Comparison of Zoom Meeting and Zoom Webinar

The meeting and webinar platforms provide similar functionality, but with some important differences.

The meeting is designed to be a collaborative event where all participants can share the screen, turn on video and audio, and see who else is attending.

Webinars are designed to allow hosts and designated panelists to share video, audio, and screens. In the webinar, viewers are only allowed to view. Webinars have the ability to interact through Q & A, chat, and answering voting questions. The host can also unmute the viewer. Webinar viewers will not be able to change their names.

Content of this article:

  • Meetings and webinars
  • Function comparison

Zoom Meetings and webinars

  meeting Webinar


Zoom meetings are ideal for holding more interactive sessions, where you
want to get more audience participation
, divide your sessions into smaller groups
Think of a webinar like a virtual lecture or auditorium.

Webinars are ideal for large public audiences and events. Webinar participants usually do not interact with each other. Zoom offers options for interacting with participants, but many webinars have one or a few people talking to the audience.


Small to large groups ( 2 or more participants):

  • Customer response meeting
  • Sales meeting
  • Workshop
Large-scale events and public broadcasters ( more than 50 participants) such as

  • Dialogue rally
  • Quarterly meetings, etc.
  • Educational lecture

User characteristics

  • General employee
  • Training group
  • Event holding
  • SVP and C Chief Executive (Responsible)


Free and paid subscriptions available options. Available with paid add-ons, Pro and above subscriptions.


Function comparison


meeting Webinar

Participant role

  • Host and co-host
  • participant
  • Host and co-host
  • Panelist
  • participant

Audio sharing

  • All participants can mute/unmute their audio
  • Organizers can request participants to be muted/unmuted
  • The host can be set to mute all participants when joining
  • Only hosts and panelists can mute/unmute their audio
  • Participants will participate in listen-only mode *
  • The host can unmute one or more participants

Video sharing

All participants Host and panelist
Screen sharing


  • Up to 100 with a free license
  • Up to 1,000 depending on paid licenses and add-ons for large meetings.
  • Depending on the license,
    up to 100 ~ 10,000 participants.

List of Participants

Shown to all participants Shown to hosts and panelists

E-mail notification

N / A

If registration is valid


Chat during a meeting Webinar chat


N / A

Nonverbal feedback

Raise your hands only

Q & A

N / A

File transmission

N / A




Meeting voting Webinar Voting

Live stream

Facebook, YouTube, Facebook workplace, custom streaming service Facebook, YouTube, Facebook workplace, custom streaming service


Meeting registration Register for webinar

Closed caption


Breakout room

N / A

Practice session

N / A

Waiting room

N / A

Paypal integration

N / A

Password required to participate

International dial-in number

Note: If you allow the host or co-host to speak to the participant, the participant can enable the microphone, mute and unmute itself.

What is the difference between Zoom Meeting and Zoom Rooms?

Many people ask, “What is the difference between Zoom Meeting and Zoom Rooms?” And “Can I build Zoom Rooms with a Zoom Meeting license?”

It is necessary to select the license according to the purpose and usage scene.

This article describes the following:


Comparison table of Zoom Meeting and Zoom Rooms

Zoom meeting Zoom Rooms
Web Meeting
Join a meeting from your personal PC, tablet or smartphone 
TV conference Gather in the
conference room and participate in the conference from the permanent terminal.
Recommended when multiple people participate from one place.
price 25,200 yen / year /
Price varies depending on user quantity A
minimum of 10 user contracts are required
63,600 yen / year / meeting room
License owner Individual Conference room, permanent terminal
Required device
  • PC, tablet,
    or smartphone
  • display
  • PC
  • Tablet for controller
  • Microphone
  • speaker
  • camera



Cases and benefits that you should choose Zoom Rooms


(1) Zoom Rooms is a permanent terminal, so you can save the trouble of setting up a PC every time compared to a Zoom meeting.

For Zoom meetings, follow the steps below to start a meeting.

Prepare your PC, camera, microphone, and speakers, sign in to Zoom, enter your meeting ID, and start your meeting. It also occupies a personal terminal.

