How to install Zoom App on macOS (Updated)

This post was most recently updated on September 20th, 2022

To install Zoom or Zoom Rooms on a Mac computer, you need to change the security and privacy settings to allow downloaded applications from certain developers.

Setting for Permission to install the Zoom App on macOS

  • Click the Apple icon in the upper left corner of the screen.
  • Then Select System Preferences


  • Then Click on the  Security and Privacy option



  • You can make changes by clicking on the lock icon at the bottom left.


  • Enter the computer administrator’s username and password.
  • Apps that allow downloading

  • Change the settings to allow apps downloaded from the following sources: App Store and identified developers for the App Store


Note: For Mac High Sierra (10.13.x), you must also click Allow.


  • Click the lock icon again to prevent further changes.

How to Install the Zoom application on macOS

1.   Please access Download Center .

2. Click Download next to Zoom Client for Meeting .

3.    Open the downloaded file. Usually, it is saved in the download folder.

4.    Follow the instructions to install the application on your computer click on continue Button.

5.  Select the location where you want to install.

Note – If you want to select for all users of your computer then select ” install for all users of this computer”.

Note – If you want to install for only you as user then select ” install for me only” option

6.  Now click on continue Button.

7.  If you want to change the location for the zoom installation then you can select by the click on “change install Location”

Now click on the install Button.


Permissions for the Zoom application in macOS

The Mac OS 10.14 Mojave and Mac OS 10.15 Catalina have increased their security and permissions, resulting in the Zoom desktop client requesting authorization to access the microphone, camera, and screen recording capabilities on Mac OS 10.15 Catalina.

The permissions are set within System Preferences of the device.

Frequently Asked Questions

Installing Zoom (Mac)
  1. Please go to the Zoom Downloads page for more information.
  2. You could download the Zoom Client for Meetings first option by visiting the “Zoom Software Download Center” page.
  3. Upon the completion of the download, you will need to open up the Finder on your computer.
  4. The installer program will begin running when you click Continue in the pop-up window.
  5. The installation process will be completed once you follow the prompts.
Installing an updated version of Zoom for Windows, macOS, or Linux
  1. Open the Zoom desktop client and sign in with your Zoom account.
  2. Then click the Check for Updates link under your profile picture. Zoom will download and install a newer version if there is one available.

When the Update Installer gets stuck or does not work, how can you update Zoom for Mac when it fails or does not work? On a Mac, it is very simple to force an update by simply re-downloading and re-installing Zoom again. Instead of relying on the automatic updater and installer, which is prone to errors, this is a straightforward and effective way to force an update.

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