How to use Zoom Mobile App for Free Video Conference

If your team is looking for ways to communicate face-to-face while maintaining social distancing, Zoom is just one of the tools you have at your disposal.

by Sabiya

Updated: Apr 01, 2020 14:16 IST

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Cloud Meetings App

Due to the coronavirus outbreak, millions of Americans are working from home, and that means demand for video chat apps and other remote collaboration tools has skyrocketed. 

Newly remote workers may find themselves using Zoom for the first time, and most will probably opt for the Zoom desktop client for Windows or macOS. Isolated work situation still requires moving around, and a desktop video conferencing app won't cut it. That's where Zoom Cloud Meetings for iOS and Android come in. It's time to get up to speed with Zoom for your mobile device. In the Google Play store, a lot of products are revealed called Zoom. Downloading the wrong app, especially if you are meeting is happening soon can be frustrating. The app you are looking for is called Zoom Cloud Meetings. Other Zoom apps are for integrations or conference room scheduling, that are useful for enterprise workers. It is not Necessary, and those just need to host or attend a Zoom meeting on their mobile device.

How to Host a new meeting in Zoom from your phone 

With a free Zoom, the account can host a meeting. You were meeting size limits set to 100 users, including the host, for both free and paid accounts. Unless you've paid for larger meeting capacity, for free Zoom accounts, meetings with two or more people will automatically end at the 40-minute mark.

  • From Google play store, Install the Zoom app on your iOS or Android device.

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  • Active Zoom account, and then the screen opens to sign in to the app.

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  • After signing in, then the screen opens as shown in Figure 3

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  • Click on New Meeting and Start Meeting.

  • After clicking, you will be at a new conference.

  • You can access controls to share documents, invite other people, and do other things similar to what you can do in the desktop version of Zoom for macOS and Windows.

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Join a meeting in Zoom from your phone

  • If you've ever joined a meeting on the Zoom desktop app, you're familiar with how joining a meeting works: 

  • The host sends you a link via email, text, or in the Zoom app 

  • You click the URL, and the Zoom app automatically joins the meeting.

  • It's the same on mobile devices: 

  • If you get an email to join a conference and have the Zoom mobile app installed.

  • You need to click on the meeting URL, and Zoom Cloud Meetings will launch.

  • If you don't have Zoom Cloud Meetings installed, you'll see the screen shown in Figure 4, at which point you'll have to download and run the app--a Zoom account is not required to join meetings.

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