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Getting Started with Zoom
May 30, 2013 by Blast Media

Zoom gives you a crystal-clear video conversation and high quality screen sharing, anytime, anywhere, with up to 25 people.

How do I get started?
To begin, simply go to and click on Free Account.
Enter your first and last name and your email address to sign up.

Or you can easily log-in with a Google or Facebook email and password. No new password to remember!

How do I start a meeting? 
Once you log-in, you will see the main menu box (pictured below). The default tab is Meeting.

Menu Box

You can:

  • Click on Meet Now to start an instant meeting
  • Click on Schedule to set up a future meeting (Learn more about scheduled meetings.)
  • Click on Join to join a meeting already in progress (Learn more about joining a meeting.)

What can I do in a meeting? 
Once you have started or joined a meeting, you can perform the following actions from the menu bar (move your mouse to toggle):

  • Invite more people to join by email, IM, SMS (mobile users) or meeting ID
  • Screen share your desktop or specific applications window
  • Group or private chat
  • Host controls
  • Mute/unmute audio
  • Stop/start video
  • Configure your settings
  • Leave or end the video meeting

Visit our Support Center for more information about getting started with Zoom!

Ready to try Zoom for free? Sign up today!