How to Host A Zoom Meeting For The First Time

Zoom is a popular, reliable, and secure video platform designed by Zoom Video Communications that allows all users to communicate with one another.

Zoom is one of the applications that gained popularity last year during the Coronavirus lockdown. It is used to host a virtual meeting and chat for a business, personal, corporate, and a public event not just in the United States or the United Kingdom but in all countries of the world.

Everyone needs to know how to host Zoom meetings especially community leader, business person, leader of an organization, or a parent. You may use this popular video platform to host meetings online when a physical chat or meeting is not allowed based on one reason or the other.

How To Host A Zoom Meeting For The First Time

Zoom is a popular application that allows all users worldwide to host and join a virtual meeting or chat through a unique code and password.

If you are new to Zoom, this informative article is for you because I will explain how you can host your first Zoom meeting.

How to Host A Zoom Meeting For The First Time

If you are new to Zoom and want to host your first meeting on Zoom, you need to follow this simple instruction.

Download The Zoom Client Application

Before you can use Zoom Client to host a meeting or a chat, even if you want to join a chat or meeting on Zoom, you need to download the application for your device.

Regardless of your mobile or desktop operating system, a Zoom Client application suits your device. You can download Zoom applications on the Google Play Store for Android users.

You can also download the Zoom Client mobile application for Apple iOS mobile and tablet devices like iPhone, iPad, and others. It is available on the Apple App Store.

The zoom Client application is also available for Windows and Mac OS users. You can visit the official website of zoom to download the application on your desktop device.

Create An Account On Zoom

If you don’t have a Zoom account, then you need to create one. Immediately you launch the application on your device. It will ask you to log in or sign up. Sign up with your email and other required information if you are new to Zoom.

But if you already have a Zoom account then, you don’t need to sign up again. All you need to do is log in with your username and password to use the Zoom application to host your meeting.

You can also sign up for your Zoom account on their official website using this link zoom.us/signin.

Update Your Zoom Profile

Now that you have a Zoom account, your next action is to update your profile details.

You need to upload your profile picture, update your password, set your time zone, and update all the required information to let you use the application properly and easily.

Log in to your Zoom account on the official website of the Zoom application to access your profile page. Thereafter, click on your profile to edit it. After you have updated your profile by providing the necessary information about yourself, click on update to save information.

Scheduling Your First Zoom Meeting

To schedule your first zoom meeting. You need to use the easiest and simple method because Zoom developers allow users to schedule meetings differently. I will list and explain the major and simple method of hosting a Zoom meeting.

You can have your first Zoom meeting on Zoom Client, Zoom web portal, Zoom plugin, and extension.

To Host your first meeting on the Zoom web portal, please follow the steps below:

  • Sign in to your Zoom account on the Zoom web portal.
  • Then click on Meetings.
  • Now click on Schedule A Meeting.
  • Now you need to select the Date And Time for your first Zoom meeting.
  • You can also select all the settings that are required, although it is optional.
  • Now click on Save.

Congratulations, you have successfully scheduled your first Zoom meeting.

You can also follow the same method to schedule your meeting on other Zoom Application platforms like Zoom Client, Zoom plugin, extension, and others.

How To Start Your First Zoom Meeting

After creating your Zoom account and scheduling your first meeting on Zoom, it would help to prepare before you start your Zoom meeting.

There are numerous methods of starting your Zoom meeting as a host on Zoom.

  • Immediately you open your Zoom Client mobile application, software or log in to your Zoom account on the Zoom web portal.
  • Navigate to your Zoom profile, then Navigate to Upcoming Meeting. It will be listed in the Meeting Tab on your Zoom desktop software or mobile application.
  • Now you need to click to start by the Meeting Name.

You’ll be able to start your meeting using the Zoom web portal with this simple and easy method.

Starting Your Zoom Meeting Using Zoom Client And Other Zoom Platforms

If you want to start your Zoom meeting on the Zoom Client mobile application or software, you need to follow the same instruction of starting a method using the Zoom web portal.

  • Sign in to your Zoom account on the Zoom Application.
  • Open your Zoom Client mobile application or software.
  • Then click on meetings.
  • You will be able to locate your next meeting in the Upcoming tab.
  • Under Upcoming, click Start next to the meeting you want to start.
  • The Zoom client should launch automatically to start the meeting with you as the host.

Inviting Others To Join Your Meeting

The main purpose of Zoom meetings is to communicate with a group of people. So it is very important to invite others to join your Zoom meeting.

To invite others to join your Zoom meeting, you need to share your meeting link or invitation link so that they can use the unique link to join your Zoom meeting.

To invite others to join your Zoom, you must copy the invitation link and password and send it to your intended audience.

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