How to Set Up a Zoom Meeting
Zoom is one of the most popular video conferencing programs available. If you work from home or need to meet with a remote customer, you’ll need to know how to set up a Zoom session.
How to Download Zoom
You don’t need Zoom installed on your computer if you’re joining a Zoom meeting. If you’re the host, though, you’ll have to download and install the program package. To do so, go to Zoom’s Download Center and choose “Download” under “Zoom Client for Meetings.”
Click Save to save the file. Select a location on your computer where you’d want to save the download. “ZoomInstaller” will appear once the download has finished.
Double-click the downloaded file to start the installation. When the installation is completed, Zoom will open on its own.
Setting Up a Zoom Meeting
When you first launch Zoom, you’ll be given various choices. Choose the orange “New Meeting” button to begin a new meeting.
When you’ve selected a name, you’ll be in a virtual video conference room. Select “Invite” at the bottom of the window.
A new window will appear with several options for inviting others to the call. You’ll be in the “Contacts” tab by default unless you change it.
Select the individual you wish to contact and then click the “Invite” button in the bottom-right corner of the window if you already have a list of contacts.
Alternatively, you may use the “Email” option to send out an invitation.
If you choose a service, an email will appear with several ways to participate in your meeting. After that, type the recipients in the “To” address bar and press the “Send” button.
Finally, suppose you want to send someone a Slack or other messaging app invitation. In that case, you can (1) grab the video conference invitation URL from the screen or (2) pull the email invitation over and share it with them immediately.
The recipients of the invitation will have to accept your request before you can proceed. All that’s left is for them to join the conversation.
To end the conference call, go to the bottom-right corner of the window and click “End Meeting.”