[How to set up Zoom] Explain how to display the remaining time of an online meeting

[How to set up Zoom] Explain how to display the remaining time of an online meeting
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From July 15, 2022, Zoom will have a 40-minute limit even for meetings with two participants if you have a free subscription. (Previously, it was only for meetings with 3 or more people.)
Companies and organizations using Zoom for business should consider switching to a paid license at this opportunity. 

With a free Zoom license, there is a time limit of 40 minutes when you hold a meeting with one host and one participant or more. Therefore, many people think that they want to proceed with the meeting while checking the remaining time.

Therefore, this time, we will introduce how to check the remaining time (connection time) when using a Zoom meeting . Rest assured that the remaining time can be displayed not only on a personal computer (PC), but also on an Android or iOS smartphone.

This article is for people who:

  • People who want to check the remaining time of the meeting on Zoom
  • People who can’t set the display of the remaining time well
  • People who want to have meetings on Zoom without time limits

How to display the remaining time of a Zoom meeting

How to display the remaining time of a Zoom meeting

How to display the connection time of the meeting on Zoom and check the remaining time depends on the device you are using. In this chapter, we will introduce how to display the remaining time separately for PC and smartphone.

How to set up the PC version (Windows, Mac)

To display the Zoom connection time on a Windows or Mac computer (PC) and check the remaining time, change the settings in the following procedure.

  1. Sign in to Zoom
  2. Click your Zoom room display. If the video is off, this will show or hide your name or profile picture
  3. Click “Settings”
  4. Select the “General” tab
  5. Check “Show connection time” in “Application”

If you change the Zoom settings according to the flow above, the clock will be displayed in the window every time you hold or join a meeting. You will be able to see how long you have been connected after joining the Zoom meeting, so let’s have a meeting while checking the remaining time.

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How to set up the smartphone version (Android, iOS)

When using the Zoom app on an Android or iOS smartphone, follow the steps below to display the connection time of the online meeting and check the remaining time.

  1. Launch the Zoom app
  2. Tap “Settings”
  3. Tap “Meeting”
  4. Change the toggle for “Show connection time” to green

After following the steps above, the Zoom connection time will be displayed under the meeting IDIf you consider the remaining time from the connection time, you will be able to proceed with the meeting in a planned manner.

What to do if Zoom’s remaining time is not displayed

What to do if Zoom's remaining time is not displayed

In some cases, even if you follow the procedure described above, the connection time is not displayed on Zoom, and you do not know the remaining time of the meeting.

In this chapter, let’s check some effective target methods when it is difficult to check the remaining time.

Solution 1: Update the Zoom app

Some features may not be available if the Zoom app has not been updated for a long time.

If you are using Zoom on your computer (PC), visit the official Zoom website and download the app again. It is also effective to check the update information in the app download tool.

If you’re using Zoom on your phone, open the app download tool and check for updates. When updating, the amount of communication will be large, so it is a good idea to update the smartphone app in a place with a good Wi-Fi environment as much as possible.

Solution 2: Update the OS of the device

If the OS of the computer (PC), smartphone, or tablet that uses Zoom is old, Zoom functions may be restricted.

Check your device’s settings to see if your OS is up to date. If your OS is too old, you may not be able to fully use apps and tools other than Zoom. If you have not updated your OS, we recommend that you take this opportunity to update.

Solution 3: Exit the Zoom app once

If the remaining time is not displayed properly, try force closing the Zoom app.

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If you are using a computer (PC) app, it will continue to run in the background even if you close Zoom with the “x” button, so right-click the Zoom app on the taskbar and select “Exit”.

If your device is a smartphone, display the background screen of all apps and exit Zoom.

After you have forced Zoom to quit, start the app again and try the method of displaying the remaining time introduced earlier from scratch.

Solution 4: Restart/shut down the device

You may be able to display the remaining time by restarting or shutting down the device that uses Zoom.

The specific operation method for restarting and shutting down is different for each device, so please check the manual etc.

When the restart/shutdown is complete and the app can be launched, open Zoom and set the display settings for the remaining time.

Coping method ⑤ Consult with the contracted agency or Zoom chat

If you have tried all the methods introduced so far and the Zoom connection time is not displayed and you cannot check the remaining time, there may be some kind of failure .

In this case, let’s ask the agent who contracted Zoom that the connection time of Zoom is not displayed and ask for a response.

If you are using the free Zoom service, you can contact us via chat on the Zoom website, so it might be a good idea to try it out.

One way to prepare and manage a timer app

One way to prepare and manage a timer app

Zoom has a function to display the connection time, but there is no timer function. Therefore, some people may say, “I want you to display the remaining time in timer format.”

In such a case, it is effective to use a countdown timer on a personal computer (PC) or smartphone, or to give a stopwatch to the meeting participants and leave it to the timekeeper.

How to have a Zoom meeting with no time limit

How to have a Zoom meeting with no time limit

With a free license, the meeting will be timed out and the meeting will be terminated after the 40 minute time limit has passed. However, when using Zoom at a company, etc., the meeting time may be longer than 40 minutes.

If you want to have a Zoom meeting without worrying about the remaining time, you need to acquire a paid license .

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For example, if you change to a professional account, which is a paid license, the meeting time limit will be 40 minutes to 30 hours, so you won’t have to worry about the remaining time.

There are several types of paid Zoom licenses. Please feel free to contact us if you are interested, as prices and available functions and options are different.

summary

summary

With a free license, even a Zoom meeting with two participants will have a time limit of 40 minutes. Therefore, it is important to have a meeting while checking the remaining time and managing the progress.

If you change the settings according to the method introduced this time, you can display the connection time on Zoom, and you can have a meeting while checking the remaining time, so please try it.

Also, if you want to have a Zoom meeting without worrying about the remaining time, you need to obtain a paid license. If you would like to know more about paid licenses such as price plans, please feel free to contact us.