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Changing settings in the desktop client or mobile app Follow

Overview

You can use the Zoom desktop client and mobile app to change some settings without signing in to the Zoom web portal.

Prerequisites

Zoom desktop client or mobile app

To access settings in the Zoom desktop client:

  1. Sign in to the Zoom desktop client.
  2. Click your profile picture then click Settings.

    This will open the settings window, giving you access to the following options:

 

General

Change general settings for meetings and chat.

  • Start Zoom when I start Windows: Open and display the Zoom client when Windows starts.
    • Silently start Zoom when I start Windows: Open the Zoom client when Windows start, but keep it minimized in the taskbar.
  • When closed, minimize window to notification area instead of task bar: Keep Zoom open in the taskbar notifications area when you close Zoom.
  • Use dual monitors: Place screen share content and video on separate screens while in a meeting. 
  • Enter full screen automatically when starting or joining a meeting
  • Automatically copy invite link after the meeting starts
  • Always show meeting controls: Make the meeting controls visible at all times. If disabled, meeting controls will hide if your mouse pointer is inactive for a few seconds.
  • Ask me to confirm when I leave a meeting: Display a prompt to confirm if you want to leave the meeting after clicking Leave Meeting.
  • Show my connected time: Display the total time you have been in the current meeting. 
  • Remind me __ minutes before my upcoming meetings: Display a notification at the specified time before your meetings start.
  • Stop my video and audio when my display is off or screen saver begins
  • Integrate Zoom with Outlook: Show Zoom contact status, and set Zoom as default chat, meeting and phone app in Outlook
  • Reaction Skin Tone: Select the default skin tone when using chat emoticons and meeting reactions.
  • View More Settings: Open the Zoom web portal to adjust settings not available in the Zoom client.

Video

View your video feed and change your camera.

Camera

  • Camera: Select the camera you want Zoom to use.
  • Video ratio: Select Original Ratio (usually a 4:3 aspect ratio) or HD (usually 16:9 aspect ratio) 

My Video

  • Mirror my video: Horizontally flip your video. This option is useful if your camera flips your video by default.
  • Touch up my appearance: Apply a softening effect to skin to minimize the visibility of imperfections. 
  • Adjust for low light: Improves video brightness and quality in low light surroundings. 

Meetings

  • Always display participants name on their video: Display participant's name overlayed on their video.
  • Turn off my video when joining a meeting: Automatically disable your video when joining a meeting.
  • Always show video preview dialog when joining a video meeting
  • Hide non-video participants: Hide participants' thumbnail if they don't have video enabled. Thumbnails for non-video participants display their name.
  • See myself as the active speaker while speaking: Place your video as the primary active speaker on your own screen when you speak. 
  • Maximum participants displayed per screen in Gallery View
    Choose between 25 participants or 49 participants (if supported by your device)
  • Advanced: View advanced settings

Audio

Set your microphone and speaker, test them, adjust their volume, and change other settings.

  • Speaker: Click Test Speaker to play a test tone. Click the drop-down menu to select the speaker you want Zoom to use.
    • Use separate audio device to play ringtone simultaneously: Select another device that will play the ringtone when you are invited to a Zoom meeting or receive a Zoom Phone call. This device will ring simultaneously with your selected speaker.
  • Microphone: Click Test Mic to record audio and play it back. Click the drop-down to select the mic you want Zoom to use.
    • Automatically adjust microphone: Automatically 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.
  • Suppress background noise: Choose between Auto, Low, Medium, and High levels of noise suppression. 
  • Ringtones: Select a ringtone for incoming meeting invites and Zoom Phone calls. This setting doesn't sync with the identical mobile app setting.
  • Automatically join audio by computer when joining a meeting: Automatically join meetings with computer audio, instead of displaying a prompt to join.
  • Mute my microphone when joining a meeting
  • Do not prompt joining audio when I join a meeting using 3rd party audio
  • Press and hold SPACE key to temporarily unmute yourself: If you are muted in a meeting, allows you to unmute by pressing and holding the SPACE bar.
  • Sync buttons on headset: Allows the mute/mute function to be synced from your audio device to the Zoom desktop client. In other words, if you mute or unmute using a button on your audio device, the Zoom client will show your mic is muted or unmuted. Only enable this setting if you using a supported audio device.
  • Advanced: View advanced settings.

