the other shortcut, but one key is different.
Press and hold Command and Shift.
You will then press the “4” button. You should notice that your mouse cursor changes to a plus icon.
There are now two ways of capturing the screenshot.
If you want to capture a specific window, then press the “Space” button on your keyboard.
Proceed to click the window you want to capture.
You should hear a camera shutter sound to indicate that the screenshot was taken successfully.
The other option is to click and drag. This will create a box on your computer.
Make sure the Zoom window is in the box.
Let go of your mouse button and the contents of the box will be captured.
Where are Mac Screenshots Saved?
You took a screenshot of Zoom with the Mac keyboard shortcut, so where is the screenshot saved? This is very easy to find.
Simply navigate to your Pictures folder.
There are many ways to reach this folder, but the easiest way is to select the “Home” section from the top menu. You will find the Pictures folder there.
Taking Screenshots with Zoom
Zoom has its own native screenshot capture tool, but many people don’t know about it.
You probably see the bright red “Record” button whenever you attend a Zoom meeting, but that only captures video.
While the option is often hidden, you can easily take screenshots with a different keyboard shortcut.
You just need to know what buttons to push.
You need to change the software permissions before attempting to capture a screenshot.
While some people say this works without changing the permissions, I want to ensure you can do this without any problems.
Click the Apple icon and select “System Preferences.” You will then need to go to “Security and Privacy” and then “Privacy.” This will bring you to a list of all the programs on your computer.
Find Zoom and then select it.
You can then change the permissions.
Make sure that the setting for recording videos and images is enabled.
If not, then this will prevent you from capturing screenshots.
Zoom Keyboard Command
You are now ready to take a screenshot. Open Zoom and join a meeting.
You can make a meeting and be the only one there, or you can join an active meeting with others.
This command will work either way.
Press and hold the Command button on your keyboard.
You then need to push the “T” button.
The screenshot will be captured once you hit this button.
You can take continuous screenshots by holding Command and pressing T.
A screenshot will be taken every time you push the T key.
Finding the Zoom Screenshots
Finding these screenshots is very easy if you know where to look.
The screenshots should be located in the Zoom folder.
You can usually find this by navigating to the Applications folder from the Home window.
These folders are usually organized alphabetically, so it will probably be at the bottom.
You can also change the folder that screenshots are saved in.
Enter the Zoom settings and you will be able to switch the default folder where screenshots are saved.
You can place them in the Pictures folder, Downloads, or even on your desktop.
Changing the Shortcut
You may want to consider changing this shortcut because it’s also used to open new tabs when using a browser.
If enabled in Zoom, then this shortcut will take screenshots whenever Zoom is active.
You can change it through the Zoom settings menu.
If you don’t want to, then make sure Zoom is closed whenever you are browsing.
If not, then you might take screenshots when you really want to open a new tab.
It’s all a matter of preference, but I prefer changing the keyboard shortcut so that I can simultaneously open new tabs on my browser with ease.