Zoom System Requirements

Before you download the Zoom application, ensure that your computer or mobile device is capable of running it. Here are the system requirements for using the Zoom Desktop application on Windows, MacOS and Linux.

  • An internet connection – broadband wired or wireless (3G or 4G/LTE)
  • Speakers and a microphone – built-in or USB plug-in or wireless Bluetooth
  • A webcam or HD webcam - built-in or USB plug-in or an HD camera/camcorder with video capture card
Supported Operating Systems
  • MacOS X (10.9 or later)
  • Windows 10 (S Mode not supported), 8.1, 8, 7, Vista with SP1 or later, XP with SP3 or later
  • Ubuntu 12.04 or higher
  • Mint 17.1 or higher
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.4 or higher
  • Oracle Linux 6.4 or higher
  • CentOS 6.4 or higher
  • Fedora 21 or higher
  • OpenSUSE 13.2 or higher
  • ArchLinux (64-bit only)
Supported Table and Mobile Devices
  • Surface PRO 2 or higher running Win 8.1 or higher
  • iOS 8.0 or later (iPhone 4 or later, iPad Pro, iPad Mini, iPad 2 or later, iPod touch 4th Generation, iPhone 3GS)
  • iPad OS 13 or later
  • Android 5.0x or later
Supported Browsers
  • Windows: IE 11+, Edge 12+, Firefox 27+, Chrome 30+
  • MacOS: Safari 7+, Firefox 27+, Chrome 30+
  • Linux: Firefox 27+, Chrome 30+
Processor and RAM requirements
  • Pocessor: Single Core 1Ghz or higher minimum; Dual Core 2Ghz or higher recommended
  • RAM: 4Gb recommended

To test your internet connection before attending a call, see https://zoom.us/test

Requirements retreived 6/11/2020 from https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362023-System-requirements-for-Windows-macOS-and-Linux

Bandwidth Requirements

For 1:1 video calling:

  • 600kbps (up/down) for high quality video
  • 1.2 Mbps (up/down) for 720p HD video

For group video calling:

  • 800kbps/1.0Mbps (up/down) for high quality video
  • For gallery view and/or 720p HD video: 1.5Mbps/1.5Mbps (up/down)

For screen sharing with video thumbnails:

  • 50-150kbps

Get Help

If you have questions about Zoom or your account, contact the USU IT Service Desk.