With Zoom Scheduler Chrome Extension
Participants can schedule Zoom meetings directly from Google Calendar.
This extension allows you to start an instant meeting or schedule future meetings.
Attendance links and details of the meeting are sent via Google Calendar invitations, and participants can join with one click from the calendar.
To take advantage of Chrome extensions
- Google Chrome
- Google Chrome Web Store Zoom Chrome Extension
- Google Zoom account, work email and password, or single sign on (SSO) login
- Create a meeting schedule using Google Calendar
Install the extension
Click Add to Chrome at the top right of the extension window .
- The Zoom Chrome extension downloads an icon next to the Chrome address bar. Click the Zoom button to open the Chrome extension.
- Sign in to your Zoom account.
- After signing in, the Chrome extension offers additional options.
- [ Schedule a Meeting ]: A new event opens in Google Calendar.
- [ Start a Meeting ]: Move the cursor to [Start a Meeting] and select whether to start with video or not.
- [ Name / email address ]: Click the name or email address to open the Zoom profile page.
- Gear Icon : Click the gear icon to open the Zoom Meeting Settings.
Schedule a meeting from Google Calendar
You can also invite Zoom meetings to Google Calendar.
- Create a new calendar event or edit an existing calendar event.
- Open additional options for events.
- For an existing calendar event, click More Options .
For existing calendar events, click the pencil icon.
Click [ Make it a Zoom Meeting ].
- The Zoom meeting is created, and the meeting details are entered in the Description field.
- Click Save .
Chrome extension schedule creation option
Every time you create a meeting schedule, you will see the option to create a Chrome extension schedule. Alternatively, you can create a meeting schedule automatically using the meeting settings you previously scheduled using the extension.
- [ Host Video ]: at the time of participation in the meeting, and choose whether to host the video on or off. The host has the option to start the video, even if it is off.
- [ Participant Video ]: at the time of participation in the meeting, and choose whether to turn on or off the participant’s video. Even if you select Off, participants have the option to start the video.
- [ Audio ]: Whether to allow the user to place a call using phone only, computer audio only, both phone and computer audio, or third party audio (if enabled for your account) Choose.
- [ Require Meeting Password ]: Here, select the meeting password, you can enter. Participants must enter this before joining a scheduled meeting.
- [ Enable join before host ]: Participants can join the meeting when the host is absent or before joining. The meeting ends after 40 minutes with a basic (free) subscription.
- [ Mute Participants Upon Entry ]: Mute all participants in the meeting if pre-host participation is not enabled.
- [ Use Personal Meeting ID ]: Check here to use a personal meeting ID . If not selected, a unique meeting ID will be randomly generated.
- [ Add watermark that identifies the viewing participant ]: Add a watermark to the shared content during the meeting. Click here for details on adding watermarks .
- [ Record the meeting automatically ]: Check here to automatically record the meeting. Choose to record locally (computer) or in the cloud ( zoom.us/recordings ).
- [ List In The Public Event List ]: Displays this meeting to the public event list (if enabled for your account). Click here for details on the public event list .
- [ Schedule For ]: If you have a schedule creation rights of another user, you can select the user to set a schedule from the drop-down. Click here for details on the schedule creation authority .
- [ Alternative Hosts ]: Enter the email address of another Zoom user with a PRO license in the host’s account, so that you can start the meeting when the host is out. Read more about alternative hosts .
Display option for schedule creation every time
By default, the meeting is scheduled with the options used in the previous meeting. However, the option to create a schedule will be displayed every time.
- Click the extension icon next to the address bar.
- Click the gear icon.
- Check [Allow me to specify meeting options each time].
You will be able to manually configure the following content each time.
- [ Schedule For ]: Choose whether you want the schedule to anyone of the calendar.
- [ Video ]: Set the host and participant video on / off .
- [ Audio ]: Select to join by phone, join from computer, or join from third party audio.
- [ Require Registration ]: Select the necessity of pre-registration every time.
- [ Require Meeting Password ]: Enter the meeting password every time manually
- [ Enable join before host ]: You can select whether you can join the meeting each time before the host starts.
- [ Mute paticipants upon entry ]: Select whether to mute the participant’s microphone each time.
- The schedule creation options will now appear each time you select Make it a Zoom Meeting .
If you receive a message that your session has expired (“Your Zoom Chrome Extension session has expired.”), You will need to re-login to the Chrome extension.
- Click the Zoom extension icon next to the address bar.
- Sign in to your Zoom account.