How to use Zoom on Mac! Introducing the installation procedure of the application

How to use Zoom on Mac! Introducing the installation procedure of the application

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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. 

“FaceTime”, which is preinstalled on Macs, iPhones, and iPads, is a free video and voice call app that can be used immediately after signing in with your Apple ID.

Many people may find that FaceTime alone is sufficient for web conferencing and video calling between users of Apple products.

However, when you have a web conference with a Windows user or if you don’t know the other party’s environment, you may want to use the versatile Zoom. What are some ways to use Zoom on Mac?

This article explains how to install Zoom on your Mac.

Preparing to use Zoom on a Mac computer

Preparing to use Zoom on a Mac computer

On Mac, you can install various apps from the Mac App Store provided by Apple, but installing apps that are not in the App Store can be a little tricky.

In fact, Macs can download and install apps themselves, even if they are not in the App Store.

Check system requirements

First, check the system requirements for the Zoom app at Zoom Support (

Currently, the OS that supports Zoom on Mac is “macOS X and macOS 10.9 or later”.

If the OS version is older than this, the Zoom app may not be installed or may not work properly.

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Settings to allow app execution

Apps listed on the App Store are approved apps that have passed Apple’s review. In other words, the safety of the app has been confirmed by Apple.

Other apps are controlled by a function called “Gatekeeper”.

But that doesn’t mean there isn’t a way. Even if the app is not Apple-approved, you can allow it to run at your own risk.

  1. Open System Preferences.
  2. Click Security & Privacy.
  3. Click the lock icon “Click the lock to change”.
  4. Enter the computer administrator user name and password to authenticate.
  5. Under “Allow applications downloaded from”, select “Allow applications from the App Store and identified developers”.
  6. Click the lock icon again to prevent changes.

You can now run non-App Store apps. Installing apps is at your own risk, so be sure to get apps from legitimate sites from trusted publishers.

How to install the Zoom app on Mac

How to install the Zoom app on Mac

Once permission to run apps other than the App Store is complete, download and install the Zoom app.

How to download Zoom

Download the Zoom app from the official Zoom download center.

  1. Go to the Zoom Download Center (
  2. Click Download for Zoom Client for Meetings.
  3. “Zoom.pkg” is saved in the download folder.

Install on Mac

  1. Double-click the “Zoom.pkg” downloaded to your Mac to run it.
  2. After the installer starts, click “Continue”.
  3. Select “Install for all users of this computer” or “Install for me only” and click “Continue”.
  4. If you want to change the save destination, click “Change save destination” and select the desired save destination. Normally, the default save destination is fine.
  5. Click Install.
  6. If you select “Install for all users of this computer”, enter the computer administrator user name and password to authenticate.
  7. Click Install Software.
  8. When the installation complete message is displayed, click “Close” to exit the installer.

Set Zoom permissions

Due to the tightening of Mac security, users are now required to use the microphone and camera, record the screen, and remotely control the desktop when starting the Zoom app.

  • Camera: for sharing videos
  • Microphone: for sharing computer audio
  • Recording: for sharing your screen
  • Remote control: for remote control by other users during a meeting
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These settings are completed by pressing “OK” on the confirmation message requesting permissions.

If this message does not allow it, or if you want to set it individually, you can set the authority for each function from “System Preferences”.

To host your own meeting

To host your own meeting

Even if you have installed the app, you cannot have a meeting without an invitation. Create a Zoom account if you want to host your own meetings.

Create a Zoom account

Create a Zoom account online.

  1. Go to the Zoom web portal (
  2. Click “Sign up is free”.
  3. Enter your date of birth and click Continue.
  4. Enter your email address. The email address you enter here will be your account, so register the address you want to use for Zoom meeting invitations.
  5. Click “Sign Up”.
  6. An email will be sent to the registered email address. Open your email and activate your account.
  7. You will be asked if you are creating an account on behalf of your school. If not, select “No”.
  8. Set your name and password.
  9. A screen for inviting others to Zoom will appear. If not, click “Skip step”.
  10. Account creation is now complete.

Create a Zoom meeting as host

After signing in with your Zoom account, you will be able to create your own meetings.

  1. Sign in to the Zoom app.
  2. Click Schedule.
  3. Set the necessary items such as topic, start date and time, and duration.
  4. Click Save to save the meeting.
  5. If you want to invite others, click Meetings and select the appropriate meeting schedule. Click Copy Invitation to paste it into an email and send it to the recipient.

How to use without installing the application

How to use without installing the application

If your Mac is not for your own use, you may want to use it without installing any apps.

If you want to have a Zoom meeting without installing the Zoom app on your Mac, you can join the meeting from your browser.

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You can also host your own meetings by creating an account as described above.

If you use Zoom in a browser, check the supported browsers in Zoom’s system requirements.

The following three browsers are currently supported on Mac.

Safari comes pre-installed on your Mac, so you can start using it right away.

It’s also useful if you’ve been invited to Zoom but don’t have time to install the app.


  • You can install the Zoom app on your Mac
  • To install apps other than the Mac App Store, set execution permission
  • Permissions such as video and microphone need to be granted to Zoom
  • Create an account and host your own meetings

On Mac, installing apps other than the App Store requires some tricks, but if you use the method introduced this time, you can also use it to install apps other than Zoom.

If you’re using a Mac, give it a try.