What is Zoom? Video conferencing platform you can use in Kenya

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With the global Coronavirus pandemic, more people are working from home at the moment, following the governments advisory.

This calls for a system that will allow people to work remotely in a bid to connect with colleagues, zoom comes into place; a video conference and meeting platform.

Zoom is a web-based video conferencing tool with a local, desktop client and a mobile app that allows users to meet online, with or without video.

Zoom users can choose to record sessions, collaborate on projects, and share or annotate on one another’s screens, all with one easy-to-use platform.

With the free package, which runs for 40 minutes can connect up to 100 people in meetings.

Zoom offers quality video, audio, and a wireless screen-sharing performance across Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS, Android, Blackberry, Zoom Rooms, and H.323/SIP room systems.

How does Zoom Work?

How to join a Meeting

  1. Go to Zoom.us
  2. Click the “Join a Meeting” tab. You can find the tab on the top right corner of the homepage
  3. When prompted, add your designated Meeting ID. The Meeting ID should be provided by the host.
  4. And you are connected.

How to Start a Meeting

  1. Go to Zoom.us
  2. Go over the “Host a Meeting” tab on the top right hand corner
  3. Choose whether you would like to keep video chat on or off
  4. Sign in using your login information or create a new account
  5. Launch the Zoom application and open
  6. Send out the meeting details, including the Meeting ID and/or link
  7. You’ve created a meeting!

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