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So You’ve Got a Zoom Account…Now What?
June 1, 2017 by Priscilla Barolo

Congrats on your first Zoom account! We hope you’re enjoying your glorious HD video meetings. It’s possible though, that you haven’t fully unlocked the power of Zoom. Here are a couple key tips that will help you make the most of Zoom!

1. Explore Zoom.

Start a meeting, click around, try screen sharing, recording, annotating, chat, in-meeting settings, and so forth. Schedule a meeting. Invite someone to your Zoom IM. Then sign into your account at zoom.us/signin to check on your settings and turn on some cool, slightly-hidden free features like our video filter and virtual backgrounds (the latter requires a green screen).

Want to learn more about how Zoom works? It’s easy! Check out a weekly live demo or a webinar at zoom.us/events. You can also check out our knowledge base at support.zoom.us to get answers to any specific questions. Believe us, we’ve heard ‘em all!

2. Zoom On-the-Go.

Sure, Zoom on your desktop is a must, but we look great on mobile too. Download our free mobile app so you never miss a meeting or chat. Our mobile app features:

  • Schedule a meeting
  • Start or join a meeting
  • Cross-platform desktop/mobile IM and presence
  • True mobile screen sharing of any documents or your entire interface (apps and all!)

Download the iOS or Android app.

3. Schedule Faster.

The fastest and easiest way to schedule your Zoom meetings is to use our free plug-in for your existing calendaring system. With our plug-ins, you schedule your meeting as usual, and then just click “Make it a Zoom Meeting” to add all the Zoom info into your invite. It’s a snap!

Download your calendar plug in or extension.

4. Consider a Zoom Pro account.

If you’ve signed up for a Zoom Basic/Free account, you could consider upgrading to Zoom Pro. Zoom Pro has a lot to offer, starting with unlimited meetings and minutes with up to 100 video participants (Zoom Basic times out group meetings at 40 minutes, though 1-1 meetings are unlimited). Zoom Pro also offers cloud recording and reporting. Learn all the reasons to upgrade.

You can upgrade by signing in and then select Billing and Upgrade Plan.

5. Look Into Our Other Solutions.

Your Zoom account isn’t the only thing we have going for us. If you’re enjoying Zoom, take a look at our other solutions that offer the same quality, ease-of-use, and reliability. In particular:

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