Using the Zoom Firefox extension


The Zoom Firefox extension allows participants to schedule Zoom meetings directly from Google Calendar. Using the extension, you can start an instant meeting or schedule a future meeting. The meeting join link and details are added to the calendar event and can be sent as a Google Calendar invitation, so the attendee can join with a single click from the calendar.

Other additional methods to schedule meetings include:  

This article covers:

Prerequisites for the Zoom Firefox extension

How to install the Zoom Firefox extension

  1. Open the Firefox Add-ons.
  2. In the search box, search for Zoom Extension.
    The Zoom Firefox extension page will appear.
  3. Click + Add to Firefox.
  4. Review the permission window and accept permissions by clicking Add.

How to use the Zoom Firefox extension

  1. The Zoom Firefox extension will install a button on your Firefox browser. In the top right of your screen, clicking the Zoom extension button will open the Zoom Firefox extension.
  2. Sign in to your Zoom account with either the Google sign-in method, email and password, or SSO. 
    Once signed in, you will have additional options in the Zoom Firefox extension: 
    • Schedule a Meeting: Click Schedule a Meeting to open up a new event on Google Calendar. 
    • Start a Meeting: Hover over Start a Meeting to choose to start with video or start without video. Learn more about instant meetings. 
    • Name/email address: Click your name or email address to open your Zoom profile page.
    • Gear icon : Click the gear icon  to open the Zoom meeting settings.


How to schedule a meeting from Google Calendar

You can make any Google Calendar event a Zoom meeting by scheduling a meeting directly in the calendar event with the extension. Once scheduled, the join URL and meeting details are automatically added to the event details. 

Note: The Zoom Firefox extension syncs your default meeting settings from the Zoom web portal.

  1. Create a new calendar event or edit an existing calendar event. 
  2. Open the additional options for the event.
    • For a new calendar event, click More Options.
    • For an existing calendar event, click the Pencil icon.
  3. Click Make it a Zoom Meeting
  4. This will create a Zoom meeting using your default settings and populate the meeting details in the description. 
  5. Invite guests, configure notifications, and adjust other optional calendar event options as needed.
  6. Click Save.

Note: If you are rescheduling a Zoom meeting from Google Calendar, edit the calendar entry and change the meeting date/time. Do not drag and drop the calendar event or copy the meeting details to a different calendar entry.

Zoom Firefox extension scheduling options

The Zoom Firefox extension scheduling options can be displayed each time you schedule a meeting, or you can automatically schedule the meeting with the settings as your last meeting scheduled with the extension.

How to display scheduling options each time

By default, the meeting will be scheduled with the options that you used for your last meeting. However, you can have the scheduling options appear each time. 

  1. Click the extension icon next to your address bar.
  2. Click the Settings settings-button.png icon.
  3. Enable the Allow me to specify schedule options each time option. 
  4. The scheduling options will now appear each time you schedule a meeting with the Zoom Firefox extension. 

How to fix the Session Has Expired message

If you receive the following message "Your Zoom Firefox Extension session has expired.", you need to login to the Firefox extension again.

  1. Click the Zoom Firefox extension icon next to your address bar.
  2. Sign in to your Zoom account.
  3. Choose the login method that applies to your profile, either Sign In with Google, use your email and password, or Sign In with SSO