How to Participate in a Zoom Meeting (on a computer)

Follow these 3 steps to participate in a Zoom meeting

Download and install the Zoom Client for Meetings on your computer
(you will want to do this ahead of time—you just need to do this once)

Note: You can also install the Zoom Cloud Meetings app on your Android or iPhone.

Note: You can participate in a Zoom meeting without installing Zoom Client for Meetings on your computer. In this case, your meeting displays in a browser (Chrome, Firefox, Safari, etc.). However, functionality varies with the browser—you might not see what others see (works best in Chrome).

When you receive an email invitation (and are ready to join the meeting) click the link

Click Open Zoom
Note: This assumes you have already installed Zoom Client for Meetings. If not, click here.

Here is what it looks like

Note: Wiggle your cursor over the Zoom window to see the controls (Mute, Video, More, etc)

Note: You can make the controls always visible in Zoom Settings

And, some things you can do in Zoom:


Note: When entering Meeting for Worship, please mute your microphone until you wish to speak.


Click Partipants to see who's participating


Click Gallery View to see all participants


Click Speaker View to see just the speaker
(and maybe a few others)


Go to the Zoom Help Center