Share Screen

Change settings related to screen sharing.

  • Window size when screen sharing: Choose how you would like the meeting window to change when viewing shared content, Fullscreen mode, Maximize window, or Maintain current size.
  • Turn off Windows 7 Aero mode in screen sharing
  • Scale to fit shared content to Zoom window: Automatically scale the shared screen to fit the size of the Zoom window.
  • Show my Zoom windows to other participants when I am screen sharing: Display the Zoom client to other participants when you share your screen. By default, the Zoom client is hidden when you share your screen.
  • Enable the remote control of all applications: Allow other participants to remotely control all applications during a remote control session.
  • Side-by-side mode: Display the shared screen and participants' video side by side.
  • Silence system notifications when sharing desktop: Temporarily disable all notifications to prevent distractions and interruptions during presentations. 
  • Advanced: View advanced settings.

Phone

Displays information relating to Zoom Phone if you have a Zoom Phone license.

Chat

Change settings related to Zoom chat, channel, and message notifications.

Chat Settings

  • Show Voice Message button: Display the Voice Message button on the chat box, allowing you to record and send voice messages.
  • Show "Code Snippet" button: Display the code snippet button on the chat box, allowing you to send code snippets. 
  • Include link preview: Insert a link preview with the page title, preview image, and description whenever your message contains a link.
  • Change my status to "Away" when I am inactive for _ minutes: Change your status to Away if your computer is inactive for the specified amount of minutes.
  • Left sidebar theme: Change the color of the chat sidebar.
  • Blocked users: Click Manage blocked users to view contacts you have blocked and remove them from the blocked list.

 Unread Messages

  • Keep all unread messages on top: Keep chats with unread messages to the top of your chats list.
  • Show unread message badge for channels: Display the number of unread messages beside each chat.
  • Move messages with new replies to the bottom of the chat
  • When viewing unread messages in a channel
    • Start at the first unread
    • Start at the latest

Push Notifications

  • Select if you want to receive notifications for:
    • All messages
    • Only private messages and mentions: Show notifications for private 1-on-1 chats and any time someone uses @(your name) in any channel (group chat).
    • Nothing
  • With exceptions for: Set exceptions if you want specific channels to have different notification settings than the one your set above.
  • Receive notifications for: Set keywords you want to receive notifications for.
  • Notify me about new replies on messages I am following
  • Do not disturb from __ to __ :  Set the time period when you do not want to receive notifications.
  • Play sound when I receive a new message: Audio notifications are played for messages 
  • Mute notifications while I am in a meeting or on a call: Zoom notifications are temporarily paused when in a Zoom meeting or call. 
  • Show notification banner on screen until dismissed
  • Show message preview (uncheck this for privacy): Message contents partially shown in desktop notifications 

Virtual Background

You can select a virtual background, select the color of the background (green screen) behind you, and upload a virtual background image.

Recording

Select the location for your local recordings and view how much cloud recording space you have and how much is in use.

Local Recording

  • Location: Choose the default location to save recording files.
    Note: Setting the default location to a cloud syncing folder (such as Dropbox, Google Drive, or One Drive), an external drive, or network storage device may cause issues with saving and converting the local recording. Zoom strongly recommends keeping the default location on a local drive for recordings.
  • Choose a location for recorded files when the meeting ends: When a recorded meeting ends, display a prompt asking where to save the recording files. If this is not enabled, recording files will be saved in the default location.
  • Record a separate audio file for each participant who speaks: Creates separate audio files for each participant, instead of one audio file with all participants' audio.
  • Optimize for 3rd party video editor: Ensure that the recording file is compatible with video editing software.
  • Add a timestamp to the recording: Embed the date and time while recording the meeting.
  • Record video during screen sharing: Continue to record participant's video during screen share sessions.
    • Place video next to the shared screen in the recording: When recording locally during a screen share sessions, place participants' video and shared screen side-by-side in the recording.
  • Keep temporary recording files: Keep the original files to help Zoom troubleshoot when there is a problem with the recording

Cloud Recording

  • Click Manage to open the Zoom web portal and adjust settings for cloud recording.

