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Using Zoom in Shift
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Zoom is a cloud-based video communication software that allows you to host virtual video and audio conferences; with the ability to have live chats, breakout rooms, screen sharing, and using other collaborative features. With our world Shift(ing) to this new virtual age, Zoom has become an integral part of our work and personal life. We want our users to be able to connect with their teams, families, and friends seamlessly through Zoom, hence we have the Zoom app and extension within Shift so you can always stay connected.

 

How to use the Zoom app

You can add the Zoom app within Shift so that it shows directly in your sidebar. Here's how:

 

  1. Click on the "+" in the lower-left corner and select "Add Application"
  2. Tap on the search bar to type "Zoom"
  3. Click on 'Save' and find 'Zoom' added to the Shift sidebar
  4. Log in to your Zoom account and start hosting virtual meetings

 

Add multiple Zoom apps to access all your different Zoom accounts. To learn more, read this article.

 

Ensure that you provide access to Microhphone and Camera when prompted to use them within Zoom

 

How to use the Zoom Scheduler extension

You can add the Zoom Scheduler extension to schedule meetings in advance directly from Google Calendar. Here's how:

 

    1. Go to 'Options' and select 'Settings'

    2. Click on the Extensions tab and scroll to find Zoom Scheduler

    3. Tap on the toggle button to activate it

 

Pro Tip: Zoom Scheduler extension is only to schedule future Zoom meetings from within Google Calendar

 

Known issues with Zoom within Shift

  1. The Zoom Scheduler extension does not work and support the Outlook/Office365 Calendar
  2. The Zoom app within Shift does not support features like the screen-sharing feature. This is because The Zoom app in Shift is the same as the web version of Zoom which is different than the regular Zoom app.

What's Next?

Learn how to organize your apps into Workspaces here.

 

Read more guides for Shift here.

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