Zoom is different on your phone, so here’s when to use it


With the novel coronavirus keeping most of us stuck inside, Zoom video calls have become the new way to conduct business and socialize with family and friends.

Last week, for example, I played a virtual game of trivia with over 130 participants from around the world; listened in on a work meeting with 12 others; had a family check-in with my cousins and sister; and enjoyed a DJ livestream — all through Zoom.

For different activities different devices work best. But not everything works on the Zoom mobile or iPad app as it does on your laptop. As Zoom explains on its website as well as on its Google Play and Apple App stores, different mobile devices have different capabilities. Though the company doesn’t state it explicitly, the Zoom experience on your phone or tablet is not as robust as the desktop version for Windows or Mac. Just look at the chat or screensharing features on mobile – they aren’t the same.  Read more…


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