System Requirements to Use Zoom

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

You will have the best internet connection from campus either in a classroom or from your office. To test your internet connection before attending a call, see External Link Icon

Requirements retreived 6/11/2020 from External Link Icon  

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