Zoom App is one of the most used apps in cloud video conferencing, online meetings, webinars, online chats and voice call services. It has additional features like online screen sharing, voicemails, video recording and others. With Zoom rooms you can host or join webinars/video meetings, chat and even place a call in a very easy and convenient way with additional features all for free.
To get started, go to zoom.us, then click on Sign Up to begin and enter your details or Sign in (if you have an account already). Whereas, if you want join a meeting click on Join a Meeting instead. You can sign in with a free account (Basic) then upgrade to Business account if you choose.
With the Basic plan you have up to 40 mins for group meetings but unlimited time for one-on-one meetings and you can host up to 100 participants in a group meeting. While the Paid (Pro, Business and Enterprise) plans afford you unlimited time for all meetings.
Although, Pro gives 100 participants, Business gives 300 participants while Enterprise gives 1000 participants.
After you’ve signed in, On the Home page you can do the following: host a new meeting, join a meeting, schedule a meeting for the future, share your screen, sync with your calendar and access your dashboard.
To host a meeting just click on Host a meeting on the Home page while to join a meeting click Join a meeting, then enter the details of the meeting like Meeting ID or Link, Password (if needed)
During a meeting whether you are the host or an attendee you will have access to the control buttons which you can also use keyboard shortcuts for them. Some common examples of these buttons are mute (Alt+A), record (Alt+R), share screen (Alt+S), view participants, raise a hand (Alt+Y), screenshot (Alt+Shift+T), chat, change your background e.t.c
Did you know? You can connect with a zoom audio meeting without a smartphone or pc but with just a telephone. To know how read more here
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