How to Use Zoom on an Amazon Fire Tablet

Zoom has carved out a reputation as one of the best video conferencing services on the market to help you keep up friends, family, business associates, and even classmates. Zoom can be accessed on most internet-enabled devices, including PCs, Android devices, iOS devices, and smart TVs.

How to Use Zoom on an Amazon Fire Tablet

In this article, we will show you how to use Zoom on an Amazon Fire tablet.

How to Use Zoom on an Amazon Fire Tablet

Video Conferencing is increasingly gaining popularity around the world, and for good reason.

Using Zoom on smartphones comes with one major setback: the screen is usually not large enough to lock in a great view. This can make it difficult to share text and other high-resolution materials during a meeting. In addition, you can only see a maximum of four participants when using Zoom on your phone. This can put a dent in collaboration and slow down your workflow.

An Amazon Fire tablet helps you overcome these challenges. For example, Fire HD 10 comes with a 10.1-inch display to help you see more participants and view text-based documents or images without much strain.

In addition, all models in the Amazon Fire tablet series come with stereo speakers that give you better sound than smartphones.

Let’s now see the various ways you can use Zoom on an Amazon Fire tablet.

How to Download Zoom on an Amazon Fire Tablet

  1. Open the Amazon app store on your tablet.
  2. Click on the magnifying glass icon to open the search button.
  3. Enter “Zoom” in the text field and tap on “Go.”
  4. When you find the Zoom app, tap on it and then select “Download.”
  5. After successfully downloading the app, follow the on-screen instructions to install the app.
  6. Sign in to Zoom or create an account to get started.

At this point, Zoom isn’t a built-in app on Amazon Fire tablets. You have to download and install it, but the process is straightforward:

After you’ve installed the app, your video or audio chats are now just a tap away.

How to Host a Zoom Meeting on an Amazon Fire Tablet

Zoom meetings are easily the best way for organizations and teams to connect, collaborate in real-time, and manage project schedules efficiently. If you want to host a meeting and collaborate with your team on a project or simply catch with friends, here’s how to go about it:

  1. Open the Zoom app on your device and tap on “New Meeting.”
  2. Tap on “Start a Meeting.”
  3. At this point, Zoom will seek your permission to access your camera and microphone. Tap on “Ok” to consent to the request.
  4. Tap on “Participants.” You should see a pop-up menu giving you several options on how to invite your guests. You can choose to send them an email, a message, or even an invite link.
  5. When you’re all set, tap on “Start meeting.”

As a host, you can control every aspect of the meeting. For example, you can remove attendees, mute a participant, record a session, chat privately with participants, or even share your screen.

(a) Muting a Participant

Sometimes it might be necessary to mute one of the participants. Maybe they are talking too much or constantly interrupting other attendees. Or maybe there’s a lot of background noise coming from their mic, and you’re keen to have a more tranquil video conferencing experience.

Here’s how to go about it:

  1. Tap on the “Manage participants” button.
  2. Tap and hold the participant’s name.
  3. Select “Mute” from the resulting pop-up menu.

(b) Removing a Participant

To permanently remove an attendee from the meeting:

  1. Tap on the “Manage participants” button.
  2. Tap and hold the participant’s name.
  3. Select “Remove” from the pop-up menu.

(c) Recording a Meeting

Recording a session is the perfect way to retain important information and help you follow up on pledges or tasks allocated to attendees.

To record a meeting using Zoom on an Amazon Fire tablet, simply tap on the “record” button in the taskbar. You can save your recordings in your local storage or the cloud. However, you might need a paid plan to unlock cloud storage.

(d) Chatting With Attendees

Zoom has a great chat tool that lets you communicate with your team during meetings.

To chat with all the participants:

  1. Tap on the “Chat” button in the taskbar.
  2. Enter the message you’d like to send in the box provided.
  3. Hit “Enter” to send the message.

This type of message is seen by everyone in the call and can be a good way to expound on something discussed verbally or even drop shoutouts.

If you want to chat privately:

  1. Tap on the “Manage participants” button.
  2. Tap and hold the name of the participant you’d like to chat with.
  3. Select “Chat” from the pop-up menu. You should then see a private chat window where the two of you can exchange messages in real time.

How to Add Contacts in Zoom on an Amazon Fire Tablet

The Zoom Amazon Fire app allows you to add contacts to make communication easier. Here’s how to go about it:

  1. Open the app and tap on “Contacts” in the taskbar.
  2. Tap on “+” in the top right corner of your screen.
  3. Select “Add a Contact” from the pop-up submenu.
  4. Enter the email address of the contact.
  5. Tap on “Ok” to save the contact.

Once you’ve saved a contact, Zoom seeks their approval through a link sent via email. They’ll only appear in your contacts list after accepting your request.

A request has to be accepted within 30 days, or less the link becomes invalid.

How to Join a Zoom Session on an Amazon Fire Tablet

One of the best things about Zoom is that you don’t always have to host a meeting. Anyone with your contact information can invite you to their meeting.

Joining a Zoom meeting is straightforward.

Option 1: Joining a Meeting via a Link

  1. Open your email app and tap on the meeting link.
  2. You’ll be automatically redirected to your Zoom app where you can join the meeting.

Option 2: Joining a Meeting via the Meeting ID

A Zoom meeting ID is a nine-digit code used to attend a Zoom meeting. With meeting ID, here’s how to proceed:

  1. Open the Zoom app on your Fire tablet and tap on “Join.”
  2. Enter the meeting ID and then tap on “Join Meeting.

In some cases, a host may require you to enter a password in order to join a meeting. They’ll usually provide the password alongside the meeting ID.

As an invitee, you won’t enjoy the same privileges as the host, but you’ll still be able to do a lot. That includes muting your mic, recording a session, raising your hand when you want to speak, chat with other participants, or even share your screen.

How to See Everyone on Zoom When Using an Amazon Fire Tablet

By default, Zoom focuses on the presenter during a session. However, you can change the view and see other attendees. Here’s how:

  • As the meeting is ongoing, change the view from “Active Speaker” to “Gallery View” in the top right corner of your screen.

In Gallery View, you’re able to see thumbnail displays of participants in a grid format. Only 49 participants can be displayed per page.

How to Change Zoom Background on an Amazon Fire Tablet

If you’re holding a Zoom session while away from the office or workstation, you may want to change the background and go with something that looks more professional.

Here’s how to do it:

  1. Open the Zoom app on your tablet.
  2. Tap on “Profile” and then open the settings section.
  3. Tap on “Menu bar” and select “Virtual background.
  4. Select the background you’d like to use.

Zoom Anytime, Anywhere

Amazon Fire tablets and Zoom are a match made in video conferencing heaven. With the two, nothing should stop you from scheduling a session with your team to brainstorm or simply catch up.

Have you tried using the Zoom app on Amazon Fire tablets? How was your experience?

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