Profile

  • Edit My Profile: Open the Zoom web portal to change personal information like you profile picture and name.
  • Change My Subscription: Open the Zoom web portal and display your current paid plan and options to change it.
  • View Advanced Features: Open the Zoom web portal to adjust settings not available in the client.

Statistics

Shows how much CPU and memory Zoom is currently using. If you are in a meeting, it will show data like latency and jitter so you can evaluate your audio and video quality. If having problems with the Zoom desktop client, you can also submit problem reports with logs to Zoom Support. 

Feedback

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

Keyboard Shortcuts 

Displays keyboard shortcuts you can use with Zoom.

Accessibility

You can change the font size for closed captioning and chat.

  • Closed Captioning Font Size: Click and drag slider to make closed captions smaller or larger.
  • Chat Display Size: Adjust the font size for in-meeting and IM chats. 
  • Screen Reader Alerts: Enable or disable screen reader alerts.

To access settings in the Zoom desktop client:

  1. Sign in to Zoom desktop client.
  2. Click your profile picture, then click Settings.

    This will open the settings window, giving you access to the following options:

 

General

Change settings related to joining or starting a meeting.

  • Use dual monitors: Place screen share content and video on separate screens while in a meeting. 
  • Enter full screen when starting or joining a meeting
  • Copy invite link when starting a meeting
  • Ask me to confirm when I leave a meeting: Display a prompt to confirm if you want to leave the meeting after clicking Leave Meeting.
  • Show my meeting duration: Display the total time you have been in the current meeting. 
  • Add Zoom to macOS menu bar
  • Stop my video and audio when my display is off or screen saver begins
  • Remind me __ minutes before my upcoming meetings: Display a notification at the specified time before your meetings start.
  • Theme: Choose between Light and Dark themes desktop client
  • Reaction Skin Tone: Select the default skin tone when using chat emoticons and meeting reactions.
  • View Advanced Features: Open the Zoom web portal to adjust settings not available in the Zoom client.

Video

View your video feed and change your camera.

Camera

  • Select the camera you want Zoom to use.
  • Camera settings: Select Original Ratio (usually a 4:3 aspect ratio) or HD (usually 16:9 aspect ratio), as well as Mirror my video, which will horizontally flip your video. 

My Video

  • Touch up my appearance: Apply a softening effect to skin to minimize the visibility of imperfections. 
  • Adjust for low light: Improves video brightness and quality in low light surroundings. 

Meetings

  • Always display participant name on their videos: Display participant's name : on their video.
  • Turn off my video when joining a meeting: Automatically disable your video when joining a meeting.
  • Always show video preview dialog when joining a video meeting
  • Hide non-video participants: Hide participants' thumbnail if they don't have video enabled. Thumbnails for non-video participants display their name.
  • See myself as the active speaker while speaking: Place your video as the primary active speaker on your own screen when you speak.
  • Maximum participants displayed per screen in Gallery View
    Choose between 25 participants or 49 participants (if supported by your device)

Audio

Set your microphone and speaker, test them, adjust their volume, and change other settings.

  • Speaker: Click Test Speaker to play a test tone. Click the drop-down menu to select the speaker you want Zoom to use.
    • Use separate audio device to play ringtone simultaneously: Select another device that will play the ringtone when you are invited to a Zoom meeting or receive a Zoom Phone call. This device will ring simultaneously with your selected speaker.
  • Microphone: Click Test Mic to record audio and play it back. Click the drop-down to select the mic you want Zoom to use.
    • Automatically adjust microphone: Automatically 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.
  • Suppress background noise: Choose between Auto, Low, Medium, and High levels of noise suppression. 
  • Ringtones: Select a ringtone for incoming meeting invites and Zoom Phone calls. This setting doesn't sync with the identical mobile app setting.
  • Automatically join audio by computer when joining a meeting: Automatically join meetings with computer audio, instead of displaying a prompt to join.
  • Mute microphone when joining a meeting
  • Do not prompt joining audio when I join a meeting using 3rd party audio
  • Press and hold 'Space key' to temporarily unmute yourself: If you are muted in a meeting, allows you to unmute by pressing and holding the SPACE bar.
  • Sync buttons on headset: Allows the mute/mute function to be synced from your audio device to the Zoom desktop client. In other words, if you mute or unmute using a button on your audio device, the Zoom client will show your mic is muted or unmuted. Only enable this setting if you using a supported audio device.
  • Advanced: View advanced settings.

