How to Update Zoom on Chromebook

How to get the latest version of Zoom on your Chromebook

What 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 on the About tab.
  • Automatically update the Zoom app by restarting your Chromebook.

This article helps you make sure you are running the latest Zoom version on your Chromebook.

How Do I Download the Latest Version of Zoom on a Chromebook?

The Chromebook Zoom app is slightly different than the browser add-on you would use on a Chrome browser on Mac or Windows. This guide will walk you through the process to ensure you have the latest version of Zoom on your Chromebook.

  1. Open the Chrome Web Store on your Chromebook by selecting the app menu icon at the lower left and searching for "Web Store." Select the Web Store icon to open it.

    Web Store in Google Chrome search window
  2. Once the Web Store app opens, type "Zoom" into the search field. Scroll down until you see Zoom in the Apps section. Select it to open the Chrome Web Store app page for Zoom.

    Zoom in Chrome Web Store
  3. Select the Zoom app and on the app page, select the Add to Chrome button, which will install the Zoom app onto your Chromebook.

    Add to Chromebook on Zoom page in Chrome Web Store
  4. Before the Zoom app installs, you'll see a pop-up window asking you to approve permissions for the Zoom app to access your microphone and camera. Select Add app to complete the app installation process.

     Add app on Chromebook
  5. If you've already installed the Zoom app on your Chromebook, then you'll see the Launch app button instead of the Add to Chrome button. If this is the case, you'll need to ensure you have the latest version from within the app itself or by restarting your system (see below).

    Launch app on 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 a couple of ways you can do this automatically. But before you do so, you can check what version of the app you already have installed.

  1. Select the app launch icon at the lower left of the window to check what 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 upper right to access the Settings pages.

    Settings gear on Zoom sign in screen
  2. In the Settings window, select the About page. You will see a line displaying the Version of your installed Zoom app. Compare this to the version displayed on the Chrome Web Store page for this app.

    About Page in Zoom app
  3. 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 on all apps and applies them. To restart your Chromebook, select the right side of the toolbar, and select the power button to shut down your Chromebook. Restart it to update all apps.

    Power icon on Chromebook
  4. If you can't seem to log into a Zoom meeting using the installed Chrome Store app, you can always use the Join Meeting page on the Zoom website to connect to your meeting. It will trigger an installation of the Chrome app before connecting to the meeting. Doing this ensures you have the latest version.

    Screenshot of joining meeting on Web

This article is only for Chromebooks. Here's how to update Zoom on Windows or a Mac.

  • 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 do I record a Zoom meeting on Chromebook?

    To record Zoom meetings, select Record in the bottom menu during a meeting. You'll need permission from the host. Alternatively, use a third-party screen recorder app.

  • How do I start a Zoom meeting on Chromebook?

    To host a Zoom meeting, log in to your account and select Host a Meeting or Schedule a New Meeting. Select Copy the Invitation and send the link to invitees. To join a meeting, access your email invitation and select the link provided, or enter a meeting ID on the Zoom Join a Meeting web page.

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