How Zoom app works

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How to install Zoom app

First, let's see how to install the Zoom app: if you have already installed the app on your devices, you can also skip this part of the article and move on to reading the following chapters; otherwise open the store of your device and proceed immediately as shown in the following lines.

Android

To download Zoom on Android, first open the Play Store, by tapping on the icon colored triangle located on the Home screen or in the drawer (the screen containing the icons of the apps already installed), write "Zoom" in Campo di Ricerca placed at the top and press on the wording ZOOM Cloud Meetings. Otherwise, if you are reading this article from the device on which you intend to install Zoom, presses directly on this link, in order to go directly to its download page.



Now, press the button Install and wait for the app to actually install. Once the procedure is complete, tap the button apri to start Zoom and that's it. If you are asked to complete the setup of your Google account, read more and then ignored the request to enter a valid payment method as the app you are downloading is totally free.

On some smartphones (such as some Huawei models) there is no Play Store. If you want to have clarifications on how to proceed in such a case, read this guide of mine in which I talked about alternative stores to Google.

iPhone / iPad

Su iPhone (the, eventually, iPad) it is necessary to pass fromApp Store. Start, therefore, the latter, by tapping on the blue icon with the "TO" in the center, presses on the card Search (bottom right), write "Zoom" in Campo di Ricerca placed at the top and, in the opened screen, tap on the wording ZOOM Cloud Meetings.



Alternatively, if you are reading this tutorial from the device on which you want to install the application, click on this link, so as to go to its download page in a more immediate way.

At this point, you just have to press the button Get located next to the Zoom app and, if requested, confirm the download using Face ID, touch ID o Password of your Apple ID.

How to register on Zoom

After installing the Zoom app, you need to create your account in it. So if you want to find out how to register on Zoom, start the official app of the service on your Android or iOS / iPadOS device and press on the item SUBSCRIBE located at the bottom left.

Next, provide yours date of birth e confirmation, to continue. Then specify in the fields Email address, Your name e Last name the email address with which to register, your name and surname and, after accepting the condizioni d'uso service, tap the button SUBSCRIBE.

Now you just have to press on link contained in message you received via email and, in the new web page opened in your browser, indicate if you intend to use the account as private or as school, provide the Password you intend to set up to protect your account and skip the step on inviting your contacts to use Zoom.


For more information on how to register on Zoom, I refer you to reading the in-depth analysis that I dedicated entirely to the subject, which could be useful especially if you have had some difficulty completing the registration.

How the Zoom app works on Android


Now the time has finally come to see how the Zoom Meeting app works. If you have a device Android, after starting the Zoom app, log in to your account by tapping on the item Log in located at the bottom right of its main screen, fill in the fields Email address e Password with your login information and press the button Log in. Otherwise, log in with your Google account or your Facebook account by pressing the appropriate buttons.

Once logged in, tap the button New meeting located at the top left and possibly move up ON l'interruttore situato in corrispondenza della dicitura Active video. Then press the blue button Start a meeting and, if you haven't already, give the Zoom app permission to access the camera and microphone device in use.

To invite other users to join the conference just started, press the button Guests (if you don't see it, tap anywhere on the screen) and press the button Invite at the bottom left. In the box that has opened, then choose the way to send the link of the room (eg. Messenger, gmail, Outlook, etc.) or copy the invitation link "manually" by pressing the button Copy invitation link located at the bottom of the box in question, so you can paste it into a group chat, a text message or wherever you want.


Once you have invited the people of your interest to the conference, remember to let them enter the room by pressing the button from time to time Admit which appears in correspondence with their names. Pressing the button again Parecipanti (below), however, you can deactivate the microphone of the latter, deactivate their camera, rename them and so on: just tap on their name and select one of the available options (eg. Silence o Rhinomine).


On the main screen of the videoconference, however, using the buttons located at the bottom, you can close / open your microphone (Turn off / on the sound), your camera (Disable / Enable video) and share your screen, images and other content (Share). To end the video conference, however, you have to press the button Ends (top right) and choose whether to leave the conference letting others continue the conversation or to end it for everyone.

If you have been invited to take part in another person's videoconference, after installing and starting the Zoom application, press the link that was provided to you, indicate yours name in the appropriate text field, tap the button Continue and wait to be accepted into the room. To leave the conference, press the appropriate button (top right) and confirm the operation. Easier than that ?!

How Zoom app works on iPhone

Let us now how Zoom app works on iPhone (taking into account the fact that the information I am about to provide you are generally also valid for iPad). I already anticipate that there are no abysmal differences compared to the Android version, which I just told you about in the previous chapter of this tutorial.

Also in this case, after starting the Zoom app, log in to your account by pressing on the wording Log in (bottom right) and choose whether to log in with your email, filling in the fields Email address e Password and pressing the button Log in, or with your Google or Facebook accounts (by pressing the appropriate buttons and following the instructions given to you on the screen).

Once logged in, press the button New meeting (top left) and, if necessary, move ON the switch located in correspondence with the item Active video. Next, press the blue button Start a meeting and, if you haven't already done so, give the app permission to access the camera and microphone of the device in use.

To invite other people to the room you created, tap the button Guests located at the bottom right (if you do not see it, touch anywhere on the screen, so as to make it appear) and press the button Invite (lower left). In the opened menu, it then indicates how to send the link of the videoconference (eg. Invia email, to send it via email; Send Message, to send it by message or Copy invitation link, to copy the link to paste later in a group chat, in a text message).

Now you just have to accept the conference participants as they request to enter the room: to do this, just press the appropriate button each time that appears next to their names. By tapping the button again Parecipanti (bottom right), however, you can disable the microphone of the participants, their camera, rename them and so on, by pressing on the name of each of them and selecting the option of your interest (eg. Turn off the sound o Rhinomine) from the menu that appears below.

Using the buttons located at the bottom, in the main videoconference screen, you can also close / open your microphone (Turn off / on audio), your camera (Disable / Enable Video) and share the screen and content of various kinds (Share content). To close the room, however, you can tap the button Ends at the top right and choose whether leave the meeting only you I know end the meeting for everyone.

Instead of creating a conference, do you want to join one that was initiated by another user? Nothing could be simpler: just press on link that the conference organizer provided you and wait to be accepted into the room. To abandon the videocall, however, you can press the appropriate button located at the top right and confirm your intentions.

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