Zoom Meetings offers the best cloud-based video conferencing feature to interact with your co-workers, colleagues, or friends remotely. No matter, you are organizing small or large meetings with addition of how much team members. It was launched in 2013 and immensely goes to peak of popularity within 400,000 people sign up. But, during Covid-19 pandemic, it surged to highest of popularity, as it claimed of 300 million participants on daily basis meetings. Moreover, 500 companies are supposed to use the software during 2019 and 2020.
You can arrange meetings on one-on-one base meetings without spending a penny. It is free of charge, one touch connection with high-quality video, audio, screen sharing and stability.
Conference Video Calls
Add up to 1000 members for a purchased the Enterprise plan, and arrange a free of charge conference meeting while adding 100 members with capability of using multiple features i.e. screen sharing.
Record & Share your Screen
The software offers entire virtual procedure of attending meetings, but it also offers some other features to store your meeting for later use. You can share your screen with all of your members to discuss all related matters using visual effects. Likewise, record your screen for recording your meetings or events.
Multiple Zoom Features
Use the slider feature for changing the zoom factor from 1 up to 400. Same as, click the Z button scroll up and down using your mouse and change the web page to Live automatically. Next, you can enable option of IN/Out from the Zoom options page for opening zoom in/out for all open web pages.
Select Zoom Engine
You can select the zoom engine you preferred, as you are free to use default browser zoom engine, the CSS website style zoom, or even font-size engine. You can use the engine for increasing or decreasing the text from the website.
Simply click Zoom Options feature to perform multiple tasks i.e.
- Edit or remove the zoom value of website.
- Click to Z button to display the Zoom value percent number.
- Use right-click menu with the necessary zoom percentages.
- Use IN/Out option for zoom in and out for current page.
Video & the Web
You can use it as an extension for improving the video entertainment. It helps you to enhance the size of video player for example YouTube and HTML5 videos. Simply click Turn Off Lights extension and for decreasing the light around the video player.
You can create schedule for upcoming meetings with dates and time and add them to calendar. It will help you to remind your activities, and help to invite the members on time.
The host has the complete control over the meeting environment. You can mute the most talkative or unnecessary noisy member. Same as Unmute the required member as you wants.
How Zoom Works
With Zoom you are allowed to take one-on-one sessions, and group calls, training sessions, and webinars for internal and external audiences. Here you are allowed to manage global meetings with up to 1000 members and 49 on-screen videos. The free version offers unlimited one-on-one session, but the group meetings are limited to 40 minutes with up to 100 members.
Zoom Subscription Plan
Zoom offers a free version with all basic features, but if you want some extra features, you need to go for subscription plan as given below;
- Basic Plus with $ 9.99 for a month and you can avail 4 meetings with up to 80 minutes.
- Pro offers $ 15.99 per month with recording option on cloud while offering 5GB cloud storage.
- Business with$ $19.99 per month for 30 hours meeting time for 300 participants with 5GB cloud storage.
- Business Plus with $25.00 per month.
- Enterprise offers 1000+ participants.
How to Download Zoom for Windows
You need to follow the given steps to download Zoom for Windows;
- Click ‘Download’ button given above on the page.
- Wait for completing the downloading of .exe file of Zoom.
- Extract downloaded .exe file, click to open it.
- Run the Zoom installer.
- Click ‘Install’ button, and you are directed to the Zoom Setup window.
- Select your file type i.e. 32-bit, or 64-bit.
- Wait for completing the installation process, and move to your screen for managing your meeting.
So viewers, Zoom is available for all operating systems including Windows, Linux, Mac, Android, and iOS devices. You can even use it as extension of web browsers i.e. Chrome or Firefox. It helps you to manage your virtual meetings reliably while adding multiple participants.
Yes, Zoom is 100% safe and secure, as it is encrypted with 256-bit TLS encryption, and the meetings are end-to-end encrypted using AES 256-bit encryption. It also offers several other security measures; you just need to download it from authentic website.
No doubt, the free or basic version is quite reliable while offering unlimited one-on-one meetings with up to 100 members and 40 minutes for group meetings. But, the Pro versions offer some additional features, if you are not satisfied with free version, simply go for pro version.
No, you can use other options i.e. screen sharing, speaking, and watching videos instead of webcam.