Here's How To Use Zoom

Zoom can be used on your phone, a tablet or iPad, or your computer (if it has a camera).

1. Download Zoom: Go to your app store, and download it on your tablet, phone or iPad (it is a blue app with a white camera in the middle). If you're on a computer or laptop, go to and follow the prompts to install the application.
2. Create a free account (note that free accounts are limited to 40 mins, but you can jump right on another call if you want to go longer!). It'll warn you as you get close to the time limit.
3 . Have each of your 'Ohana Group members download the app and create accounts as well.
4. Start a new meeting and invite your friends:

  • From your phone or iPad: Open Zoom and start a new meeting. Tap the screen and touch "Participants" at the bottom of the screen. Then, again at the bottom of the screen, tap "Invite"- then choose to send an email or text to invite people to your meeting.  On their end- they simply click the link that is sent to them, and they will join your screen!

  • From your computer: Open Zoom, and start a new meeting.  Mouse over the Zoom screen and click "Invite," which will pop up a new screen.  Click "Copy URL" or "Copy Invitation", and email or text this to your group membersWhen they click the link, they’ll join your screen. *If for some reason the software requests a Meeting ID or Password for your attendees, it’s found in the “Copy Invitation,” copy and paste this into an email.

There are some advanced features for hosts like setting meetings in advance- if you’d like to know more about that, here’s an in-depth tutorial:

Life Groups - Zoom Tutorial from North Coast Church on Vimeo.