Video calling has become the new normal in work life and education. The Pandemic has taken all life indoors. And Zoom has become the most popular platform for video calling. Zoom can be confusing with the availability of many of its features and buttons. This guide below will make your video calling experience on Zoom easier and help you use all its advanced options like an expert. Here is the guide.
Guide on how to use Zoom
Daily lives have changed, virtual reality has become the new normal. Work environment and educational assessment have become very dependent on Zoom or any other video calling platform. Zoom offers you the simplicity in using a video calling app yet there are a variety of advanced options to improve your remote work and education productivity. Zoom is compatible with Windows, Mac, Linux, IOS, and Android. The guide below has all the tips to use the popular Zoom video calling app like a pro.
Zoom web portal
To use Zoom video calling on their web portal, you need to open any browser on the internet and open Zoom.us to start video calling. Next, sign up with your account if you need you can also change your profile. Now you see three options on the top corner: Schedule a meeting, Join a meeting, and Host a meeting choose the option and start the video call. When you start video calling on Zoom you have the option to video call with video or without video and also with the audio or with audio using the icon the will be shown on the screen
Zoom desktop app
To use the Zoom desktop app, first, download the app from the internet/App Store/Play Store using a browser and install it on your computers. Create an account on the desktop app and set your profile. Now you will see four icons on the top of the page: home, chat, meeting, contacts. Press home for a new meeting, or join. You will also see the options schedule or share screen. Now you can start or join a meeting by pressing the icon given. On the desktop app also you have the option to choose with audio and without, and with video or without video.
Changing the video layout on zoom
Zoom allows you to change the layout that displays in the Zoom Rooms screen. Zoom allows you to have a room with one screen or a room with multiple screens.
For the Zoom screen with one screen, you can change the layout by tapping on the Change View option. And for the Zoom room with multiple screens, you can toggle the icon for Active speaker and Gallery views. There are three layouts you can change into according to the room screen. Zoom gives you Active speaker view, Thumbnail View, and Gallery view. And in a Zoom room with one screen or multiple screens, you can share the screen too. Check the guide below on how to do that.
Zoom room screen with one screen
To change the display for a room with one screen: tap “Change View”. For a room screen with one screen, you can have an active view option and a Thumbnail view option. During the screen share for Active Speaker view: go-to options to move floating video. You can also stop the floating video with the Off button option, enlarge it, or you can swap content.
Zoom room screen with multiple screens
For zoom rooms with multiple screens, you can have the Gallery view option and the Active view screen option. You can share content in the multi-screen room and also change the background image of the room.
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