Share Screen

Change settings related to screen sharing.

  • Window size when screen sharing: Choose how you would like the meeting window to change when viewing shared content, Fullscreen mode, Maximize window, or Maintain current size
  • Scale to fit shared content to Zoom window: Automatically scale the shared screen to fit the size of the Zoom window.
  • Show my Zoom windows to other participants when I am screen sharing: Display the Zoom client to other participants when you share your screen. By default, the Zoom client is hidden when you share your screen.
  • Enable the remote control of all applications: Allow other participants to remotely control all applications during a remote control session.
  • Side-by-side mode: Display the shared screen and participants' video side by side.
  • Silence system notifications when sharing desktop: Temporarily disable all notifications to prevent distractions and interruptions during presentations. 
  • Advanced: View advanced settings.

Phone

Displays information relating to Zoom Phone if you have a Zoom Phone license.

Chat

Adjust settings related to Zoom chat, channel, and message notifications.

Chat Settings

  • Show Voice Message button: Display the Voice Message button on the chat box, allowing you to record and send voice messages.
  • Show Code Snippet button: Display the code snippet button on the chat box, allowing you to send code snippets. 
  • Include link preview: Insert a link preview with the page title, preview image, and description whenever your message contains a link.
  • Change my status to Away when I am inactive for _ minutes: Change your status to Away if your computer is inactive for the specified amount of minutes.
  • Bounce application icon when receiving a new message: Show a bounce animation for the Zoom icon when you receive a new message.
  • Left sidebar theme: Change the color of the chat sidebar.
  • Blocked users: Click Manage blocked users to view contacts you have blocked and remove them from the blocked list.

 Unread Messages

  • Keep all unread messages on top: Keep chats with unread messages to the top of your chats list.
  • Show unread message count for channels: Display the number of unread messages beside each chat.
  • Move messages with new replies to the bottom of the chat
  • When viewing unread messages in a channel: 
    • Start at the first unread
    • Start at the latest

Push Notifications

  • Select if you want to receive notifications for:
    • All messages
    • Only private messages and mentions: Show notifications for private 1-on-1 chats and any time someone uses @(your name) in any channel (group chat).
    • Nothing
  • With exceptions for: Set exceptions if you want specific channels to have different notification settings than the one your set above.
  • Receive notifications for: Set keywords you want to receive notifications for.
  • Notify me about new replies on messages I am following
  • Do not disturb from __ to __ :  Set the time period when you do not want to receive notifications.
  • Play sound when I receive a new message
  • Mute notifications while I am in a meeting or internal call
  • Show message preview (this overrides the system preferences)

Virtual Background

You can select a virtual background, select the color of the background (green screen) behind you, and upload a virtual background image.

Recording

Select the location for your local recordings and view how much cloud recording space you have and how much is in use.

Local Recording

  • Location: Choose the default location to save recording files.
    Note: Setting the default location to a cloud syncing folder (such as Dropbox, Google Drive, or One Drive), an external drive, or network storage device may cause issues with saving and converting the local recording. Zoom strongly recommends keeping the default location on a local drive for recordings.
  • Choose a location to save the recording to after the meeting ends: When a recorded meeting ends, display a prompt asking where to save the recording files. If this is not enabled, recording files will be saved in the default location.
  • Record a separate audio file for each participant: Creates separate audio files for each participant, instead of one audio file with all participants' audio.
  • Optimize for 3rd party video editor: Ensure that the recording file is compatible with video editing software.
  • Add a timestamp to the recording: Embed the date and time while recording the meeting.
  • Record video during screen sharing: Continue to record participant's video during screen share sessions.
    • Place video next to the shared screen in the recording: When recording locally during a screen share sessions, place participants' video and shared screen side-by-side in the recording.
  • Keep temporary recording files: Keep the original files to help Zoom troubleshoot when there is a problem with the recording 

Cloud Recording

Click Manage on the web to open the Zoom web portal and adjust settings for cloud recording.

