How to Use Zoom for Video Conferencing

Zoom has made a stand-out name in the field of video conferencing. But the main reason for it’s success is professional users like big companies. The general public doesn’t have much idea about it’s working process. So, if you are also a new Zoom user and have little or no idea about it’s working, then you are at the right place. This tutorial is a step by step guide on how to install and use Zoom for video conferencing like a Pro.

Here, we have also shared some basic tips and tricks for Zoom at the end of the post. In this tutorial, we will give you a good idea about how to create and join a meeting on Zoom. Let’s proceed with the tutorial.

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Use Video Conferencing on Zoom

You can use Zoom for video conferencing in two ways: through a web browser or a by installing dedicated Zoom client on your PC. Usually, people use Zoom on a web browser because it’s fast and lightweight. But web version of Zoom provides limited features. So, if you want all the features of Zoom, you can also install Zoom Client on your PC.

Step 1: Install Zoom on your PC

Zoom client is available for most of the major operating systems. You can download Zoom from official website. Alternatively, you can also click the links provided below to download Zoom for the operating system you are using:


Step 2: Open Zoom App on your PC

In this tutorial, we will install Zoom on Windows PC. So, first of all, download the client from the links give above. After downloading, open the downloaded file. Then, click on the Install button. Next, click on the Sign In button.

Open Zoom App On Your Computer And Click On Sign In - Use Zoom for video conferencing
Click on Sign In in Zoom app

Step 3: Sign in or Sign up for Zoom Account

Now, if you already have Zoom account, simply login with your credentials. Alternatively, you can also use your Google or Facebook accounts to sign in. And if you would like to create a new Zoom account, simply click on Sign Up Free button. We recommend you to create Zoom account (if you already don’t have one) for better privacy.

Sign In Or Sign Up For Creating Your Zoom Account
Sign In Or Sign Up for Zoom Account

Step 4: Use Zoom for Video Conferencing

After you have created and signed in to your Zoom account, you will see your Zoom dashboard. Here, you will see various options. To start video conferencing on Zoom, simply clicking on the New Meeting.

Click On New Meeting From Zoom Dashboard - use zoom for video conferencing
Click on New Meeting from Zoom Dashboard

Step 5: Invite People to Join Zoom Meeting

After you click on New Meeting, a new meeting will be created and you will go live. Now, you can invite other people to join your Zoom meeting by clicking on the Invite button.

Next, you will have options to copy the URL and share it with friends or colleagues who are already using Zoom. However, if you want to invite someone who is not on Zoom, simply Copy Invitation and share it via email.

The invitation URL will have the Meeting ID and a password embedded in it. So, the user can easily authenticate and join the Zoom conference through a web browser.

After Starting Zoom Meeting Invite Others To Join
Invite Others to join Zoom Meting

Step 6: Join a Meeting or Video Conferencing on Zoom

You can also join a Zoom meeting by clicking on the Join button. After that, enter the Meeting ID and when prompted, enter Meeting Password shared by host. If the host did not set a password for the meeting, then Zoom won’t prompt for a password and you can join the meeting without password.

Click On Join Button To Join Zoom Meeting
Join a Zoom Meeting

SEE ALSO: How to use Skype Meet Now for Free Video Conferencing?

Tips and Tricks for Zoom

As mentioned earlier, here are some cool tips and tricks for enhancing your Zoom experience.

1. Use Virtual Background in Zoom Meeting

While you are working from home, you may get embarrassed by messed up background. Zoom offers a solution for this by allowing you to set a virtual background for video conferencing.

Click on the Settings icon on the top-right corner and click on Virtual Background tab. Here, you can select a background from the available options. You can also add your own custom image or video has background.

SEE ALSO:
1. How to use Virtual Background in Zoom meeting?
2. Free Download Best Virtual Zoom Backgrounds.


2. Enable Third-Party Plugins in Zoom

Besides Virtual Backgrounds, you can also enable third-party plugins like Office 365, Google Calendar, Slack and more.

Just go to the Chat menu and click on the [+] button next to APPS menu. There, you can easily integrate your Notifications, Calendar schedules, Office documents etc.

Enable Third Party Plugins From Chat Tab On Zoom
Enable third-party Plugins on Zoom

3. Touch up your Appearance in Zoom Meeting

Zoom also has a cool feature to enhance your appearance in live video. Just go to Settings and click on the Video tab. Here, you just need to tick the check box for Touch up my appearance. Zoom will now enhance your appearance and minimize the blemishes from your face.

Touch Up My Appearance During Zoom Meeting
Touch up my Appearance on Zoom

4. Keyboard Shortcuts for Zoom

Besides, above cool features, learning keyboard shortcuts will greatly improve your Zoom experience. Here are few of the most common shortcuts, you can use.

Keyboard ShortcutWhat it does?
Alt + AMute and Unmute your Audio during Zoom conferencing.
Alt + SStart or Stop screen sharing on Zoom.
Alt + VTurn Off/On your Video during Zoom meeting.
Alt + Shift + TTake a Screenshot during Zoom meeting.
Keyboard Shortcuts for Zoom Meeting

Install and Use Zoom Like a Pro

Above tutorial explained how you can install and use Zoom for Video Conferencing on your Windows computer. In this tutorial, we have shown steps for Windows, but the steps are nearly identical for other platforms as well. Also, the keyboard shortcuts really help you quickly take actions while on a Zoom call.

If you use Zoom very frequently, we suggest you to install the Zoom client on your PC for better controls and features. If you are facing any problems while installing or using Zoom, please let us know in the comment section down below. Also feel free to subscribe to our newsletter for getting latest tutorials directly into your inbox.

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