How to use channels (How to use group messaging) in Zoom Client App

Windows | Mac

How to join a channel

  1. Log in to the Zoom client.
  2. Click [Contact] .

  1. Click [Channels]
     to display a list of currently assigned channels.

Plus icon 

 and click the Join channel] Click to display a list of channels that can participate.

Find the channel in the search bar, position the cursor on the channel name and click Join . 
The channel you have joined is displayed as a chat list group icon. Also, in the chat list, the channel will be open or closed.

How to star important channels

Starred, chat panel already set the star mark and leave them below, you can display quickly when later reference.

  1. Log in to the Zoom client.
  2. Click [Chat] .
  1. Click the channel you want to star.
  2.  Click on the star icon . 
    The started channel will be displayed in the item that has the star mark in the chat panel .

How to create a channel

  1. Log in to the Zoom client.
  2. Click [Contact] .

  1. Click [Channels]
     to display a list of currently assigned channels.
  2. Click the plus icon and then click Create Channel .
  3. Enter the required information below to create a new channel.
    • Private: Only invited people can join the channel.
    • Public: Anyone in the organization can join the channel.
    • Channel Name: Enter a display name to help others identify the channel.
    • Invite a member: Enter the name of the person to invite and search, then click the name to add it to the invitation list.
    • Select channel privacy settings .
  4. Click Create Channel .

How to edit a channel

If you created a channel, you can change its name and change the channel’s privacy settings.

  1. Log in to the Zoom client.
  2. Click [Contact] .

Click [Channels] to display a list of currently assigned channels.

  1. Select the created channel and click [Edit] . If listed as an administrator, you can edit the channel.
  2. You can change the following channel settings.
    • Private: Only invited people can join the channel.
    • Public: Anyone in the organization can join the channel.
    • Organization members only: Only allow members of your organization to invite to the channel. This option is only available if your channel is private.
    • New members can see past messages: New members can see chat messages created before joining.
    • Channel Name: Enter a display name to help others identify the channel.
    • Channel type: Select the channel type .
    • Privacy : Adjust privacy settings.
  1. Click Save .

How to invite a member to a channel

  1. Log in to the Zoom client.
  2. Click [Chat] .

Right-click the channel to invite members.

  1. Click Invite Another User .
  2. Search for members in the text box, select the members to invite, and click Invite .

OS and Android

How to join a channel

  1. Log in to the Zoom app.
  2. Tap Contacts .
  1. Tap the [Channels] tab to display a list of channels to which you currently belong.
  2. Tap the plus icon in the lower right corner and click Join Public Channel to display a list of available channels.
  1. Search for a channel in the search bar and tap the channel to join.

How to star important channels

Starred, chat panel already set the star mark and leave them below, you can display quickly when later reference.

  1. Log in to the Zoom app.
  2. Tap Contacts .
  1. Tap the [Channels] tab to display a list of channels to which you currently belong.
  2. Tap the channel you want to star.
  3. Tap the [Information] icon next to the channel name and click the star icon. 
    Channels with a star are displayed with the star at the top of the channel list set.

Create channel

  1. Log in to the Zoom client.
  2. Tap Contacts .
  1. Tap the [Channels] tab to display a list of channels to which you currently belong.
  2. Tap the plus icon in the lower right corner and click Create New Channel .
  3. Enter the following required information to create a new channel.
  • Private: Only invited people can join the channel.
  • Public: Anyone in the organization can join the channel.

How to edit a channel

If you created a channel, you can change its name and change the channel’s privacy settings.

  1. Log in to the Zoom client.
  2. Tap Contacts .
  1. Tap the [Channels] tab to display a list of channels to which you currently belong.
  2. Tap the channel you want to edit.
  3. Tap the Information icon in the lower right corner .
  4. Tap [Channel Info] .
  5. You can change the following channel settings.
  • Chat Topic  (Channel Name) : Enter a display name to help others identify the channel.
  • New members can view message history: New members can view  chat messages sent before joining.

How to invite a member to a channel

  1. Log in to the Zoom app.
  2. Tap Contacts .
  1. Tap the [Channels] tab to display a list of channels to which you currently belong.
  2. Tap a channel to invite members.
  3. Tap the Information icon in the lower right corner .
  4. Tap the plus icon next to the administrator .
  5. Search for members in the text box, select the members to invite, and click OK .

For more information on this article, see Getting Started With Channels (Group Messaging) .