Profile

  • Edit My Profile: Open the Zoom web portal to change personal information like you profile picture and name.
  • Change My Subscription: Open the Zoom web portal and display your current paid plan and options to change it.
  • View Advanced Features: Open the Zoom web portal to adjust settings not available in the client.
  • Devices List: Shows all the devices your account is signed in to. 
  • Sign Me Out Of All Devices 

Statistics

Shows how much CPU and memory Zoom is currently using. If you are in a meeting, it will show data like latency and jitter so you can evaluate your audio and video quality. If having problems with the Zoom desktop client, you can also submit problem reports with logs to Zoom Support. 

Feedback

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

Keyboard Shortcuts 

Displays keyboard shortcuts you can use with Zoom.

Accessibility

You can change the font size for closed captioning and chat.

  • Closed Captioning: Click and drag slider to make closed captions smaller or larger.
  • Always show meeting controls: Make the meeting controls visible at all times. If disabled, meeting controls will hide if your mouse pointer is inactive for a few seconds.
  • Chat Display Size: Adjust the font size for in-meeting and IM chats.  
  • Screen Reader Alerts: Enable or disable screen reader alerts

From the Zoom client home screen, click your profile picture then click Settings.

This will open the settings window, giving you access to the following options:

General

Change settings related to joining or starting a meeting.

  • When closed, minimize window to the notification area instead of the task bar: Keep Zoom open in the taskbar notifications area when you close Zoom.
  • Use dual monitors
  • Enter full screen automatically when starting or joining a meeting
  • Automatically copy invite link once the meeting starts
  • Ask me to confirm when I leave a meeting: Display a prompt to confirm if you want to leave the meeting after clicking Leave Meeting.
  • Remind me __ minutes before my upcoming meetings: Display a notification at the specified time before your meetings start.
  • Stop my video and audio when my display is off or screen saver begins

Video

View your video feed and change the camera.

Camera

  • Select the camera you want Zoom to use.
  • Video ratio: Select 16:9 (Widescreen) or Original Ratio (usually a 4:3 aspect ratio).

My Video

  • Enable HD: Use HD video in your meetings.
  • Enable mirror effect: Horizontally flip your video. This option is useful if your camera flips your video by default.
  • Touch up my appearance: Apply a softening effect to skin to minimize the visibility of imperfections. 

Meetings

  • Always Display participants name on their video: Display participant's name overlayed on their video.
  • Turn off my video when joining a meeting: Automatically disable your video when joining a meeting.
  • Always show video preview dialog when joining a video meeting
  • Hide Non-Video Participants: Hide participants' thumbnail if they don't have video enabled. Thumbnails for non-video participants display their name.

Audio

Set your microphone and speaker, test them, adjust their volume, and change other settings.

  • Speaker: Click Test Speaker to play a test tone. Click the drop-down menu to select the speaker you want Zoom to use.
  • Microphone: Click Test Mic to record audio and play it back. Click the drop-down to select the mic you want Zoom to use.
    • Automatically adjust microphone: Automatically 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.
  • Ringtones: Select a ringtone for incoming meeting invites and Zoom Phone calls. This setting doesn't sync with the identical mobile app setting.
  • Automatically join audio by computer when joining a meeting: Automatically join meetings with computer audio, instead of displaying a prompt to join.
  • Mute my microphone when joining a meeting
  • Do not prompt joining audio when I join a meeting using 3rd party audio

Share Screen

  • Enter full screen when a participant shares screen
  • Scale to fit shared content to my Zoom window: Automatically scale the shared screen to fit the size of the Zoom window.
  • Side-by-Side Mode: Display the shared screen and participants' video side by side.
  • Share selected app window only
  • Grab remote control automatically when controller idle for __ seconds: If you request remote control and the other participant accepts, the remote control session will automatically start if you are idle after the specified amount of time.
  • View Advanced Features: Open the Zoom web portal to adjust settings not available in the Zoom client.

Phone

Displays information relating to Zoom Phone if you have a Zoom Phone license.

Chat

Adjust settings related to Zoom chat, channel, and message notifications.

