UW-Madison Zoom - Supported Clients

Zoom allows you to connect to your account using many different clients/platforms.

Important: The Zoom desktop client, mobile app, and web client have different features and capabilities. Learn more about these differences to determine which client works best for your needs.

Web Client

The Zoom web client allows joining a Zoom meeting or webinar without downloading any plugins or software. However, the web client has limited features and functions best on Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Chromium Edge. See a detailed list of features available on the web client. Participants joining through the web client will need to be signed in to a Zoom account. Learn more.


  • On Desktop:
    • Chrome (version 111 or higher)
    • Firefox (version 111 or higher)
    • Edge (version 111 or higher)
    • Safari (version 14 or higher)
      • Note: Safari is not available for Windows machines.
  • On Mobile:
    • Chrome 
      • (version 111 or higher for Android)
      • (version 109 or higher for iOS)
    • Firefox (version 111 or higher)
    • Edge (version 111 or higher)
    • Safari (version 14 or higher)
      • Note: Safari is only available on iOS mobile devices. 

Complete System requirements for Windows, macOS, and Linux

Desktop Client

The Zoom desktop application allows users to create/start meetings/webinars and modify in-app settings such as Virtual Background, Audio/Video settings, and more.

Download desktop client.

Mobile Client

Additional resources

Client feature comparison
Launching Zoom from a web browser
System requirements for Windows, macOS, and Linux

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Created2020-09-18 12:49:17Updated2023-05-23 15:33:07
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