How to Install Zoom

I have been receiving this question quite a bit recently because of the alleged health pandemic, that I will not mention, on a third party website where by I earn supplemental income answering computer and technology related questions. How to install Zoom, you ask? The installation of Zoom video conferencing software, is really not that difficult.

Basically, it is a three step process. You can download and then install the Zoom video conferencing software onto your computer. Then you register for a free Zoom account.

You can download the Zoom application from their website. That link should automatically detect your operating system and supply a download link at the top of that web page. You will want to click on the “Download” link button.

If that link does not work and is grayed out so to speak, then your operating system was not exactly properly detected. You can look for a drop down menu above that download link button with your correct operating system. Now you install the Zoom video conferencing software onto your computer.

Then you will want to sign up for a free Zoom account. Once you have the Zoom video conferencing software installed and created a Zoom account, you can begin hosting meetings. Please follow these instructions to host a meeting with Zoom.

Open your Zoom desktop application. You will be required to log into your Zoom account. Click the download arrow.

Select “Start with video”. Now choose “New Meeting”. You have just started a new meeting.

For now you will be required to register a free Zoom account in order to join and or host your own meetings. Zoom, actually supports Apple Macintosh, Microsoft Windows, and Linux operating systems. Also, Zoom video conferencing software can be installed on Apple iPhone and iPad.

Google Android smartphones are also supported. Zoom has created two web browser extensions for the Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox web browsers. These browser plugins help facilitate the start or scheduling of meetings from within your web browser.