  • Show Code Snippet button: Display the code snippet button on the chat box, allowing you to send code snippets. 
  • Show my status as Away when I am inactive for _ minutes: Change your status to Away if your computer is inactive for the specified amount of minutes.
  • Left sidebar theme: Change the color of the chat sidebar.
  • Blocked users: Click Manage blocked users to view contacts you have blocked and remove them from the blocked list.

 Unread Messages

  • Keep all unread messages on top: Keep chats with unread messages to the top of your chats list.
  • Show unread message count for channels: Display the number of unread messages beside each chat.
  • Move messages with new replies to the bottom of the chat
  • When viewing unread messages in a channel
    • Start at the first unread
    • Start at the latest

Push Notifications

  • Select if you want to receive notifications for:
    • All messages
    • Only private messages and mentions: Show notifications for private 1-on-1 chats and any time someone uses @(your name) in any channel (group chat).
    • Nothing
  • With exceptions for: Set exceptions if you want specific channels to have different notification settings than the one your set above.
  • Receive notifications for: Set keywords you want to receive notifications for.
  • Do not disturb from __ to __ :  Set the time period when you do not want to receive notifications.
  • Mute notifications while I am in a meeting or on a call
  • Show message preview (uncheck this option for privacy)

Virtual Background

You can select a virtual background, select the color of the background (green screen) behind you, and upload a virtual background image.

Recording

Select the location for your local recordings and view how much cloud recording space you have and how much is in use.

Local Recording

  • Location: Choose the default location to save recording files.
    Note: Setting the default location to a cloud syncing folder (such as Dropbox, Google Drive, or One Drive), an external drive, or network storage device may cause issues with saving and converting the local recording. Zoom strongly recommends keeping the default location on a local drive for recordings.
  • Choose a location for recorded files when meeting ends: When a recorded meeting ends, display a prompt asking where to save the recording files. If this is not enabled, recording files will be saved in the default location.
  • Optimize for 3rd party video editor: Ensure that the recording file is compatible with video editing software.
  • Record video during screen sharing: Continue to record participant's video during screen share sessions.
  • Add a timestamp to the recording: Embed the date and time while recording the meeting.

Cloud Recording

Click Manage to open the Zoom web portal and adjust settings for cloud recording.

Profile

  • Edit My Profile: Opens the Zoom web portal to change personal information like you profile picture and name.
  • Change My Subscription: Opens the Zoom web portal and display your current paid plan and options to change it.
  • View Advanced Features: Opens the Zoom web portal to adjust settings not available in the client.

Statistics

Shows how much CPU and memory Zoom is currently using. If you are in a meeting, it will show data like latency and jitter so you can evaluate your audio and video quality. If having problems with the Zoom desktop client, you can also submit problem reports with logs to Zoom Support. 

Feedback

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

Keyboard Shortcuts 

Displays keyboard shortcuts you can use with Zoom.

Accessibility

You can change the font size for closed caption and view keyboard shortcuts you can use with Zoom.

  • Closed Caption Font Size: Click and drag slider to make closed captions smaller or larger.
  • Always show meeting controls: Make the meeting controls visible at all times. If disabled, meeting controls will hide if your mouse pointer is inactive for a few seconds.
To access settings, click the Settings (gear) icon.

This will open the Settings menu.


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: Use your phone's camera to take a new profile photo, or upload a photo from your phone.
  • Account: Email address associated with logged-in account. 
  • Display Name: Change the default name you join meetings with 
  • Personal Note: Enter a personal note that's displayed to other users.
  • Update Password: Update the password for your login
  • Department
  • Job Title
  • Location
  • Personal Meeting ID (PMI): Change your personal meeting ID (requires the user have a paid license).
  • Personal Link Name: Set or change your personal link name (requires being part of a Business or Education account and having a paid license).
  • Default Call-In Country: Set the default country for the dial-in phone numbers in your meeting invitations.
  • User Type: Shows if the current user is Basic, Licensed, or On-Prem
  • User Fingerprint ID: Allows the use of Android Fingerprint Authentication to login to Zoom. (Must must support Fingerprint Authentication)
  • Sign Out

Contacts

  • Phone Contacts Matching: Find contacts in your phone that also have a Zoom account and adds them to your Zoom contacts directory.
  • Contact Requests: View sent or received contact requests.

