You can join meetings from your browser without installing Zoom. What is that method

You can join meetings from your browser without installing Zoom. What is that method
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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 of 3 or more people.)
Companies and organizations using Zoom for business should consider switching to a paid license at this opportunity. 

Zoom, a web conferencing tool, is generally used by downloading a PC application for Windows or Mac, or downloading an application to a smartphone such as an iPhone.

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.

There is a way to use a browser in situations where you can’t download Zoom like that, so this time we will talk about it and also explain how to install it normally.

How to use Zoom in your browser without installation

How to use Zoom in your browser without installation
First of all, from the conclusion, the way to use Zoom without installation is to use Zoom from a web browser.

Example) Procedure for Chrome browser

  1. Meeting host visits https://zoom.us/profile and opens Personal > Settings
  2. Scroll to the bottom and turn on the item “Show a link to join from your browser“.
  3. Send invitation emails to meeting participants
  4. Invited attendees click the join link in their browser
  5. Click “Join from your browser if you can’t download or run the application” on the download start screen.
  6. Enter your name when joining the meeting and press the join button
  7. Select Computer Audio tab
  8. Click “Join audio by computer”

Just this is ok. Easy, isn’t it?

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 with the Zoom app on smartphones such as iPhones, it is not possible to participate from a web browser.

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Even if you have the Zoom app installed, if you want to participate using a browser

If the Zoom app is already installed on your PC, clicking the Zoom invitation URL will first ask for permission to open the Zoom app.

Even if the app is already installed, if for some reason you want to use Zoom using your browser, when asked for permission to open the Zoom app, select “Cancel” and do not open the app.

If you want Zoom to always open in your browser, you’ll need to do this step every time.

At this time, you cannot proceed to the next step unless the item “Show a link to join from your browser” is turned on.

The “Join from browser” button will appear even if “Show ‘Join from browser’ link” is checked.

Types of browsers that can be used

Zoom allows you to use your browser for meetings and webinars without downloading the app, but there are restrictions on the browser software used by browser users.

Browser software is a term that refers to Chrome, Edge, etc.

When using Zoom in a browser, it is recommended to use the following browser software.

Please note that Safari and Internet Explorer are not recommended environments. (You can use it, but you can only see the shared screen, and you cannot receive or send any other video or audio.)

Procedure for installing Zoom normally

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 there is a very good reason, it is recommended to install the Zoom app because the image will be clearer and the operation will be more comfortable.

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.

When you launch the app after installation, you will see two options, “Join a meeting” and “Sign in”, but you don’t need to sign in if you just want to join, so click the join button.

You need a Zoom license to host your own meetings. There are basic free plans and paid plans such as professional, business, and enterprise licenses, but if you want to use Zoom for private or trial purposes, it is a good idea to register as a basic user first.

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On the other hand, if you are thinking of introducing Zoom to your company (the person in charge), you may consider a paid plan. It saves time and effort.

Depending on the number of accounts, it is possible to directly propose the most suitable features and fees.

Difference between free and paid plans

We compared the differences between Zoom’s free and paid plans.

The free plan includes most of Zoom’s basic features at no charge, but there are some limitations.

Free Plan (Basic) Pro and above paid plans
There is a time limit of 40 minutes for group meetings of 3 or more people. Up to 30 hours of group meeting usage
No admin feature control 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.

The popular screen sharing and virtual background features can be used for a fee or for free.

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 initial account settings, app download to installation completion

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.

You can introduce Zoom to your acquaintances or invite them later.

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.

summary

summary
A new way of working by introducing the high-performance web conferencing tool Zoom.

By installing Zoom or using it in your browser, you can communicate and hold meetings online, making it easy to work remotely or work from home.

It is easy to use and easy to install, and the screen sharing function eliminates the hassle of printing meeting materials and distributing them to everyone in the company or to clients in advance.

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Considering the background of the times where companies are required to implement work style reforms and BCPs (Emergency Business Continuity Plans), we want to prepare before something happens, not just after something happens.

Zoom can use functions that are too excellent even with the basic plan, but it also has the ability to store video recordings of meetings in the cloud, share them with participants, and has no time limit for group meetings. Professionals and businesses are also attractive. 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.

Some people may wonder if the free version can’t be used in a company, but the free version license has a 40-minute usage time limit when using a group meeting of 3 or more people, so you can use it for meetings with outside parties and important business negotiations. You may have trouble when

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.

Please feel free to contact us.