UW-Madison Zoom - Enable Zoom Add-in for Outlook

There are times when you want to setup a calendar meeting and include link for Zoom meeting. This article will provide steps on how to add the Zoom add-in to your Outlook client (browser or desktop) for your Office 365 account.

Enable Zoom Add-in within Office 365 account

  1. Log into Outlook on the web.
  2. Select any message.
  3. Select More actionsdots located at the top right corner of the message.

    more actions selection

  4. Within the sub-menu, select Add-ins.
  5. On the 'Add-ins for Outlook' page, search for Zoom and add Zoom for Outlook.
  6. Close the Add-ins manager.

After you have enabled the Zoom add-in for your Office 365 account per steps above, you will also have the ability to add a Zoom meeting to your calendar within Outlook desktop client. The Add a Zoom Meeting button should appear in your ribbon when you are within a calendar event/meeting. Note: If you just enabled the add-in, you may need to restart Outlook.


Within Outlook, you will now have the ability to add a Zoom meeting to any calendar event you create.

Important: The first time you attempt to create a Zoom meeting within your Outlook client, you will be prompted to authenticate into your NetID@wisc.edu account.

  1. In your Outlook calendar, select New event/meeting. 
  2. In the top right corner, look for the blue Zoom icon and click on it.
  3. Select the Add a Zoom Meeting option from the drop-down menu.
  4. Select Sign in with SSO.
  5. Enter uwmadison for the company domain.
  6. Done.

Learn more.

Schedule a Zoom Meeting

Schedule a Zoom meeting via Outlook on the web.

Schedule a Zoom meeting via Outlook desktop client.

Note: If the 'Add a Zoom Meeting' button does not appear within Outlook desktop client, please make sure your Outlook desktop client is authenticated correctly.

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