How to work with Zoom

With the growing demand for web conferencing, users are increasingly asking about Zoom – how to use, an overview of the application, rules of application for students and teachers. Knowing these points allows you to correctly configure the program and use it to communicate with other users.

How to use the app: a quick overview

First, let’s take a look at how to work with Zoom after downloading and installing. By the way, if you have not downloaded the application yet, you can do it right now:

For Windows

For Mac

For Linux

For Android

For Iphone

After starting the application, register and enter the profile on a computer or from a phone.


Please note that if you are a conference participant, not the organizer, then it is not necessary to register, just select “Join the conference” and enter the information that the organizer provided you.

For convenience, we present a brief instruction for using Zoom in Russian. The algorithm is as follows:

  • Launch the app on your phone or PC.
  • Select one of the options – Log in to the conference or to the system. If you need to join a conference, give preference to the first option. If you need to create your own event or schedule it for the future, choose the second solution.
  • To enter the system, enter the username and password that was entered during registration. If you suddenly forgot your password, click on the corresponding line and receive a link for recovery by e-mail.



After the preliminary steps, you can move on to the next section of the overview – how a Zoom meeting works. Take the following steps:

  • Click New Conference.


  • Select Sign in using computer sound.


  • Click on the letter i in the upper left in the circle.


  • Copy the invitation URL.




  • Share it with other users.

Alternatively, you can copy and transfer the ID and password. If the person knows how to use the application, they will quickly connect and join the web conference.

Before using Zoom and starting a video conference, it is recommended to enter the necessary settings. Here’s a quick overview of the actions:

  • Sign in to the app.
  • Click on the gear symbol in the upper right.


  • Configure the required video settings. Here you can select a camera, enable HD mode, set video conferencing options.


  • Go to the Sound section, check the microphone and speaker, set the required levels.


  • Set screen sharing settings.
  • Adjust other Zoom settings if required. For example, you can set a virtual background for your broadcast.

Above, we gave a brief overview of how to use the Zoom program, and what are its features. For a better understanding, let’s consider a few more questions.

How to use Zoom

Now let’s take a quick look at how to use Zoom conferences in real practice. Here is a brief overview of the areas that are most often used:


  1. Conferences with colleagues.
  2. Meetings with clients.
  3. Virtual tours– travel around the world without leaving the classroom.
  4. Listening to lecturesfrom professionals from all over the world.
  5. Communication with classestaught in schools in other regions.
  6. Teaching foreign languagesdirectly with a native speaker.
  7. Conducting a virtual parent meetingwith teachers.
  8. Tutoring classes.
  9. Learning from home.
  10. Communication with friendswho live in other regions, etc.

These are just a few of the capabilities of the Zoom app.


Additionally, here’s a quick overview of the Zoom functions. After logging in, registering and creating an account, the following opportunities open up:

  • inviting other participants by SMS, e-mail or in another way;
  • using private or group chat;
  • turning on the demonstration of the working screen;
  • conference recording and participant management;
  • making changes to the settings;
  • turn on and off video;
  • exit or end the conference.

The above is just a brief overview of the software’s capabilities. But it’s enough to start using Zoom. A more detailed description can be read on the official website or study articles on our website.


Lesson Organization: Activity Overview

Recently, users have often asked how to use Zoom for a lesson. Below is a brief instruction on how to use the application for each side of the educational process.

The Zoom Teacher Platform is easy to set up and hassle-free. Do the following:

  • download the application and register;
  • click on the New conference button;
  • configure video and sound settings;
  • copy the invitation URL or ID number with a password, and then transfer the data to the students;
  • teach the lesson within the time limits, and then restart the broadcast (if necessary).


We will supplement the current review of how to use the Zoom app for a teacher with a few tips. In particular, it is necessary to use a headset (headphones and microphone) so that students can hear you better. During communication, it is recommended to set the Mute mode to exclude extraneous noise.

Using the Zoom platform is even easier for the student. The following steps must be taken:

  • go to the app on your PC or phone;
  • click on the Login button;
  • enter the conference ID;
  • provide a password if required.

After that, adjust the video and sound, and then make sure that you can be heard and seen well.

Here’s a quick overview of how to use the Zoom app. With its help, you can quickly set up a web conference and use the software as intended. If you have any difficulties, you can always contact support, ask a question in the comments or read the instructions on our website.


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