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Sending a code snippet Follow

Overview

The code snippet feature allows you to copy and paste code using Zoom Chat and apply code formatting and syntax highlighting that you typically see in code editing software. For example, if you need to share a long HTML snippet with a teammate, instead of attaching an HTML file or pasting the code as plain text, you send it as a code snippet within chat. Zoom will apply code formatting and syntax highlighting so make it easier to skim through the code.

The code snippet be enabled by the account owner or admin and requires a separate package download.

This article covers:

Prerequisites

  • Zoom desktop client
    • Windows: 4.1.23108.0402 or higher
    • macOS: 4.1.23108.0402 or higher
    • Linux: 4.1.23108.0402 or higher
  • Account owner or admin permission to enable the setting

Enabling code snippet for the account

Before using code snippets, your admin needs to enable code snippet at the account level.

  1. Sign in to the Zoom web portal.
  2. In the navigation menu, click Account Management then IM Management.
  3. Click the IM Settings tab.
  4. Make sure the Code Snippet toggle is enabled.

Sending a code snippet

After you admin enables code snippet, you need to display the code snippet button in your Zoom desktop client. Learn more about desktop client settings.

  1. Sign in to the Zoom desktop client.
  2. Click your profile picture in the top-right corner, then click Settings.
  3. Click the Chat tab.
  4. Check the Show Code Snippet button option. If this setting is locked, your admin needs to enable code snippet.
  5. Close the settings.
    Zoom Chat will show a Code button.

Downloading the code snippet package

The first time that you send a code snippet, you will prompted to install the code snippet package. You only need to install it once on your computer, unless you uninstall and reinstall Zoom.

  1. Sign in to the Zoom desktop client.
  2. Click the Chat tab .
  3. Click Code located in the toolbar above the chat textbox.
    You will be prompted to install the code snippet package.
  4. Click Download.
    The code snippet package will install and after installation, the code snippet window will open automatically.

Sending a code snippet

  1. Make sure you enable the code snippet.
  2. Sign in to the Zoom desktop client.
  3. Click the Chat tab .
  4. Click Code located in the toolbar above the chat textbox.
  5. Enter the following information:
    • Title (optional: Enter an optional title for your code snippet.
    • Text drop-down menu: Select if this code snippet is text, or another type of code.
    • Wrap: Select this option if you want to wrap the text within the displayable area. If you don't select this, users will have to scroll horizontally to view long lines of text.
    • Paste or type your code in the text box.
  6. Click Create Snippet to send it.

Viewing a code snippet

  1. Make sure you enable the code snippet.
  2. Sign in to the Zoom desktop client.
  3. Click the Chat tab .
  4. Select a chat thread with a code snippet.
  5. Click View More below the code snippet message to view the entire code snippet.
    A new window will open with the entire code snippet.

Copying a code snippet

  1. Make sure you enable the code snippet.
  2. Sign in to the Zoom desktop client.
  3. Click the Chat tab .
  4. Select a chat thread with a code snippet.
  5. Hover over the code snippet in the chat window.
  6. Click the ellipses icon ().
  7. Click Copy.
    This will copy the code to your clipboard and you can paste it elsewhere.