However, depending on your company, you may be prohibited from downloading and installing desktop apps, or you may want to borrow a PC from a family member or friend to use Zoom.
This time, I will talk about what to do when you cannot download Zoom, and I will also explain how to install it normally.
How to use Zoom without installation
Let’s start with the conclusion.
The method of using Zoom without installation is to use Zoom from a web browser.
Instructions for Chrome browser
- Meeting host visits https://zoom.us/profile and opens Personal > Settings
- Scroll to the bottom and turn on the item “Show a link to join from your browser”.
- Send invitation emails to meeting participants
- Invited attendees click the join link in their browser
- Click “Join from your browser if you can’t download or run the application” on the download start screen.
- Enter your name when joining the meeting and press the join button
- Select Computer Audio tab
- Click “Join audio by computer”
This alone is ok.
This procedure may not work if you have already downloaded the Zoom PC app, or if you scroll to the bottom of step 2 and uncheck the item “Show a link to join from your browser”. there is.
I sent the participation link from the iPhone app, but it was possible to participate without any problems.
Joining a Zoom meeting using these steps is free, just like the regular steps.
In addition, since it is necessary to participate using the Zoom app on a smartphone, it is not possible to participate from a web browser.
Procedure for installing Zoom normally
I explained the procedure when using a web browser without installing Zoom, but next, I will explain how to install it using the normal procedure.
Unless you have a very good reason, it is recommended that you install the Zoom app so that you can use it comfortably.
The Zoom app is available as an app for PCs and an app for smartphones.
The difference in installation method is not so much.
Download the Zoom PC app
First, download and install the PC application from the Zoom official page.
At that time, you can choose between Basic and Pro, Business, and Enterprise, but if you are trying to install Zoom on your own, it is better to choose the basic plan.
On the other hand, if you want to introduce Zoom to your company (person in charge), it is better to contact us from the dedicated inquiry form once.
Depending on the number of accounts, it is possible to directly propose the most suitable features and fees.
Difference between basic plan and paid plan
We compared the difference between Zoom’s basic plan and paid plan.
The free plan includes most of Zoom’s basic features at no charge, but there are some limitations.
|basic plan||Pro and above paid plans|
|Up to 40 minutes meeting time||24 hours available for group meetings|
|Unlimited 1:1 conversations||With admin feature control|
|No recording to cloud||Cloud recording function available|
There are other detailed differences in functions, but the general breakdown is as above.
This time we will talk about the case when you choose the basic plan.
Sign up and activate your account
Click to pop up a free sign up screen.
Enter your email address where it says Work Email Address and click the Sign Up button.
A confirmation email will be sent to the email address you entered from Zoom.
Click the Active Account button in that email address to activate your account.
From creating an account and downloading the app to completing the installation
A screen for entering your name and password will appear, so enter the necessary information in each of the prescribed places.
Then the screen “Let’s increase the number of friends” will appear, but you can skip the procedure there.
Later, you can introduce Zoom to your acquaintances or invite them.
Then click on the Personal Meeting URL you are using.
Please note that if you are doing the procedure on an iPhone or Android smartphone at this time, you will proceed to download and install the smartphone application.
If you install the PC app on Windows or Mac, open your email address on Windows or Mac.
After that, the application download screen will open, so download it, install it on Windows or Mac, and sign in to complete the login.
Install the high-performance web conferencing tool Zoom for a new way of working.
By installing Zoom, you can communicate and hold meetings online, making remote work and working from home easy.
It is easy to use and easy to install, and the screen sharing and document sharing functions eliminate the hassle of printing meeting materials and distributing them to everyone in the company or to clients in advance.
Zoom can use functions that are too excellent even with the basic plan, but it is also attractive for professionals and businesses, with the ability to save video recordings of meetings in the cloud, share them with participants, and have no time limit for group meetings. target.
Please install and use the Zoom app as a work style reform tool for everyone!
Also, as I mentioned earlier, if you are thinking of introducing Zoom as a company, it is a good idea to contact us using the dedicated form once before installation.
It is possible for a specialist to guide you to the most suitable plan and price that meet the conditions such as the number of accounts and necessary functions.