About Settings Follow

Overview

In the Zoom desktop client and mobile application, there are device specific settings that you can choose and some settings that you can change without logging into the Zoom web portal. 

Instructions

    1. From the Zoom client home screen, click on Settings.
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    2. This will open the settings window. There are several tabs of settings that you can adjust.
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    General
    Under General, you can change settings related to joining or starting a meeting.

    • Start Zoom when I start Windows
    • Silently start Zoom when I start Windows
    • When closed, minimize window to notification area instead of task bar
    • Automatically copy Invitation URL to Clipboard after the meeting starts
    • Confirm with me when I leave a meeting - select this if you want a prompt confirming that you want to leave the meeting after clicking "Leave Meeting"
    • Show my connected time - Read more.
    • Use dual monitors - select this if you want Zoom to appear on both monitors. Read more.
    • Enter full screen automatically when starting or joining a meeting
    • Enter full screen automatically when viewing a screen shared by others
    • Maximize Zoom window automatically when viewing screen shared by others - this will make the Zoom window the largest size possible, but not put it in full screen mode
    • Scale to fit my Zoom window when viewing screen shared by others - this will automatically scale the shared screen to fit your Zoom window
    • Enable the remote control of all applications
    • Share Zoom windows in desktop sharing
    • Side-by-Side Mode - Read more.

    Audio
    Under Audio settings, you can set your microphone and speaker, test them, adjust their volume, and change other settings.

    • Automatically adjust microphone - This will make your microphone softer or louder as needed to normalize the volume and make it easier for other participants to hear you. If you are having issues with your audio fading in and out, you may want to turn this setting off.
    • Automatically join audio by computer when joining a meeting - This will automatically join you into the computer audio, instead of displaying a prompt to join. 
    • Always mute microphone when joining a meeting
    • Do not prompt joining audio when I join a meeting using 3rd party audio
    • Enable Stereo - Read more.
    • Allow option for using original sound from microphone in a meeting - this option turns off Zoom's automatic adjustments designed to improve microphone quality, such as echo cancellation. If you have a microphone that applies these adjustments, you may want to turn this option off. Read more.

    Video
    Under video settings, you can view your video feed and change the camera.

    • Camera - select which camera you would like to be used for Zoom.
    • Video ratio - change the video ratio from 16:9 (Widescreen) or Original Ratio
    • Enable HD - check to use HD video in your meetings 
    • Enable mirror effect - check to mirror your video
    • Touch up my appearance - applies a blurred focus to skin to minimize imperfections. Read more.
    • Display participants name on their video
    • Turn off my video when joining a meeting
    • Hide Non-Video Participants - do not show thumbnails for non-video participants
    • Spotlight my video when I speak

    Virtual Background
    Under Virtual Background, you can select a virtual background, select the color of the background (green screen) behind you, and upload virtual background images. Learn more about virtual background.

    Recording
    Under Recording, you can select location for your local recordings and view how much cloud recording space you have and how much is in use.

    • Choose a location for recorded files when meeting ends - after the meeting ends, this will open a prompt asking where you want the files to be saved to
    • Record a separate audio file for each participant who speaks - this will create separate audio files for each participant, instead of one audio file with all tracks

    Read more about recording.

    Advanced Features
    Advanced Features includes links that will open your Zoom account on the web and allow you to make changes there, such as editing your profile or changing your Zoom subscription.

    Statistics
    Statistics shows how much CPU and memory Zoom is currently using. If you are in a meeting, it will show network statistics.

    Accessibility
    Accessibility offers options for accessibility and also lists the keyboard shortcuts that you can use with Zoom.

    • Always show meeting controls
    • Closed Caption Font Size - adjust the slider to make the closed captions larger or smaller
    • Enable shortcuts even when the Zoom app is not in focus

    Instant Messaging
    Under Instant Messaging you can adjust settings related to Zoom messaging (chat) and the notifications that you receive.

