In this article, you will learn to use a Zoom Cloud meeting on Windows. We have shared five important steps that you have to do on Zoom: how to install Zoom, how to join a meeting, how to create an account, how to create a meeting, and how to create a scheduled meeting.
How to install Zoom?
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So, first of all, you have to know how to install Zoom on Windows. To install Zoom on Windows on a laptop or PC, you will need to open your preferred browser. You can open any browser. After opening the browser, write Zoom on the search bar. If you are the first time on the Zoom site, it might ask you to tap Agree and proceed. Then tap close.
On the Zoom site, go to the bottom of the page. On this part of the page, you will see a link called download. Click on it. Click to download section Zoom client meetings. The Installer will be downloaded on your PC.
Click on this link to download Zoom for Windows: Click here.
How to join a meeting?
After completing the download, click on the file you just saved. You should allow this app to make changes to add files to your PC. Then click on install. After the installation, it will open. If this doesn’t happen to you, find the icon on the desktop and double-click on it.
The next step is to join the meeting, or just sign up for a new account or sign in to your old account. If you wish to enter into a meeting, you will need to have the ID of the meeting and also a password if needed. Find this info from the host.
For you to join a meeting, you need to click on join the meeting. Write the ID of the meeting. If the meeting has a password, you need to put the password to join the meeting. Write the password and tap Ok. If the meeting has not started yet you will get a screen with a message saying” waiting for the hosts. Please wait until the host starts the meeting”.
If you are the first time on zoom’ it will ask you to agree to the Terms of Service. Click on I agree. You can join the meeting with the audio or without. Click join with computer audio to be able to talk at the meeting.
Also note, that if this is the first time on Zoom you might want to click test speakers and microphone, just to be known it is working or not. Click join with computer audio to be able to talk at the meeting.
On the bottom right you have the option to join with audio and video. On the zoom meeting in the center, you have the option to invite persons, see participants and also share screen if this is allowed by hosts. Also in the right part, you have the button to leave the meeting.
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How to create a zoom account?
Now you have to know how to create an account on Windows. Click on sign in You will be able to sign in with Google and Facebook. If you are the first time on zoom it will ask you to click on agree and proceed. Then click on close. Then you have to write your work email address and then click sign up and click on confirm, then you have to check your email to confirm the account. Check your email inbox and click on activate account.
After activating your account, put your first name and last name. Also, write the password and confirm the password. Click on continue Then log in with your new account. Write the email and the password which you have set up. Click on sign in. Then You will be signed in to your account. After this, your account will be created. You can easily join a meeting, create a new meeting, or schedule a meeting.
To create a meeting on Windows, just follow these steps. Click on schedule meeting. Here you have the option to start the meeting with video and also the option to use your personal ID.
If the option “Use my personal meeting ID “is unchecked, then you can generate a random meeting ID. Tap on the new meeting button. Now if you are for the first time on Zoom maybe it’s better first to test the speaker and microphone.
Now test your microphone. If this works, then it is okay. Now tap on join with computer audio to get the audio on. Please keep in mind you are the hosts of the meeting, the person who created the meeting, so you have administrative permissions at this new meeting.
You can tap on the button from the top left to see the ID of the meeting and the password. You can also copy the link and send it to somebody directly.
You can click on the button to unmute yourself or to speak at the meeting. The Menu will have an option to select a microphone or speakers of the computer. You will have the possibility here to test the speakers and microphone.
Also, if you wish, you can switch to phone audio or go to the audio settings. If we click on the audio settings we will have lots of options that we can adjust. For normal users, these options will not be used much.
If you have some problems with sound you can try to click on the advanced button. Here you will be able to process the audio quality you can test this to see what version is best for you.
Now let’s talk about the video. Here you also can enable or disable the video with a single click. You will have the possibility to choose the webcam to use. This is useful if you have an incorporated webcam and also a better webcam.
Also on this menu, we have video settings. If the video is ok for you I do not think you need to change any settings. Lots of settings! , You can test it one by one. Now one of the most used features of Zoom is the virtual background for the camera. You can find this option also on the video menu.
Click on the virtual background. Here select what virtual background you wish to use. The background will disappear and be replaced with an image. Please know this is not perfect, but in most cases does the trick.
Now let’s continue with the next option invite. Here you can send an invite to contact, an email, or just simply copy the invitation URL You find here the password also for your meeting.
Only the host will allow the person who can talk Allow participants to rename themselves is pretty explanatory. This option will make a notification sound when somebody enters or exits. The meeting lock will make it so that other people cannot join the meeting after this is activated.
Another important feature is the share screen feature. You can share your full screen and application window or you can share a whiteboard.
The chat option will give you access to send private messages. You can send the message to everyone. Because you are the host you can tap also on the three dots from the bottom and adjust the privacy for the chat.
You can allow a person to talk with you, with everyone, or with no one. The record button will record the meeting. This is very useful because you can send the meeting record to somebody who is not able to attend. Also, you can pause the record or just stop it If you want.
And the last option is the reaction. This is a very nice feature and will allow the host to see your reactions. So zoom has great features and options I hope you liked this article and please be sure to follow us and check our other articles.
How to schedule a meeting on a PC/Laptop?
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And the last let’s know how to create a scheduled meeting on Windows. To schedule a meeting, just tap the schedule button. Here you can give a name for your meeting. Then select the date. You can also select a start time for the meeting and duration.
You can make this meeting recurring, depending on your needs. On meeting ID, you can set it to generate it automatically, or just use your personal ID. If you generate automatically, then you need to give this ID to the person who you wish to invite, and only he can know this, as this is random.
Also, you can set up a password if you wish here. You can also disable the password for the meeting if you want. After that, you can set up the video for the host to be on and also the video for the participants.
You can set up how audio is used: only by telephone, computer audio, or both. You can add the meeting on your calendar to be reminded that after you have set up all of these options, you can also look at Advanced Options.
Zoom Video Communications, Inc. is an American communications technology company headquartered in San Jose, California. It provides videotelephony and online chat services through a cloud-based peer-to-peer software platform and is used for teleconferencing, telecommuting, distance education, and social relations.