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How to update your Zoom app on mobile or desktop
Zoom is far and away the most popular app for video conferencing. If you use it, you’ve probably experienced occasional video and audio glitches during your meetings. These can cause delays and frustration, not to mention a loss of productivity. An excellent way to minimize issues is to update your Zoom app. If you’re wondering how to update Zoom, it’s easily accomplished and doesn’t take long.
On Windows, Mac, or Linux devices, click on your profile icon in the app's upper right corner; from the menu that drops down, click on Check for Updates. On Android and iOS devices, use your respective app store to update Zoom. No update is necessary if there is no Update button on the app page (or if Zoom is not on Apple's Updates list).
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Updating Zoom on a Windows, Mac, or Linux device
If you use a Windows or Mac desktop or laptop, you have two options for updating your Zoom app. You can set your Zoom app to update automatically by clicking on your profile icon in the upper right corner and choosing Settings. Then, make sure you are in General on the left-hand sidebar; there should be a section on the right called Zoom Updates, and below that, a check box for Automatically keeping Zoom desktop client up to date.
When you check the box, a small drop-down menu will appear directly below, giving you a choice between slow or fast update channels. The slow channel will update the app less often. Still, it will maintain stability in the app better than the quick update channel, which will deliver every update as it becomes available. Choose a channel and close the Settings menu. Your Zoom app will now update automatically. (This method is unavailable to Linux users.)
The second option is to check for updates manually. Click on the profile icon in the upper right again, and from the profile menu, click on Check for Updates. Either an update will begin to download and install, or you will get a message that your Zoom app is up to date.
Updating Zoom on an Android device
You would use the Google Play store on an Android device to keep your Zoom app updated. Search for Zoom in the Play store, and on the app’s page, there will be an Update button next to its name if an update is available. If the button says Open, no update is necessary.
Updating Zoom on an iOS device
If you’re using Zoom on an iPad or an iPhone, the Apple App Store is where you’ll go to keep it updated. When you open the store, the menu bar at the bottom of the screen has a choice for Updates. If you click the Updates icon, you will see Zoom listed there if an update is called for. There will be an Update button right beside it. You are already up to date if you do not see Zoom on your Updates list (such as in the screenshot above).
If you have any issues updating Zoom, see our guide on common Zoom problems and how to fix them.
Zoom can be set to automatically update if you are using it on a Windows or Mac device.
You can probably get away with not installing every single Zoom update. However, the further out of date your app falls, the more likely problems will occur. Also, some updates are mandatory (you cannot use the app without updating).
You can discover what new features the latest Zoom updates bring in the app’s description on the Google Play store or by visiting the Zoom website.