What is a Zoom test meeting? How to test cameras and microphones before a meeting

What is a Zoom test meeting How to test cameras and microphones before a 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.

Zoom continues to expand its scope of use beyond business meetings and negotiations.Recently, even events such as exhibitions, job interviews, and marriage-hunting parties that emphasized “face-to-face” and “going to the site” are moving online using Zoom.

I would like to have a Zoom meeting with someone I met for the first time or an important business partner, and proceed smartly without any trouble.

“I’m using Zoom for the first time, but I’m worried if I can connect properly”

“There was a problem with the sound not coming out during the Zoom meeting, and I made the other party wait. Is it possible to check before the meeting?”

In this article, I will explain how to do a test meeting to eliminate the anxiety of the Zoom meeting in advance.

What is a Zoom test meeting?


If troubles such as “I can’t hear the sound” or “I was told that the camera was not shown” after entering the actual meeting, important meetings will be interrupted.

In situations where you can’t fail, such as a job interview, you may feel uneasy about what to do if you can’t connect.

Therefore, it is safe to check the operation before the meeting starts.

Zoom’s test meeting is a function that allows you to connect to the Zoom meeting in the same environment as the actual meeting and check the operation of the camera and microphone.

Since you can try the test meeting by yourself, you can fully check the operation without worrying about the other party’s convenience.

Join us for a Zoom test meeting!

Join a Zoom test meeting (PC)

Join a Zoom test meeting (PC)

First, I will explain how to join the test meeting on a computer.

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Zoom troubles and malfunctions are often caused by the network environment and device factors.

Even if you can confirm that it works properly in the test meeting, if you connect to a different network or use other equipment in the actual production, the test in advance will be meaningless.

It is important that the test meeting be held in the same environment as the actual meeting.

what to prepare

  • computer
  • Zoom desktop app
  • Cameras, headphones, and microphones used in production

It is recommended to participate in the Zoom test meeting from the desktop application.

The app has more functions than the browser version, and you can customize the settings in detail and try it out even during the test meeting.

If you’re using an external camera, headphones, microphone, etc., connect it to your computer before starting the test meeting.

Test meeting start procedure

  1. Access the Zoom test meeting (https://zoom.us/test).
  2. Click “Join”.
  3. Click “Open Zoom Meetings” in the dialog displayed by the browser. If you don’t see a dialog, click Launch Meeting in your browser.
  4. The Zoom app will launch and the test will begin. Please follow the instructions on the screen.

camera test

When you enter the test meeting, the camera will be tested first.

Check your camera image on the screen and click “Yes” if you can see yourself.

If not, click “No” to switch to another camera and test again.

speaker test

Next is the speaker test.

Click Yes when you hear the sound playing.

If you can’t hear it, try switching to another speaker or adjusting the volume.

mic test

Test your mic.

When you speak into the microphone used by Zoom, your voice will be recorded and played back.

If the recording is not normal, try switching the microphone or adjusting the distance to the microphone.

If there is no problem, click “Yes”.

end of test meeting

After checking the operation, click “End Test” to leave the test meeting.

To test in browser

If you cannot install the app on a shared computer, etc., you can also join the test meeting from your browser.

It also serves as a browser operation check, so please access the test meeting with the browser you use for the Zoom conference.

  1. Access the Zoom test meeting (https://zoom.us/test) in the web browser you use with Zoom.
  2. Click “Join”.
  3. Enter your name and click “Join” to move to the test meeting screen. Follow the instructions on the screen to proceed with the test.
  4. When you are finished with the test, click “End Test” to leave the test meeting.
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Join a test meeting on Zoom (mobile)

Join a test meeting on Zoom (mobile)

You can also do a Zoom test meeting from your mobile device.

what to prepare

  • Devices such as iPhone, iPad, Android smartphones, tablets, etc.
  • Zoom mobile app

Zoom does not support mobile device browsers, so installation of the Zoom mobile app is required.

Test meeting start procedure

  1. Visit the test meeting (https://zoom.us/test) on your mobile device’s browser.
  2. Tap Join to launch the Zoom mobile app.
  3. Tap “Allow” when the pop-up for permission to access the camera and microphone appears.
  4. If the “Audio” icon at the bottom left of the Test Meeting screen does not have a slash, the speaker/mic is recognized correctly.
  5. After reviewing the results, tap Leave to leave the test meeting.

Check here when trouble occurs!

Check here when trouble occurs!

If you have troubles or problems during the Zoom test meeting, review the communication environment and device settings.

Cannot connect to Zoom

If you can’t access the test meeting URL or the meeting doesn’t start, you may have a network connection issue.

When the camera is turned on with Zoom, the amount of communication will increase, so if the network connection is unstable, the communication may be interrupted or you may not be able to connect at all.

Try moving to a place with a better signal or changing to a more stable connection such as Wi-Fi or wired connection.

I can’t see the camera

If the camera image is black, check the video camera icon in the meeting controls.

When the icon has a slash through it, the camera is off. Click it again to toggle it on.

If you turn on the camera and still can’t see an image, check to see if something is blocking the camera.

I can’t hear the sound/no sound from the microphone

If you can’t hear the sound or you can’t hear the microphone sound, check the audio settings from “Settings”.

If you’re connecting an external device instead of the built-in mic/speaker, make sure the correct device is selected.

Also, try moving the speaker volume and microphone volume bars to see if it improves.

I was able to join the test meeting but can’t join the live meeting

If everything went well in your test meeting, but you still can’t join the live meeting, there may be a problem other than your device or settings.

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Old invitation URL

If you click the invitation URL and still can’t enter the meeting, the URL may be outdated or no longer valid.

Make sure the invite sent by the host is up to date. If you can’t participate with the URL you received, please check with the host.

Incorrect meeting ID/password

If the meeting ID and password are incorrect, you will not be able to enter the Zoom meeting.

Check for typos, and if you can’t enter even if you enter it correctly, check with your host.

Host not in meeting

Some meeting settings prevent participants from joining the meeting before the host.

If you get a message that the host hasn’t joined yet, wait until the start time.

If the meeting does not start after the time has passed, you may want to contact the host.



  • Zoom has a test meeting function that checks connection and device operation in advance.
  • A test meeting allows one person to participate in the meeting and check the settings.
  • If you test in advance and solve the problem, you can rest assured of the production

Before an important meeting, presentation, or interview, you want to get rid of all the seeds of anxiety.

Take advantage of the Zoom test meeting and prepare yourself for the actual event.