How to join a Zoom meeting

If you’ve been sent an invite to a meeting, here’s how to join a Zoom meeting. There are dozens of different ways to make video calls, but Zoom has emerged as one of the most popular.

What you’ll need

Zoom software on your phone, tablet or computer – you can download it here. Unfortunately, Zoom isn’t available for Amazon’s Alexa devices. If you’re just joining a Zoom meeting, you don’t need to have Zoom installed on your computer or phone – but if you’ll be joining meetings regularly it’s a good idea to download it.

A Zoom Account – you can set one up for free here.

Someone to call (or a meeting to attend virtually). Normally, if it’s a meeting, you’ll be given a code or link – either just click on the link, or open up the Zoom software and enter the code. Each meeting has a unique 9, 10, or 11-digit number called a meeting ID that will be required to join a Zoom meeting. It’s also possible to join using a telephone – simply find the teleconferencing number provided in the invite.

How to join a Zoom meeting from your computer

  1. Open the Zoom software.
  2. Join a meeting using one of these methods:
    • Click Join a Meeting if you want to join without signing in.
    • Sign in to Zoom, and then click the Join button.
  3. Enter the meeting ID number, and the name you want displayed during the meeting.
  4. Select if you would like to connect audio and/or video and click Join – you’ll then be in the meeting.

How to join a zoom meeting from your iPhone or iPad

  1. Open the Zoom mobile app, if you have it installed. If you don’t, you can download it from the App Store.
  2. There are two ways to join a meeting. Either tap Join a Meeting if you want to join without signing in, or sign in to Zoom then tap Join.
  3. Enter the meeting ID number and your display name on screen. Each meeting has a unique 9, 10, or 11-digit number called a meeting ID that will be required to join a Zoom meeting.
  4. If you’re signed in, change your name if you don’t want your default name to appear. If you’re not signed in, enter a display name.
  5. Select if you would like to connect audio and/or video and select Join.

How to join a Zoom meeting from an Android phone or tablet

  1. Open the Zoom mobile app. If you have not downloaded the Zoom mobile app yet, you can download it from the Google Play Store.
  2. There are two ways to join a meeting. Either tap Join a Meeting if you want to join without signing in, or sign in to Zoom then tap Join.
  3. Enter the meeting ID number and your display name on screen. Each meeting has a unique 9, 10, or 11-digit number called a meeting ID that will be required to join a Zoom meeting.
  4. If you’re signed in, change your name if you don’t want your default name to appear. If you’re not signed in, enter a display name.
  5. Select if you would like to connect audio and/or video and select Join.

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