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How to set up and use the Microsoft Teams Zoom app

Microsoft does not gatekeep its services and technology. It allows other apps, device manufacturers, and services to integrate with its products and often, it will integrate with them in return.

With the rise in home-based work in 2020, Zoom and Microsoft Teams became two of the most commonly used platforms for online meetings. Both have made considerable improvements to their respective platforms but they’ve also added integration for each other.

If you use Microsoft Teams, but occasionally have to make or join Zoom meetings, you can add and use the Microsoft Teams Zoom app to do the job.

Microsoft Teams Zoom app

In order to add the Microsoft Teams Zoom app, you need the following;

  • A Microsoft Teams account
  • A Zoom account
  • Authorization to add/install apps to your Zoom account
  • Authorization to add/install apps to your Microsoft Teams team/account

Note: If you’re using a company account for either Microsoft Teams or Zoom, you may need to get in touch with the admin or owner of the account to enable the apps. The integration must be enabled both ways; Microsoft Teams must be allowed to connect with Zoom, and Zoom must be allowed to connect with Microsoft Teams.

To make it smooth, start out with Zoom instead of Microsoft Teams. It will be made all the easier if you have the Microsoft Teams desktop account installed on your system.

Integrate Microsoft Teams with Zoom

Follow these steps to add Microsoft Teams with Zoom.

  1. Visit Zoom and sign in to your account.
  2. Visit the Zoom Marketplace and install Microsoft Teams.
  3. Turn the ‘Pre-approve’ switch on.
  4. Click Install.

  1. Sign in to your Microsoft Teams account and authorize Zoom to connect to it.
  2. When prompted, open the Microsoft Teams app.
  3. Click the Add button next to the Zoom app in Microsoft Teams.

Enable Zoom integration in Microsoft Teams

Follow these steps to integrate Zoom with Microsoft Teams. The Zoom app has already been installed so all you need to do is allow Microsoft Teams to control Zoom.

  1. Open Microsoft Teams.
  2. Go to the newly added Zoom tab in the column on the left.
  3. Enter the command Start followed by any name for a meeting and tap enter.
  4. The Microsoft Teams Zoom app will prompt you to sign in to Zoom.
  5. Accept the prompt and in the tab that opens, allow Microsoft Teams to control Zoom.

Use Zoom in Microsoft Teams

To use Zoom in Microsoft Teams, remember the following commands.

Start a meeting

  1. Open Microsoft Teams and go to the Zoom tab.
  2. Enter the following command, and tap Enter.
Start [Name of Meeting]

Join a meeting

Every Zoom meeting has an ID that will be included in the invite or link that has been shared with you. Copy it to your clipboard and follow these steps.

  1. Open Microsoft Teams and go to the Zoom tab.
  2. Enter the following command and tap Enter to join the meeting.
Join [Meeing ID]

Other commands

To view other commands that you can run, enter the Help command in the Zoom tab in Microsoft Teams.

Conclusion

The Microsoft Teams Zoom app won’t allow you to make Zoom calls in Microsoft Teams. Instead, you can use the app to set up a Zoom call or to join it. Complete call integration isn’t possible. 

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