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What is Zoom Web Portal, Zoom Desktop Client, and Zoom Application (Zoom app)?

What is Zoom Web Portal, Desktop Client, and App?

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Many people keep wondering What are Zoom Web Portal, Desktop Client, and Zoom app. For a layman, it might get confused and complicated to which one to use. Well at first it looks confusing but it’s pretty simple.

Zoom terminology In simple words
Zoom Web Portal Zoom online page (your account)
Zoom Desktop Client Zoom Desktop app
Zoom Application Zoom Mobile app

Zoom Web Portal

It’s YOUR Zoom profile page after you Logged in. You can Schedule, Join, Host and View your upcoming meetings. Also, all the settings for the Meeting, Recording, and Telephone are done here.

The settings page has tons of options to tweak your meeting and recording the way you wanted. You can take full control of your participant’s activities and all can be done under the Settings page.

Screenshot of Zoom Web Portal - beekeepersblog.com
Figure 1: Screenshot of Zoom Web Portal

Zoom Desktop Client (a.k.a Zoom Cloud Meetings)

To host a meeting you and your participants have to download this (a software/app) to your device.

This can be downloaded from the zoom website: Download Page

If you haven’t installed the app you can also schedule the meeting in your Zoom Web Portal and click ‘Start’ to start the meeting and follow the onscreen instructions which will automatically download this app.

Screenshot of Zoom Desktop Client Credential window - beekeepersblog.com
Figure 2: Screenshot of Zoom Desktop Client Credential window

After you start the meeting (Fig 2), this window will popup (Fig 3). If your webcam is on, you will see your face here.

Screenshot of Zoom Meeting window - beekeepersblog.com
Figure 3: Screenshot of Zoom Meeting window

Zoom application (Zoom app)

Same as the desktop app, but for mobile. You can install this from the IOS / Google App store. Look for the app called ‘Zoom Cloud Meetings’

The screenshot below is for Android.

Screenshot of Google App Store and Zoom Cloud Meeting for Android - beekeepersblog.com
Figure 4: Screenshot of Google App Store and Zoom Cloud Meeting for Android
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