    • Show offline contacts
    • Include Link Preview
    • Show my status as Offline when I am inactive for x minutes - this will change your status to mobile if you are logged into a mobile device or offline if you are not
    • Sync up status from Outlook calendar - if you are busy on your Outlook calendar, this will show you as busy in Zoom
    • Manage blocked users - click on this to see who you have blocked and remove them from the blocked list
    • Notifications - select if you want to receive notifications for all messages, only direct messages and mentions, or no notifications at all
    • With exceptions for... - set notification exceptions for specific groups
    • Automatically disable notifications from - set hours when you do not want to receive notifications
    • Play sound when I receive a chat message
    • Pause notifications while i am in a meeting or an internal call

Feedback
Send Feedback to Zoom, including ideas, requests or general comments.

 

    1. From the Zoom client home screen, click on Settings.
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    2. This will open the settings window. There are several tabs of settings that you can adjust.
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    General
    Under General, you can change settings related to joining or starting a meeting.

    • Use dual monitors - select this if you want Zoom to appear on both monitors. Read more.
    • Enter full screen automatically when joining a meeting
    • Enter full screen automatically when viewing a screen shared by others
    • Maximize Zoom window automatically when viewing screen shared by others - this will make the Zoom window the largest size possible, but not put it in full screen mode
    • Scale to fit my Zoom window when viewing screen shared by others - this will automatically scale the shared screen to fit your Zoom window
    • Automatically copy Invitation URL to Clipboard after the meeting starts
    • Confirm with me when I leave a meeting - select this if you want a prompt confirming that you want to leave the meeting after clicking "Leave Meeting"
    • Show my connected time - Read more.
    • Show Zoom menu in menu bar - this adds a Zoom icon with some basic options to the menu bar at the top of your screen
    • Side-by-Side Mode - Read more.

    Audio
    Under Audio settings, you can set your microphone and speaker, test them, adjust their volume, and change other settings.

    • Automatically adjust microphone volume - This will make your microphone softer or louder as needed to normalize the volume and make it easier for other participants to hear you. If you are having issues with your audio fading in and out, you may want to turn this setting off.
    • Automatically join audio by computer when joining a meeting - This will automatically join you into the computer audio, instead of displaying a prompt to join. 
    • Always mute microphone when joining a meeting
    • Enable Stereo - Read more.
    • Allow option for using original sound from microphone in a meeting - this option turns off Zoom's automatic adjustments designed to improve microphone quality, such as echo cancellation. If you have a microphone that applies these adjustments, you may want to turn this option off. Read more.
    • Do not prompt joining audio when I join a meeting using 3rd party audio

    Video
    Under video settings, you can view your video feed and change the camera.

    • Camera - select which camera you would like to be used for Zoom.
    • Video ratio - change the video ratio from 16:9 (Widescreen) or Original Ratio
    • Enable HD - check to use HD video in your meetings 
    • Enable mirror effect - check to mirror your video
    • Touch up my appearance - applies a blurred focus to skin to minimize imperfections. Read more.
    • Always display participants name on their video
    • Turn off my video when joining a meeting
    • Hide Non-Video Participants - do not show thumbnails for non-video participants
    • Spotlight my video when I speak

    Virtual Background
    Under Virtual Background, you can select a virtual background, select the color of the background (green screen) behind you, and upload virtual background images. Learn more about virtual background.

    Recording
    Under Recording, you can select location for your local recordings and view how much cloud recording space you have and how much is in use.

    • Choose a location for recorded files when meeting ends - after the meeting ends, this will open a prompt asking where you want the files to be saved to
    • Record a separate audio file for each participant who speaks - this will create separate audio files for each participant, instead of one audio file with all tracks

    Read more about recording.

    Advanced Features
    Advanced Features includes links that will open your Zoom account on the web and allow you to make changes there, such as editing your profile or changing your Zoom subscription.

    Statistics
    Statistics shows how much CPU and memory Zoom is currently using. If you are in a meeting, it will show network statistics.

    Accessibility
    Accessibility offers options for accessibility and also lists the keyboard shortcuts that you can use with Zoom.

    • Always show meeting controls
    • Closed Caption Font Size - adjust the slider to make the closed captions larger or smaller
    • Enable shortcuts even when the Zoom app is not in focus

    Instant Messaging
    Under Instant Messaging you can adjust settings related to Zoom messaging (chat) and the notifications that you receive.

