This video explains how to download and install Zoom desktop, an essential piece of software for connecting to and managing Zoom meetings.
- [Instructor] Okay, so we've seen how to log into your Zoom account, but to join a meeting you'll need to download a desktop app to your computer. I'm going to open up another tab here in my browser, I'm going to go to Zoom.us/download. And the one we want here is Zoom client for meetings. I'm going to click download, and it automatically detects that I'm on a Mac and it starts to download of the Mac desktop software. If you're on Windows, you'll download the Windows version. There are also mobile Zoom apps for iOS and Android phones and tablets, which you can download from the Apple App store and the Google Play Store. If you don't download the Zoom app now, it'll download the first time you try to join a Zoom meeting. So it's probably worth it to download it and install it when you have some time, and not when you're trying to connect to a meeting you're supposed to be attending. So once that's done, I can run the installer, and that's pretty much done, and now I'm looking at the Zoom app. So this is how you can join someone else's meeting by clicking join a meeting. Or you can click sign in to log into your own Zoom account from here. So this is an alternative to signing in through the Zoom website. From here you can start a new meeting, you can join an existing one, you can schedule a meeting, and so on. At the top of the window, you can access the chat interface or check which meetings you have scheduled, and see your contacts. We'll be looking at many of the options available in the Zoom app here throughout the course. But for now, make sure you take a moment to download and install the Zoom app on the computer you'll be using for your meetings. Because again, it's best to make sure it's working properly before you need to connect to a meeting. And of course, a big part of making sure things are working properly is making sure people in the meeting will be able to hear and see you. We'll take a look at checking your audio and video settings next.
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