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

Follow these 3 steps:


Download and install the Zoom Client for Meetings on your computer

You will want to do this ahead of time, as you just need to do this once

Note: If you can’t install it on your computer, or your computer lacks a built in camera or microphone, there are workarounds:


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


Click Open Zoom (on a Mac, click Open )

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


Here is what it looks like:

Some things you can do in Zoom:


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


Click Participants to see who's participating
(and to raise your hand if you want to)


Click Gallery View to see all participants

Note: Here's how you switch between Gallery View and Speaker view on a smartphone.


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


Send a message to one or all participants in the meeting

1. Click Chat (the chat window opens to the side)

2. Select Everyone or someone in particular to send to

3. Type your text and press Enter to send

To receive a message, press Chat if the chat window is not already open (The chat button chages color when you receive a message, and a number above the icon indicates how many messages you have)


Go to the Zoom Help Center

(to see, for example, One Minute Videos)

Click this image for a printable “cheat sheet” on how to zoom.