Work Culture

How to Record Slack Huddles

By Hunter McKinley

Published on Aug 16, 2023

You might be thinking, "Does Slack Huddles let you record?" The answer is surprisingly no- or is it? It's true that Slack does not officially allow recording of their popular feature, however, a new feature from Backtrack allows anyone to record a Slack Huddle after it's happened.

Are Slack Huddles recorded?

The short answer is no. As of Sept 2023, Slack does not have a native way to record and transcribe Slack Huddles. By default Slack Huddle meetings are not recorded. The best way to record a Slack Huddle is with another tool such as Backtrack.

What is the best way to record Slack Huddles videos?

Backtrack is the best way to record Slack Huddles videos. It's a native Mac app designed to function like a car's dash cam for your Slack Huddle meetings. Here's how it works:

  • Always-On Recording: Backtrack runs quietly in the background, recording your meetings locally without consuming significant resources.
  • Retroactive Saving: Missed hitting the record button? No problem. With Backtrack, you can prompt the app to "record backwards", ensuring you never miss a moment.
  • Privacy First: Since it is a local recording, there are no cloud storage concerns. You decide what to save and what to discard.

How to record and transcribe Slack Huddle meetings:

Backtrack is a screen and audio recorder for Mac that lets you record your mic and screen along with your system audio to generate transcripts and AI summaries.

Here's how:

  1. Download & Launch Backtrack for Mac.
  2. It will automatically begin recording
  3. Join a Slack Huddle
  4. Click "Yes" on the post-Huddle prompt after a Slack Huddle finishes
  5. Select which content to save and where you'd like it to save to.
Transcribe & Record Slack Huddles

Now you will have a Slack Huddles meeting recorded, transcribed, and summarized with AI to wherever you'd like it to go.

The Rise of Ad Hoc Meetings

In today's agile work environment, 60%+ of meetings are ad hoc. These unplanned meetings can be some of the most productive, as they often arise from immediate needs or spontaneous ideas. Yet, the majority of these also go unrecorded, leading to potential loss of valuable insights and decisions.

The Memory Conundrum

According to recent studies, a staggering 50% of information is lost within an hour of hearing it. This statistic is alarming, especially when considering the dynamic nature of team huddles where crucial decisions can be made on the fly. The lack of recording capabilities means that half of what was discussed could be forgotten shortly after the meeting concludes. With over 50 million meetings occurring daily, the potential loss of information is colossal. Backtrack addresses this gap, ensuring that no insight, decision, or spontaneous idea is ever lost.


In the realm of team collaboration, every conversation can be a goldmine of ideas, decisions, and insights. With tools like Backtrack, we're ensuring that none of this valuable information slips through the cracks. As the world of work continues to evolve, having tools that adapt to our needs will be paramount. Backtrack isn't just a tool; it's the future of effective team collaboration.

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Tip: As always, follow your local laws to ensure compliance. It’s always a good idea to ask all participating parties if it is okay to record the conversation