How to Install Zoom – Video Transcript

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it’s just a wrong Kony day Enoch appears
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calm or through video poverty we how to
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install Zulu basically it’s a three-step
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process number one you want to download
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and install the software zoom supports
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Micro crap micro Micro slop wind
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blows operating system Windows 7 Windows
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10 also Apple Macintosh and even Linux
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then you’re going to want to register
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for a free account if you want to become
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a host if you want to host meetings you
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must have at the very least a free basic
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account they have a pro version of
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enterprise but I’m not going to digress
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about that then the third step is to
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then if you’re gonna be a host if you’re
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gonna host meetings you’re gonna have to
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know how to host meetings right so let’s
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cut to the chase you can click on the
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link in the description box below that
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it’ll take you to my website in a
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computer’s comm or you can read in the
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abstract full instructions on how to
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install zoom so first you want to click
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on this link that I included it’s a
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direct link to zooms website download
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the zoom application it should
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automatically detect your operating
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system if it does not like on my
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computer I’m using a debian derivation
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Linux distribution called MX Linux if
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for whatever reason on your computer the
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exact operating system is not detected
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then you would click on this drop down
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list and then choose the app or posts
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operating system but it should detect
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your operating system I would say on
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Windows and Mac more or likely you know
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that it should correctly detect your
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operating system but there is a
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drop-down just in case then download it
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to your computer on Microsoft Windows it
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will be an executable dot exe or might
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you know might be set up dot exe install
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a tech co whatever it’s gonna be an
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executable double-click it
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follow the prompts install zoom client
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desktop software on Macintosh most
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likely it will be a dmg file download it
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double-click it or right-click open it
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follow the prompts install zoom on your
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Macintosh computer that’s the first step
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now once again
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caveat emptor if you’re just gonna be an
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attendee you’re not wanting to host
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meeting somebody emails you a link to a
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zoom meeting or however they communicate
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over chat over you know snail mail over
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you know what SOS or you know whatever
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however you get the link then you do not
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need to register with a free account if
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you’re going to host meetings and invite
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other attendees then you must have at
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the very least a free account this is
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the second link I included in my blog
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post up in my website
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Enoch appears calm free zoom account
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this will take you directly to the
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signup page now this could change in the
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future for now it wants you to verify I
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think this is for robots I could be
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wrong but this is easily circumvented
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you can basically select whatever you
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want though I don’t know if there’s a
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late age limit maybe there is an age
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limit to I just don’t know but quickly
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as an example we’re just gonna choose
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you know January and then we’ll pick the
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fifth and then I’m very young now and I
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must it must be the veganism I’m saying
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all right then click continue this data
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will not be stored well I don’t know
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that and we know anyways now it’s going
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to act now as a real-world computer
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technician that works everyday I don’t
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work eight hours everyday but I work a
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few hours a day as a real-world computer
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technician dealing with real-world
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computer problems one problem is
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email accounts and access so here’s my
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tip choose an email address that you
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know that you have access to they you
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you may want to choose an email address
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that you’ve used for many years decades
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or whatever then you have access to that
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you get email on a regular basis that
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again that you have access to your gonna
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most likely be sent an email to activate
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your free zoom account I don’t know I
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don’t have a free zoom account I don’t
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plan on to save my internet footprint I
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don’t want that many accounts anymore
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I just do not know but I’m not suing and
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then also that will be your login email
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address that you use to log into your
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free zoom account so that you can host
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meetings then you would just click on
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signup there’s there’s also reCAPTCHA is
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that Google reCAPTCHA it looks like you
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might have to follow the Google
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reCAPTCHA or whatever now that that is
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my I don’t give out orders I’m basically
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on arcus but that is a tip of mind when
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it comes to a lot of websites I know you
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can sign in with third parties which
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I’ll get to but that is my tip is as a
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real world computer technician I’ve
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noticed less problem no no they’re not
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perfect you could always get the h-word
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somebody could circumvent your account
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lock you out you could forget your email
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address the login you could forget your
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password but fundamentally a lot of
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times when you use third parties to sign
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into websites that that’s another
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problem another layer that could cause
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another problem but that is another
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option another option is you could sign
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in with SSO you could sign in with a
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Google account including Gmail and you
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can also sign in with Facebook that’s it
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so once you sign up for free for zoom
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and you activate it or you respond to
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the email and then you’re able to log in
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correctly now you can host so you’ve
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downloaded the software you got the free
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account so that you can host meetings if
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that is what your you know reason for
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you
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zooom the third and final step is then
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to host meetings this is where you can
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click on the link in the description box
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below down in the youtube video
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description box that will take you to my
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blog post at my website in a computer’s
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comm where i included full instructions
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on how to host a meeting for the desktop
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the desktop software i will there might
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be a little bit over time but i dont
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want to digress
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the instructions for using the
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application on iOS or android might be
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different you know and even operating
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system the graphical user interfaces
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might be different on linux mac and wind
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blows excuse me Windows Microsoft
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Windows but the instructions are written
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in one way they don’t mention the
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differences in operating system so I’m
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assuming the graphical user interface is
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similar or the same you know I’m saying
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okay so what you do to host a meeting is
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obviously you’re going to open up the
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zoom and I don’t really need to screen
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capture the website anymore obviously
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you’re gonna want to open up the zoom
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software on the desk either on Microsoft
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Windows operating system Apple Macintosh
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or Linux then once you open it up you’re
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you you’re required to sign in you have
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to sign in order to host meetings at the
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very least with a free account I don’t
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know of any way around that so you know
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I’m saying then what you’re going to do
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is then click there’s a down arrow click
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on the download arrow there’s a download
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arrow click on it and then choose start
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with video now choose new meeting so
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you’re gonna create a new meeting that
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that’s it that’s how you create a new
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meeting that’s it so look for the down
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load arrow click on it then choose start
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with video if you’re if you’re you know
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wanting to I’m assuming you’re wanting
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to create a video meeting and then
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choose new meeting and that’s it and now
