In the post-covid era, Zoom meetings offer a convenient way of interacting with your team without needing a physical appearance.
However, like any other technology, zoom comes with its share of issues, especially for first-time users. That's why it’s important to ensure everything is working properly before engaging in any important Zoom meeting.
A zoom test call will allow you to familiarize yourself with all the app's features and help you carry out your meeting in confidence. But, how do you join a zoom test meeting?
This article gives a step-by-step guide on how to join a zoom test meeting on mobile and desktop to help you ready yourself for your next meeting.
Let’s get started, shall we?
A zoom test meeting imitates a real meeting, allowing novice users to familiarize themselves with the app. You don’t even need to sign up for a Zoom account to run a test call, nor should you invite other participants to join.
Test zoom meeting is available to anyone with a scheduled zoom meeting. You can utilize this feature to test your microphone, speakers, and camera before joining a live zoom meeting to ensure everything is working properly.
A zoom test call is ideal under the following circumstances:
If you are a new user with no prior experience and have a scheduled zoom call for the first time.
In cases of bad weather conditions, which may affect your internet connectivity.
If you are switching to a new network and not sure about its stability.
When you need to attend an important meeting.
You can access the Zoom test meeting from the desktop client or the browser if you don’t want to install it on your computer.
These are the steps you can follow to practice a zoom meeting by yourself on a computer.
Go to http://zoom.us/test.
Hit the blue ‘Join’ button. Your browser will redirect to launch the meeting.
If you have a zoom desktop client installed on your computer, click ‘Open zoom.us’ to join the test meeting.
Zoom will start downloading automatically if you haven’t installed the app on your computer. After that, click ‘Open zoom.us’.
Click ‘Join from Your Browser’ if you cannot install the zoom client on your computer.
3. Enter your name if you are using Zoom for the first time, then click ‘Join’, and you should enter the Zoom test meeting now.
4. Click ‘Yes’ when prompted to turn on the camera. Zoom will ask ‘Do you see yourself?’ Choose ‘Yes’ if you can see yourself or ‘No, Try Another Camera’.
5. Then you will see a pop-up asking if you can hear a ringtone. Click ‘Yes’ if you can hear the ringtone or ‘No, Try Another Speaker’ to switch to another speaker until you hear the ringtone.
6. Another pop-up with instructions to speak and pause will appear. Speak to the camera. Click ‘Yes’ if you can hear the replay. If not, click ‘No, Try Another Microphone’ to switch to another until you can hear the replay.
7. The dialog box will then display a message indicating that your device is working properly.
8. Click ‘End Test’ to end the test meeting.
To join a Zoom test meeting from your mobile, you’ll need to install the Zoom app on your iPhone, iPad, or Android phone.
Follow these steps to join a Zoom test meeting on mobile.
Go to http://zoom.us/test on your browser.
Tap the ‘Join’ button.
Select ‘Launch Meeting’ if you have already installed the Zoom app; otherwise, Zoom will ask you to download the app first on your Andoird or iOS device..
Enter your name if you are a first-time user.
Click ‘Open’ when prompted to start the test meeting.
Tap ‘Allow’ when prompted to give the app permission to access the microphone and camera.
Once the testing is finished, you’ll see a ‘Device Test Results’ menu showing whether your mic and camera are working. A green mark next to the item indicates it’s working properly.
Tap ‘End Test’ and it’s done.
Preparing for your zoom meetings can help you engage confidently and communicate effectively. The following tips can help you enjoy a successful meeting:
Use a virtual background: This will help you conceal your space while maintaining your professionalism and privacy.
Ensure your lighting is on point: Opt for a well-lit room or have a lamp pointing at your face to make it visible to others.
Keep a quiet environment: Minimize background noises by closing all doors and windows and turning off notifications on your computer.
Transcribe zoom meetings: Worry about missing important info? You can utilize a meeting assistant tool like Airgram to get real-time meeting transcripts as the call takes place while you stay engaged in the meeting.
Share your screen: You can share your screen with other participants while explaining things to help them understand your points better.
Remain close to a router: This will ensure that you don’t encounter internet issues during the meeting and avoid interruptions.
Get more Zoom tips and make your Zoom meetings more effective.
For first-time or regular users, preparing for a smooth Zoom meeting is important. A Zoom test call can help you check if your speaker, microphone, or camera are working well before the real meeting commences. It will also help you to familiarize yourself with the app’s features to avoid embarrassment during the meeting.
We have given you all there is to know about joining a Zoom test meeting on your desktop or mobile device. Get ready for your next Zoom meeting with all the confidence you need.
Ranee is the Head of Growth of Airgram and has rich experience in the SaaS field. She developed a passion for writing as a young girl and believed the written word could unlock doors as well as the imagination.