Overview on Joining a Zoom Meeting

In this section, we will discuss how to join an instant meeting through an email invite or using Google Chrome or a mobile phone.

Before joining a Zoom meeting on a computer or mobile device, you can download the Zoom app.

Otherwise, you will be prompted to download and install Zoom when you click a join link.


  • 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.

Join from an Email

Click the join link in your email or calendar invitation. Depending on your default web browser, you may be prompted to open Zoom.

Join using Google Chrome

  1. Open Chrome.
  2. Go to https://join.zoom.us.
  3. Enter your meeting ID provided by the host/organizer.
  4. Click Join.
    • If this is your first time joining from Google Chrome, you will be asked to open the Zoom client to join the meeting.
    • You can check Always open these types of links in the associated app to skip this step in the future.
    • Click Open Zoom Meetings (PC) or Open zoom.us (Mac).

Join using Mobile Phone

  1. Open the Zoom mobile app. If you have not downloaded the Zoom mobile app yet, you can download it from the Google Play Store.
  2. Join a meeting using one of these methods:
    • Tap Join a Meeting if you want to join without signing in.
      • Sign in to Zoom then tap Join. 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.
    • Select if you would like to connect audio and/or video and tap Join Meeting.

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