In this article, we would like to answer some questions not necessarily covered in other Zoom Apps guides.
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Zoom Apps are in-product apps that are seamlessly integrated into the Zoom experience. Zoom Apps enable users to bring their favorite third-party apps within the Zoom Meetings and desktop client experience, enhancing collaboration, productivity, and entertainment.
You can browse the list of available Zoom Apps and add the ones you want from within Zoom Meetings, the Zoom desktop client, and the Zoom App Marketplace. Access your favorite third-party apps directly within Zoom Meetings, with the ability to expand or collapse your apps in meetings so you have more room to collaborate. You also have the ability to open multiple apps and switch between them, as well as share apps with others.
Zoom Apps makes meetings more collaborative, productive, and fun. There are over 50 Zoom Apps available now, ranging from enterprise to consumer use cases — including whiteboarding, project management, note-taking, and video games, with more in development and available soon. Additionally, you can create unique, fun moments with apps for games, icebreakers, virtual backgrounds, or wellness.
To add Zoom Apps, you can either open Zoom desktop client and click the Zoom Apps icon from within your Zoom meeting, or you can go to the Zoom App Marketplace to authorize Zoom Apps you’d like to use. Learn more about admin deployment and approval of Zoom apps, as well as using Zoom Apps in the client and during a meeting.
That depends on what Zoom settings your company’s IT administrator has enabled. Zoom Apps will follow the same admin approvals as other Marketplace apps. Admins and owners may have to pre-approve the use of Zoom Apps, in which case users on those accounts will not have access to Zoom Apps until admin approval. Learn more about admin deployment and approval of Zoom apps.
Zoom Apps are a new type of app in the Zoom App Marketplace, which already hosts over 1,500+ third-party integrations. Zoom Apps are in-meeting/in-product apps allowing you to use third-party apps within Zoom Meetings, whereas our integrations from the Zoom App Marketplace integrate Zoom into third-party apps. Your administrator may need to enable Zoom Apps on your account, or approve apps individually depending on your account settings. Learn more about admin deployment and approval of Zoom apps.
Zoom Apps are only available in English at this time.
Zoom Apps are available worldwide wherever partner apps are supported.
Zoom Apps are available for all users (including free and commercial users) at no charge. In some cases, our partners may require users to have paid accounts in order to access their Zoom App.
Zoom Apps require the Zoom desktop client for Windows and MacOS. Zoom Apps are not supported on mobile devices at this time.
You can turn off the “Zoom Apps quick launch button” on the desktop client from the web portal. There are also MSI, plist, and GPO options to limit access on the desktop client directly. Learn more about admin deployment and approval of Zoom apps.
Some Zoom Apps may require you to log in via a separate third-party account.
You can use Zoom Apps within Zoom Meetings and the Zoom desktop client only.
Zoom Apps are not currently available in Breakout Rooms. However, our team is working on adding this to a future release.
Zoom Apps are typically not visible in meeting recordings, whether local or cloud. However, some elements -- such as using a background from the Virtual Background app -- may be visible during a meeting and the resulting recording.
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No, Zoom Apps are available for all free and paid Zoom users, with the exception of Zoom for Government users. In some cases, our app partners may require users to have paid accounts for use of their Zoom App.
No, there is no limit.
If you are having an issue with a specific app, please contact the developer of that app. Each app's developer contact information can be found on that app’s Marketplace page.
This is likely due to Zoom Apps not being enabled for you. Please contact an account admin to request access to Zoom Apps.
If a Zoom App has access to meeting content during a meeting, others in the meeting will see the app listed in the Active Apps Notifier. Otherwise, other participants in the same meeting won’t see which Zoom Apps you’re using. Also, account owners and admins of multi-user accounts will be able to see what Zoom Apps you have installed. They may also set app approval policies for the accounts they manage.
We changed our product name to Zoom Apps to make this offering clearer and consistent with our focus on providing easily accessible tools for our users.
Yes, TLS 1.2 or higher communications including HTTPS are required for all connections to 3rd party Zoom Apps.
No, Zoom Apps are not supported in Zoom for Government