What is Zoom?
Zoom is a remote conferencing service that allows you to communicate with other people through video and audio calling, chat, online learning and webinars.
The basic version of Zoom is free, with a number of paid plans also available. The free version supports 40-minute online meetings for up to 100 people, virtual backgrounds, virtual waiting rooms, sharing notes on screen and sending images, files, gifs, stickers, emoji and memes.
Zoom’s paid plans offer additional features such as online meetings for up to 1000 participants, virtual waiting rooms, cloud storage, custom URLs, reporting and dashboard tools, user passwords and meeting locks.
Zoom secures meetings with Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) 256 transport encryption using a one-time key for each specific session. While all users will have AES 256 transport encryption on by default, Zoom is developing an optional end-to-end encryption capability, expected to be available later this year.
Zoom can be used with other apps such as:
Skype, Facebook Live, Youtube, Microsoft Outlook and Google Chrome, and accessed through a web browser, mobile device, telephone or room system. Zoom is available on web, Mac, Windows, Linux and Android and Apple iOS mobile devices.
How do people use Zoom?
Learn more about the benefits and risks associated with how people use remote conferencing services like Zoom.
How can you report abuse or violations?
Learn how to report abusive behaviour or other violations in Zoom.
- Submit a request
Contact Zoom to report issues or incidents that violate Zoom’s Terms of Service
How can you protect your personal information and security?
- Privacy and security for video communications
A range of resources and information on how to secure your data and protect your privacy.
- Privacy Statement
How Zoom uses your data and personal information.
- Zoom for K-12/ Primary and Secondary schools Privacy Statement
Learn more about Zoom for Education and school’s responsibilities when using the service.
- Protect meetings from uninvited guests
Make your Zoom meetings and calls as secure as possible, including how to protect against uninvited participants joining.