I've been involved lately helping people get Zoom installed on their computers and verifying that it works. I can categorize new Zoom users into three categories:
- People who are able to get Zoom installed and running on their device(s) by simply following a meeting invitation hyperlink and letting the automated process work. The overwhelming majority of new Zoom users fall into this class.
- People who need a little help understanding the process and need prompting to follow the normal path. I'm guessing that maybe 10% of new Zoom users fall into this category.
- People who get Zoom installed correctly but find that normal Zoom meeting hyperlinks don't work. This doesn't happen often, but it does happen enough to require a circumvention.
That third category is what this blog post is all about.