How to install Zoom Video Conferencing

Zoom is a video conferencing application designed for joining and hosting remote meetings.

The following guide will show you how to sign up, download and start your first remote session, in a simple step by step format for windows 10.

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Step 1

Step 2

  • Enter your email address you wish to use and click ‘Sign Up’
  • You will then see a confirmation message letting you know an email has been sent to your email address (If you don’t receive an email after a few minutes press ‘Resend another email’)
  • Check your email client or web mail application for your activation email 
    From within the email click the ‘Activate account’ button or paste the long blue url into your browsers address bar

Step 3

  • You will now be taken to the ‘welcome to zoom’ webpage, fill in your details as required then click ‘Continue’
  • The next screen will give you an option to invite others to also download Zoom, you can skip this step by clicking (Skip this step)
  • On the next screen click ‘Go to my account’  

Step 4

  • From the Zoom homepage (You should be automatically redirected) hover over host a meeting then select either ‘with video on / off’ your choice does not matter
  • The following page should start the download of the program automatically, if it doesn’t please click on the ‘download & run zoom’ link 
  • The file will download to your computer with the name Zoom_abc123.exe (numbers and letters will vary) (the screenshot below is via the Chrome Browser) 
  • Launch the newly downloaded file to install Zoom, you have to accept the terms of service window that pop’s up

Step 5

  • The program will install, locate and click on the ‘Start Zoom’ icon, this can be found in the start menu, or by clicking the windows start icon on your task-bar and typing ‘start zoom’
  • From Zoom sign in with the details used during the sign up process (Step 2)

Step 6

  • To Join a meeting simply click the ‘Join’ icon and on the following screen enter the meeting ID of the meeting you wish to join, enter your name you wish to display in the meeting and click ‘Join’ (The tick boxes allow you to disable your audio and video broadcasting during the meeting)
  • To Host a new meeting click on ‘New Meeting’ you will be taken to your meeting screen and your ID which other people will need to join your session is listed at the top of the window 

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