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Chrome should now be open. Join by clicking here. If you want to launch Zoom from a web browser, you must click this option. Go to Settings and click it. You should be fine after that. A microphone or speaker is not present on your computer. Video courses designed to help you become a better Zapier user. Learn about automation anytime, anywhere with our on-demand webinar library. The best video conferencing apps can do more than merely enable a virtual face-to-face meeting.

They let you show what’s on your screen to everyone else on the call, seamlessly pass control of the meeting to another person, and record the call as a video.

Web conferencing service Zoom offers these features and more, some of them hidden options in advanced menus. The tricks and tips below will show you how to use the app better to work, learn, and communicate with others virtually. Some of these tips include ways that you can connect Zoom with other popular apps to automate your work. Zapier is an automation platform that lets you connect your favorite apps to save time, cut down on tedious tasks, and focus on the work that matters most.

Our automations are called Zaps, and you’ll see several pre-made Zaps which we call Zap templates throughout this piece. To get started with a Zap template, just click on it, and we’ll guide you through customizing it—it only takes a couple minutes.

You can read more about setting up Zaps here. Note: To set up integrations between Zoom and Zapier, you need a paid Zoom account. Free account holders don’t have access to the Zoom API. If you run a lot of meetings—for example, with clients—but don’t have an assistant, you might want to connect your scheduling app, Zoom, and your calendar. Whenever someone books an appointment in a scheduling app, for example, Zapier can automatically create a new Zoom meeting and add it to whatever app you use for your personal calendar.

Here are some pre-built Zaps to power this workflow, but you can create a Zap with whatever apps you use. To make this automation even more powerful, you can add a step that shares the meeting details with your team via a chat app like Slack. We use this automation all the time here at Zapier—any time a new team meeting in Zoom kicks off, the Zoom link gets posted to the appropriate channel in Slack automatically.

For weekly meetings, monthly check-ins, and other regularly-scheduled calls, Zoom lets you create a recurring meeting. There are two benefits to using this setting. First, it lets you lock in all the call settings you want once and have them be in place every time you meet.

Second, recurring calls use the same join URL each time, so you never have to send a fresh one to attendees. Additionally, if you meet with the same group regularly but not on a regular schedule, you can choose an option called No Fixed Time, which lets you use the same settings and meeting ID over and over with the same group, no matter when you get together.

This option is popular with educational groups who use Zoom as their virtual classroom. How you do this will depend on which platform you’re using, but you can refer to Zoom’s documentation for setting up your recurring meeting. Fair warning that for any recurring meeting, you cannot schedule it with your Personal Meeting ID also called PMI in Zoom; it’s a virtual private meeting space for you, and the link never changes.

Also, know that all recurring meeting IDs expire after one year, so you’ll have to generate a new one then. Say you’re using Zoom to hold a mandatory event, like a university lecture or a safety training session. You probably want to know who attends.

You can get that information from a report once the meeting is finished. Look for Usage Reports, and then click Meeting to find the meeting you want, select the report type and date range, and generate the report.

A window listing the other participants will appear. While your hand is raised, the icon should have an outline as below. When your hand is raised, this will be reflected in the list of participants as below. As a host of a Zoom meeting, you can manually lower a participants hand yourself by going to the main participants list as above. This is demonstrated below:. You will be prompted to enter your name and the meeting password if the password was not included in the join link.

If prompted to allow microphone and camera access, click Allow. Click Join. If the host has not yet allowed participants into the meeting, you will see a window informing you of this and asking you to test your audio while you wait. If you do not have a Zoom account, you will be asked to give a name that will appear in the participants list. If you already have a Zoom account, you will be able to log in at this time. It is a very good idea to go ahead and test your audio while you wait.

You should hear a dinging or bells. If not, try raising the volume of your computer and pressing the button again. When you are done speaking press the button again.

If either the speakers or the mic are not working, you may need to change the source of the sound. You can do this by changing the selection on the drop-down menus to the right of each. If you have not tried using a headset with a mic yet, try connecting one to your computer and running the test again.

Some computers have built-in microphones, but many do not.