It is an obvious fact that Zoom it is one of the best tools to make video calls. A service that has been used for years by the professional public. Companies like Uber, Rakuten or TicketMaster use this tool on a regular basis. And the arrival of the pandemic that is affecting the world, this app has become a bombshell.
Schools and more and more companies are betting on installing Zoom on their devices with the intention of getting the most out of this video conferencing tool. Although there are a good number of functionalities with which you can get much more out of it than you imagine.
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Is Zoom paid?
And, as we have told you, with Zoom you can access a good number of additional applications, which is why it has become one of the best tools to practice teleworking. Their weapons? You may create video chats, work rooms, phone calls or even use bots that are responsible for reminding you of events, among other functions.
The best? What this app is completely free. Well, it depends on the service you are going to hire. As you can see in the image that heads these lines, there are different subscription methods in Zoom. Of course, unless you are a company, it is clear that with the free version you will have more than enough.
Of course, within the follies that Zoom accepts, to say that allows you to make video calls with up to 1.000 participants and with a duration of 24 hours. Come on, a pearl to consider for many situations. Of course, you have to have a large dose of patience at the beginning, since the app is not exactly intuitive.
Tutorial for using Zoom
As you will see if you investigate the interface, you will see that everything seems quite complex. The reason is that it has a professional approach, with a large number of functionalities to get the most out of it in a work environment. But, since this is not our case, let's see the easiest way to use this app.
The first thing you have to do is download the Zoom application on your mobile device. Once the application is installed, open it and select on the home screen "Join a meeting" in case you have been given the ID of a meeting.
What's going on if they have not given you any ID of the meeting? Well, all you have to do is register or log in to the platform.
You will see that, upon entering with your username and password, you will have a main screen of the app where you can create a new meeting (the orange icon). Now, you just have to click on Start a meeting and start inviting other users. To do this, you have to click on the section Participants to select who you want to invite. You can even click on "Participants" -> "Invite" -> "Copy the website address", to share the link with the ID with any user, so you can access it very easily.
As you have seen, the process for use Zoom It is really simple, so it is one of the best apps to take advantage of this confinement to make the most of the telematic possibilities. Whether it's for work, attending college classes, or seeing your friends, you're not going to be disappointed at all.
From mobile phone
The mobile phone is another thing that you can use if you need to access or create a room, there will be a limited time in the free accounts, while the paid ones have a higher range. Be that as it may, if you have the application, download the configuration, it will be really easy to carry out, similar to the web environment.
You will only have to do a few steps if you need, for example, to have a meeting with relatives or the company, for this always choose an appropriate name, as well as a password. This key is the one that will allow one or the other to access with the app or decide to access from the page itself, which is another possibility.
To access Zoom from your phone, do this step by step:
- The first step is to open the application, if you don't have it you can download it from the following link (below, in the box)
- After opening the app, click “Join a meeting” if you have the ID, if you don't have it, you will need to create one to connect with those people you want
- Once you start the session, the main screen will appear, which includes a good number of options
- Click on the “New meeting” button and then click on “Start a session”
- Once open, go inviting people, for this you have to give the ID and a password, they are the two keys that have to be valid, although you can invite with the mail, put the same and they will receive the steps to follow
- Through this session you can view the person, talk to them, share documents, among other things, which make it a very complete app for video calls, the company's favorite
- To close session you have the end call button, both you (administrator) and the others, who can also leave if they deem it appropriate
The administrator will be able to do many things, since he can mute, remove the camera and other necessities in meetings, in addition to being able to make way for others to raise their hands virtually. Zoom is very complete, it is one of the apps that if you use it, it will start to hook you a lot.
The limitation of the free version
Zoom in its free version gives you 40 minutes of meeting, which can sometimes be enough, other times not, because the meetings usually last at least an hour. In the paid plan, meetings have a maximum duration of 40 hours, at least in the plan known as premium that is available.
The platform is undoubtedly one of those that have opted to give the client great capacity for a cost that ranges from free to plans that differ by a number of euros. Zoom is one of the many options available to businesses.