How to Use the Microsoft Teams integration in Zoom

This post was most recently updated on July 21st, 2022

You are able to join a scheduled meeting, start an instant meeting, or use Zoom Phone commands to initiate a Zoom conference call using ZOOM’s Microsoft Teams integration. Your Zoom account will show up at the top of the Microsoft Teams meeting list.

You may need to configure Microsoft Teams for Zoom if you have not already done so. For more information, see Getting started with Microsoft Teams.

Prerequisites

  • If you plan to use the Zoom bot in a team channel, whether you are on the Pro, Business, Education or API plans
  • For the Zoom bot to be used in a one-to-one channel, you need to have any level of account.
  • With Zoom (work email), Single Sign On (SSO) or Google Sign In (Gmail)
  • Using the Zoom Bot to configure your team

Note: There is a lot of documentation available in the Zoom Marketplace about the full functionality of Zoom.

Legacy Zoom Teams Integration

Connect

You can connect your Teams account to your Zoom account by using the Connect command. If you are using a paid Zoom license and your Microsoft Teams email address matches your Zoom address, this step is not necessary. The Connect command allows you to link your accounts together, but if you have a free account or your email addresses do not match, then you may need to sign up for one.

  1. You can start by typing @Zoom, clicking Zoom’s bot, and then typing connect.
  2. You will receive a message asking you to Sign In. Please click the Sign In button.
  3. Note: Before you click Sign In, make sure you’re logged in with Single Sign-on in another tab before you sign in with Zoom.
  4. After you have confirmed your accounts, you will be taken to Zoom’s Sign In page.
  5. In your Zoom channel, you will be notified that you have successfully signed in.

List all commands

To see all Zoom commands at any time, simply type @Zoom, select the Zoom bot, and then type help.

Start an Instant Meeting

  1. You can start an instant meeting by typing @Zoom, selecting the Zoom bot, and then typing start.
    Note: If the option Use Personal Meeting ID for Instant Meetings is enabled in your Zoom account settings, then this command will use your PMI to start an instant meeting.
    1. You can join by clicking here.
    2. You will be able to open Zoom in the default browser of your desktop computer by clicking the Zoom link that will appear.

    Start an Instant Meeting with a Specific Topic

    1. To begin an instant meeting with a specific topic, type @Zoom, select the Zoom bot, and then type start followed by the topic name you desire.
      1. Just click the Join Now button.
      2. When you click on the Zoom link in your default browser, Zoom will open in your default browser.

      Join in a Meeting

      1. You can now start a Zoom chat by typing @Zoom, select the Zoom bot, and then type join. Then do the same for the meeting ID that you wish to join.Note: Depending on whether you have enabled Use Personal Meeting ID for Instant Meetings in your Zoom account settings, this command will use your PMI instead.
        1. Simply click the Join button below.
        2. The Zoom application will be opened in your default browser once the Zoom link has been opened.

        Meeting Summary and Recording Link

        In the event that the meeting is recorded in the cloud, the Bot will post a summary of the meeting and a link to the recording once the meeting is over.  You can disable the setting to “always use PMI for instant meetings” on your Zoom Profile to prevent this from happening. If your Personal Meeting ID was used, however, this will not come through.