Learning how to download Zoom is important for many reasons, it is really useful to work from home and communicate with superiors and colleagues via online video conferencing. In your company, the management of online meetings is carried out through Zoom, a well-known video conferencing software whose operation, however, you do not know in any way.
That’s the way it is, isn’t it? Then don’t worry: if you want to find out how to download Zoom, this is the right place to start. In the following bars of this guide, in fact, I will explain how to get the program in question and how to install it both on the computer and on smartphones and tablets.
If you know already the basics, you can jump to the guide where I explain how to use Zoom Meeting.
Do not worry if you are not very skilled with technology, you have no reason: the steps that I am going to show you are easy to apply and within everyone’s reach! Come on: get comfortable and cut out some free time to read this guide. I guarantee that if you carefully follow my suggestions and instructions, you will be able to install Zoom in no time. Happy reading and good luck!
Zoom is an application that does not require a high use of resources and, consequently, can be easily installed on even modest performance computers. At the time of writing this guide, the program is available for Windows , macOS and Linux and requires the following minimum requirements.
- Operating system – Windows XP SP3 or later; macOS 10.7 Lion or later; Ubuntu 12.04 and later, together with derivatives and other particularly popular distributions (Red Hat, Fedora, Arch Linux and so on).
- Processor – single core with at least 1 GHz frequency, but, for optimal operation, a dual core 2 GHz CPU is recommended.
- RAM – at least 4 GB.
Regardless of the platform chosen, since it is an application that bases its operation on streaming in real-time, it is necessary that your Internet connection responds to precise characteristics: to manage a single conference, a download speed of at least 600 kbps is required ; for group conferences, however, the minimum requirement rises to 800 kbps ; to successfully participate in HD conferences, a speed of 1.2 Mpbs (preferably 1.5 Mbps ) is required.
To check if your connection is suitable for holding a Zoom conference, I invite you to do a speed test before you even start communication.
How to download Zoom to PC
After checking that the devices and the connection you are using meet the requirements I have just indicated to you, you are finally ready to download Zoom to your PC . Below I will explain how to do it on Windows and on macOS.
How to download Zoom on Windows
Once this is done, locate the Resources menu located at the top right, click on it, to open it, and then on the wording Download Zoom Client that appears inside it. At this point, locate the Zoom Client for Meetings box and press the Download button to download the program installation package.
When the download is complete, start the file obtained (eg) and press the Yes button, to authorize the program to download and install on the PC the files necessary for the client to operate, in a completely automatic way. You can check the progress of the setup using the bar located under the heading Installation, which resides in the window that appears on the screen.
When the progress reaches 100%, the installation of the program is complete: if everything went smoothly, you should now see the main Zoom screen, which allows you to join an already started conference whose code / link you have. invitation ( Join a Meeting option ) or to log in to your account or, if necessary, create a new one ( Sign-in option, an indispensable operation to create a new conference or to participate in meetings using your identity).
How to download Zoom on Mac
Downloading Zoom on Mac is just as simple: first connected to the software home page , click on the Resources item located at the top right, to expand the menu, then click on the Download Zoom client item and then on the Download button located under the wording Zoom Client for Meetings, in order to download the software installation file.
When the download is complete, launch the file obtained (eg) and complete the setup, clicking on the Continue button twice in succession and then on Install . When prompted, enter the Mac password in the appropriate text field, press the Install software button and, at the end of the procedure, click on the Close and Move button, to start the program.
Also in this case, through the main Zoom screen, you have the possibility to join an existing conference by clicking on the Join Meeting button, or to create a new account/login with an existing Zoom profile, by pressing the Sign In button instead.
How to download Zoom on smartphones and tablets
Do you prefer to use Zoom directly from your smartphone or tablet? In this case, know that you can act through the appropriate apps available for Android, iOS, and iPadOS. Below I explain how to add them to your device.
Download Zoom on Android
If you have a phone or tablet equipped with the Android operating system , start the Play Store first, by tapping the button depicting a colored triangle located on the Android Home screen or in the drawer (i.e. the area in which all the apps reside installed in the system).
Once the Android “market” has started, tap on the search bar at the top, type the word zoom inside, touch the Enter button of the virtual keyboard and, then, tap on the search result related to ZOOM Cloud Meetings, to access the appropriate store page.
Alternatively, if you are reading this guide directly from the device on which you intend to install Zoom, you can directly open the download page of the app by going to this link.
The game is practically done: to complete the setup of the application, tap the Install button and, if necessary, confirm the will to proceed, responding affirmatively to the next warning screen. At the end of the installation procedure, tap the Open button or select the Zoom icon in the home screen or in the drawer to start the app.
Download Zoom on iPad and iPhone
The steps to download Zoom on iPad and iPhone are almost identical to those seen for Android: to start, start the Apple App Store, touching the stylized white “A” icon on a blue background located on the Home screen of the device, touch the Search button located at the bottom right and type the word zoom in the search field that appears at the top.
Now, tap the ZOOM Cloud Meetings item and press the Get button to start downloading and installing the app, which should be completed within a few seconds; if requested, confirm the willingness to proceed by authenticating yourself with Face ID , Touch ID or the password of your Apple account.
Note: if you are reading this guide from the device on which you want to install Zoom, you can go to this link to directly access the specific download page.
How to use Zoom
Regardless of the device on which you have decided to install Zoom, the main screen of the software will offer you two possible options: enter an existing video conference, even without making any registration ( Join a Meeting button ), or create a new Zoom account and / or log in with an existing profile ( Sign Up and Sign In options ).
In the first case, you will be asked to indicate the link or the access code for the videoconference, which should have been previously communicated to you by the person who created it, together with the password to be used to access it (if necessary).
In the second case, you can instead make a new registration ( Sign up Free ) via e-mail, indicating the required information into the form, or you can log in using Google account, Facebook account, or through a larger existing account (button Sign in ).
Once logged in, you can immediately create a new conference by pressing the New Meeting button: at this stage, you will be asked to specify whether to start a conference with or without video, to use or not an access code and/or a password and, finally, to grant the software the necessary permissions to use the camera and microphone.
Once the new conference has started, you can invite other users to participate by pressing the Participants button and then the Invite button, which appears immediately afterward. If you are interested in further investigating how to use Zoom, I recommend that you carefully read my guide to the use of Zoom Meeting, in which I dealt with the subject in great detail.