Zoom is available for all operating systems, even macOS. This quick guide will help you set up Zoom on your Mac.
How to download Zoom on a Mac
You’ll first need to install Zoom on your Mac. It’s easy. Get started by clicking this link or go ahead and enter https://zoom.us/download into your browser.
You’ll need to continue the installation process by following these steps:
- To start the download, select Download
- You may have to permit the download depending on the settings of your browser. Select Allow if a popup appears.
Once the download is complete, you can start Zoom installation.
Zoom will start the downloading process automatically if Zoom is not installed on your Mac.
How to install Zoom on a Mac
Once the download is completed, click the downloads icon at the top of your browser. Follow these steps to finish the download:
- Double-click Zoom to open it.
- When prompted, choose Continue after reading the introduction.
- Continue to the next step, selecting a destination for installation.
- Then, select Install.
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How to new Zoom set up your account
It should take only a few minutes to complete the installation. After it completes, the Zoom app window will appear on your screen. There are two options: Join A Meeting and Sign in.
How to join a Zoom Meeting
You have many options to join a Zoom Meeting. Simply select Join A Meeting in the Zoom app and enter your meeting ID or personal link. This information should be provided by the host of the meeting before you attend the meeting.
How to sign in to a Zoom account
You may not need a Zoom account if you are only joining meetings. You will need a Zoom account if you want to schedule meetings, modify your settings, or upgrade Zoom.
This can be done by clicking Sign In within the Zoom app, and then click Register at the bottom-right corner. Zoom will take you through the account creation process.
After creating your Zoom account, it’s possible to log in through the Zoom client or your browser.
After logging in, you can start your first Zoom call. You have two options. Either you can start a call right away or you can schedule a meeting later.
Start a call immediately
Select Start to immediately start a call. You can either Join with Computer Audio, or Test Speakers and Microphone once you are inside the meeting.
To ensure that your microphone and speaker work correctly before you meet, it’s a good idea. Zoom will guide you through a quick test by selecting Test Microphone and Test Speaker .
This is a great opportunity to check your video quality. You can fix your video quality before you call.
Once you are ready to go, invite your guests. This can be done by selecting Participants, and then Invite. Depending on your setup and needs, you can either send invitations through your Contacts or via email.
After you are done with your call, select End Contact.
Schedule a Zoom Call
You can schedule your Zoom call by clicking the plus (+ icon) in the upper left corner (inside the main Zoom app).
In the window, enter all details regarding your Zoom meeting. The passcode and personal meeting ID can be shared with guests, or you can send invitations via Gmail or Outlook.