How to Join a Zoom Meeting

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How to Join a Zoom Meeting
How to Join a Zoom Meeting

Zoom provides several ways for its users to join a Zoom meeting even if you don’t have downloaded the software. In this article, you’ll learn how to join a Zoom meeting from the Zoom desktop and mobile application, from a landline or mobile phone, from the browser, through an email invite, or through an instant messaging invite.

What we need to have to join a Zoom meeting

  • Zoom provides a unique 9, 10, or 11digit number for each and every meeting called a meeting ID. If you need to join that specific Zoom meeting, you need to key in that unique number to Zoom.
  • Further, if you are willing to join via telephone you can use the teleconferencing number provided in the host.

How to join a Zoom meeting on Windows

  1. Open the Zoom desktop app.
  2. You can use one of the following methods to join a Zoom meeting.
    • Click Join after Sign in to Zoom.

      Join a Zoom Meeting on Windows after signed in
      Join on Windows after signed in – Image Credit Zoom
    • If you want to join without signing in click Join a Meeting.

      Join a Zoom Meeting on Windows
      Join a Zoom Meeting on Windows – Image Credit Zoom
  3. Enter your meeting ID number.

    Join a Zoom Meeting on Windows Join Screen
    Join a Zoom Meeting on Windows Join Screen – Image Credit Zoom
  4. Enter your display name if you are not signed in. If you are signed in and don’t want to display your default name in your Zoom meeting, you can also change that name for that specific meeting.
  5. If you do not want to connect audio or want to turn off your video to that specific meeting, you can simply tick mark them and login to the meeting by click on the Join button.

How to join a Zoom meeting on Mac

  1. Open the Zoom desktop app.
  2. You can use one of the following methods to join a Zoom meeting.
    • Click Join after Sign in to Zoom.

      Join a Zoom Meeting on Mac after signed in
      Join on Mac after signed in – Image Credit Zoom
    • If you want to join without signing in click Join a Meeting.

      Join a Zoom Meeting on Mac
      Join a Zoom Meeting on Mac – Image Credit Zoom
  3. Enter your meeting ID number.

    Join a Zoom Meeting on Mac Join Screen
    Join a Zoom Meeting on Mac Join Screen – Image Credit Zoom
  4. Enter your display name if you are not signed in. If you are signed in and don’t want to display your default name in your Zoom meeting, you can also change that name for that specific meeting.
  5. If you do not want to connect audio or want to turn off your video to that specific meeting, you can simply tick mark them and login to the meeting by click on the Join button.

How to join a Zoom meeting on Linux

  1. Open the Zoom desktop app.
  2. You can use one of the following methods to join a Zoom meeting.
    • Click Join after Sign in to Zoom.

      Join a Zoom Meeting on Linux after signed in
      Join on Linux after signed in – Image Credit Zoom
    • If you want to join without signing in click Join a Meeting.

      Join a Zoom Meeting on Linux
      Join a Zoom Meeting on Linux – Image Credit Zoom
  3. Enter your meeting ID number.

    Join a Zoom Meeting on Linux Join Screen
    Join a Zoom Meeting on Linux Join Screen – Image Credit Zoom
  4. Enter your display name if you are not signed in. If you are signed in and don’t want to display your default name in your Zoom meeting, you can also change that name for that specific meeting.
  5. If you do not want to connect audio or want to turn off your video to that specific meeting, you can simply tick mark them and login to the meeting by click on the Join button.

How to join a Zoom meeting on Android

  1. If you are still not downloaded the Zoom android mobile app, download it from the Google Play Store.
  2. Install it Zoom app and Open it.
  3. You can use one of the following methods to join a Zoom meeting.
    • Tap Join after Sign in to Zoom.

      Join a Zoom Meeting on Android after signed in
      Join on Android after signed in – Image Credit Zoom
    • If you want to join without signing in tap Join a Meeting.
  4. Enter your meeting ID number.

    Join a Zoom Meeting on Android Join Screen
    Join a Zoom Meeting on Android Join Screen – Image Credit Zoom
  5. Enter your display name if you are not signed in. If you are signed in and don’t want to display your default name in your Zoom meeting, you can also change the name for that specific meeting.
  6. If you do not want to connect audio or want to turn off your video to that specific meeting, you can simply tick mark them and login to the meeting by a tap on the Join button.

How to join a Zoom meeting on iOS

  1. If you are still not downloaded the Zoom iOS mobile app, download it from the App Store.
  2. Install it Zoom app and open it.
  3. You can use one of the following methods to join a Zoom meeting.
    • Tap Join after Sign in to Zoom.

