During an important meeting, webinar, or seminar with your boss or manager, it gets embarrassing. It may also lead to frustration if you face issues with your Audio or Video. That’s why it is always better to test your Audio and Video beforehand with Zoom Testing.
Zoom Testing helps you create a Test Meeting to test your internet connection, audio hardware, and webcam as well as. If you are trying out zoom for the first, you can familiarize yourself with the Zoom interface if you have your colleagues or friends attending the meeting. You can share the link with them so they can also test as well.
Zoom Test Meeting
In case you want to launch a test Zoom meeting, you can do so by visiting the zoom testing website. This would launch a dummy test meeting where the only participant would be you. Still, if you want to invite others, there is also an option to invite others, which would let you invite other participants too if they also want to check their video and audio hardware. This option enables you to test even if you don’t have the Zoom Application installed. If you have the desktop client installed, then the Zoom Testing Website will let you open the test meeting in the client just like your regular meetings or webinars.
This option lets you test your video, audio, screen sharing, and chat.
Zoom Video Testing
As stated above, it is always a good idea to test your video before an important meeting to save yourself from unnecessary embarrassment and frustration in front of others. So, I will be guiding you on how to test your Video using Zoom Testing manually.
- The first step would be to have the relevant software downloaded and installed in the system you would be joining.
- You should have either of the following software installed:
- If you are using your desktop or laptop, you need to have the Zoom Client for the Meetings Desktop application.
- The Zoom Mobile app for Android if you have an Android smartphone or tablet.
- The Zoom Mobile app for iOS if you have an iPhone or iPad.
Testing your Video on Zoom
You can test your video before joining the meeting and ensure that your camera is working correctly. Below we have listed the steps that will help you test your video manually on your Desktop application.
- Sign in to the “Zoom Client for Meetings Desktop Application.”
- Click on your “profile picture or profile icon” and then on settings.
3.After you have clicked on “Settings,” click on the “Video” tab. You will now be able to see a preview video from the camera detected. In case you want a different camera, then you can choose another camera.
Zoom Testing Audio
Testing via Test Meeting
- Go to Zoom Testing Website
- Click on the blue-colored join button to launch the Zoom Test Meeting.
- Your browser may prompt you to open Zoom Meetings.
- A pop-up window would let you test your speakers, and you can try your audio settings with its help. A ringtone would be rung that will help you to test your speakers. If you cannot hear the ringtone click “NO” and switch speakers until you hear the ringtone.
- Click “Yes,” then test your mic.
- After clicking on “Yes,” a pop-up window would show up that would help you to test your microphone. In case you can’t hear the replay, you can click on “No” to switch your microphone until you hear the replay. Click on “Yes” after you can listen to the replay.
- Click on “Join” with computer Audio.
- Click on the green-colored “Join with Computer Audio” button, and it will let you join the test meeting with the selected microphones and speakers
Testing via Desktop Client or the Zoom Mobile app
- Firstly check you have the correct software installed. You can check above we have provided the links to download the proper software for Desktop as well as Mobile.
- Go to “Testing computer or device audio.”
- Select the system you are using from the drop-down menu.
4. Select a menu option according to your operating system, opening up instructions to test audio.
5. Scroll down to the section “Testing Audio Using Audio Setting” to check all the audio settings to see the instructions to test audio during a meeting.
Testing via Desktop Client or the Zoom Mobile app
Testing via Telephone
If you weren’t aware of this feature, you could join a meeting with a telephone’s help. Joining via a Telephone is a good option when:
- You don’t have dedicated hardware for the microphone or speaker or both on your computer.
- You don’t have a smartphone while you are going somewhere and have a regular telephone.
- You don’t have the Zoom Client for Meetings desktop application, Application on your smartphone, or Google Chrome web browser installed.
Let us begin with how you can join a Zoom meeting:
- After joining a zoom meeting with the caller id, you will automatically join with the audio. In case the prompt message does not appear, click on “Join Audio” in the meeting controls.
- After you have joined via audio, click on “Phone Call.”
*In case if you have subscribed to call out add-on function, you can join the meeting by having Zoom dial your phone number.
- You can follow the instructions provided below to dial in:
- Select the country you are connected from with the help of the drop-down menu.
- Connect to the call by calling any of the numbers provided.
- Enter the meeting ID followed by #
- Enter the participant ID followed by #
- If there is a passcode, enter it followed by #
If you are connected with computer audio, you can join by phone:
- Click on the arrow next to mute/unmute.
- Click on “Leave Computer Audio.”
- Click on “Phone Call” and follow the prompt to dial in.
This article covers phone commands for participants and hosts joining through telephone and can use *6 to mute/unmute self.
In this article on Zoom Testing, we have covered the various methods to test your Audio, Video, and Microphone hardware before joining a critical meeting or webinar. We have covered testing your video by Zoom Testing via your Desktop, testing your audio via smartphone, desktop, telephone, and testing your microphone.