Joining a meeting while logged into your Zoom account gives you access to features that aren't available when you simply log in as a guest. This video explains how to sign into your account and join a meeting.
- [Instructor] As a Zoom user, at some point, you'll probably be invited to join a meeting hosted by another Zoom user. This invitation may come to you in one of several different ways. But essentially, what you need is either a web link or the meeting ID number for the meeting you want to join. So if you're logged into your Zoom account and you come over to my meetings, you might see meetings that you've been invited to here under upcoming meetings. If you do a see a meeting listed here, you can then click on it, and then click the button to join that meeting. Alternately, if you've been invited to a meeting, you'll probably receive an invitation in your email. I'll switch you over here to my email inbox, where I have this message from Nick, inviting me to a meeting. If you use an online calendar system that your company has set up to integrate with Zoom, you may see an even in your online calendar as well, with the same information. So I can see here, this meeting is at 1:30, it was set up by Nick. And I have a link here to join the meeting. Clicking on this link opens up the Zoom desktop app and here I can see that the meeting is scheduled to start at 1:30. Now, I and other participants won't be able to get into the meeting until the host, in this case, Nick, starts the meeting on his end. I'm just going to close this for now. But just know that even though you can click the invite link, you can't enter until the room's opened by the host or the moderator. I'm going to hide the desktop app for a moment and go back to my email. Now, another way to join the meeting is with a meeting ID number, which is also included here in this address. Every Zoom meeting has a unique number assigned to it. If you're asked to join a meeting, and you never received the invitation email, you can still get the meeting moderator to send this number to you. So all you need to do is copy that number and then I can go back to the Zoom desktop app and here I'll click the join button and then paste in that meeting ID number. As a participant invited to join the meeting, that's all you really need. I can click join, and now I am again waiting for Nick to start this meeting. And once he does, we'll be in the meeting and we'll be able to see and hear each other, depending on if the host has set up the ability to use our cameras or if he's just set up an audio only meeting. But that's how you join a meeting if you're a Zoom user. Now you can also join a meeting as a guest which is useful if you don't have a Zoom account, or if you want to set up a meeting for people who don't have Zoom accounts. And we'll see how to do that next.
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