Zoom allows you to video call a group of people all at the same time, through your phone, tablet or computer. You will be able to see and hear other people during the Virtual Join the Conversation meeting, without having to leave your home!
It is free to download. You may want to ask friends or family to help you to download it. It is free to use if you are connected to the internet, for example on your WIFI at home. If you are joining Alzheimer’s Society for Zoom Conversation, it’s best to download Zoom the day before you need to use it, to give you time to get set up.
How do I get Zoom?
You will need to download Zoom onto your computer, phone or tablet. Search for Zoom.us (https://zoom.us/) online and follow the instructions on the website.
You can also download Zoom on your phone or tablet and search for ‘Zoom Cloud Meetings’ on the App Store.
Once Zoom is downloaded, you need to sign up. You will need to enter your personal email address and make up a new password for your Zoom account. You will need to re-enter this password later to sign in, so write it down and keep it safe.
How do I use Zoom?
When you have been invited to join a zoom call the email invite will tell you the date and time of the meeting and provide you with a link.
When the meeting is about to start, you can click on the link in the email and it will open the Zoom app and the meeting will begin.
- Download Zoom at least the day before the Virtual Join the Conversation meeting to give yourself enough time to sign up
- Make sure your computer, laptop or phone is charged up with plenty of battery and is connected to the internet before your meeting
- Sit somewhere comfortable and quiet with plenty of light. This is so that you, and everyone else in your meeting, can see and hear each other clearly!