How to Host a Zoom Conference From Your Phone

How to Host a Zoom Conference From Your Phone.

The Zoom platform is rapidly gaining popularity: in just over two years, the service has reached a leading position and is now used by millions of people around the world. This is due to the convenience, accessibility and cross-platform nature of the app, which allows anyone who wants to create a video conference even from a mobile phone or tablet. The COVID-19 pandemic has also given Zoom an additional boost in popularity: People have no choice but to address current issues via work video conferences.

Mobile app interface

The Zoom Cloud Meeting app is provided for mobile devices, and it has an identical feature set for both IOS and Android. In general, the Zoom interface on mobile devices is not much different from the desktop version and offers a similar set of features:

Allows access to the camera of one, or more, participants during a conversation, a feature that allows you to focus your attention on the person directly participating in the conversation. The camera can be changed by swiping left or right.

This is normal: it allows you to send a message, or ask a question, while the video conference is in progress.

A tool that allows the speaker to draw attention to a specific question from one of the conference participants. It literally illustrates a hand raised in the air.

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It allows you to turn the microphone on or off if necessary.

It allows you to activate or stop the video stream at a time that suits you.

Basic function: Allows you to connect and go to the point of creation of the conference.

Function for the initialization of the conference, followed by the configuration of the data (ID, URL, password).

It allows you to schedule one, or several conferences for a certain time, and then edit each one of them.

If you wish, you can use the conference setup tool, where extensive options are available: for example, to check audio/video quality, camera, microphone and speakerphone functionality. In addition, it is possible to exclude and block certain participants (moderation function).

Organize a conference through a mobile application

Setting up a conference on Zoom from your phone is a bit more complicated from the start: you have to follow a series of specific steps.

Create an account

You need to register or create an active account to unlock the main features of the service. Below you will find detailed step-by-step instructions.

  1. After launching the installed app, select "Registration".
  2. Enter a valid date of birth and email address in the box that appears.
  3. Wait for the official email to be sent to the indicated email address and activate your account using the corresponding button.
  4. This will take you to the official website in your browser.
  5. Now you have to come up with a strong password (respecting upper and lower case, numeric and alphabetic characters).
  6. Registration is complete. The only thing left is to log in through the corresponding application element.
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In some cases you may not need to create an account. For example, if you received an invitation to a video conference with a linked URL and password to log in. However, it is not possible to create a Zoom conference on your phone and PC without an active account.

Start a video conference

The procedure is the next:

  1. Click on the “New Conference” tab.
  2. You will be taken to the configuration menu, where you will need to designate a password to enter the conference room, a URL to access the conversation, a unique identifier and some other parameters.
  3. Once you have configured all the necessary parameters, the video conference will start.

Add new users

There are several ways to do it:

1 Option:

  1. Provide the ID and password to certain participants in the way you want (by sending it by mail, to a mobile phone number or in a private conversation through communication in another messenger).
  2. Wait for the necessary group of people to connect and come together to start the conversation.

2 Option:

  1. Click on the “Participants” tab.
  2. Select "Invite."
  3. Select "Copy URL".
  4. The invitation link will be copied to the clipboard. It remains only to pass it on to the appropriate participants (by sending it through other messengers, by sms to a phone number, to an email address) and in many other ways as desired.
  5. Now wait for all the participants invited to the conference to connect.

The basic rate has limitations. For example, the free Zoom conference time does not exceed 40 minutes and the number of participants is limited to a maximum of 100 people.

The restrictions will be removed as soon as you purchase the paid package.

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