Using the Zoom Chrome Extension Follow


Zoom offers multiple options to schedule a meeting. 

The Zoom Scheduler Chrome Extension allows participants to schedule Zoom meetings directly from Google Calendar. Using the extension, you can start an instant meeting or schedule a future meeting. The meeting join link and details are sent via a Google Calendar invitation so the attendee can join with a single-click from the calendar. 

This article covers: 


  • Google Chrome
  • Zoom Chrome extension from the Google Chrome Web Store
  • Zoom account with Google, work email and password, or Single Sign On (SSO) login
  • Using Google Calendar to schedule meetings

Installing the Extension

Before you can schedule meetings using the Chrome extension or directly in Google Calendar, you need to install the Zoom Scheduler extension from the Chrome Web Store. Click Add to Chrome in the upper right of the extension window.


Using the Extension

  1. The Zoom Chrome extension will install an icon next to your Chrome address bar. If you click the Zoom button, the Chrome extension will open.
  2. Sign in to your Zoom Account. 
  3. Once signed in, you will have additional options in the Chrome Extension: 
    • Schedule a Meeting: Click Schedule a Meeting to open up a new event on Google Calendar. 
    • Start a Meeting: Hover over Start a Meeting to choose to start with video or start without video. Learn more about instant meetings. 
    • Name/email address: Click on your name or email address to open your Zoom profile page.
    • Gear icon: Click on the Gear icon to open the Zoom meeting settings.

Scheduling a Meeting From Google Calendar

Note: Your scheduler settings are synced from the Zoom web portal.

You can also make any Google Calendar invite a Zoom Meeting.

  1. Create a new calendar event or edit an existing calendar event. 
  2. Open the additional options for the event.
    • For a new calendar event, click More Options.
    • For an existing calendar event, click the Pencil icon.
  3. Click Make it a Zoom Meeting
  4. This will create a Zoom meeting and populate the meeting details in the description. 
  5. Click Save.

Note: If you are rescheduling a Zoom meeting from Google Calendar, edit the calendar entry and change the meeting date/time. Do not drag and drop the calendar event or copy the meeting details to a different calendar entry.

Chrome Extension Scheduling Options

The Chrome extension scheduling options can be displayed each time you schedule a meeting, or you can automatically schedule the meeting with the settings as your last meeting scheduled with the extension.

  • Schedule For: If you have scheduling privilege for another user, you will be able to choose who you want to schedule for from the drop down. Learn more about scheduling privilege
    Note: Confirm all settings when scheduling for another user, as their default settings are not automatically applied.
  • Meeting ID
    • Generate Automatically: Generate a random unique meeting ID.
    • Personal Meeting ID: Use your Personal Meeting ID.
  • Security
    • Passcode: Enter a meeting passcode. Joining participants will be required to input this before joining your scheduled meeting.
      Note: The meeting passcode must meet complexity requirements set by your admin.
    • Waiting Room: Enable Waiting Room for the meeting.
    • Only authenticated users can join: Restrict access to the meeting so that only signed-in using can join.
  • Encryption: Choose between the standard Enhanced encryption and End-to-end encryption for your meeting. 
  • Video
    • Host: Choose if you would like the host's video on or off when joining the meeting. Even if you choose off, the host will have the option to start their video.
    • Participants: Choose if you would like the participants' videos on or off when joining the meeting. Even if you choose off, the participants will have the option to start their video.
  • Audio*: Allow users to call in using Telephone only, Computer Audio only, Both, or 3rd Party Audio (if enabled for your account).
  • Require registration: Attendees will be required to complete a registration form before receiving the link to join the meeting. Registration questions and other settings can be configured on the web portal. 
  • Enable join before host: Allow participants to join the meeting without you or before you join. The meeting will end after 40-minutes for Basic (free) subscribers.
  • Mute Participants Upon Entry: If join before host is not enabled, this will mute all participants as they join the meeting.
  • Add watermark that identifies the viewing participant: Add a watermark on shared content during the meeting. Learn more about adding a watermark.
  • Record the meeting automatically: Check this if you want the meeting to be automatically recorded. Select if you want it to be recorded locally (to your computer) or to the cloud ( 
  • Show in Public Event List: Add this meeting to your Public Event List (if enabled for your account). Learn more about the Public Event List.
  • Approve or deny entry to users from certain regions and countries: Host can either allow only participants from specific counties/regions to join, or block all participants from specific counties/regions.
  • Include Invite Link in location field: The join link for the meeting will be included in the location field of the calendar event, as well as in the description. 
  • Alternative Hosts: Enter the email address of another Zoom user who is Licensed, on your account to allow them to start the meeting in your absence. Read more about Alternative Host.

Display Scheduling Options Each Time

By default, the meeting will be scheduled with the options that you used for your last meeting. However, you can have the scheduling options appear each time. 

  1. Click the extension icon next to your address bar.
  2. Click the gear icon.
  3. Check one of the following options: 
    • Require Meeting Password: Manually Input Each Time
    • Schedule for: Allow me to choose each time
    • Alternative host: Allow me to choose each time
  4. The scheduling options will now appear each time you choose Make it a Zoom Meeting.

Session Has Expired

If you receive a message that your session has expired ("Your Zoom Chrome Extension session has expired."), you need to login to the Chrome extension again.

  1. Click the Zoom extension icon next to your address bar.
  2. Sign in to your Zoom account.