In recent years, work style reforms, globalization, and opportunities for people to gather online have been increasing, and the demand for the WEB conference tool Zoom is rapidly increasing.
Such Zoom also has apps for smartphones and tablets, and it is also said that it is very easy to use.
In this article, we will explain how to install the Zoom application and how to use it in an easy-to-understand manner for Android users.
Android smartphone and iOS smartphone
There are two types of smartphones and tablets: Android and Android.
In short, it’s a good idea to remember iOS for iPhone and Android for smartphones other than the iPhone.
I think the most popular cheap smartphones are included in Android.
This is an explanation for the Android application of Zoom, so it is for those who have smartphones other than the iPhone.
How to install Zoom on your Android smartphone and how to use it
Follow the steps below to install Zoom on your Android smartphone.
- Search Zoom app from Google Play
- You can find an app named “Zoom Cloud Meetings”, so download it
- Launch the app after the download is complete
- Sign up for Zoom and you’re done
This is just 4 steps.
You don’t even need to sign up for 4 if you just want to attend a meeting. Very easy.
Let’s take a closer look at each procedure
1) Search the Zoom app from Google Play
If you are an Android smartphone, you need to download the app first.
Tap the Google Play icon and enter Zoom in the search box to search.
In this way, you can find an application called “Zoom Cloud Meetings”.
This is the Zoom app this time.
2) You can find an app named “Zoom Cloud Meetings” so download it
When you tap the Zoom app, there is an install button, so tap it to start the download.
There is no charge to download the Zoom app.
Rest assured that you won’t be charged anything unless you upgrade to a Pro plan.
3) Launch the app after the download is complete
When “Zoom Cloud Meetings” is downloaded, tap the app icon to launch the Zoom app.
If you have an account at this time, tap “Sign in”. If you want to create an account or hold a web conference or meeting, tap “Sign up”.
If you just want to join a web conference or meeting held by another person, click “Join Meeting”.
4) Sign up for Zoom and you’re done
If you want to sign up, just enter the email address and name for registration.
A verification email will be sent to the registered email address.
If the email for authentication does not reach the registered email address from Zoom, it is possible that it is sorted to the junk folder or the email address is incorrect during registration.
When you receive the confirmation email sent to you, open it and there is a button to “Activate your account”. Click here to complete sign-up.
All you have to do is return to the app and log in.
How to use the app to participate in web conferences
I’ve seen how to install the Zoom app on an Android smartphone and sign up, but next, I will explain more specific usage.
5) If you just want to join a web conference or meeting
As explained above, if you download the Zoom application for Android (Android), it will be possible if you just join the web meeting or conference without creating an account.
If you just want to join, tap “Join Meeting” and the screen to join the meeting will open.
At this time, either “Meeting ID” or “Meeting room name” is required.
The “meeting ID” or “meeting room name” should be sent from the person who holds the web conference or web meeting, so enter either one.
At that time, you may not want to be seen by the other person in the video.
In that case, we recommend that you turn off the “Turn off my video” button.
When you’re done, you’ll be able to join the web conference or web meeting by clicking on the “Join Meeting” button at the bottom.
6) When you want to leave a web conference or meeting
When you want to leave the WEAB conference or meeting, just tap the exit button at the top right of the screen.
The Zoom app will ask if you want to leave the meeting, so choose “Yes”.
7) You can also send a chat to the other party
It is also possible to send a chat (message) to the other party while participating in a web conference or meeting.
If you want to send a chat, tap anywhere on the screen of your Android smartphone.
Then a tab called Participants will appear below.
When you tap the “Participants” tab, there is a “Chat” button at the bottom left of the smartphone screen. Tap this.
Then, the chat input screen appears, so you can send a chat.
At this time, you can also select the recipients, so if you want to send it to an individual, select the individual name, and if you want to chat with the whole person, select “everyone”.
If you want to end the chat, tap Close on the upper left.
8) Turn the video on or off during the meeting
What I would like to know about how to use Zoom’s Android application is how to switch videos.
There may be times when you want to turn your video camera on or off during a web conference or meeting.
In that case, please tap the screen of your Android smartphone during the meeting.
Then you will see the letters “Video” and an icon at the bottom of the screen.
You can switch the video ON and OFF by tapping here.
It’s a good idea to keep in mind that if you turn off your video camera, you can tap the other party’s screen to talk on the other party’s screen.
9) Virtual background feature is not available on Android smartphones
One of the unique features and usage of Zoom is the virtual background feature.
A virtual background is a function that a smartphone application replaces the background of a person with an image.
With this virtual background, you can talk face-to-face without being noticed by the other person, even if the room is messy or you go out somewhere.
However, as of January 2020, unfortunately, this cannot be used with Android smartphones.
I’m looking forward to future updates.
A summary of Zoom’s Android app settings and usage
This time, I introduced how to install and use the Zoom Android application for Android smartphones.
Zoom can be used free of charge, and it has a reputation as a very convenient and easy-to-use tool because it has apps for both PC and smartphone.
If you have a smartphone, you don’t need a microphone or speaker, you can immediately join a web meeting by downloading the application, and it’s easy to use.
If you have an Android smartphone, please download and use it.