Computer and Internet Requirements in Zoom

Before installing the application on a computer or phone, you need to clarify the features of the Zoom application, system requirements and other connection nuances. Below we will consider the main characteristics in more detail.

Computer and phone requirements

To begin with, let’s figure out what technical requirements the manufacturer imposes on the equipment used to use the application. Immediately, we note that these parameters are minimal, and with more modern equipment, the software will work more stable.


System parameters:

  1. Speakers and microphone with installed software. The device type does not matter. You can use wireless, built-in or USB devices.
  2. Connecting to the Network. A successful conference requires a wired or wireless Internet connection.
  3. Webcam or HD camera. The system requirements necessarily mention the presence of a camera, it is necessary for video transmission.

Supported OS:

  1. Mac OS – from ver. 10.7 and up.
  2. Windows – XP, 7, 8, 8.1, 10, Vista.
  3. Yubuntu – 12.04 and up.
  4. Linux – Red Hat Enterprise Linux from 6.4, Oracle Linux from 6.4 and others.
  5. Mint – from 17.1.
  6. CentOS from 6.4.
  7. OpenSUSE from 13.2.
  8. Fedora from 21.


If we talk about mobile devices, all devices on iOS and Android, Blackberry, as well as win 8.1 and 10 are supported here.

When considering the system requirements for Zoom, it is also important to consider the supported browsers. Let’s highlight the main ones:

  1. For Windows – Chrome 30+, Firefox 27+, Edge 12+, IE 11+.
  2. Linux – Chrome – 30+, Firefox 27+.
  3. Mac – Safari 7+, Chrome 30+, Firefox 27+.

An important point regarding Zoom is the computer requirements. The minimum parameters are as follows:

  1. Processor – 1 GHz or higher. 2 GHz or more recommended.
  2. RAM – from 4 GB.
  3. For Linux – GPU or CPU with OpenGL 2.0 support.

Many are also wondering what Internet speed is needed for Zoom. It is important here to focus on the following conditions:

  1. For 1-to-1 video conferencing – from 1.2 Mbps for 720p quality, from 1.3 Mbps for receiving 1080p video, from 2.8 Mbps for sending video.
  2. Group conferences – from 1.2 Mbps for high-quality video. For 720p and 1080p – from 1.5 and 2.5 Megabits per second, respectively.
  3. For participants – from 1.2 Megabits per second.



As you can see from the above, Zoom needs minimum system requirements to function properly. At the same time, these characteristics are minimal, so the use of more powerful equipment is encouraged.


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