Have you heard of ‘the zoom‘? Well, you should have heard of this platform as the platform recently got very popular due to the coronavirus pandemic and the non-sense as of late. Now the question that should be on your minds now is that what is so special about this platform? well, I would have loved to tell you straight away, but to find out what this platform is all about, you will have to read this article from the beginning to the end. Just in case you are thinking that you would be wasting your time reading this article, then I want to assure you that, you will not regret going through this content.
When the coronavirus was declared a pandemic in January 2020, a lot of persons were worried about so many things. Like they want to know everything about the virus and how they could protect themselves from it. Well as soon that was out of the way, the means of communication issue arose. Well, it was no surprise that lots of businesses and social activities were put on hold due to the effect of the virus. And in this period, many video calling tools gained popularity and fame.
One of the most prominent platforms in the business to gain even more fame and popularity was the zoom platform. to take us further in this article, do you know what this platform is and what it is all about? Well for one, you already know that the platform is an online video calling tool. What more do you know? Would you love to know? If you would love to, then just as I have mentioned already in this article you will need to continue reading.
What Is Zoom
Zoom has become so popular with the coronavirus pandemic still very much around. As people are looking for ways to still make connections, they have however turned to zoom to make this possible. Both individuals and businesses alike are making use of this platform to keep in touch. There are lots of video conferencing tools in the world, but this very tool is well known for its prowess when it comes to hosting business meetings with colleagues and clients. This tool is very easy to use. It also provides high-quality video and audio. The basic version of these tools is completely free. But the premium packages and versions are not. The premium versions, however, support meetings with up to 1, 000 participants, unlimited phone calls, call recording and so much more
Zoom is a very popular cloud-based video conferencing tool. This tool is used mostly by businesses to host meetings amongst others. Zoom is a free and paid platform. Do you know what this means? This means that there are plans that are for free, while there are some that will cost you a fee. Signing up on the platform is free of course, but that is not what this header is all about. The basic plan on the platform which is best used for personal meetings is for free.
You won’t have to subscribe to it in order to make use of it. The free version of zoom however will provide the basic things you will need. But as most free versions are, this very one is limited to some features. In other words, you will have to pay for what you want with this one. The free version offers video conferencing of up to 100 participants as long as the meeting is no longer than 40 minutes. If it does, attendees are ejected from the video call. The free version also offers unlimited one on one meetings, chat, virtual backgrounds, screen sharing, whiteboard and so much more.
Zoom For Mobile And Desktop
When making direct comparisons with the zoom for mobile or desktop versions, the zoom for desktop makes the cut. The desktop version for zoom is riddled with some features that you will not find in mobile versions. With the small screen, mobile features and a host of others make the desktop version of zoom much better. You should also know that the zoom for mobile devices only allows four participants per video call at once. While desktops on the other hand support a maximum of 49 participants.
Logging in to zoom is easy. Logging in to your account is free and you can choose to sign in to your zoom account with your email address, SSO, Google, or with Facebook. The login process on this platform is the same on all devices. To login t your zoom account;
- Go to Zoom Sign In.
- Enter your email address and your password in the login field.
- Click on sign in.
You will be logged in to your account immediately. If on the other hand, you signed up for an account with your Google account, Facebook account, or SSO, you will need to select either of the options made available for them. Follow the on-screen instructions that follow to successfully log in to your account.
Signing up for a zoom account is free and easy. But the sign-up steps will only be easy when you know what you are doing. However, if you don’t know how to sign up for a zoom account, you have nothing to worry about. In this header, I will be guiding you through the sign-up steps. To create a zoom account successfully, follow the steps below;
- Go to Zoom sign up.
- For verification purposes, you will be prompted to enter your date of birth. Enter it in the boxes provided and click on continue.
- Enter your work email address and click on sign up
- You will be sent an activation link to your email address.
- Open the mail and click on activate account.
- Follow the on-screen instructions from there on forward to successfully set up your account.
The account set up steps on this platform is three. First, you will have to provide your account info, invite colleagues, and lastly test meetings.