What equipment do I need for using Zoom?
To use the Zoom videoconferencing app you will need:
- A laptop computer, desktop computer, smartphone, or tablet
- An internet connection
- Speakers, a microphone, and a webcam either built-in or attached to your computer or mobile device
You will benefit from having:
- A set of headphones with built-in microphone that can be attached to your computer or mobile device. These can be in-ear headphones (ear buds) or over the ear headphones. The mic can be built into the cable, or attached on a boom. The headphones can be wired or wireless.
We recommend using a set of headphones with an attached mic because they will give you:
- Ease of listening
- Clarity of speech
- Less background noise for all meeting participants
These types of headphones have a mic included —
If you do not have a set of headphones with mic included, you can use a set of headphones without a built-in mic, and use the mic that is built into your computer or mobile device.
If you do not have headphones or a mic, you can use the speakers and mic that are built into your computer or mobile device.