Meeting

  • Auto-Connect to Audio: Automatically connect to the audio using the chosen options available 
  • Always Mute My Microphone: Always mute my microphone when joining a meeting.
  • Always Turn Off My Video: Always turn off my video when joining a meeting. You will be able to start your video after joining the meeting.
  • Mirror My Video: Horizontally flip your video. This option is useful if your camera flips your video by default.
  • Always Show Video Preview: Always show video preview dialog when joining a video meeting. 
  • Show Non-Video Participants: Show participants' avatar if they don't have video enabled. Thumbnails for non-video participants display their name.
  • Show Name When Participants Join
  • Auto-Copy Invite Link
  • Closed Captioning: Zoom will display closed captions when available.
  • Use Original Sound: Adds an in-meeting button to enable original sound.
  • Show My Connected Time: Display the total time you have been in the current meeting.
  • Safe Driving Mode: Allows you to swipe right while in a meeting to enter safe driving mode. You will need to tap to speak and your video will be off.
  • Aspect Ratio: Select an aspect ratio when viewing participants' video. This setting doesn't affect your own video.
    • Scale to fit: Participants' video will be scaled to fit your phone's screen, causing video to be cropped.
    • Original ratio: Participants' video will be shown in their original aspect ratio. In other words, the aspect ratio of their video will be the same as what's displayed in the desktop client.
  • Reaction Skin Tone: Select the default skin tone when using chat emoticons and meeting reactions.

Chat

  • Include Link Preview: Insert a link preview with the page title, preview image, and description whenever your message contains a link.
  • Receive Notifications For:
    • All messages
    • Only private messages and mentions: Show notifications for private 1-on-1 chats and any time someone uses @(your name) in any channel (group chat).
    • Nothing
    • With exceptions for channels: Set exceptions if you want specific channels to have different notification settings than the one your set above.

Unread Messages

  • Keep all unread messages on top: Move chats with unread messages to the top of your chats list.
  • Show unread message count for channels: Display the number of unread messages beside each chat.
  • Move messages with new replies to the bottom of the chat
  • Receive notifications for keywords: Set keywords you want to receive notifications for.
  • Notify me about new replies on messages I am following
  • Disable when in meeting: Disable notifications when you're in a meeting
  • Do not disturb: Temporarily turn notifications off for this device or set the time period when you do not want to receive notifications.
  • When viewing unread messages in a channel
    • Start at the first unread
    • Start at the latest
  • Show message preview
  • When to Notify Me
    • Always, even if I am active on desktop: Always receive notifications on your phone even if you are active on the desktop client.
    • Only when I am not active on desktop: Only receive notification on your phone if you are inactive on the desktop client.

Message Notifications Settings: Open your phone's notification settings to adjust options for the Zoom mobile app.

Phone

Displays information relating to Zoom Phone if you have a Zoom Phone license.

General

  • Ringtones: Select a ringtone for incoming meeting invites and Zoom Phone calls. This setting doesn't sync with the identical desktop client setting.

About

  • Version: View the Zoom app version number
  • Send Feedback: Send Feedback to Zoom, including ideas, requests or general comments
  • Report Problem: If having problems with the Zoom desktop client, you can also submit problem reports with logs to Zoom Support. 
  • Tell Others About Zoom: Send an email or message to invite others to use Zoom.
  • Rate Zoom in the Google Play Store: Open Google Play to rate Zoom.
  • Privacy Policy: View the Zoom Privacy Policy

To access settings, click the Settings (gear) icon.

This will open the Settings menu.


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: Use your phone's camera to take a new profile photo, or upload a photo from your phone.
  • Account: Email address associated with logged-in account. 
  • Display Name: Change the default name you join meetings with 
  • Personal Note: Enter a personal note that's displayed to other users.
  • Update Password: Update the password for your login
  • Department
  • Job Title
  • Location
  • Personal Meeting ID (PMI): Change your personal meeting ID (requires the user have a paid license).
  • Personal Link Name: Set or change your personal link name (requires being part of a Business or Education account and having a paid license).
  • Default Call-In Country: Set the default country for the dial-in phone numbers in your meeting invitations.
  • User Type: Shows if the current user is Basic, Licensed, or On-Prem
  • Sign Out

