How to Install and Use Zoom on a Chromebook?

Zoom is a Video Conferencing application that became very popular during the Coronavirus pandemic. The company is well known in its domain, but ordinary consumers don’t have much idea about its existence.

Zoom on a Chromebook

If you want how to install the Zoom on a Chromebook, then you have landed on the right place. But since there is no desktop version of Zoom for the Chromebooks, we will be using Zoom through the Chrome extension or the Android app.

And due to this, we have to let go some of the utility Zoom features like the ability to change video background. Nevertheless, we still get to use Zoom on a Chromebook, and since we will be using Web Browser, it’s much faster and lightweight than dedicated Zoom client.

In this article, you will get the STEP-BY-STEP guide to download and install Zoom on your Chromebook.

So, Let’s Get Going…

How to Download and Use Zoom on a Chromebook

1. Using Chrome Extension

Zoom offers an official extension for the Chrome browser on the Chrome Web Store. And it installs on the Chromebook without any issues. To install it on the Chromebook, follow the below steps:

  • Go to the Chrome Web Store and Seach for Zoom. Alternatively, you can go to this page.

chrome web store

  • Now, Click on “Add to Chrome” button and Zoom will be automatically installed on your Chrome browser.

zoom on a chromebook

  • Go to the App Launcher and Click on Zoom

zoom join meeting

  • Now, you can enter your ID and Password to log in to start using Zoom.

Also, you don’t need a Zoom account to join a video call; all you need is a Meeting ID or Personal Link Name to get connected.

Zoom Chrome extension offers the same functionality as the desktop version. You can start a call or invite more members to a conference. You can also share your entire screen or a specific portion of the screen. It also offers more advanced features like meeting analytics, cloud recording, text chat, and more.

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2. Using the Android App

Now, you can also use Zoom on your Chromebook by using the Android app. This Android app works just like the Chrome extension, and you get all the necessary features for video conferencing.

android app on chrome OS

To Install the Zoom app, go this page and install the android application on your Chromebook. This app works fine on WiFi, 4G, LTE, and 3G. Also, you can enable the safe driving mode for conferencing while on the road.

With Zoom for Android, you can share your screen by allowing the “draw over other apps” permissions. But running Zoom app on Chromebook can be a tedious task. The app works best on smartphones rather than the Chromebook. So, in our suggestion Chrome extension is the best way of using Zoom on a Chromebook.

Use Zoom on Chromebook for Video Conferencing

So, this is how you can set up and install Zoom on a Chromebook. Also, Chrome OS is not the best platform for using Zoom and it works much better with a native application on other operating systems like Windows and macOS.

But still, Zoom on Chrome OS can be useful for people with a budget Chromebooks and wants to video calling with their friends. And for those, Chrome extension is the best way to go as it offers more stability and smooth video experience.

If you have faced any problems in installing Zoom, comment down below and we will try to fix the issues.

Thanks for Reading.


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