Managing Contacts Follow

Overview

You can add any Zoom user as a contact to chat, share images and files, and meet instantly. They will need to approve your contact request. 

This article covers how to add and approve a contact on each operating system.

Prerequisites

  • Zoom Account
  • Zoom client for PC, Mac, or Linux
  • Zoom app for iOS or Android

Instructions

Adding a Contact

  1. Log in to the Zoom client.
  2. Click on Contacts.

  3. Click the add icon , then click Add a contact.
  4. Enter one email address at a time.
  5. Click Add Contact.
  6. Repeat with any additional contacts.

You can add multiple contacts at a time by clicking on Copy Invitation and sending it out via email. 

Approving a Contact

Before you can meet instantly with a contact or chat with them, they will need to approve your request. 

  1. Log in to the Zoom client.
  2. Click Chat.

  3. Click System Notification on the list of chats conversations.
  4. Click on Accept to add this contact to your list. 

  5. This contact will now appear on the Contacts page, under External Contacts for both users. 

Starring a Contact

You can star important contacts, placing them under the STARRED section in the chat panel and allowing you to quickly access them.

Using search

  1. Log in to the Zoom client.
  2. Use the search bar beside your profile picture to search for the contact.

  3. Click the contact's name to display the chat thread with that contact.
  4. Click the star icon .
    The contact will appear in the Starred sections under Chat and Contacts.
        

Using the contacts directory

  1. Log in to the Zoom client.
  2. Click Contacts.

  3. Click the contact you want to star.

  4. Click the star icon  beside the contact's name.
    The contact will appear in the Starred sections under Chat and Contacts.
        
  1. Login to the Zoom client.
  2. Click on Contacts.
  3. Click on Add Contact

  4. Enter one email address at a time.
  5. Click Add.
  6. Repeat with any additional contacts.

You can add multiple contacts at a time by clicking on Copy Invitation and sending it out via email. 

Approving a Contact

Before you can meet instantly with a contact or chat with them, they will need to approve your request. 

  1. Log in to the Zoom client.
  2. Click Chats.
  3. Click on System Notification.
     
  4. Click on Accept to add this contact to your list. 

  5. This contact will now appear on the Contacts page, under Other Contacts for both users. 

 

Adding a Contact

  1. Log in to the Zoom app.
  2. Tap Contact.

  3. Tap the + icon in the top-right corner.
  4. Enter an email address of the contact you want to add. 
  5. If the contact has a Zoom account, click Add to send the contact a request to add them.
  6. If the contact doesn't have a Zoom account, click Invite to use Zoom. Zoom will redirect to your default email application and compose a message with an invitation to join Zoom.

  7. Repeat with any additional contacts.

Approving a Contact

Before you can meet instantly with a contact or chat with them, they will need to approve your request. 

  1. Log in to the Zoom app.
  2. Tap System Notification.
     
  3. Tap the check mark (✓) to accept the contact.
  4. This contact will now appear on the Contacts list for both users. 

Starring a Contact

You can star important contacts, placing them under the STARRED section in the chat panel and allowing you to quickly access them.

  1. Log in to the Zoom app.
  2. Click Contact.

  3. Find the contact you want to star by using the directory, or searching their name in the search box, then tap their name.

  4. Click the star icon  beside the contact's name.
    The contact will appear when you click the star icon  in the Meet & Chat screen.

    Note: You will see your name in the Starred list since this is how you access your personal chat space.

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