Zoom is a video communications company that affords its users video conferencing remotely using cloud-based computing. It is a Software as a Service (SaaS) that provides you with an easy and stress-free platform to hold online meetings, mobile collaboration as well as video conferencing.
In so many businesses today, time is a very important factor and having meetings and conferences are hinged on time. A lot of deals have lost out on opportunities simply because they failed to show up in time due to one reason or the other beyond their control. With Zoom, you can now have your meetings from the comfort of your home, or office with just a desktop, or mobile device. Wherever you may be at the time, Zoom will always be ready to provide you with a great video experience be it in a coffee shop, airport, or bar.
Founded in 2011, Zoom has been able to help businesses and organizations unite their teams in a safe and secure environment to increase productivity, putting them at the top in modern-day video communications technology.
Zoom provides a number of features that its users can pick from to provide whatever services they might need. These features include cloud video conferencing, group collaboration, security, partner integrations, audio, simple online meetings, and hybrid cloud service.
With Zoom, there are a number of benefits that you can enjoy. One of such benefits is the video webinar feature. This feature can cater for up to 100 – 10, 000 view only participants, and 100 interactive video participants. Users can also invite other interested participants to join the webinar using a link that is generated by the software. An interesting component of the video conferencing feature is the ability to screen share. You can share your entire desktop screen with your audience, an active webpage in your browser, or a board with diagrams and illustrations.
Another interesting feature of Zoom is its ability to create groups and instantly send and receive messages and files with other members of the groups. Group members can also invite other participants to join their groups. Zoom also provides its users with the ability to record their cloud-based meetings into video formats such as MP4 and M4A, through the use of mobile devices or web. This particular feature has been known to improve teamwork and improve communication strategies among teams and employees.
There are four pricing plans available on Zoom. The Basic plan which is suitable for personal meetings is free and can host up to 100 participants. This plan includes unlimited 1 to 1 meetings, 40 minutes meeting on group meetings, unlimited number of meetings, and online support. In addition to all of these, the plan includes security, video conferencing, web conferencing, and group collaboration features. With only $14.99/month/host, the Pro plan includes everything in the Basic plan as well as unlimited meeting duration for all meeting sizes, user management, admin feature controls, reporting, and many more. The third plan, called the Business plan, is ideal for small and medium scale businesses for $19.99 only. This plan includes everything in the Pro plan with many more features such as dedicated phone support, admin dashboard, company branding and many more. The last plan, also $19.99/month/host is the most suitable plan for large-scale businesses catering to a minimum of 100 hosts. In addition to all the features in the Business plan, it provides unlimited cloud storage, dedicated customer success manager, executive business review and can take up to 200 participants.
Zoom is a video conferencing solution that can be tailored for small businesses and large corporations. Meetings can include 25 participating video streams, host up to 200 viewers or listeners, and include 10 or more hosts. You can host HD video conferencing with HD audio in Zoom's simplified interface. You can view a gallery of participants, or use a mainframe with smaller thumbnails across the top.
If you use dual screen or have multiple screens in your conference room, you can have multiple full-screen video feeds in several layouts. Zoom will automatically move the speaker to the primary frame. Zoom's application allows you to schedule meetings or create them instantly. Microsoft Outlook integrates with Zoom for scheduling and building contacts, and Google Chrome has a browser extension for integrated web video conferencing.
When communicating through the Zoom platform, you have access to high-definition audio, and video conferencing that helps to ensure that your communication is crisp, clear, and easily understandable. Zoom allows you to have an unlimited number of meetings. The free version of Zoom allows your meetings to reach 40 minutes, while all paid versions of Zoom provide you with an unlimited group meeting duration.
The Zoom web conferencing system offers a broad range of features that can be used to enhance these conferences and ensure that your business meetings and conversations run as efficiently as possible. With dynamic voice detection, it is easy to determine who is speaking, even if there are dozens of people participating in a conference.
Zoom provides you with full screen and gallery view options, making it easy to ensure that your conference settings are in line with your specific preferences. If you are conferencing with multiple screens, Zoom provides you with the ability to stream from each of those screens. Host controls are also available for whoever has set up the meeting, allowing them to determine who can join a meeting and what specific preferences are being used for any particular conferencing session. Additionally, you can locally record any conference in MP4 or M4A formats. Zoom users under any of the paid packages are also able to record these conferences and instantly upload them to the cloud. Each conference you initiate is provided with its own unique meeting identification (ID), which makes it easier to invite other individuals to the meeting. Meetings can also be initiated at a moment's notice or scheduled ahead of time with reminders sent to you to ensure that you don't miss an important conference.
Simply go to https://zoom.us, click on Login. You can then decide to login using Google or Facebook, or click on Sign Up to create a new account.
Zoom is available on both iOS and Android platforms. Simply visit the AppStore for iOS users and Google Play for Android store.
Launch the app, and click on Join a Meeting. Enter the meeting identification number and type in your name. You are also provided with the option to choose audio or video and click Join.
In your meeting toolbar, click on Share Screen, select the screen you want to share. You can check for computer sound and optimize for full video screen clip, then click on Share Screen.
Launch your zoom app, click on the Schedule icon, select your meeting settings, fill in the relevant details in the field provided, and then click on Schedule to finish.
You can invite people to join a meeting either by Email, Instant Messaging or by copying and pasting URL links. You can invite others to join a conference by selecting the Invite tab, and choose the option to invite by email, IM, or phone.
Yes, Zoom works internationally. You can join or start a meeting from any location in the world using your PC, Android/iOS, and telephone dial in.
Yes, Zoom can work on your Chrome browser.
Zoom currently offers seven languages in which it can be accessed. They include: English, Chinese, Japanese, French, Spanish, German, and Portuguese.
Click on ^ in the taskbar on windows. The notification tray will open up, right click on the Zoom icon, click on Switch Languages and select your desired language.
Yes, Zoom accepts Purchase Orders.
Log into your account and click on Billing. Select Billing Information, click on Pay Method at the bottom of the page, select Edit and you will be able to fill in the required fields. Click on Save Changes to finish.
Yes, Zoom accepts PayPal payments.
Zoom provides a pop-up notification when there is a new fixed or non-compulsory update within 24 hours of signing in. You can visit their website (www.zoom.us) to download the latest version.
Choose the Share Screen button located in your meeting toolbar. Then you can choose to share your "Desktop" or an "individual application/window."
To begin, the attendee would select "Questions and Answers" and input a question they would like to ask. During the Webinar, the host will see a new question has been asked by a notification seen in their Control Bar. Answering the question live will remain as "Being Answered Live" until the host selects "Done".
During a meeting, you can invite people to join the conference by clicking on Invite tab in your meeting controls. You can choose the option to invite by Email, Invite by IM, Invite by Phone or Invite a Room System.