What is Zoom? Zoom is a video conferencing software that has recently become popular due to the COVID-19 crisis. It is believed the company has added over 2 million monthly active users in 2020 compared to just 2 million users in 2019, showing how popular it has become. Why use Zoom for conference calls? It’s becoming the go-to app for conference calls. Here’s how to use it.
Check Your Webcam
Firstly, it’s important to make sure your webcam is working. Most desktop computers do not come in with a built-in webcam, so if you are integrating your webcam to your computer, make sure it works perfectly. You can always double-check for laptops and computers by using an app like Skype, or Windows 10’s Camera App.
This might seem self-explanatory, but it’s important. If you are just joining a meeting with your colleagues on Zoom, you do not need Zoom on your computer. On the other hand, if your hosting, you’ll need to download and install Zoom.
Create A New Meeting
Now that you have set up Zoom, you can schedule a meeting with your calendar (if you synced it with Zoom). Moreover, to do this, just click “New Meeting” or click “Schedule” to book on your calendar a future Zoom conference call.
After pressing the “New Meeting”, you need to make sure your camera and microphone are working. After that, you can press “Invite” and invite as many participants as you want. The great thing about Zoom is you can hold an unlimited amount of conferences for free, making it a viable app for any company or teaching institution that wants to use it.
Some Tips On How to Use Zoom For Conference Calls
- You can also join a meeting by being invited to the meeting. All you need to do is click the invitation link that’s given. You can also decide to participate via video, audio, or both.
- In addition to that, you can also share files via Zoom’s chat.
- You can also co-host a call using Zoom, the only requirement being that you need to have an Education, Business, API, or Bro Partner Account with Zoom.
- You can give attendees a waiting room.
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