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How to use Zoom

Zoom or Zoom Video Communications is an American remote conferencing services company headquartered in San Jose, California. It provides a remote conferencing service that combines video conferencing, online meetings, chat, and mobile collaboration.

Get Started with Zoom

Zoom Plans

1. Zoom Free: Users can hold an unlimited number of meetings, but group meetings with multiple participants are capped at 40 minutes in length, and meeting can’t be recorded.

2. Zoom Pro: This is the best option if you’re using Zoom with a small team with at least one member working remotely full-time or part-time so you can collaborate effectively, no matter where the meeting is hosted. Zoom Pro costs $14.99/month/meeting host, and this tier allows hosts to create personal meeting IDs for recurring Zoom meetings, allows meeting recording in the cloud or on users’ devices, and caps group meeting durations at 24 hours.

3. Zoom Business: Zoom Business is best-suited to small to medium-sized businesses with multiple teams regularly scheduling Zoom meetings. This tier costs $19.99/month/meeting host, and it offers cool features for businesses to brand their Zoom meetings with vanity URLs and company branding, dedicated customer support, and transcripts of Zoom meetings recorded in the cloud.

4. Zoom Enterprise: For businesses with 1,000 employees or more, this tier of Zoom offers unlimited cloud storage for recordings, a dedicated customer success manager, and discounts on webinars and Zoom Rooms. This tier of Zoom costs $19.99/month/meeting host.

Download Zoom

Once you’ve selected the Zoom plan you’d like to start using, you can sign up and download Zoom onto your computer to start using it.

Schedule a Zoom meeting

You can schedule a meeting via the Zoom app. To do this, you can start a new meeting in the moment by clicking “New Meeting,” or clicking “Schedule Meeting” to book a Zoom meeting for the future:

Once you’re in a Zoom meeting, you can use features like turning your video and microphone settings on and off, inviting other meeting participants, chatting with other meeting participants, recording the meeting, and sharing your screen.