Run a Zoom meeting

You can start a Zoom meeting immediately at any time or schedule a meeting to begin at a specified time. For more information about scheduling a meeting in advance, see the setting up a scheduled Zoom Meeting guide. This guide will cover the steps to start an instant Zoom meeting and the many basic functions you can use during the Zoom meeting.

Starting an instant Zoom meeting

  1. Launch the Zoom application.
  2. From the Zoom home tab, click New Meeting.
  3. Choose whether to use Computer Audio or to dial in by phone.
  4. To share your Zoom meeting link, click Invite. You can invite participants to your meeting via Email or by clicking Copy URL or Copy Invitation, then send your copied meeting link to your participants.

In-meeting controls

You can access all Zoom meeting controls from the toolbar at the bottom of the screen. The icons displayed may differ slightly depending on whether you are the host of the meeting or a participant. If you have started sharing your screen, the toolbar will be located at the top of the window.zoom toolbar