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Zoom: Start a Meeting

Learn how to start a Zoom meeting.

Before you start a meeting, you must install your Zoom client or plug-in of choice.

Zoom client

  1. Open the client.
  2. Choose to either Start without video or Start with video.
  3. The meeting starts immediately, providing the ability to copy the URL for sharing.


The plugin allows you to schedule and start instant Zoom meetings, as well as make existing meeting events Zoom meetings.

  1. Open the Outlook calendar.
  2. Choose Start Instant Meeting.
  3. The meeting starts immediately, providing the ability to quickly add participants.
  4. Choose Click to invite participants.
  5. Choose Default Email.
  6. An Outlook message opens with the meeting invitation in the body.


  1. Open Firefox
  2. Choose Zoom from the top-right corner.
  3. You will be prompted to choose Schedule a Meeting or Start a Meeting.
  4. The Zoom Meetings application will start.


  1. Open Chrome browser and choose Apps.
  2. Choose Zoom.
  3. You will be prompted to Join a meeting or Start a meeting.
  4. Choose audio and/or video options.


  1. Open the app and login with your credentials.
  2. Choose Start or Schedule a Meeting.
  3. Choose Start a Meeting.
  4. Zoom instantly opens up a virtual meeting room and presents the Meeting ID.
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