Joining a Meeting on a Computer

If you are using a desktop computer make sure you have a webcam, microphone and speakers connected – most laptops have these.ย 

If you have been invited to join a Zoom meeting or help a friend or family member there are two ways you can join via a desktop computer or laptop – link or meeting ID.

You will have been given by the person hosting the meeting either or both the link or meeting ID.

To join by link, click on the link you have been sent. Zoom will automatically open or install when you click on the link.

To join by meeting ID, open Zoom on your desktop computer or laptop, click join and enter the meeting ID you have been given. Or, you can visit the Zoom website ( or click on the button below.

You may be required to enter a password to join a meeting – enter the password you have been given when prompted.ย 

Click on the buttons below for more information and test out joining a meeting.

Desktop computer or laptop

Joining a meeting

Try out a test meeting first

Video from Zoom

Other resources

Digital Unite: Introduction to Zoom Meetings

Digital Unite: Hosting a Zoom Meeting

Digital Unite: Technology Guides


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