How to Setup/Schedule or Join a Zoom Meeting

Zoom is currently the World’s leading Video conferencing solution, Thanks to the current COVID19 Pandemic. With Zoom, online webinars, shows, conferences are possible with users in multiple remote locations.

What makes Zoom special is the ability to support multiple users at a go. In fact, a common use case is live television programs where users engage in live opinions and broadcast stories.

But as a Zoom Novice, the first step to using it, is to know how you can set up a meeting and invite participants to join your virtual meet-up. Well, setting up one is not as hard, but requires you to have an active Zoom account, and here is how you can set up your next Zoom meeting.

How to Setup a Zoom Meeting

  • From the Dashboard, Click Schedule
The Zoom Account dashboard
The Zoom Dashboard Schedule Button
  • From the Open Dialog, Feed in your preferred meeting topic
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The Zoom meeting schedule dialog window
  • Then, Enter the Date and time when you wish to host the meeting
  • Then, choose your preferred meeting ID method (auto0generated) or Personal ID
  • Enter a Secure password for Your meeting
  • Choose whether you want live Video On or Off
  • Finally, Click Schedule to finish setting up your Meeting
  • To start your meeting, simply click Start on your Zoom Dashboard, or wait for your Scheduled time for an auto-start
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How to start a Scheduled Zoom Meeting
  • Done: You then share your Meeting Invite link to Participants you wish to join whether via WhatsApp or Email

How to Join a Zoom Meeting

  • From the Zoom Dashboard, Click Join or Click an meeting Invite Link sent to you
  • Enter the meeting ID you wish to join
  • Enter the Meeting password given to you by the host
  • Wait for the Host to Admit you/Approve you to join the meeting
  • Once Approved, you can participate with either your Live Video and Audio in the meeting
  • Done: Once you wish to leave the meeting, click the End button
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