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 than the Zoom web portal. The Zoom web portal is primarily used for changing your profile, meeting settings and Zoom Phone settings. You can also use the web portal to schedule, view, and edit meetings.

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.


  • Windows: Internet Explorer 11+, Edge 12+, Firefox 27+, Chrome 30+
  • macOS: Safari 7+, Firefox 27+, Chrome 30+
  • Linux: Firefox 27+, Chrome 30+

Complete System requirements for Windows, macOS, and Linux

Desktop Client

While meetings can be started and scheduled from the Zoom web portal, you can also schedule/start meetings directly from the Zoom application. It is also important to access the Zoom application to set certain in-app settings, including Virtual Background, Audio/Video settings, as well as other options. Learn more.

Download desktop client.

Mobile Client

Additional resources

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

See Also:

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Owner:Zoom S.Group:Zoom
Created:2020-09-18 11:49 CSTUpdated:2021-04-01 06:28 CST
Sites:DoIT Help Desk, Office 365, Zoom
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