How to Use Zoom – Getting Started

Do you know how to use Zoom? Many people have used Skype or FaceTime or Google Hangouts before so the switch to Zoom won’t be that hard.

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Zoom users can choose to record sessions, collaborate on projects, and share or annotate on one another’s screens, all with one easy-to-use platform. Zoom offers quality video, audio, and a wireless screen-sharing performance across Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS, Android, Blackberry, Zoom Rooms, and H.

Download my four page Zoom Conferencing setup document for Free  This will help you to set up and run your meeting.

Zoom Conferencing setup (pdf)

Zoom Account

You do not have to have a Zoom account to attend a Zoom meeting or interview. You will be prompted to download the software, once you have clicked on the link that you have been provided. You may also wish to create an account, but that is not required to participate in a Zoom meeting.

What do you need to use Zoom?

To use Zoom you will need: a video camera, either built in to your device or a separate webcam (most modern computers, smartphones and tablets have this built in) … the Zoom client installed on your machine. (Zoom has clients for Windows, Mac, iOS and Android.)

Cost of Zoom

Zoom offers a full-featured Basic Plan for free with unlimited meetings. Your Basic plan has a 40 minutes time limit on meetings with three or more total participants.

What do you get with a Free Zoom Account?

  1. Meetings and Chat. HD video, audio, collaboration & chat.
  2. Rooms and Workspaces. Power up your conference rooms with video.
  3. Phone System. Enterprise cloud phone system.
  4. Video Webinars. Full-featured, easy-to-use, engaging webinars.
  5. App Marketplace. Integrations and bots to use with Zoom.

Zoom has a great Help Centre if you get stuck.

Zoom also offers extra support during the COVID -19 pandemic, here.


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