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User Guide On Add Contacts To Zoom

Add Contacts To Zoom
Written by Hassan Abbas

Do you want to add contacts to Zoom? Due to the COVID-19 lockdown, Zoom is the most-used platform on the market. Almost all enterprises look out the efficiency of video calling platforms to recover a sense of normalcy. But no doubt Zoom is the biggest beneficiary.

At its core, Zoom is an amazing video calling platform. However, rather than its best attempts, Zoom could feel a little immense to first-time users. We trying to cover easy to understand articles, and today’s article is another attempt at making things quite easier for you. So, without further ado, come let’s take a look at how to add a contact on Zoom.

What are Zoom Contacts?

Just like other platforms and communication tools, Zoom also uses a simple directory to keep you in touch with those who matter. By default, your Zoom contacts list is populated with internal Zoom participants people who are on the same Zoom account. However, you always include external members using their email IDs.

If the person you’re inviting isn’t a Zoom participant, they’ll get a link to register at Zoom and connect to you. Once they sign up successfully, you can easily chat, swap media files, and hold quick Zoom meetings.

Add an external contact on Zoom

While adding a contact on Zoom is a two-way contact. When you successfully share an invite, the person on the other side will also want to accept the invite to complete the whole process. So, to make things simpler, we’ll provide you the rundown on both process parts.

PC

Sender

Step 1:

Head over to the Zoom desktop client and tap on Contacts.

Step 2:

Tap on the ‘+’ icon and tap on ‘Add a Contact.’

Step 3:

Input the contact’s email ID and press ‘Add Contact.’

An invitation sent to the participant Zoom client. In addition, simply copy the invite ID and share it over to several people to add many people at a time.

Receiver

Step 1:

Initially, Log in to the Zoom desktop client and move to ‘Chats.’

Step 2:

Tap on ‘Contact Requests’ to view pending invitations.

Step 3:

Press ‘Accept’ to add the sender to your contact list.

Remember that the latest added contact will seem under ‘External Contacts.’

Phone

Head over to the Zoom’s app on iOS or Android, too, you can just add a contact by following the steps below.

Sender

Step 1:

Initially, Sign in to the Zoom Android app and click on Contacts.

Step 2:

Add and click on the ‘+’ icon located in the top-right corner.

Step 3:

Input the email ID of the contact you like to add and click on ‘Add.’

When the person doesn’t have a Zoom account, tap on ‘Invite to use Zoom’ to share an invitation link using your registered email client.

Receiver

Step 1:

Initially, sign into the Zoom Android client and move to ‘System Notifications.’

Step 2:

Click on the mark to accept an invitation.

Step 3:

Now the contact will appear on your contact list.

How to Star a contact on Zoom

Starring a contact is exactly the same as having someone on speed dial. A starred contact is simpler to access than other contacts on your list when they appear in a special section — ‘STARRED’ — in the chat panel.

PC

Step 1:

Initially, sign into the Zoom desktop client.

Step 2:

Look for the contact you like to star.

Step 3:

Tap on the Contact’s name.

Step 4:

When the window pops up, tap on the Star icon to include them in the ‘STARRED’ section.

Phone

Step 1:

Initially, Log in to the Zoom app.

Step 2:

Move to contacts Step: Look for a contact and then click on the star icon. The contact will now seem on the ‘STARRED’ list.

How to get alerted when the contact is online?

The choice of getting alerted when a contact comes online is especially beneficial for time-sensitive projects. Here’s how to enable it on:

PC

Step 1:

Initially, log into the Zoom desktop client.

Step 2:

Move to Contacts.

Step 3:

Right-tap on the intended contact and choose ‘Notify Me When Available.’

Phone

Step 1:

Head over to the Zoom app and then sign in.

Step 2:

Move to contacts.

Step 3:

Select out the required contact and hit and hold until a menu pops up.

Step 4:

Click on ‘Notify Me When Available.’

How to remove chat history

Do you want to remove chat history with someone and start afresh? Follow the steps below:

PC

Step 1:

Initially, log into the Zoom desktop client and move to ‘Contacts.’

Step 2:

Right-tap on the required contract and press ‘Clear Chat History.’

Phone

Step 1:

Move to the Zoom app then sign in and move to ‘Meet & Chat.’

Step 2:

Tap on the conversation you like to remove.

Step 3:

Click on the down arrow that is adjacent to the contact name.

Step 4:

Click ‘Clear Chat History.’

How to instantly start a chat or meeting with a contact

Zoom has various shortcuts that you can use to begin a quick chat or meet with a contact.

Desktop

Step 1:

Head over to the Zoom desktop client an sign in and move to ‘Contacts.’

Step 2:

Tap on the shortcuts to initiate a chatting or meeting session.

Phone

Step 1:

Start the Zoom app sign in and move to ‘Contacts.’

Step 2:

Click on your most favorite contact and select from Phone, Meet, or Chat.

 How to remove a contact

PC

Step 1:

Move to the Zoom app and log in to the desktop client and move to ‘Contacts.’

Step 2:

Right-tap on the contact you like to remove and press ‘Delete Contact.’

Phone

Step 1:

Open the Zoom app and sign into it and head over to ‘Contacts.’

Step 2:

Click to open the contact and press the ellipsis button located at the top-right corner.

Step 3:

Click ‘Remove from Zoom Contacts.’

Similarly, you can block the contact on both Android and computer.

No doubt, Zoom has made a name for itself for office and work meetings, it’s also helpful for spending the time at home during quarantine too.

Conclusion:

Here’s all about “Add Contacts To Zoom”. Is this article helpful? How you sFor further queries and questions let usb know in the comments section below!

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About the author

Hassan Abbas

Tech enthusiast with too many items on his wish-list and not nearly enough money! Specializing in all things tech, with a slight Apple bent he has been writing for various blogs for the best part of (too many) years

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