    • Show offline contacts
    • Include Link Preview
    • Change my status to Offline when I am inactive for x minutes - this will change your status to mobile if you are logged into a mobile device or offline if you are not
    • Bounce application icon when I receive a new message
    • Manage blocked users - click on this to see who you have blocked and remove them from the blocked list
    • Notifications - select if you want to receive notifications for all messages, only direct messages and mentions, or no notifications at all
    • With exceptions for... - set notification exceptions for specific groups
    • Automatically disable notifications from - set hours when you do not want to receive notifications
    • Play sound when I receive a chat message
    • Pause notifications while i am in a meeting or an internal call
  1. From the Zoom client home screen, click on Settings.
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  2. This will open the settings window. There are several tabs of settings that you can adjust.
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General
Under General, you can change settings related to joining or starting a meeting and instant messaging (chat).

  • When closed, minimize window to the notification area instead of the task bar
  • Automatically copy Invitation URL to Clipboard after the meeting starts
  • Use dual monitors - select this if you want Zoom to appear on both monitors. Read more.
  • Enter full screen automatically when viewing a screen shared by others
  • Enter full screen automatically when starting or joining a meeting
  • Scale to fit my Zoom window when viewing screen shared by others - this will automatically scale the shared screen to fit your Zoom window
  • Grab remote control automatically when controller idle for x seconds
  • Alway show meeting controls
  • Show offline contacts
  • Play sound when I receive a chat message
  • Show floating notification when I receive a chat message
  • Change my status to Offline when I am inactive for x minutes - this will change your status to mobile if you are logged into a mobile device or offline if you are not
  • Enable Advanced Features - this will open up the Zoom web portal in your default browser to access additional options

Audio
Under Audio settings, you can set your microphone and speaker, test them, adjust their volume, and change other settings.

  • Automatically adjust microphone volume - This will make your microphone softer or louder as needed to normalize the volume and make it easier for other participants to hear you. If you are having issues with your audio fading in and out, you may want to turn this setting off.
  • Automatically join audio by computer when joining a meeting - This will automatically join you into the computer audio, instead of displaying a prompt to join. 
  • Always mute microphone when joining a meeting
  • Do not prompt joining audio when I join a meeting using 3rd party audio

Video
Under video settings, you can view your video feed and change the camera.

  • Camera - select which camera you would like to be used for Zoom.
  • Video ratio - change the video ratio from 16:9 (Widescreen) or Original Ratio
  • Enable HD - check to use HD video in your meetings 
  • Enable mirror effect - check to mirror your video
  • Touch up my appearance - applies a blurred focus to skin to minimize imperfections. Read more.
  • Always display participants name on their video
  • Turn off my video when joining a meeting
  • Hide Non-Video Participants - do not show thumbnails for non-video participants

Virtual Background
Under Virtual Background, you can select a virtual background, select the color of the background (green screen) behind you, and upload virtual background images. Learn more about virtual background.

Feedback
Send Feedback to Zoom, including ideas, requests or general comments.

Recording
Under Recording, you can select location for your local recordings.

  • Choose a location for recorded files when meeting ends - after the meeting ends, this will open a prompt asking where you want the files to be saved to

Read more about recording.

Account
Account includes links that will open your Zoom account on the web and allow you to make changes there, such as editing your profile or changing your Zoom subscription.

Statistics
Statistics shows how much CPU and memory Zoom is currently using. If you are in a meeting, it will show network statistics.

 

  1. Click on the Settings (gear) icon.
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  2. This will open the Settings menu.
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    Name and Email Address
    Click on your name and email address to edit some basic profile settings or sign out from the Zoom app. 
    • Profile Photo 
    • Screen Name - edit your name as it appears in Zoom
    • Sign-in Password - change your password
    • Personal Note - Set a Personal Note. Read more.
    • Personal Meeting ID - change your personal meeting ID (requires a Pro license). Read more.
    • Personal Link Name - set or change your personal link name (requires being part of a Business or Education account and having a pro license). Read more.
    • Default Call-In Country - Set the default country to be included for dial-in with your meeting invitations.
    • Sign Out
  • Contacts

    • Phone Contacts Matching - this matches contacts on your phone to your Zoom contacts. If you and a contact both have registered phone numbers, you will become Zoom contacts. 
    • Contact Requests - view any sent or received contact requests
  • Meeting

    • Auto Connect Device Audio - automatically connect to the audio using the internet when joining a meeting
    • Always Mute My Microphone - always mute my microphone when joining a meeting. You can unmute if the host allows.
    • Always Turn Off My Video - always turn off my video when joining a meeting. You will be able to start your video when you choose in the meeting. 
    • Closed Captioning - Zoom will display closed captions when available 
    • Show My Connected Time - this will show how long you have been in the meeting. Read more. 