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you just started a new meeting I don’t
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know I don’t I haven’t installed
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software I may make an additional Linux
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video showing you how to install zoom on
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Linux I don’t know yet there could be
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other options I think I know on the home
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page that there’s that’s another place
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you can go to the home page and click on
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new meeting and then it’ll print if you
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don’t have the software installed it’ll
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prompt you to install software if it’s
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installing your computer I think it’ll
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it’ll open it up from the their website
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on their home page I think you can
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choose a video only meeting an audio
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only meeting and I think the third
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option but anyways now how about a
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little bit over time let me I try to I’m
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at the nine and a half minute mark I try
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to keep my videos down in fifteen
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minutes but I have a big mouth
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and I can talk all day and a lot of
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times I over you know extend myself but
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so so far I’m under control you know
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alright over time
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zooom also supports the Google Android
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operating system so most Android you’ll
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be able to install the zoom application
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from the Google Play Store Apple iOS is
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supported I’m assuming I don’t know for
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a fact but most likely possibly probably
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you’ll be able to install zoom client
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software on an iPhone and iPad then you
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would need a user of free at the very
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least a free user account so that you
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can host meetings if you just want to
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participate you can skip the second two
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steps all you need is the software
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either on Microsoft Windows Apple
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Macintosh or Linux Google Android Apple
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iPhone Apple iPad and then you can join
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meetings and you and then you can
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participate to host you must have at
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least a free account and then you must
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then you know learn how to host so that
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those are the three steps and I included
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a little bit of over time about they
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support dumb devices I mean smart phones
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then in closing there’s they also have I
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don’t know why they made them but they
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have two extensions browser extensions
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for Google Chrome and also Mozilla
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Firefox basically alls it does is help
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facilitate starting meetings and
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scheduling yeah you can either start a
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new meeting you what you would be in
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Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox and
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then you would click on the extension or
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there might be a button at the top I
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don’t know I haven’t installed it yet
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but you could either start a new zoom
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meeting or schedule a meeting from
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within your web browser I don’t know why
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they have that I’m not a big fan of
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extensions but that’s also accessible
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you know you can download the extensions
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anything further about zoom maybe let’s
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see I’m at the 12 minute mark
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anything on top of my head I can think
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of that I didn’t include they had some
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other like programs that you can control
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zoom fron or website I didn’t even do
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you even read up on upon that I didn’t
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go into that I just wanted to make this
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video too because because of the current
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alleged health crisis which I’m very
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skeptical about which I’m not going to
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discuss oh if I did and I criticized
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that probably get censored off a
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you know YouTube
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anyways I see this quite frequently now
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that people are either working from home
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or they’re excused from their
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brainwashing in the public schools I
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mean they’re not in school and so they
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got a lot of spare time and I yeah zoom
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pun intended that’s an app riposte word
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zooms business I think is zooming right
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now because I see it on this three-part
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website where I answer real world
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computer support questions you know what
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I’m saying
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computer and Technology questions and I
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see this quite prevalent people you know
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how do I install zoom well you know blah
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blah how do i schedule meeting you know
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blah blah blah what’s the differences
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between the free and the new account
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level kick how do i you know schedule a
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meeting in advance a bubble I’ll give
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you a few bonus added pieces of
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information that I know but real quickly
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because I don’t want to make this video
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much beyond 15 minutes let’s see on
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their website they’ve got a web page
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describing the differences between the
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free and the premium and the enterprise
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the free account is restricted 40
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minutes and now I think it’s unlimited
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meetings but each meeting can only last
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40 minutes you can only I think invite a
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hundred attendees and that’s only for
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one hosting account you can’t with the
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same zoom account you can’t have
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multiple hosts what are the restrictions
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you can’t schedule in advance I don’t
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think with the free account you know I’m
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saying
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and then on
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website you go to zoom dot us and you
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can actually start meetings from there
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you can as a host what else do I know
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some additional overtime information
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that may be productive I think that’s
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basically about it that should be enough
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do you for you to get started you know
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it’s really easy you know just three
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steps man the that link I gave you is
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very valuable because one of the first
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questions on the survey website that I
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actually dealt with zoom was well one
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was you know how do I log in I’m locked
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out another one which I think that’ll be
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a future video another one the second
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one or whatever another one was at the
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very beginning was how do I install zoom
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they went through and they couldn’t find
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the link or didn’t work
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I found the link that will automatically
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detect your operating system and then it
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will so that will be my gold tip if you
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have any problems downloading installing
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it should automatically detect your
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operating system the link I gave you
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that’s in my blog post link down below
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in the description box if not there’s a
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drop down menu you know and there will
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be a download button the button will not
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work it will kind of be grayed out so to
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speak if it did not automatically detect
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your operating system on Windows and
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Macintosh and Linux there could be a
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drop down I know on Linux throw us a
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drop down menu try to pick the exact
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operating system because it can make a
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big difference you know I’m saying there
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for whatever reason it doesn’t
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automatically detect your operating
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system then there could be a drop-down
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menu and then try it to choose your
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exact operating system and then boom
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download it boom run the installer boom
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if you want to become a host create the
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free account you know I’m saying and
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then learn how to host not that
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difficult quite easy and then if you’re
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just wanting to attend meetings that’s
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all you want to do you don’t want to
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become a host you can skip the last two
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steps just download software install it
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open it up just click click click click
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learn the
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you know and then or click on the
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invitation and bam you should be rolling
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on Zoom and I think their
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business is zooming right about now I
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don’t see as many yeah Skype yeah I
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don’t wanted to digress about
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yeah I hate Skype I’ll be honest I’ve
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never actually you will have it I think
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I might have used soom once on Linux
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did I I think I may actually have but
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not as a host it wasn’t that but yeah on
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this website I would say how many how
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many problems do I see come soon versus
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Skype I would say it’s like 50/50 right
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now I don’t know what the market share
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is adios

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