      Join a Zoom Meeting on iOS after signed in
      Join on iOS after signed in – Image Credit Zoom
    • If you want to join without signing in tap Join a Meeting.
  4. Enter your meeting ID number.

    Join a Zoom Meeting on iOS Join Screen
    Join a Zoom Meeting on iOS Join Screen – Image Credit Zoom
  5. Enter your display name if you are not signed in. If you are signed in and don’t want to display your default name in your Zoom meeting, you can also change the name for that specific meeting.
  6. If you do not want to connect audio or want to turn off your video to that specific meeting, you can simply tick mark them and login to the meeting by taping on the Join button.

How to join a Zoom meeting on Web Browser

Join using Google Chrome

  1. Open Chrome web browser.
  2. Visit https://zoom.us/join
  3. Enter your meeting ID given by the host of the Zoom meeting.

    Join a Zoom Meeting on Chrome Join Screen
    Join a Zoom Meeting on Chrome Join Screen – Image Credit Zoom
  4. Click on Join.
  5. If this is the first time that you are joining from Google Chrome, you will be asked to open the Zoom client to join the meeting.
  6. You can skip this step in the future by checking “Always open these types of links in the associated app”.
  7. Click Open zoom.us for Mac or Open Zoom Meetings for PC.

    Join a Zoom Meeting on Chrome Open Zoom Meetings Window
    Chrome Open Zoom Meetings Window – Image Credit Zoom

Join using Safari

  1. Open Safari web browser.
  2. Visit https://zoom.us/join
  3. Enter your meeting ID given by the host of the Zoom meeting.

    Join a Zoom Meeting on Safari Join Screen
    Join a Zoom Meeting on Safari Join Screen – Image Credit Zoom
  4. Click on Join.
  5. You will be asked to allow the page to open the zoom.us webpage.

    Join a Zoom Meeting on Safari open zoom.us window
    Safari open zoom.us window – Image Credit Zoom
  6. Click Allow.

Join using Microsoft Edge

  1. Open Edge web browser.
  2. Visit https://zoom.us/join
  3. Enter your meeting ID given by the host of the Zoom meeting.

    Join a Zoom Meeting on Microsoft Edge Join Screen
    Join a Zoom Meeting on Microsoft Edge Join Screen – Image Credit Zoom
  4. Click on Join.

Join using Internet Explorer

  1. Open Internet Explorer web browser.
  2. Visit https://zoom.us/join
  3. Enter your meeting ID given by the host of the Zoom meeting.

    Join a Zoom Meeting on Internet Explorer Join Screen
    Join a Zoom Meeting on Internet Explorer Join Screen – Image Credit Zoom
  4. Click on Join.

Join using Mozilla Firefox

  1. Open Mozilla Firefox web browser.
  2. Visit https://zoom.us/join.
  3. Enter your meeting ID given by the host of the Zoom meeting.

    Join a Zoom Meeting on Mozilla Firefox Join Screen
    Join a Zoom Meeting on Mozilla Firefox Join Screen – Image Credit Zoom
  4. Click Join.
  5. If you are joining from Firefox for the first time, you may be asked to open the Zoom installer package or Zoom.
  6. You can skip this in the future by checking to “Remember my choice for zoommtg links” and click Join.
  7. Click the Open Link button.

    Join a Zoom Meeting on Mozilla Firefox Launch Application window
    Launch Application window – Image Credit Zoom

How to join a Zoom meeting by using an Email

  1. Open the email sent by the host of the Zoom meeting and click on the join link in the email.

    How to join a Zoom meeting by using an Email
    How to join a Zoom meeting by using an Email
  2. Open Zoom depending on your default web browser.

How to join a Zoom meeting using an Instant Message

  1. If you are currently online with your Zoom mobile app or desktop client, others can send an instant message to you for a Zoom meeting.
  2. Upon it, you will receive an incoming instant message notification displaying who is calling along with a ringtone.
  3. You can join the meeting by selecting the Accept button.

    How to join a Zoom meeting using an Instant Message
    How to join a Zoom meeting using an Instant Message – Image Credit Zoom

How to Join a Zoom Meeting by Phone

  1. Dial the teleconferencing number provided by the host of your Zoom meeting.
  2. When prompted, enter the meeting ID number.
  3. If you are already joined to the meeting from your computer, enter the 2 digit participant ID.
  4. If you are not joined to the Zoom meeting from your computer, simply press # and when prompted enter the 2 digit participant ID.

That’s it. Now you have in-depth knowledge on how to join a Zoom meeting.

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