    Notifications

    • Receive Notifications - choose if you want to receive notifications for all messages, only private messages or mentions, or nothing
    • With exceptions for groups - set exceptions for specific groups
    • Disable when in meeting - disable notifications when you're in a meeting
    • Do Not Disturb - temporarily turn notifications off for this device or set a scheduled time when you do not want to receive notifications
    • When to Notify Me - choose if you always want to receive notifications or only when you are offline from desktop
    • How to Notify Me - Choose if you want your phone to vibrate, make a sound or both
  • Group Messages
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    • Show Offline Buddies
    • Include Link Preview
  • About Zoom

    • Version - view your Zoom version number
    • Send Feedback - Send Feedback to Zoom, including ideas, requests or general comments
    • Tell Others About Zoom - send an email or message to invite others to use Zoom
    • Privacy Policy - view the Zoom Privacy Policy
  1. Click on the Settings (gear) icon.
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  2. This will open the Settings menu.
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Name and Email Address
Click on your name and email address to edit some basic profile settings or sign out from the Zoom app.

  • Profile Photo 
  • Screen Name - edit your name as it appears in Zoom
  • Sign-in Password - change your password
  • Personal Note - Set a Personal Note. Read more.
  • Personal Meeting ID - change your personal meeting ID (requires a Pro license). Read more.
  • Personal Link Name - set or change your personal link name (requires being part of a Business or Education account and having a pro license). Read more.
  • Default Call-In Country - Set the default country to be included for dial-in with your meeting invitations.
  • Use Touch ID - If your device supports Touch ID, you can use Touch ID to sign-in, instead of requiring your password each time.
  • Sign Out

Meetings

  • Auto Connect Audio - automatically connect to the audio using the internet when joining a meeting
  • Always Mute My Microphone - always mute my microphone when joining a meeting. You can unmute if the host allows.
  • Always Turn Off My Video - always turn off my video when joining a meeting. You will be able to start your video when you choose in the meeting. 
  • Synced Calendars - Click on this to choose which calendars you want Zoom to check for meetings. If you sync calendars, any Zoom meetings found on those calendars will be added to your upcoming meetings
  • Meeting Reminder - Zoom will remind you to join upcoming meetings
  • Closed Captioning - Zoom will display closed captions when available 
  • Integrated Calling - this will show Zoom calls in your phone call list
  • Show My Connected Time - this will show how long you have been in the meeting. Read more. 
  • Touch Up My Appearance - applies a blurred focus to skin to minimize imperfections. Read more.

Contacts

  • Show Offline Contacts
  • Phone Contacts Matching - this matches contacts on your phone to your Zoom contacts. If you and a contact both have registered phone numbers, you will become Zoom contacts. 
  • Contact Requests - view any sent or received contact requests

Messages

  • Include Link Preview

Notifications

  • Receive Notifications - choose if you want to receive notifications for all messages, only private messages or mentions, or nothing
  • With exceptions for groups - set exceptions for specific groups
  • Disable when in meeting - disable notifications when you're in a meeting
  • When to Notify Me - choose if you always want to receive notifications or only when you are offline from desktop
  • How to Notify Me - Choose if you want your phone to vibrate, make a sound or both

General

  • Blur snapshot on task switcher - select this option to display a blurred snapshot when you open the iOS task switcher, to avoid displaying multiple apps

About

  • Version - view your Zoom version number
  • Tell Others About Zoom - send an email or message to invite others to use Zoom
  • Rate Zoom in App Store - this will open up the App store so that you can rate Zoom
  • Privacy Policy - view the Zoom Privacy Policy
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