It's no secret that Zoom is one of the most popular video conferencing platforms.
With its easy-to-use interface and interesting features, it's no wonder so many people use it to conduct online meetings. However, not everyone knows about the various Zoom Chrome extensions available.
In this post, we will discuss some of the best Zoom extensions for Chrome and how they can make your online meetings more efficient.
Zoom and Google Chrome: Zoom extensions for Chrome
Let's review 13 Zoom Chrome extensions.
Of course, we had to start with the official Zoom Chrome extension. This helpful extension allows you to schedule and start Zoom meetings directly from your browser.
It provides one-click access to join or create a meeting. The extension also gives you instant messaging capabilities. If you use Zoom for online meetings, this is a must-have extension.
If you're looking for an extension to help you schedule Zoom meetings, then Zoom Scheduler is a quality option. The extension allows you to create and manage Zoom meetings directly from your Google Calendar.
You can use Zoom Scheduler to send reminders to meeting attendees before the meeting starts. Use this feature to help everyone remain on the same page and show up on time.
In summary, important Zoom Scheduler features include the following.
Single-click option to join Zoom from Google Calendar
Schedule meetings for other attendees
Begin an instant meeting
The Zoom History Chrome extension maintains a log of every Zoom meeting you attend.
Its purpose is to help you quickly access links for recurring meetings inside your organization. Instead of going back to your calendar or Slack chats to retrieve Zoom meeting links, you can use Zoom History to join.
With Zoom History, you can search through every meeting you’ve attended in the past. The extension lets you rename each link for easy retrieval in the future. Zoom History orders each link based on the weekday you previously accessed it.
The Airgram Google Chrome extension lets you use real-time transcriptions during your Zoom meetings.
To use the Airgram Chrome extension, first open up your Airgram account here.
Then, install the Airgram Chrome extension.
You can use Airgram to take notes inside Zoom during your calls. While you’re on your Zoom call, make sure you’re logged into your Airgram account for this feature to operate correctly. Doing this avoids the need to switch from Zoom to your Airgram account to see the transcription notes.
You’ll see a popup transcription window in the Zoom meeting room. Use this feature to quickly take notes while conducting Zoom calls with your team, on interviews, or during sales calls.
The Xoom Redirector Chrome extension allows you to open Zoom meetings in your browser instead of the Zoom desktop app. It helps avoid one of Zoom's annoying features: Zoom always uses its popup to direct you into downloading the desktop app.
Using the Xoom Redirector, you can seamlessly enter a Zoom meeting without seeing the Zoom desktop app message. Xoom makes sure that you automatically join meetings via your web browser.
Zoom Utils is an extension that provides tools to help you get the most out of Zoom. If you use Zoom frequently, then Zoom Utils is a useful extension. It can help make your online meetings more efficient and hassle-free.
The Zoom extension for Chrome includes features such as the ability to turn off your video when joining a meeting, muting all participants upon entry, and more. You can use it to leave or end meetings with a single click.
Zoom Utils will send reminders, so you never miss an important meeting. Additionally, the extension provides the following features.
Auto-join to help each participant join a meeting
Drag and drop organization
Automatically add Zoom links to the extension
The Virtual Classroom Question Manager is an extension that helps you keep track of questions asked during a Zoom meeting. It allows you to upvote or downvote each question. This feature is advantageous because it helps prioritize which questions get answered first.
You can manage everything from an easy-to-use dashboard. The dashboard sits on top of each Zoom meeting. Attendees can ask questions while meeting moderators manage the questions. Inside the extension, your team can highlight each question as it gets answered to move it out of view.
Additionally, the Virtual Classroom Question Manager includes the following features.
The ability to export all questions and answers to a PDF
A search function to help you find specific questions
Run the extension on a second monitor
Volume meter to adjust microphone audio levels
Polly is an add-on that allows you to create surveys and polls directly in your Zoom meeting.
It helps you get feedback from team members, employees, or customers during and after a meeting. You can also use Polly to take a quick poll of attendees before a meeting starts to gauge what topics they want to discuss.
