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How to set up a Zoom meeting

Zoom is the go-to tool for video calls if you’re trying to set up a classroom. It features both a free version and a paid/premium version. The service has a desktop app, and mobile apps which means anyone can join a meeting from any platform.

Set up a Zoom meeting - Desktop

How to set up a Zoom meeting

Settings up a Zoom meeting is fairly easy; you can set one up and start it right away, or you can schedule a meeting and send invites for it. As a meeting organizer, you will be subject to the limitations, or lack thereof, of your Zoom plan.

Set up a Zoom meeting – Web

To set up a Zoom meeting from the web app, follow these steps;

  1. Visit Zoom in your browser.
  2. Go to My Meetings in the column on the left.
  3. Click Schedule a Meeting.
  4. Enter a name and time for the meeting.

  1. Select what sort of Meeting ID you want to use.
  2. Set a password for the meeting.
  3. Click Save.

  1. Once the meeting has been saved, use the given options to share an invite or copy and share the link directly.
  2. To start the meeting right away, click the Start this meeting button.

Change meeting settings

Once you’ve created a meeting, you can change its settings so long as it hasn’t started. 

  1. Visit Zoom and go to My Meetings.
  2. Hover over the meeting you want to edit and click the Edit button.
  3. Change the settings and click Save.

Note: Make sure you share the new/edited settings with your invitees.

Set up a Zoom meeting – Desktop

To set up a Zoom meeting from the Zoom desktop app, follow these steps.

  1. Open Zoom and sign in.
  2. Click the New Meeting button to start a meeting right away.
  3. Select an Audio source.
  4. Once the meeting starts, click the Participants button.
  5. Click Invite.
  6. Click Copy Invite Link and share the copied link with everyone you want to invite.
  7. Alternatively, you can send the invite to your contacts or via Email.

Schedule a Zoom meeting – Desktop

  1. Open Zoom and click Schedule.
  2. In the window that opens, set a name and date for the meeting.
  3. Set a password.
  4. Select how you want to send invites for the meeting.
  5. Change any other settings that you want.
  6. Click Save.

Set up a Zoom meeting – Mobile apps

To set up a Zoom meeting on the iOS or Android app, follow these steps.

  1. Open the Zoom app on your phone and sign in.
  2. Tap New Meeting to start a meeting right away.
  3. Tap the Start a Meeting button.
  4. Tap Participants and then the Invite button at the bottom right to invite others to the meeting.

Schedule a Zoom meeting – Moblie apps

To schedule a Zoom meeting from the mobile apps, follow these steps.

  1. Open the Zoom app on your phone and sign in.
  2. Tap Schedule.
  3. Give the meeting a name and set a date and time for it. 
  4. Change the Meeting ID and password if you want.
  5. Tap Save.

  1. Add the meeting to your Calendar.
  2. Once added, go to the Meetings tab in the Zoom app.
  3. Tap the meeting.
  4. Tap Add invitees.
  5. Select any method you like to send the meeting invite.

Conclusion

Zoom can be used easily from any platform. Its features aren’t restricted if you use it from a mobile app and you will find you can access almost all its features across multiple platforms. If you want to know how you can join a Zoom meeting, check out our comprehensive guide.

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