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Basics of Zoom : Getting Started

Guide for basic use of Zoom

What is Zoom?

Zoom is a remote conferencing software that can be used for virtual meetings. Zoom enables users to connect through audio, video, and chat as well as share screens with one another. A browser plugin is available for those not interested in downloading the full program and Zoom can also be used from Android and iOS devices, like phones and tablets.

This guide discusses the basics of Zoom including information relevant to meeting virtually with a librarian.

Download and Install Zoom

Users who have not previously installed the Zoom plug-in will be prompted to download and install the software upon clicking a Zoom meeting invitation link.


For the Android or iOS clients, please search for "Zoom" in the Google Play Store or the App Store on your device.

Thank you

Libguide designed by Matt Hayward at The University of Texas at San Antonio



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