On the other hand, in Zoom Rooms, the above devices are permanently installed and you are always signed in to Zoom, so you can start a meeting immediately. You can use your own PC during the meeting without occupying your own PC.


(2) Anyone can use it regardless of whether it is a paid or free license holder or a non-license holder.

Zoom Rooms is licensed to the conference room and can be used by anyone.
In the case of a Zoom meeting, the license is tied to an individual, so anyone without a license cannot host the meeting. In addition, the shared use of the license is not permitted.


③ Easy to start and end Zoom Rooms with touch panel operation

Zoom Rooms is operated using a tablet (controller). With a simple interface, anyone of any technical level can intuitively start MTG.


④ Since the PC is used as a terminal dedicated to video conferencing, it can always be used stably.

Video conferencing quality depends on CPU, memory, HDD capacity, etc. Dedicated PCs can be used more stably than personal PCs.


⑤ A highly satisfying meeting can be realized with a dedicated camera, microphone, and speaker.

A PC camera, microphone, and speakers are sufficient for a single operator.
However, when multiple participants gather in one place and participate in the meeting, “the angle of view is narrow and not all of them can be seen.”, “The sound of the speaker cannot be heard quietly.” The microphone does not pick up. ”
In addition to the above, in the case of Zoom Rooms, you can share the screen wirelessly regardless of whether the meeting is held or not, and you can use it as digital signage when you are not using it.



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How to change zoom password in Zoom App

It is a very simple process to change the Zoom password in Zoom App if you have your existing zoom password.

If you don’t have your existing zoom password then no need to worry you can reset your zoom password.


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Do you want to change your password in the zoom app? The solution is given below.



Your Email of Zoom Account

You Zoom login password


How to change Zoom password:-

  • Log in from the Zoom home page.
  • Click My Profile in the left list.
  • Click Edit to the right of the sign-in password to change it.

Now you have to need to click on the Edit option on the right portion of the page.

How to change the Zoom profile password in the zoom app.

Put your Zoom old password
/>Enter your zoom New Password two times to confirm.

change profile password in the zoom app


Note- There are password requirement notes. you have to know before putting your Zoom password

  • 8 or more characters
    ・ 1 or more characters (a, b, c …)
    ・ 1 or more numbers (1, 2, 3 …)
    ・ Including both uppercase and lowercase letters
  • Click Save Changes.
  • You have now changed your password.

Important Note-

If Password changing Option is not on your zoom profile page then no need to worry. it means your Zoom Account is logged in with your Google or Facebook Account.



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Required network bandwidth for Zoom App (updated)

The bandwidth used by Zoom is optimized for the best experience based on the participant’s network. The bandwidth is automatically adjusted according to 3G or WiFi.

The required network bandwidth is as follows.


devices such as iOS and Android

PC terminals such as Windows, Mac, Linux
Recommended bandwidth when using WiFi Bandwidth recommended for meeting and webinar panelists Recommended bandwidth for webinar participants
One-to-one video call
 High-quality video 600kbps
 HD video 1.2Mbps
Group video
 High-quality video 600kbps/1.2Mbps
600kbps (down)
 Gallery view/720p HD 1.5Mbps/1.5Mbps
HD video 1.2 Mbps (down)
Screen sharing
 Screen sharing only
(no video thumbnail)
50-75kbps (down)
 Screen sharing
(with video thumbnails)
50-150kbps (down)
 Audio VoIP 60-80kbps
60-80kbps (down)



Tips for improving call quality

Because video calls use more bandwidth than voice calls, if you have problems with video call quality, try the following:



If you still have problems

You may need to increase bandwidth.

For more information, click here please contact us.



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System requirements for Zoom App (iOS and Android)

Know the detail of System requirements for the Zoom App (iOS and Android).

Zoom System requirements for iOS and Android


 Internet connection for Zoom

  • WiFi (a/g/n/ac)
  • Wireless (3G or 4G/LTE)

 Hardware Requirements for Zoom

  • (Optional) Bluetooth wireless speaker and microphone


Zoom Supported operating system in Mobile


iOS 8.0 or later

 iPadOS 13 or later

Android 5.0x or later


Zoom Supported Web Start Browsers

iOS/iPad OS

  • Safari 5+, Chrome


  • Webkit (default), Chrome


Zoom Processor requirements

  • 1 GHz single-core processor or higher (other than Intel)


Recommended bandwidth for Zoom In mobile 


The bandwidth used by Zoom is optimized for the best experience based on the participant’s network. Bandwidth is automatically adjusted according to 3G or WiFi.


