What is the method to activate the Zoom meeting by playing the sound effects of “applause” and “quiz”?

What is the method to activate the Zoom meeting by playing the sound effects

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Many companies may be holding internal meetings online due to work style reforms and remote work.Web conferences are very convenient because you can participate from home, but on the other hand, communication tends to be neglected because it tends to be based on reports compared to face-to-face meetings.In this article, we introduce how to play sound effects such as “applause” and “quiz sound” that activate such usual web conferences. This is a very simple method that applies Zoom’s “screen sharing function”.Once you master this method, you will be able to play not only sound effects but also music such as BGM and your favorite voice, so it is recommended for those who want to change the atmosphere of the web conference or for online drinking parties.

We have also summarized the points to note and what to do if it does not work, so please refer to it.

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Super easy! How to play sound effects in a Zoom meeting

Super easy  How to play sound effects in a Zoom meeting

The method of playing sound effects with Zoom introduced this time is a method using Zoom’s “screen sharing function”.

If you search for “Zoom sound effect” on the Internet, you will find various methods, but some of them are expensive and difficult to set up without computer knowledge.

However, this method using the screen sharing function can be used by downloading the Zoom app, so anyone can try it for free.

Now, I will explain in detail how to actually play sound effects with Zoom.

Advance preparation

Acquisition of sound sources (sound effects)

Let’s download the sound source you want to play on Zoom in advance.

On the website, you can find free materials or paid materials.

There are many sound effects that can be used for web conferences, such as “applause” and “quiz sound”, so it would be a good idea to check out various things.

In addition, with the method introduced this time, it is also possible to play music such as BGM in addition to sound effects.

In that case, as with sound effects, prepare the sound source in advance.

Once the sound source is ready, all you have to do is participate in the Zoom meeting

Now, let’s take a look at how to set up how to actually play sound effects.

How to play sound effects on Zoom using screen sharing

How to play sound effects on Zoom using screen sharing

Setup steps

  1. During a Zoom meeting, click Share Screen.
  2. Select the Advanced tab and click Computer Audio.
  3. Select “Share”.
  4. Play the sound source you want to play while “Computer sound is being shared” is displayed.

By selecting sound sharing, the above audio will be shared on the device, so the sound will be heard on the device of the other party (participant).

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If you want to stop sharing again, click “Stop sharing”.

However, if you can’t share sound using this method, the following causes are possible, so let’s check the solutions.

Precautions when playing sound effects

There are some points to keep in mind when playing sound effects with Zoom. Let’s take a closer look.

Audio sharing is only available on the PC version

The first point to note is that only the PC version of Zoom can play sound effects .

The screen sharing function itself is implemented in both the PC version and the mobile application version, but voice sharing is only possible with the PC version of Zoom.

Please note that you cannot share audio from an iPad, iPhone, or Android device.

However, since voice sharing can be received from all devices, there is no problem if the sharing side uses a PC version such as Windows or Mac.

Things to check if you can’t

Things to check if you can't

Check Zoom app version

If you don’t see the steps up to this point, you may have an older version of the desktop client.

Follow the steps below to update to the latest version.

Zoom desktop client update instructions

  1. Launch the Zoom desktop client and sign in.
  2. Click your icon in the top right.
  3. Click “Check for Updates”.
  4. If there is an update, the contents will be displayed. Confirm and click “Update” to update the app.



In this article, we focused on how to play sound effects during a Zoom meeting.

The procedure is very simple.

  1. Get sound source (sound effect)
  2. Share sound with screen sharing
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Anyone can use sound effects on Zoom for free using screen sharing.

Furthermore, with this method, it is possible to stream not only sound effects but also music such as BGM during Zoom.

The method is the same, but when playing music such as BGM during the meeting, it seems that there are some parts where it is better to change the procedure a little, such as playing the music before the meeting starts.

There is an article that explains in detail how to play BGM during Zoom, so if you want to use BGM during Zoom, please read that as well.

Why not make your Zoom meeting even more fulfilling by using the screen sharing function to play sound effects on Zoom?

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