Zoom App Basic System requirements: (Windows-PC, MacOS, Linux)

This post was most recently updated on March 30th, 2022

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


In This Article, We are going to cover-

  • Zoom System requirements
  • Zoom Supported OS
  • Zoom Supported tablets and mobile devices
  • Zoom Supported browsers
  • Processor and RAM requirements for Zoom
  • High DPI support for Zoom
  • Bandwidth requirements for Zoom

Zoom Basic System requirements for PC, Mac, and Linux


  • Internet connection wired or wireless broadband (3G or 4G / LTE)
  • Speakers and Microphones-Built-in, USB Plugin, or Wireless Bluetooth
  • Webcam or HD webcam-built-in or USB plug-in
    • HDcam or HD camcorder with the camcorder
      Note:  See supported devices for supported devices.
    • Virtual camera software used in broadcasting software such as OBS and IP cameras
      Note: For macOS, Zoom client 5.1.1 or higher is required.

Supported Operating System for Zoom App


Supported Mac OS for Zoom

  • Mac OS X with MacOS 10.7 or later


Supported 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 Operating System 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



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

  • iOS and Android devices
  • BlackBerry device


Zoom Supported browser


Windows Browser for Zoom:

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

Mac Browser for Zoom:

Safari 7+, Firefox 27+, Chrome 30+

Linux Browser for Zoom:

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


  • Dual-core or single-core laptops have a lower frame rate when sharing screens (about 5 frames per second). For optimal screen sharing performance on laptops, a quad-core or higher CPU is recommended.
  • Linux requires a support and capable 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- to- 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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