Meeting with friends, university classes, work meetings. In times of confinement to reduce the chances of contagion of covid-19, only if it is via the internet. Among options like Google Hangouts and Skype, Zoom appears as an alternative for video conferences for up to 100 people.
Available for desktop and smartphone, Zoom has versions for iOS and Android and is intuitive and easy to use. Check out the tutorial.
How to use Nocellular Zoom
After downloading the Zoom Cloud Meetings application, you can join a meeting directly if you already have an ID, that is, a code generated by the host when starting a conference, logging in or making a new registration.
The next screen allows you to add contacts and start meetings. In the top menu, you have the options to start a new meeting, join a meeting that already has an ID, schedule videoconferences or share your screen.
The in-app version of Zoom has most of the features available in the desktop versionSource: (Source: Zoom / Divulgao)
You can add the meeting to your smartphone’s personal calendar or Google Calendar. Then, the meeting menu allows you to add guests, delete the schedule or start the video.
In the meeting settings, Zoom offers the option of authorizing the video for hosts and guests, allowing or not allowing guests to enter before the host, or even recording it on video. It is possible to create recurring events, with a frequency defined according to the user's preference.
During the chat, it is possible to send files in different formats and share the screenSource: (Source: Zoom / Divulgao)
In the bottom menu, options allow you to view scheduled meetings and added contacts or add new ones using email or cell phone number. To start a meeting immediately, just click on "start meeting" and invite participants.
During a videoconference, the user can send files or share his screen, to display a presentation or a report from his computer to others.
An interesting feature that, during screen sharing, all participants can make notes or visual markings. This is especially useful for classes or meetings, as the participant can draw, annotate or highlight information on the screen being shared.
In screen sharing, it is possible to take notes. Just during the call, click on "Share", then select "Screen" and click on notes on the screen that opens.Source: (Source: Zoom / Divulgao)
In "Settings", there are options for changes in the user's profile and account, where Zoom allows changing the photo, the display name, a personal note and the password. For those who use the account professionally, there is space to enter professional information such as department, position and workplace, and view the personal meeting ID.
How to use Zoom on the desktop
You can be invited to meetings on the platform, even without registering. Just use the ID shared by the host.Source: (Source: Zoom / Divulgao)
On the home page of Zoom on the desktop, a top menu offers similar ones to the app. After logging in, you can join a meeting from an ID or a personal link, schedule a new meeting or start a new meeting with or without video, or just share the screen.
Non-paying users can hold meetings of up to 40 minutes.Source: (Source: Zoom / Divulgao)
In the user's profile, the left side menu allows changing profile information, viewing scheduled meetings or starting new ones and viewing previous conference recordings.
The left side menu offers the possibilities of configuring the user, calls and meetings.Source: (Source: Zoom / Divulgao)
In the desktop version, Zoom also offers video tutorials (in English) for those who have doubts about how to use the platform.
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