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New to Zoom? Here’s a Few Quick Tips

ByZoom Master

Nov 29, 2022

The buttons below point to Zoom Support articles with the information you need. Getting to know your way around the Zoom documentation is essential if you’re going to do a lot of Zooming. But if you’re just getting started, these will help.

Get A Zoom Account for Free!

Everyone should have a Zoom account. Having an account makes some tasks within Zoom easier, and if you don’t have a need for a “Pro” account, you can get a free account which still lets you set up your own 40-minute meetings with family and friends.

Setting up an account is easy:

  1. Click the blue Set Up a New Zoom Account button
  2. Enter your birth year so they know you’re not 5 years old.
  3. Put in an email address. (You can sign in with Apple, Google, or Facebook, but I’m partial to using my email address.)
  4. Enter an email address
  5. You’ll get a 6-digit verification code at the email address you gave.

Keep Zoom Up to Date

You should always keep your Zoom app up to date. I hate to say it, but the good news and bad news about Zoom is that they’re constantly updating the software! Good, in that they are adding new useful features, increasing security, removing bugs, and increasing efficiency. Bad, in that you have to keep updating to stay current.

If you don’t update, you might not be able to fully participate in your host’s meeting. Updates come out almost every month, and updating doesn’t take long.

Sharing Your Screen

It’s every presenter’s nightmare: not being able to show your slides. Get comfy doing this by practicing with your own account (get an account, even if it’s just the free one!).

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