Zoom Basic System requirements (PC, Mac, Linux) for Zoom App





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


Zoom Basic System requirements for PC, Mac, and Linux


Internet connection for Zoom

  • Wired or
  • Wireless broadband (3G or 4G / LTE)

Zoom Required Hardware

  • Speakers and Microphones-Built-in, USB Plug-in, or Wireless Bluetooth
  • Webcam or HD webcam -built-in or USB plug-in
  • HD Cam or HD Camcorder with Video Capture Card

Note:  See supported devices for supported devices.


Supported operating system for Zoom App



  • Mac OS X with MacOS 10.7 or later


  • 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


  • 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


  • Surface PRO 2 running Win 8.1
  • Surface PRO 3 running Win 10

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


Zoom Supported browser



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


Safari 7+, Firefox 27+, Chrome 30+


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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