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In this article, we will discuss how to join an instant meeting through an email invite, an instant messaging invite, from the browser, from the Zoom desktop and mobile application, from a landline or mobile phone, and with a H.323 or SIP device.

Before joining a Zoom meeting on a computer or mobile device, you can download the Zoom app from our Download Center. Otherwise, you will be prompted to download and install Zoom when you click a join link.

You can also join a test meeting to familiarize yourself with Zoom.


  • Each meeting has a unique 9, 10, or 11-digit number called a meeting ID that will be required to join a Zoom meeting

  • If you are joining via telephone, you will need the teleconferencing number provided in the invite.

 Windows | Mac

  1. Open the Zoom desktop client.

  2. Join a meeting using one of these methods:

    • Click Join a Meeting if you want to join without signing in.

    • Sign in to Zoom then click Join.

  3. Enter the meeting ID number and your display name.

    • If you're signed in, change your name if you don't want your default name to appear.

    • If you're not signed in, enter a display name.



 4. Select if you would like to connect audio and/or video and click Join.

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