Zoom is a staple in many workplaces, classrooms and bonding experiences. The company grew during the pandemic as a service many used to facilitate online meetings. As of December 2020, Zoom had 350 million daily meeting participants. Whether for a professional obligation or a movie night with friends, it can help to know how to schedule a Zoom meeting. You can either use the Zoom application, web portal or the app on Android and iOS. Zoom also has a separate service for the government.
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Here are the steps to set up a meeting, according to Zoom Support.
- If you haven’t already, create a Zoom account and download the Zoom application on your device.
- Open the application and click on the “Schedule” button with a calendar on it.
- Enter the settings you want for the meeting.
- Enter the meeting name in the “Topic” section.
- Enter a start and end time for your meeting, this is where you can change the time zone if it differs from your computer’s time zone.
- Choose whether you want the meeting to be reoccurring.
- Select the automatically generated “Meeting ID” or a “Personal Meeting ID.”
- Choose the “Security” settings for the meeting.
- Enter a meeting passcode for participants to enter before joining the meeting.
- Enable the “Waiting Room” if you want participants to have a holding area before entering the meeting.
- Check “Only authenticated users can join” to only allow signed-in users to join.
- Choose video settings for the host or the participants. You can have cameras on or off.
- Select a calendar to add the meeting to and send invites to participants.
- Set up advanced settings.
- Click “Save” to finalize settings and open your chosen calendar to add the meeting.
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