Zoom - Disable Meeting Chat Auto-Save


  • How do I disable the auto-save of a Zoom meeting chat?
  • Can I turn off auto-save for the Zoom meeting chat?
  • How do I make it so my Zoom meeting chat does not automatically save to my computer?


  • Oregon State University
  • Faculty/Staff
  • Students
  • Zoom User


By default Zoom user settings are set for meeting chat sessions to be automatically saved to the host's computer. This functionality can be disabled by a user for their account. This Knowledge Base article will cover the steps to disabling the auto-save functionality.


Method 1

Sign in to Zoom at is.oregonstate.edu/zoom

  1. Once you've signed in to OSU Zoom, select Settings from the left side of the screen
  2. Select In Meeting (Basic)
  3. Locate the Auto Saving Chats and click the button to disable it (It will turn grey when disabled)
    Setting changes will automatically save, you can now close the Zoom website.


Note: Additional information can be found on Zoom's website at https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/115004792763-Saving-In-Meeting-Chat

For assistance, contact the IS Service Desk.

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Thu 9/5/19 10:53 AM
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