To organize a video conference with some of your customers, you have decided to use Zoom , a famous platform that allows you to organize and plan meetings remotely. Being your first experience with this type of service, however, you have not yet figured out how to proceed neither to create your account nor to activate one of the available subscription plans: for this reason, you would like my help to succeed in your intent.
That’s the way it is, isn’t it? Then I will be happy to give you a hand and explain how to activate Zoom . In addition to the detailed procedure to create a free account, I will also give you all the information to activate one of Zoom’s paid plans, both from computers and from smartphones and tablets. Finally, I will also show you how to set Zoom in Italian.
How do you say? Is that exactly what you wanted to know? Then do not delay any further and deepen the subject immediately. Courage: make yourself comfortable, cut out five minutes of free time and read the next paragraphs. I assure you that, following my instructions and trying to put them into practice, you will be able to activate Zoom without encountering any kind of problem. Happy reading and, above all, good job!
How to activate Zoom on PC
The procedure to activate Zoom is quick and easy. All you have to do is connect to the official website of the famous service to organize video conferences and choose whether to use the free version of Zoom or activate one of the subscription plans of the service, such as Zoom Pro. You can find everything explained in detail right below.
How to activate Zoom for free
Before explaining how to activate Zoom for free, it may be useful to know which features are included in the free version of the service. Well, by creating an account on Zoom without activating any subscription plan, it is possible to make unlimited video calls to a single user and also group video calls, albeit with a time limit of 40 minutes.
Having clarified this, to activate Zoom Meeting without putting your hand in the wallet, connected to the official website of the service, click on the Sign up button, it’s free!, at the top right, and specify your date of birth via the Month , Day, and Year drop-down menus. Once this is done, press the Continue button, enter your email address in the Your work email address field and click on Sign up.
At this point, log in to your email, locate the email sent by Zoom and press the Activate account button contained within it. In the newly opened page, indicate if you are activating Zoom on behalf of your school, placing a checkmark next to the option of your interest between Yes and No, and press the Continue button.
Then, depending on your choice, fill in the registration form with your school data or with your personal data: First name, Last name, Password, and Confirm password. Then click on the Continue button to activate Zoom.
Now, if you want to invite your colleagues or people of your interest to create an account on Zoom, enter their email address in the appropriate field, affix the check mark next to the I’m not a robot option to verify your identity and click on the Invite button, to send the invitations by email. Alternatively, select the Skip this step option to access your account and start using Zoom Meeting.
Have you already downloaded Zoom to your computer and are wondering how to activate Zoom on Windows or how to activate Zoom on Mac? Regardless of the operating system installed on your computer, all you have to do is start the program in question, click on the Signup button and, in the new screen that appears, choose the Sign up free option.
By doing so, you will be automatically redirected to the official Zoom website and you will be able to activate the free service plan, as I indicated in the previous lines.
How to activate Zoom Pro
If you prefer to activate Zoom Pro or one of the other Zoom subscription plans, you too will be happy to know that the procedure is quite simple: after choosing the plan of your interest and having entered all the data required to create your account, all you have to do is choose the payment method you prefer between PayPal and credit card and complete the payment.
To proceed, therefore connected to the official Zoom site, select the Plans & Pricing option in the menu at the top and, in the new open page, click on the Buy now button relating to the plan of your interest.
- Pro: allows you to make unlimited group video calls up to a maximum of 100 participants and offers 1 GB of storage space for cloud video conference recordings. It costs € 13.99 / user / month or € 11.99 / user / month with annual billing.
- Business: is the plan dedicated to small and medium-sized companies. It offers all the benefits included in Zoom Pro, with the ability to make group video calls for up to 300 participants. In addition, it offers an interesting feature that allows automatic transcription of recordings in the cloud. It costs € 18.99 / user/month and can be activated by groups of at least 10 people.
- Enterprise: ideal for large companies. In addition to all the features included in the Business plan, it offers the possibility to make group video calls up to a maximum of 1,000 people and unlimited cloud storage space. It costs € 18.99 / month and can be activated only by contacting the Zoom sales office.
After selecting the plan of your interest, choose the billing option you prefer between Monthy (for monthly billing) and Annually (for annual billing), click on the Continue button, specify your date of birth, press the button again Continue and fill in the registration form to create your Zoom account. If, on the other hand, you already have an account, select the option For existing users, Sign In and enter the data in the appropriate fields.
Finally, in the Payment section, select the payment method you prefer between credit/debit card and PayPal, enter the data in the appropriate fields and click on the Buy now button, to activate Zoom and access your account.
Again, if you have already downloaded Zoom to your computer, you can activate one of the subscription plans available through your account settings. To do this, start the official Zoom client, click on the Sign-in button, enter the data associated with your account in the Email and Password fields and press the Sign in button again, to access Zoom.
Now, click on the initial letter of your name (or on your photo, if you have customized the Zoom account), at the top right, and press the Buy a license button. Alternatively, click on the gear wheel icon, select the Profile option, and choose the Upgrade to Pro option. In both cases, you will be redirected to the official Zoom website and you will be able to activate the plan of your interest, as I have indicated above.
How to activate Zoom on Android and iPhone
Zoom is also available as an application for Android devices and iPhone / iPad. Using the app in question, you can create your own free account, but to activate a subscription plan (eg Zoom Pro) it is necessary to proceed from a browser.
After downloading Zoom from your device store, start the app in question, by tapping on its icon (the white camera on a blue background ) on the Home screen or in the app drawer, and select the Signup option. In the new screen displayed, specify your date of birth, press the Confirm button, enter the required data in the fields Email address (with your email address), First name (with your name) and Last name (with your surname) and tap on the Signup button.
At this point, log in to your email , locate the email sent by Zoom and press the Activate account button contained within it, to activate your account and continue with the registration. Therefore, specify if you are activating a Zoom account for your school or for personal use, enter your data in the First name, Last name, Password, and Confirm password fields and press the Continue button.
Finally, choose whether to invite other people to use Zoom, by entering their email address in the name @ domain.com field, or select the Skip this step option, to proceed further and complete the activation of the Zoom free plan. Once this is done, start the service app again, press on the Sign-in option, enter the account data just created in the Email address and Password fields and tap the Sign-in button, to login and start using Zoom.
As mentioned in the previous lines, Zoom Pro or another Zoom subscription plan cannot be activated using the service app for smartphones and tablets. To do this, launch the browser installed on your device (eg Chrome on Android and Safari on iPhone / iPad), connected to the official Zoom site , tap the pulsante button, at the top right, and select the Plans & Princing option from the menu that opens.
At this point, all you have to do is choose the plan of your interest among Pro , Business and Enterprise , press the relevant Buy now button (for the Enterprise plan it is necessary to select the Contact sales option , to contact the Zoom sales department) and follow the instructions I have given you in the paragraphs dedicated to activating Zoom Pro from a computer .