Meeting

  • Auto-Connect to 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 after joining the meeting.
  • Always Show Video Preview: Always show video preview dialog when joining a video meeting. 
  • Mirror My Video: Horizontally flip your video. This option is useful if your camera flips your video by default.
  • Auto-Copy Invite Link
  • Show Non-Video Participants: Show participants' avatar if they don't have video enabled. Thumbnails for non-video participants display their name.
  • Show Name When Participants Join
  • Always Show Meeting Controls
  • Synced Calendars: Check calendars for Zoom meetings and add them to your upcoming meetings in the Zoom app.
  • Meeting Reminder: Display a reminder for upcoming meetings.
  • Closed Captioning: Display closed captions when available.
  • Use Original Sound: Adds an in-meeting button to enable original sound.
  • Show My Connected Time: Display the total time you have been in the current meeting.
  • Touch Up Appearance: Apply a softening effect to skin to minimize the visibility of imperfections. Learn more.
  • Keep Virtual Background For: If you are using a virtual background, select to use it for the current meeting only or for all meetings.
  • Aspect Ratio: Select an aspect ratio when viewing participants' video. This setting doesn't affect your own video.
    • Scale to fit: Participants' video will be scaled to fit your phone's screen, causing video to be cropped.
    • Original ratio: Participants' video will be shown in their original aspect ratio. In other words, the aspect ratio of their video will be the same as what's displayed in the desktop client.
  • Reaction Skin Tone: Select the default skin tone when using chat emoticons and meeting reactions.

Contacts

  • Contact Requests: View sent or received contact requests.

Chat

  • Include Link Preview: Insert a link preview with the page title, preview image, and description whenever your message contains a link.
  • Receive Notifications For
    • All messages
    • Only private messages and mentions: Show notifications for private 1-on-1 chats and any time someone uses @(your name) in any channel (group chat).
    • Nothing
      Note: 
      If you don't see these option, tap Turn on Notifications to open the iOS notification settings for Zoom,
    • With exceptions for groups: Set exceptions if you want specific channels to have different notification settings than the one your set above.

Unread Messages

  • Keep all unread messages on top: Move chats with unread messages to the top of your chats list.
  • Show unread message count for channels: Display the number of unread messages beside each chat.
  • Move messages with new replies to the bottom of the chat
  • Receive notifications for keywords: Set keywords you want to receive notifications for.
  • Notify me about new replies on messages I am following
  • Disable when in meeting: Disable notifications when you're in a meeting
  • Do not disturb: Temporarily turn notifications off for this device or set the time period when you do not want to receive notifications.
  • When viewing unread messages in a channel
    • Start at the first unread
    • Start at the latest
  • Show message preview
  • When to Notify Me
    • Always, even if I am active on desktop: Always receive notifications on your phone even if you are active on the desktop client.
    • Only when I am not active on desktop: Only receive notification on your phone if you are inactive on the desktop client.
  • In-App Alert-Sound: Play a sound when a notification is displayed.

Phone

Displays information relating to Zoom Phone if you have a Zoom Phone license.

General

  • Blur snapshot on task switcher: Blurs the preview of the Zoom app when using the task switcher. Use this setting to hide sensitive information when using the task switcher.
  • Integrated Calling: Integrate Zoom with your phone's lock screen and contact list. You will be able to answers calls from the lock screen and make Zoom calls from the contact list.
  • Ringtones: Select a ringtone for incoming meeting invites and Zoom Phone calls. This setting doesn't sync with the identical desktop client setting.

Siri Shortcuts

You can control the Zoom mobile app with Siri commands. The following commands can be enabled: 

  • Join the Next Meeting 
  • View Today's Meetings 
  • Start My Personal Meeting 

About Zoom

  • Version: View the Zoom app version number
  • Send Feedback: Send Feedback to Zoom, including ideas, requests or general comments
  • Report Problem: If having problems with the Zoom desktop client, you can also submit problem reports with logs to Zoom Support. 
  • Tell Others About Zoom: Send an email or message to invite others to use Zoom.
  • Rate Zoom in the App Store: Open the App Store to rate Zoom.
  • Privacy Policy: View the Zoom Privacy Policy