Other features include:
Hot takes & icebreakers
Scheduler for future questions days or weeks in advance
The Meetings Page Auto Closer for Zoom extension helps you stay focused during meetings. It closes the web page that Zoom automatically opens as you launch a meeting. This feature restores your view to the tab you already had open before starting the Zoom meeting.
You should notice that automatically closing those annoying Zoom tabs helps keep Chrome running fast and efficiently. This Zoom extension doesn't contain any analytics. It's also GDPR and HIPAA compliant.
Zoom's Slack integration is an add-on that lets you start or join a Zoom meeting from Slack. The extension allows you to start meetings from both Slack group messages and Slack channels. You can also use it to share your screen, invite others to join your meeting, and more.
With this Zoom add-on, you can see how long each meeting runs in real-time. It helps you view who leaves or joins a Zoom meeting. As well, you can use Slack by Zoom metrics to understand how long each participant remained on the call.
Another interesting aspect is the "Zoom call" feature. It lets you start a Zoom phone call directly from a Slack group or Slack channel direct message.
The Zoom Closer Chrome extension is similar to the Meetings Page Auto Closer for Zoom extension.
It closes the web page that Zoom automatically opens as you launch a meeting. The extension doesn't require any special permissions. It simply sends a message to close the background page via the Chrome Content Script. It closes the Zoom web page in six seconds.
If you need to download several files from Zoom, then the ZED: Zoom Easy Downloader extension can help. It allows you to quickly and easily download files from your current or past Zoom meetings.
To use the extension, click the "Download" button and select the file type you want to download. The extension will then create a ZIP file of all the files from the meeting.
The Zoom Easy Downloader also allows you to download any video on the Zoom platform. If someone sends you a link to a Zoom video you didn't attend, you'll see a blue banner appear underneath the video. Click on "Save link as" after right-clicking the blue banner. The ZED extension will automatically download the third-party Zoom video to your computer.
This extension also helps you record webinar presentations as you watch. Click the "record" button while attending the webinar. The extension will send you the recording following the presentation.
If you use the Zoom.us Always Show "Join From Web" extension, you'll never have to worry about downloading the Zoom desktop app again. The extension adds a "join from web" button to all of your upcoming meetings. Click on the button and join the meeting directly from your web browser.
This extension is helpful because it allows you to join meetings without downloading any software. It's also effective for people who use multiple computers or devices. You can join a meeting from any device with an Internet connection and a web browser.
While similar to the Xoom, Meetings Page Auto Closer, and Zoom Closer extensions, this extension adds a bonus feature: You can record your Zoom meetings with it.
You can even record Zoom meetings you don't attend with the Always Show "Join From Web" extension. As well, it allows you to record Zoom meetings where someone else is the host. If you need to record webinars, this extension helps with that task.
You may still have a few questions about Zoom Chrome extensions. Here are the answers to two commonly asked questions.
Adding the Zoom extension to Chrome is a simple process. First, go to the Zoom extension page here. At the top right, click the blue "Add to Chrome" button. Next, click the "Add app" button to confirm your selection. The Zoom extension will now appear in your Chrome web browser.
If you ever need to uninstall the Zoom extension, go to More Tools/Extensions from your Chrome browser. On the next page, you will see all the extensions you previously added to Chrome. Find the Zoom extension and click on "Remove".
A popup will ask you to confirm your choice. Click on "Remove" once more to finalize your selection. Your Google Chrome Extensions page will refresh automatically. You should now see that the Zoom extension is missing from the Extensions page.
If you're trying to use Zoom on a Chromebook, you may have noticed that it's not compatible. Recently, Zoom announced that Chromebook users need to install a special Progressive Web App (PWA) when using Zoom for meetings.
A PWA is a web app that you install on your operating system. They typically work faster than regular apps and take up less storage space. Read more about PWAs here.
Go to the Google Play store to install the PWA that allows you to use Zoom on a Chromebook.
There are a variety of Zoom extensions for Chrome that can make online meetings more efficient. The best Zoom extension for you depends on your needs and what features you find important. We've highlighted some of the most popular Zoom Chrome extensions. Take the next step by choosing one or two to try out today.
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