What Can You Do in a Zoom Meeting?

What Can You Do in a Zoom Meeting?

What Can You Do in a Zoom Meeting?

First off, if you missed my other two articles on Zoom meetings, you can check them out below.

Joining Zoom meetings

How to host your Zoom meeting

One question I get asked all the time is, “What can I do in a zoom meeting?” Today I’m going to address that question. We’ll cover what you can do as a participant, host, and learn about hotkeys and dial in controls. So, lets zoom in!

Meeting Hosts and Attendees

Windows Keyboard Shortcuts

Users of Windows can perform the following keyboard commands (view updated keyboard list):

  • F6: Navigate among Zoom popup windows.
  • CTRL+ALT+SHIFT: Move focus to Zoom’s meeting controls
  • ALT: Toggle the option to always show meeting control toolbar in Accessibility Settings
  • ALT+F1: Switch to Active Speaker View in video meeting
  • ALT+V: Start/Stop Video
  • ALT+A: Mute/unmute audio
  • Holding down SPACEBAR: Unmutes your microphone while the key is pressed
  • ALT+M: Mute/unmute audio for everyone except the host (option available to the meeting host only)
  • ALT+S: Launch Share Screen window and stop screen share (will only work when meeting control toolbar has focus)
  • ALT+SHIFT+S: Start/stop new screen share (will only work when meeting control toolbar has focus)
  • ALT+T: Pause/resume screen share (will only work when meeting control toolbar has focus)
  • ALT+R: Start/stop local recording
  • ALT+C: Start/stop cloud recording
  • ALT+P: Pause/resume recording
  • ALT+N: Switch camera
  • ALT+F: Enter/exit full screen
  • ALT+H: Display/hide In-Meeting Chat panel
  • ALT+U: Display/hide Participants panel
  • ALT+I: Open Invite window
  • ALT+Y: Raise/lower hand
  • ALT+SHIFT+R: Gain Remote Control
  • ALT+SHIFT+G: Stop Remote Control
  • CTRL+2: Read active speaker name
  • CTRL+T: Jump to chat with someone
  • CTRL+W: Close current chat session
  • CTRL+UP ARROW: Go to previous chat
  • CTRL+DOWN ARROW: Go to next chat
  • CTRL+F: Search
  • CTRL++ (PLUS): Increase chat size
  • CTRL+- (MINUS): Decrease chat size
  • ALT+Q: End/leave meeting

Mac Keyboard Shortcuts

Users of MacOS can perform the following keyboard commands (view updated keyboard list):

  • COMMAND+J: Join Meeting
  • COMMAND+CONTROL+V: Start Meeting
  • COMMAND+J: Schedule Meeting
  • COMMAND+CONTROL+S: Screen Share via Direct Share
  • COMMAND+SHIFT+A:Mute/unmute audio
  • COMMAND+CONTROL+M: Mute audio for everyone except the host (only available to the host)
  • COMMAND+CONTROL+U: Unmute audio for everyone except host (only available to the host)
  • SPACE: Push to talk
  • COMMAND+SHIFT+V:Start/stop video
  • COMMAND+SHIFT+N:Switch camera
  • COMMAND+SHIFT+S: Start/stop screen share
  • COMMAND+SHIFT+T: Pause/resume screen share
  • COMMAND+SHIFT+R: Start local recording
  • COMMAND+SHIFT+C: Start cloud recording
  • COMMAND+SHIFT+P: Pause/resume recording
  • COMMAND+SHIFT+W: Switch to active speaker view or gallery view, depending on current view
  • CONTROL+P: View previous 25 participants in gallery view
  • CONTROL+N: View next 25 participants in gallery view
  • COMMAND+U: Display/hide Participants panel
  • COMMAND+SHIFT+H: Show/hide In-Meeting Chat Panel
  • COMMAND+I: Open invite window
  • OPTION+Y: Raise/lower hand
  • CTRL+SHIFT+R: Gain remote control
  • CTRL+SHIFT+G: Stop remote control
  • COMMAND+SHIFT+F: Enter/exit full screen
  • COMMAND+SHIFT+M: Switch tominimal window
  • CTRL+OPTION+COMMAND+H: Show/hide meeting controls
  • CTRL+SHIFT+R: Gain remote control
  • CTRL+SHIFT+G: Stop remote control
  • CTRL+\ (BACKSLASH): Toggle the “Always Show Meeting Controls” option in Settings/Accessibility
  • COMMAND+W: Prompt to End/Leave Meeting
  • COMMAND+K: Jump to chat with someone
  • COMMAND+T: Screenshot

iOS

If you are using an iDevice with a keyboard, the following shortcuts are available in a Zoom meeting:

  • COMMAND + SHIFT + A: Mute/Unmute my audio. If using VoiceOver, you can magic tap (Double tap with two fingers) to mute/unmute your microphone.
  • COMMAND + SHIFT + V: Start/Stop my video
  • COMMAND + SHIFT + H: Display/Hide Chat
  • COMMAND + SHIFT + M: Minimize meeting
  • COMMAND + U: Display/Hide manage participants
  • COMMAND + W: Close the front window, such as the participants or meeting settings window

Phone controls for participants

The following commands can be entered via DTMF tones using your phone’s dial pad while in a Zoom meeting:

  • *6: Toggle mute/unmute
  • *9 – Raise hand

Phone controls for meeting host

If you have entered the Host Key to start the meeting, you will have host controls available to you by entering DTMF tones on your dial pad. To hear all available commands, enter ** (STAR STAR) on your phone.

  • *4: End the meeting for all participants
  • *5: Lock or Unlock the meeting
  • *6: Mute or unmute yourself
  • *7: Start or Stop Recording

Note: all participants in the meeting will be notified when recording is stopped or started.

  • *#: Hear the number of participants in the meeting
  • 99: Mute or unmute all participants

Zooming Off! 🛫

Well, all of this Zoom stuff has really started to make me hungry. I think I’ll zoom to the nearest burger joint and get greasy! If you missed my other zoom articles, here they are again for your convenience:

Joining Zoom meetings

How to host your Zoom meeting

Until next time… Qapla!

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