How to record a Breakout Room Session Step-by-Step

When hosting a Brella Breakout room, you'll be able to record the session and download the file to use it as On-demand content or to review it afterwards.

If you have been given the Host URL privileges to facilitate a Breakout Room, you will have access to record the session. One of the most demanded tasks is to document the session to use the recording for other purposes such as reviewing the material or adding it into the Brella platform as a post-event or On-demand session. 

To carry out this task, follow up the below steps:

πŸ‘‰ Initial setup

To use the start recording functionality of the Breakout room is necessary to activate the Whereby extension

❗Note: Currently, recording is only available in Chrome browser and on a desktop or laptop. It is not available on mobile devices and other browsers. More info here.

Open the session in the Breakout room; go to your control bar located at the bottom of the screen. ⬇


πŸ‘‰ Start a recording

  • Click on Record, and a new pop-up window will appear suggesting to install the Whereby recording extension.
  • Press the Open pop-up to install the extension and follow the steps as they show
  • Once you have added the extension to your browser, you'll be able to start recording.
  • Select the Whereby tab as the main screen to be recorded AND press share as the example below:


πŸ’‘Tip: To avoid showing the content of other tabs or your pc/laptop, we recommend you to have your browser open only with the Brella event and the Breakout room windows.

πŸ‘‰ Saving the recording file

After your Breakout room session has ended, it's time to stop the recording and get the file from the Whereby download page.


The recordings are temporarily stored on the browser. If you close the window, your video will disappear and cannot be recovered. We advise you to download it immediately after your session has ended to avoid any trouble getting the file afterward.

The recording can only be downloaded locally. It means that it will be saved on your pc/laptop, and if you need to share the file, it's necessary to use cloud services or video compression tools to be transferred to the event organizer if needed. For more information, check this article.

To save your recorded session, follow these steps:

  • Click on Stop recording from your controls bar.
  • Right after, a new pop-up window appears on your top-right side of the screen.
  • Click on the text on the recordings page.

  • Once on the new Whereby window, you'll find your file and save it locally (on your own pc/laptop)

πŸ‘‰ Step-by-Step Video Tutorial 


Last updated in October 2021. 

Written by Wendy RendΓ³n



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