Recommended bandwidth when using WiFi:

  • For one-to-one video calls : 600 kbps (up/down) for high quality video, 1.2 Mbps (up/down) for HD video
  • Group video call : 600kbps/1.2Mbps (up/down) for high quality video Gallery view: 1.5Mbps/1.5Mbps (up/down)


Bluetooth speakerphone and microphone

  • Jabra Speak 510
  • Logitech P710e
  • Plantronics Calisto 620


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Zoom Basic System requirements (PC, Mac, Linux) for Zoom App

In this article, Windows, macOS, Linux in Zoom Desktop Client lists the requirements for using.

Zoom Basic System requirements for PC, Mac, and Linux

Internet connection for Zoom

  • Wired


  • Wireless broadband (3G or 4G / LTE)


Zoom Hardware Requirements 

  • Speakers and Microphones-Built-in, USB Plug-in, or Wireless Bluetooth
  • Webcam or HD webcam -built-in or USB plug-in
  • HD Cam or HD Camcorder with Video Capture Card

Note:  See supported devices for supported devices.


A supported operating system (OS) for Zoom App

Mac OS for Zoom

  • Mac OS X with MacOS 10.7 or later


Windows os for Zoom

  • Windows 10
    Note: Devices running Windows 10 must be running Windows 10 Home, Pro, or Enterprise. S mode is not supported.
  •  Windows 8 or 8.1
  •  Windows 7


Other os for Zoom

  • Ubuntu 12.04 or later
  • Mint 17.1 or later
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.4 or later
  • Oracle Linux 6.4 or later
  • CentOS 6.4 or later
  • Fedora 21 or later
  • OpenSUSE 13.2 or later
  • ArchLinux (64-bit only)


Supported Tablets and Mobile Devices for Zoom App


  • Surface PRO 2 running Win 8.1
  • Surface PRO 3 running Win 10

Note: Tablets running Windows 10 must be running Windows 10 Home, Pro, or Enterprise. S mode is not supported.


Zoom Supported browser



IE 11 or later, Edge 12 or later, Firefox 27 or later, Chrome 30 or later


Safari 7 or later, Firefox 27 or later, Chrome 30 or later


Firefox 27 or later, Chrome 30 or later


Note: Some features of the web client are not supported in IE.


Processor and RAM requirements for Zoom App


  Lowest Recommendation
Processor Single-core 1 GHz or more Dual-core 2 GHz or higher (i3 / i5 / i7 or AMD equivalent)
RAM Not applicable 4Gb


  • On dual-core or single-core laptops, the frame rate when sharing the screen will decrease (about 5 frames per second). A quad-core or higher CPU is recommended for optimal screen sharing performance on laptops.
  • Linux requires a supportable OpenGL 2.0 or higher processor or graphics card.


Zoom High DPI support


  • High DPI displays are supported by Zoom version 3.5 and later.


Bandwidth requirements for Zoom App


The bandwidth used by Zoom is optimized for the best experience based on the participant’s network. It automatically adjusts for 3G, WiFi, or wired environments.

 Recommended bandwidth for conference and webinar panelists in Zoom :


For Zoom one- on- one video calls:

  • 600 kbps (up / down) for high-quality video
  • 720p HD video 1.2 Mbps (up/down)
  • 1.8 Mbps required to receive 1080p HD video (up/down)
  • 1.8 Mbps required for 1080p HD video transmission (up/down)


For Zoom group video calls:

  • 800kbps/1.0Mbps (up/down) for high quality video
  • Gallery view or 720p HD video: 1.5Mbps / 1.5Mbps (up/down)
  • 2.5mbps (up/down) required to receive 1080p HD video
  • Transmission of 1080p HD video requires 3.0 Mbps (up/down)


Zoom Screen sharing only (no video thumbnail):

