How to Download & Install Zoom on Mac

Aug 6, 2023 - 1 Comment

How to download and install Zoom for Mac

If you’re new to the Mac, or new to Zoom, you may want to know how you can download and install Zoom on the Mac. Like many things, the process is pretty easy once you learn how, but you’d be forgiven for being confused if you go to the Zoom homepage and don’t find it to be obvious.

Zoom is an ultra popular virtual meeting platform used around the globe for everything from work, government, education, social, personal, and so much more, so let’s get to it and learn how you can download and install Zoom to get Zoom running on your Mac.

How to Download and Install Zoom onto MacOS

Here’s the entire process of downloading, installing, and running Zoom on the Mac:

  1. Click here to go to the Zoom download page directly, it will automatically detect that you’re on a Mac (otherwise, you can usually find the Zoom download links under the “Resources” tab on their site)
  2. Where to download Zoom on the Zoom website

  3. Now you have two options, depending on if your Mac is an Intel Mac or Apple Silicon Mac:
    • If you have an Apple Silicon Mac, click the the tiny blue ‘here’ text in the “Or, for Macs with Apple Silicon chips, click here to download” phrase
    • If you have an Intel Mac, click the big blue “Download” button
  4. In your Downloads folder, open “zoomInstallerFull.pkg” and run through the standard installation steps by clicking Continue to install Zoom
  5. Installing Zoom for Mac

  6. Zoom will now be installed on the Mac, you can find it in the /Applications folder, or open it through Launchpad, or Spotlight
  7. Optionally, if you use Zoom often, go to the /Applications folder and drag Zoom into the Dock to keep it there for easy access

Once you have Zoom downloaded and installed onto the Mac, you can host and join meetings, learn how to raise your hand in virtual meetings, record meetings, automatically mute your microphone upon joining to avoid any potentially embarrassing situations, and if you don’t like your webcam then remember you can use your iPhone camera as the Zoom camera in Zoom for Mac, which is a great high-resolution option.

Zoom for Mac is quite powerful, and has tons of keyboard shortcuts available to use and master that are sure to help your workflow as well.

Some helpful Zoom for Mac troubleshooting tips include knowing how to update Zoom on the Mac if the update process fails, and fixing choppy audio with this trick.

Now you are ready to participate, join, and enjoy those virtual Zoom meetings that we all know and love. Happy trails.


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Posted by: Ali Khan in Mac OS, Tips & Tricks

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  1. Pam says:

    Thank you sooooooo much for all your help!!!! I have learned so much. the latest was the way to download Zoom updates to Mac.

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