Making and Receiving Calls Follow

Overview

If you have Zoom Voice activated on your account, you can use Zoom for making and receiving calls. While in a call, you can record the call, add another person to the call, or transfer the call to another number.

Prerequisites

  • Zoom desktop client for Mac, PC, or Linux
  • Zoom mobile app for iOS or Android
  • Zoom Voice license 

Making a Call

  1. Log in to the Zoom client.
  2. Click the Phone icon.
  3. Dial a number using the on-screen or keyboard number pad. Alternatively, type a name to search through your contacts.
  4. If you have a direct number and main company number, click the Call from drop-down menu to change what number you call from.
  5. Click Call.

Receiving a Call

  1. Log in to the Zoom client.
  2. During an incoming call, you'll see a pop-up notification with caller's name and number.
  3. Click Decline or Accept. Clicking Decline will route the caller to your voicemail.

Using In-Call Controls

During a call, you can use the following in-call controls:

  • Click Mute to mute your mic.
  • Click Keypad to enter numbers during the call. For example, to select an option during an automated answering machine or to enter an extension number.
  • Click Audio to open audio settings and change the volume of your speaker or mc.
  • Click Add Call then enter a number to add another caller (3-way call).
  • Click Hold to place the call on hold.
  • Click Transfer to transfer your call to another number. 

    After entering a number, click the transfer button then select one of two transfer options:
    • Warm Transfer: Places your call on hold while you complete the transfer. This option is useful if you need to navigate an automated answering machine for the caller or if you want to speak to the receiving party before your call is transferred to them. While your call is on hold, click Complete Transfer to transfer the call and hang up your phone. Click End if you want to cancel the assisted transfer and return to the original call.
    • Blind Transfer: Transfers the call to the number and immediately hangs up your call.
  • Click Hold to place the call on hold. The receiving party will hear background music while they're on hold.
  • Click Record to start or stop recording the call. The Record button will blink red to during recording. The caller will hear an automated voice message notifying them that a recording has started or ended.

Making a Call

  1. Log in to the Zoom app.
  2. Tap the Phone icon.
  3. Dial a number using the on-screen number pad. Alternatively, tap the search bar and type a name to search through your contacts.
  4. If you have a direct number and main company number, click the Call from drop-down menu to change what number you call from.
  5. Tap the phone icon to place the call.

Receiving a Call

  1. Log in to the Zoom app.
  2. During an incoming call, you'll see a notification with caller's name and number.
  3. Click Decline or Accept. Clicking Decline will route the caller to your voicemail.

Using In-Call Controls

During a call, you can use the following in-call controls:

  • Tap Mute to mute your phone's mic.
  • Tap Keypad to enter numbers during the call. For example, to select an option during an automated answering machine or to enter an extension number.
  • Tap Speaker to turn on the speaker phone. If you want to just turn up the call volume, use the volume buttons on your phone.
  • Tap Hold to place the call on hold. The receiving party will hear background music while they're on hold.
  • Tap Record to start or stop recording the call. The Record button will blink red to during recording. The caller will hear an automated voice message notifying them that a recording has started or ended.

Tap More to get access to two additional controls:

  • Tap Add Call then enter a number to add another caller (3-way call).
  • Tap Transfer to transfer your call to another number. After entering a number, click one of these transfer options:

    • Assisted Transfer: Places your call on hold while you complete the transfer. This option is useful if you need to navigate an automated answering machine for the caller or if you want to speak to the receiving party before your call is transferred to them. While your call is on hold, tap Complete transfer to transfer the call and hang up your phone. Click Hang up if you want to cancel the assisted transfer and return to the original call.
    • Blind Transfer: Transfers the call to the number and immediately hangs up your call.
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