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How to Join a Zoom Meeting: Everything You Need to Know

Learn how to join a Zoom meeting using different methods and devices in this ultimate guide.
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SylviaLast Updated: February 23, 2024
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Zoom is one of the most popular and user-friendly platforms for online meetings, webinars, and video conferencing.

Whether you want to join a meeting for work, school, or personal reasons, Zoom makes it easy and convenient for you to do so.

However, you may not know that there are different methods and devices that you can use to join a Zoom meeting.

Depending on your situation and preference, you may want to join a Zoom meeting using the Zoom desktop client, mobile app, web browser, email invite, team chat, telephone, 323, or SIP device.

how to join a Zoom meeting

In this ultimate guide, I will show you how to join a Zoom meeting using different methods and devices.

By the end of this guide, you will be able to join any Zoom meeting with confidence and ease. Let’s get started!

What You Need to Join a Zoom Meeting

The first thing you need to join a Zoom meeting is the meeting ID and password.

The meeting ID is a unique 9, 10, or 11-digit number that identifies the meeting. The password is a security code that prevents unauthorized access to the meeting.

There are different ways to get the meeting ID and password, depending on how the meeting host invites you. Here are some common ways:

#1. If the host sends you an email invite, you can find the meeting ID and password in the email body or the join link.

#2. If the host sends you an instant messaging invite, you can find the meeting ID and password in the message or the join link.

#3. If the host shares the meeting ID and password with you verbally or in writing, you can simply note them down.

Once you have the meeting ID and password, you can proceed to join the Zoom meeting using any of the methods below.

How to Join a Zoom Meeting Using Different Methods

In this section, I will show you how to join a Zoom meeting using different methods and devices. You can choose the method that suits your situation and preference.

Way 1: How to Join a Zoom Meeting Using the Desktop Client

One of the easiest ways to join a Zoom meeting is using the Zoom desktop client. To join a Zoom meeting using the desktop client, follow these steps:

Step 1. Download and install the Zoom desktop client from the Download Center. Choose the right version that matches your operating system (Windows, Mac, or Linux).

Step 2. Launch the client. You can join a meeting without signing in by clicking Join a Meeting.

how to join a Zoom meeting without signing in
how to join a Zoom meeting without signing in

Step 3. You can also sign in and click on the Join tab to join a meeting.

Step 4. Enter the meeting ID and your display name on the pop-up window. You can change your display name if you don’t want your default name to appear.

Step 5. Enter the password if prompted.

Step 6. Select if you want to connect audio and/or video by checking or unchecking the boxes.

Step 7. Click Join. You will be connected to the Zoom meeting.

join Zoom meeting with ID
join Zoom meeting with ID

Way 2: How to Join a Zoom Meeting Using the Mobile App

Another convenient way to join a Zoom meeting is using the Zoom mobile app.

Follow these steps to join a Zoom meeting with ID on mobile:

Step 1. Download and install the Zoom mobile app on your mobile devices.

Step 2. Open it on your device and tap Join.

Step 3. Enter the meeting ID and name on the new screen.

Step 4. Tap or un-tap the icons next to Don’t Connect to Audio and Turn Off My Video to connect/disconnect audio/video. You can also change these settings later in the meeting.

Step 5. Tap Join and you are in the meeting.

Zoom join meeting on mobile
Zoom join meeting on mobile

Way 3: How to Join a Zoom Meeting Using the Web Browser

If you don’t want to download or install anything on your device, you can also join a Zoom meeting using your web browser. (Zoom supports Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Edge, etc.)

How to join a Zoom meeting with a link on a web browser:

Step 1. Find the invite link from your email or instant messaging invite. (The join link is a URL that starts with https://zoom.us/j/.) It will automatically open your default web browser and connect you to the meeting.

Step 2. A pop-up window will prompt you to open or download the Zoom desktop client. Click Cancel.

Zoom pop-up window
Zoom pop-up window

Step 3. At the bottom of the pop-up window, click Join from Your Browser.

click Join from Your Browser
click Join from Your Browser

Step 4. Enter your display name and the passcode if needed.

Step 5. Select if you want to connect audio and/or video.

Step 6. Click Join to join the meeting.

fill in information to join a Zoom meeting on a browser
fill in information to join a Zoom meeting on a browser

Way 4: How to Join a Zoom Meeting Using an Email Invite

If the host sends you an email invite, you can easily join a Zoom meeting by clicking on the join link in the email.

To join a Zoom meeting using an email invite, follow these steps:

Step 1. Locate the email invite from the host in your inbox.

Step 2. Click on the join link in the email. It will open your default web browser or desktop client and connect you to the meeting.

Step 3. You can join from your browser or desktop client by checking the steps in the accordingly previous sections.

Way 5: How to Join a Zoom Meeting Using a Team Chat

If the host sends you an instant messaging invite through a team chat platform such as Slack or Microsoft Teams, you can easily join a Zoom meeting by clicking on the join link in the message.

You can simply check the steps in the previous section to join from your browser or desktop client.

Way 6: How to Join a Zoom Meeting Using a Telephone

If you don’t have access to a computer or mobile device, or if you have a poor internet connection, this method is for you.

You can join a Zoom meeting by dialing a phone number and entering the meeting ID and password.

This is also useful if you only need to listen to the meeting audio and don’t need to see the video or screen sharing.

How to join Zoom meeting by phone:

Step 1. Find the teleconferencing number from your email or instant messaging invite, or the Zoom International Dial-in Numbers page.

Step 2. Dial the teleconferencing number on your phone. You will hear a voice prompt that says “Welcome to Zoom”.

Step 3. Enter the meeting ID followed by #.

Step 4. Enter the password if prompted followed by #.

Step 5. You are now in the Zoom meeting. You can use the following commands on your phone keypad to control your audio:

*6: Mute or unmute your microphone

*9: Raise or lower your hand

Way 7: How to Join a Zoom Meeting Using an H.323 or SIP Device

If you have a video conferencing device that uses standard protocols such as H.323 or SIP, you can join a Zoom meeting using that device.

This is useful if you want to use high-quality video and audio equipment and have a stable network connection.

Follow these steps to join a Zoom meeting using an H.323 or SIP device:

Step 1. Locate the H.323 or SIP address from your email or instant messaging invite.

Step 2. Enter the H.323 or SIP address on your device. Depending on your device type and configuration, you may need to enter it in different formats. For example:

  • If you are using an H.323 device, you may need to enter it as [meeting ID]@zoomcrc.com. (For example: [email protected].)
  • If you are using a SIP device, you may need to enter it as [meeting ID]@zoomcrc.com. (For example: [email protected].)
  • If you are using a Polycom device, you may need to enter it as [meeting ID]…[password]@zoomcrc.com. (For example: 123456789…[email protected].)

Step 3. Enter the password if prompted and you are now in the Zoom meeting.

Step 4. You can use the remote control of your device to control your video and audio settings.

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Conclusion

You have learned how to join a Zoom meeting using different methods and devices. You can now join any Zoom meeting with confidence and ease.

I hope you found this ultimate guide answers your questions about joining a Zoom meeting. And don’t forget FineShare FineCam helps you get a better video experience on Zoom.

Thank you for reading and happy Zooming! 😊

This article is originally published on May 22, 2023, and updated on February 23, 2024
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Sylvia enjoys writing and in her spare time, she likes to watch sci-fi movies and novels.

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