How to start a new Zoom meeting

Use this guide to start a new meeting in Zoom.

Steven Barkey

Steven Barkey

16 July 2019

The instructions below will walk you through the process of starting a new Zoom meeting, but if you encounter any issues, please create a Helpdesk ticket for further assistance.

Starting a new a meeting from your phone:

  1. Call one of the Zoom International Dial-in Numbers:
  2. Enter your Personal Meeting ID followed by #
  3. Enter your Host Key followed by #
  4. You do not need to enter a Participant ID, just press #

Starting a new meeting from your computer:

  1. Navigate to
  2. Click the Host button
  3. If you are not already signed in, enter your full email address and password, then click Sign in
  4. If you are prompted by your browser to open the Zoom app, click OK
  5. Once the Zoom app loads, use the Invite Others button to invite the participants to join the meeting
    • You can switch between Contacts, Zoom Rooms, and Email along the top of the Invite Others window
  6. Along the bottom of the meeting window, you can turn on/off your microphone and camera as desired