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how to use Zoom without video

On this occasion I will share
how to use Zoom without video (PC and mobile) to save more on quota or data. Zoom Meeting is one of the most popular video conferencing apps available today. Zoom offers a lot of features and stability and even has a comprehensive free plan that is ideal for most organizations or enterprises.

One of Zoom’s most striking features is its ability to accommodate up to 1000 participants, HD audio, HD video, the ability to use custom virtual backgrounds, and more. Because of these factors, Zoom has been used as a remote collaboration tool by many organizations and individuals.

Zoom gives you the ability to connect to Zoom meetings using only the microphone instead of video. This can be useful for users who are in low bandwidth areas, using mobile data, or are in public places that are not ideal for connecting via video.

Disabling your video feed can also help you save exponentially on mobile data and wifi costs if you are charged according to your usage depending on your ISP and internet plan.

Zoom is known to use around 800 MB per hour if your video is enabled during a Zoom meeting. Data usage is cut in half if you disable your video feed, which means you will use around 400 MB every hour.

And data costs differ drastically depending on where you live and the type of data plan you subscribe to. If you want to lower your data costs and save money in the process, then disabling your videos during a Zoom meeting might be the right choice for you.

Desktop PC users also get the ability to disable their video feed for all Zoom meetings. Follow the guide below to use Zoom without video.

1. Using Zoom without video on PC when joining a meeting

Step 1: Click the invite link for the related meeting which will automatically open the desktop client. If you want to join a Zoom meeting using the meeting ID, open the desktop client, click ‘Join a meeting‘ and enter your desired Meeting ID.

Step 2: Check the box next to ‘Turn off my video‘ below the text field where you are supposed to enter the display name.

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Your video feed will now be disabled for the specific meeting in question. You can always reactivate it using the camera options in the call bar at the bottom of your screen.

2. Use Zoom without video on PC for all future meetings

Step 1: Open Zoom desktop client, click profile picture you in the top right corner of the screen and select ‘Settings‘.

Step 2: The zoom settings will now open. Click ‘Videos‘ in the left sidebar of the settings page and check the box next to the option ‘Turn off my video when joining a meeting‘.

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Your video feed will now be disabled for all future Zoom meetings that you will participate in via the desktop client.

3. Using Zoom without video on PC while in a meeting

Step 1: Open the Zoom desktop client on your Windows PC or Mac device and start a Zoom meeting as usual.

Step 2: Once the meeting has started, click the ‘ iconStop Video‘ in the bottom left corner of your screen right next to the ‘ iconMicrophone‘.

Or, you can press ctrl + v (command + v on macOS), to quickly switch your video from on to off, and vice versa.

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Your video feed will now be activated and all participants in the current meeting can see you.

There are two ways to disable video feeds in the Zoom mobile app. The first is to turn off the video for all the meetings that you are going to attend via the app and the second is to turn off the video when joining the particular meeting in question.

Depending on your usage, choose the one that suits you best, and follow the appropriate guide to get you started.

1. Using Zoom without video on your phone when joining a meeting

Step 1: Open the Zoom app and tap ‘Join a Meeting‘ and enter ‘Meeting ID‘ as usual.

Step 2: Now turn on the switch for ‘Turn Off My Videos‘.

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Your video feed will now be muted during certain Zoom meetings that you want to join.

2. Use Zoom without video on your phone for all future meetings

Step 1: Open the Zoom app on your device, and tap on ‘Settings‘ in the lower right corner of the screen.

Step 2: Now select ‘Meetings‘ and enable option ‘Always Turn Off My Video‘ on the next screen.

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Your video feed will now be automatically deactivated during all future meetings that you will participate in via the Zoom mobile app on your smartphone.

Yes, even if you join the meeting with the video feed disabled, you can still view videos of your fellow attendees, presenters, and co-organizers. This might be counterproductive if you are trying to save on data costs.

You can try disabling video feeds from fellow participants using the manage participants tab which will help you save more additional data and lower your data costs at the end of the month.

Keyboard shortcuts

Here’s the quickest way to start/stop your video in a Zoom meeting on Desktop:

  • In Windows, press ctrl + v
  • On macOS, press command + v

That’s the tutorial on how to use Zoom without video. I hope this guide helped you in managing and controlling your video feed easily during Zoom meetings.

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