Zoom Cloud Meetings
Zoom is one of the most important videoconferencing applications on the market. It is designed to provide its users with a high quality connection, even with slow internet speeds. Zoom’s main features include the ability to join a meeting with a single click, the ability to participate in groups of up to 100 people, screen sharing for presentations, meeting recording and text chat. In addition, Zoom offers end-to-end encryption and a range of security tools to protect your privacy. These features make Zoom the best choice for virtual meetings between work teams.
How to create a meeting in Zoom
Creating a meeting in Zoom is easy. First, you must have a Zoom account to log in. Then select the ‘Create a meeting’ option. Enter your email and password to access the meeting. Once the meeting has been created, you can invite the members you want to attend using the invitation link provided by the application. You also have the following options:
- To schedule a meeting for a future time, click the Schedule button instead of the New Meeting button. Select the date and time of the meeting, then send the invitation link to the participants.
- If you want people to be able to join the meeting before it starts, select the “Allow people to join before host” option.
- When the meeting starts, you can use the toolbar options to share your screen, speak to participants using the microphone, and use the chat.
The pros and cons of Zoom
Since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, video calling applications have become essential for both work and keeping in touch with loved ones. This has led to constant comparisons between them. Here are Zoom’s pros and cons.
- You can record meetings without using external software and save them to the cloud.
- It has 24/7 support to help you quickly and efficiently with any problems that may arise.
- It includes screen sharing so others can see what you are doing on your computer in real time.
- The interface is simple and intuitive.
- If you create a meeting without a password, anyone with the link can join.
- You need the premium version to access certain features and extras, such as meetings that last longer than 40 minutes or have more than 100 participants.
- It requires a stable internet connection to work properly.
FAQs about Zoom Cloud Meetings
Do I need to download the Zoom application to join a meeting?
No, you can join a meeting from your browser by going to Zoom.us and entering the meeting ID provided by the host. You can also join through an invitation link.
What happens when I reach my 40 minute limit on the basic plan?
If you don’t have a premium plan, the meeting will end after 40 minutes. You can start another meeting immediately after the first one ends, but all participants will need to reconnect.
Is Zoom a free application?
You can use Zoom for free, but there are some limitations compared to the paid version.
How many people can join a Zoom meeting? The basic plan allows up to 100 participants, while the paid plans offer more capacity.
Can I record a meeting?
Yes, you can record a meeting in Zoom by clicking the Record button on the Zoom toolbar during the meeting. You can also set up Zoom to record all meetings automatically.