How to transfer a file in Zoom App

During a conversation in a conference Zoom or in a text chat, users sometimes need to exchange some files (images, text documents, etc.). Of course, the developers have provided for this possibility. It only remains to figure out how to send the file to Zoom. This article is devoted to this topic. Let’s figure it out.

Shipping methods

This function is fully available only in the PC client. But in the mobile application, it is very limited. This is not good news, but the developers decided so.

Client for computer

When you are connected to the conference, open the “Chat” section using the bottom menu.

Then an additional window will appear with the correspondence, which is visible to all participants. Next, click on the “File” button next to the message input area.

Select “Your Computer” in the context menu. Add the required document via Explorer and wait for it to load. The corresponding notification will be visible in the chat window.

The same feature is present for personal correspondence with other users:

  1. Open a conversation with the right person.
  2. Press the marked buttons in turn:
  3. Attach the required file.
  4. Wait for it to be sent.

Solution of problems

If you don’t have the option to send documents via chat in an online conversation, then most likely it is disabled in the organizer’s account settings. Turn it on as follows:

  1. Open the page in a browser.
  2. Log in using the data from your account.
  3. In the left menu, visit the “Settings” section.
  4. Look for the File Transfer option.
  5. Turn it on.
  6. Close the options page.
  7. Restart the conference.

Mobile app

In the Android and iOS app, you can attach a file to Zoom only as part of a correspondence. Unfortunately, this feature is not available during the conference. Moreover, it is impossible even to upload documents that are sent by other users. All that remains is the option of a personal dialogue with other users.

Step-by-step instruction:

  1. Open the person’s profile and tap on the “Chat” button.
  2. Click the plus-shaped icon next to the message entry form.
  3. Click on the marked options one by one:
  4. In any Explorer, select and add the file you want.
  5. Wait for it to download.

And if you definitely need to send a document during the conference, you can throw it off to one of the participants and ask him to publish it in the general chat.

An alternative solution is to upload the file to some cloud storage and send a link to it in the correspondence. Google Drive, Dropbox, and similar services will do the job perfectly. Well, one of the simplest is DropMeFiles.


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