Zoom has become widely popular among the people who work from home. Furthermore, institutes are using the application to teach children in special circumstances. 

Almost half of the Fortune 500 companies have used the application in 2019. It reflects the significance of the platform. 

Zoom offers a variety of features that were missing in other applications. In this article, you can read about the Zoom application and how to use it effectively. 

What is Zoom?

Zoom is a video conferencing software that allows you to meet virtually. It is a cloud-based service that enables you to record the sessions and watch them later. 

You can either audio or video call each other. You have probably heard people talking about Zoom rooms and Zoom meetings

A Zoom room is the physical hardware setup that requires an extra subscription. It allows bigger companies to schedule meetings from conference rooms. A Zoom meeting is a video call that is made using Zoom. 

What are the Best Features of Zoom?

Here are some features that differentiate Zoom from other video calling services. 

  1. With the Zoom free plan, you can avail unlimited one-on-one video conferences.
  2. Also, with the Zoom free plan, you can invite up to a hundred participants in a group video conference. You can only hold the meeting for 40 minutes. However, the paid version allows you to add 500 participants.
  3. While having the Zoom conference, you can share your screen with the participants so everyone can see one screen.

How to Access and Use this Service?

To use the service, you need to have a computer, iOS, or dandroid device. You have to visit the website to create an account and set up your plan. There is a free plan which requires no charges while the Zoom Enterprise requires 20 dollars each month. 

After setting up your account, you need to download the application. The Zoom application is available on all the major platforms. You can also download the application by visiting zoom.us. After you have installed the application, you are ready to make your first Zoom conference. 

What are the Steps of Zooming?

Once you have your account ready with either the free or paid plan, you can start Zooming without any further delay. You need to sign in your account using your email and password. 

Once you log in, you can either schedule your meeting or host the meeting immediately. If you don’t have the application already, you need to install the application by visiting Zoom.us.

When you click on the “Host a meeting” button, you will get three options. 

  • With video off
  • With video on
  • Screen share only

It will take you to the desktop application where you can copy the invitation code and send it to the participants

If you are using a mobile device, you need to visit the app store or Google play store to download the application. Once the application is downloaded, you can start your first Zoom conference. 

You need to click on the “New Meeting” icon to set up your meeting. Adjust the meeting preferences before you click on “start a meeting.”

Now, you need to click on “Participant” to invite the participants. The application will give you various options, and you can choose how you want to invite a candidate. 

Joining a Meeting

When it comes to joining a Zoom meeting, the process is very simple. You need to copy the link and paste it in a browser to join the meeting. 

If you are provided with a meeting ID, you need to click on the “Join Meeting” button. Copy and paste the meeting ID and click the button “Join.”

Schedule a Meeting

To schedule a meeting, you need to click on “Schedule.” It will ask you to add the details of the meeting. You need to enter a date, name, and time and set access settings. Once you have filled the information, you can schedule the meeting by the button “Schedule.”

Summary

Zoom is a leading video conference service provider. The platform offers you safe and secure meetings with various features. You can record and save your meetings in the cloud and access from anywhere. Furthermore, the company updates the platform regularly to secure it.