Joining a meeting with the invite link

You may receive a Zoom meeting invite link through an email, calendar invitation, or directly from the meeting host. The invite link is a web address that includes the meeting ID and can oftentimes include an embedded passcode, allowing participants to join more quickly. When you join a meeting by clicking the invite link, your web browser will open, display a message that the meeting will open in the Zoom app, and display a dialog box to launch the Zoom application on your device.

Learn more about additional ways to join a meeting, including how to join without installing Zoom on your device.

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How to join a meeting using the join link

  1. Click the invite link or copy and paste the link into a web browser.
    The web browser will redirect you to the launch meeting page. A pop-up will ask if you want to open Zoom Meetings.
  2. (Optional) Select the check box if you want to always allow Zoom to open links of this type in the associated app.
    Note: This option is only available on select browsers.
  3. Click Open.
    The Zoom app will open and direct you to the meeting.
    Note: This button may say something else, such as Allow or Open, depending on the web browser and device you are on.

How to troubleshoot the Zoom Launcher plug-in 

On some occasions, the plugins may not be activated, disabled, not correctly installed, or installed correctly but failed to run. Check if the Zoom launcher plugin is enabled (re-enable if it was disabled).


Safari no longer supports most plug-ins. You will need to choose to launch Zoom each time.