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How to Update Zoom on Chromebook

How to get the latest version of Zoom on your Chromebook

what you need to know

  • Install Zoom on your Chromebook from the Chrome Web Store to get the latest version.
  • Check the version of your Zoom app on the Settings page of the About tab.
  • Automatically update the Zoom app by restarting your Chromebook.

This article helps you make sure you’re using the latest version of Zoom on your Chromebook.

How do I download the latest version of Zoom on a Chromebook?

The Chromebook Zoom app is slightly different from the browser plugin you’d use in a Chrome browser on Mac or Windows. This guide will walk you through the process of making sure you have the latest version of Zoom on your Chromebook.

Open the Chrome Web Store on your Chromebook by selecting the app menu icon in the bottom left and searching for “Web Store.” Select the Online store icon to open it.

Once the Web Store app is open, type “Zoom” in the search field. scroll until you see Zoom in the Applications section. Select it to open the Chrome Web Store app page for Zoom.

Zoom on the Chrome Web Store

Select the Zoom app and on the app page, select the Add to Chrome button, which will install the Zoom app on your Chromebook.

Add to Chromebook on the Zoom page of the Chrome Web Store

Before you install the Zoom app, you will see a pop-up asking you to approve permissions for the Zoom app to access your microphone and camera. To select Add an app to complete the application installation process.

                Add an app on Chromebook

If you’ve already installed the Zoom app on your Chromebook, you’ll see the Start application button instead of Add to Chrome button. If so, you will need to make sure you have the latest version of the app or by restarting your system (see below).

Launch the app on the Chromebook Zoom page

How do I fix Zoom on my Chromebook?

If you’re not sure if you have the latest version of the Zoom app on your Chromebook, there are several ways to do it automatically. But before you do that, you can check which version of the app you have already installed.

Select the app launcher icon at the bottom left of the window to check which version of the Zoom app you have installed on your Chromebook. Search for “Zoom” and launch the Zoom app. Select the gear icon at the top right to access the settings pages.

Setting the speed on the Zoom login screen

In the Settings window, select the On page. You will see a line showing the version of your installed Zoom app. Compare this to the version shown on the Chrome Web Store page for this app.

About page in the Zoom app

The easiest way to update the Zoom app on your Chromebook is to restart it. Every time you restart your Chromebook, the system automatically checks for updates to all apps and applies them. To restart your Chromebook, select the right side of the toolbar, then select the power button to turn off your Chromebook. Restart it to update all apps.

Power icon on Chromebook

If you can’t connect to a Zoom meeting with the Chrome Store app installed, you can still use the Join Meeting page on the Zoom website to connect to your meeting. This will trigger an install of the Chrome app before connecting to the meeting. This ensures that you have the latest version.

Screenshot of joining a web meeting

This item is for Chromebooks only. Here’s how to update Zoom on Windows or Mac.

frequent questions

  • How do I change my Zoom background on Chromebook?

    To change your Zoom background before a meeting, go to Settings > virtual background and select an image. During a meeting, click the up arrow next to Stop video and select Choose virtual background.

  • How to record a Zoom meeting on Chromebook?

    To record Zoom meetings, select Registry in the bottom menu during a meeting. You will need permission from the host. You can also use a third-party screen recording app.

  • How to start a Zoom meeting on Chromebook?

    To host a Zoom meeting, sign in to your account and select Host a meeting either Schedule a new meeting. To select copy the invitation and send the link to the guests. To join a meeting, go to your email invitation and select the link provided, or enter a meeting ID on the Zoom Join a Meeting webpage.

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