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Install Zoom Software

You will need to install the Zoom software before you can attend (participate in) a Zoom meeting or webinar.

This article applies to: Zoom


The Zoom software is available for Windows and Macintosh desktop computers, Apple iOS devices, and Android devices.

Once you have installed Zoom, you can access Zoom either through the URL or the application on your computer or device.

Windows and Mac Desktop Computers

After activating your Zoom account and logging in for the first time, click Host a Meeting in Zoom. The software will download automatically.

For people who only need to attend meetings and webinars (as opposed to hosting), it is also possible to download and install the software manually without first logging in to your Zoom account; visit the Zoom Download Center.

Plugin for Outlook (Windows and Mac)

A plug-in for Outlook (which allows you to start or schedule a Zoom meeting with one click while working in Outlook) is also available at the Zoom Download Center. There is not a plugin available for Outlook on the web.

Apple iOS Devices

The Zoom app for Apple iOS is available from the App Store. In the App Store, search for Zoom to find and install the app. You can also find a link to the app on the Zoom Download Center.

Android Devices

The Zoom app for Android devices is available on Google Play. In Google Play, search for Zoom to find and install the app. You can also find a link to the app on the Zoom Download Center.

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