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How to Download Zoom for Windows and Mac Users

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How to Download Zoom for Windows and Mac Users


This guide provides step-by-step instructions for downloading Zoom in the case you may need to join a virtual meeting and/or require technical assistance.


  • Open Google Chrome and type “zoom.us/download” into the address bar.

  • Under Zoom Desktop Client, click on the blue “Download” button.

  • Zoom will automatically start downloading at the top right of your screen. Once it finishes downloading, click on Downloads (the symbol) and select “ZoomInstallerFull.exe”.

  • A Zoom window will open up. Click on “Done”.

  • Select “Sign In”.

  • If you have a previous Zoom account, enter your email address and password. If you do not have a previous Zoom account, feel free to click the “Sign Up” button on the bottom right corner and follow the steps to create an account.

Mac (Apple)

  • Open Google Chrome & search “zoom.us/download”.

  • In the Download Center, locate the blue “here” text below the "Download" button.

  • The Zoom file will begin to download to your computer on the top right corner of Google Chrome.

  • On the top left corner of Google Chrome click the arrow pointing down which will open your Downloads.

  • Double-click on the Zoom installer.

  • A window will appear agree to the Zoom Terms of Service by clicking “Continue”.

  • Click “Install”.

  • Enter your Computer’s Password and click “Install Software”.

  • You may click “Close” on the install window.

  • Click “keep”.

  • Zoom will open click “Sign in” to create an account or to sign into an existing account.

  • Zoom is now downloaded onto your computer.