50 ~ 75kbps

For Zoom screen sharing using video thumbnails:

50 ~ 150kbps

For Audio VoiP :

60~80 Kbps


Recommended bandwidth for Zoom webinar participants:

  • For 1 : 1 video calls: 600 kbps (down) for high-quality video, 1.2 Mbps (down) for HD video
  • Screen sharing only (no video thumbnail): 50~75 Kbps (downstream)
  • In the case of screen sharing with video thumbnails: 50~150 Kbps (downstream)
  • Audio VoiP case of 60~80 Kbps (downstream)


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Can I use Zoom App on multiple devices?

You can sign in to Zoom with one computer, one tablet, and one mobile at a time.

When logging in to another device of the same type, if you sign in to another device, you will be automatically logged out of the first device.

In other words, you can not sign in simultaneously on two computers or two mobiles.

In Zoom, Google’s Terms of Service Terms Of Service. To share more personal and account in accordance with are not allowed.



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Zoom bandwidth requirements and participant bandwidth limitations

Zoom Bandwidth requirements

The bandwidth used by Zoom is optimized for the best experience based on the participant’s network. Bandwidth is automatically adjusted according to 3G, WiFi, or wired environment.


Recommended bandwidth for Zoom meeting and webinar panelists:


For 1-to-1 video calls:

  • 600 kbps (up/down) for high-quality video
  • 1.2 Mbps (up/down) for 720p HD video
  • 1.8 Mbps (up/down) for 1080p HD video )


Group video call:

  • 800kbps/1.2Mbps (up/down)
  • Gallery View/720p HD video for high quality video : 1.5Mbps/1.5Mbps (up/down) 2.5Mbps (
  • for HD video reception of 1080p Up/Down)
  • 0 Mbps (Up/Down) for 1080p HD video transmission




Recommended bandwidth for webinar participants in zoom:


  • For one-to-one video calls in zoom:
    600 kbps (downstream) for high-quality video,
    1.2 Mbps (downstream) for HD video


  • For screen sharing only (no video thumbnails)in zoom:
    50-75kbps (down)



  • For audio VoiP in zoom:
    60-80kbps (down)


Can I limit the bandwidth of zoom meeting participants?


It is not possible to limit the bandwidth of the participants.

Although we can not limit the bandwidth, we will introduce related settings as a trick to achieve a more comfortable meeting.


Turn OFF group HD video in zoom 


When the group HD video setting is ON, the video quality will be 720p and consume bandwidth.

If you want to turn off group HD video for each individual,
you can sign in to your own account, go to My Meetings settings, and turn off group HD video.

In the case of the photo above, the administrator has locked the group HD video so that it can not be turned ON for the entire organization.

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About Firewall or Proxy Server Configuration Requirements in Zoom App

Zoom Network firewall or web security gateway

The following errors may be related to network connection, network firewall settings, or web security gateway settings.

  • The application remains in “connected” mode
  • ” Network error, please try again “
  • ” Unable to connect to service. Please try again later to check the connection to the network. ” If that has timed out due to


Reference :
Open your browser and check your network connection to make sure you can access

From SSL inspection of a web security gateway, Zoom.Us and  *
it is recommended that you registered in the white list.

Refer to the following table to set up a network firewall.


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Available web browsers are Google Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Microsoft Edge, and Internet Explorer. Please refer to the Zoom Web Client for the requirements of each browser.


Proxy server

Port 443 via https / SSL supports the proxy server.

Zoom will automatically detect your proxy settings. In some cases, you may be prompted for your proxy username/password.


NoteWe recommend whitelisting from and proxies or SSL inspection.


Note: The IP range to be whitelisted can also be found in the following linked article.

Conference connector, etc.


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If 100 users host a meeting with 100 participants simultaneously, will the meeting quality be degraded in zoom?

Each meeting is independent, but with 100 meetings x 100 people, 10,000 people are holding meetings simultaneously.

The bandwidth required per user requires 1.5Mbps upstream and 1.5Mbps downstream.

For large-scale use, you can use Zoom more comfortably if you configure Internet breakout directly from the location such as introducing Internet breakout.



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