How to download Zoom on Android and iOS mobile

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Zoom doesn't mean being tied to your desk: find out how to download Zoom on your Android and iOS mobile phone. Millions of Spaniards are working from home these days due to the coronavirus outbreak and that means demand for video chat apps and other remote collaboration tools has skyrocketed. If your team is looking for ways to communicate face to face while maintaining social distance, Zoom is just one of the tools at your disposal.



New remote workers may find themselves using Zoom for the first time, and most will likely opt for the Zoom desktop client for Windows or macOS. But what if your remote work situation still requires you to move, both inside and outside the house?


This is where Zoom Cloud Meetings for iOS and Android come in. If you're not sure how to get started with Zoom for your mobile device, it's time to upgrade.

How to download Zoom on Android and iOS mobile

A search in the App Store or the Google Play Store will reveal many products called Zoom and many other products from actual Zoom manufacturers as well. Downloading the wrong app, especially if you're close to the meeting, can be frustrating.


The app you are looking for is called Zoom Cloud Meetings. Other Zoom apps are for integrating or planning conference rooms, useful for corporate workers, but not necessarily for those who simply need to host or join a Zoom meeting on their mobile device.

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1. How to host a new meeting in Zoom from your phone 

Anyone with a free Zoom account can host a meeting. Meeting size limits are set to 100 users, including host, for free and paid accounts, unless you paid for more capacity. For free Zoom accounts, meetings with two or more people will automatically end within 40 minutes.




After installing the Zoom application on your iOS or Android device, have an active Zoom account, and open a session for the application.

From there, simply tap on New Meeting, then Start a Meeting and you'll be in a new conference where you can access controls for sharing documents, inviting other people, and doing other similar things as you can do in the desktop version of Zoom for macOS and Windows. . 

2. How to join a meeting in Zoom from your phone

If you've ever joined a meeting on the Zoom desktop app, you're familiar with how to join a meeting - the host sends you a link via email, text, or in the Zoom app (if you have both details contact numbers), click the URL, and the Zoom app automatically joins the meeting.



It's the same on mobile devices - if you get an email to join a conference and you have the Zoom mobile app installed, all you have to do is tap the meeting URL and Zoom Cloud Meetings will start, adding you to the meeting . 


If you haven't installed Zoom Cloud Meetings, you'll see the screen shown, at which point you'll need to download and run the app - you don't need a Zoom account to join meetings. Have you seen how to download Zoom on mobile?

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