Remote work has been challenging for everyone because it has made communication challenging. But applications like Zoom have made things easier and seamless for everyone. Zoom is a video conferencing platform that allows up to 100 participants to join simultaneously with a 40-minute time restriction in its free plan. You can use it for video conferencing, audio conferencing, meeting recordings, webinars, and live chat.  

This article will show you how to set up a zoom meeting easily and seamlessly. 

How to Set up a Zoom Meeting 

Sign in with an Existing Account 

zoom sign in

  1. Head on to zoom.us/signin and sign in using your credentials. 
  2. You can navigate your account by using the left panel of the web portal. 

You can also sign in using the Zoom app which can be downloaded here. 

Sign up for a New Account 

zoom sign up

  1. Head on to zoom.us and click the Sign Up Free button on the upper right corner.  
  2. Enter your email address. You will receive a message from Zoom to activate your account. 
  3. Click Activate Account. 

Schedule Your First Meeting 

This can be done on the Zoom web portal, the app, or the plugin or extension, but here are the basic steps on how to schedule your first meeting. 

  1. Sign in to your Zoom web portal. 
  2. Select Meetings. 
  3. Select Schedule a Meeting. 
  4. Choose the date and time for your meeting.  
  5. Include other related details about your meeting such as the topic, time zone, passcode, and host/participant option. 
  6. Click Save. 

Start Your First Meeting as the Host 

  1. Sign in to your Zoom web portal. 
  2. Click Meetings. 
  3. Under the Upcoming tab, select Start next to the meeting that you want to start. 
  4. The Zoom desktop application will launch automatically to start the meeting. 

Your upcoming meetings can be found under the Meetings tab of your mobile or desktop app. 

Invite Others to Join Your Meeting 

You can invite others to join your meeting by clicking Copy the invitation after scheduling your meeting.  

 

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