We use Zoom for our meetings and events on Sonoma County Virtual Quilters. It was designed for business meetings, and has many useful features for that. Zoom also offers a Basic/Free plan and it can be a great tool to visit your friends and family over the holidays when the COVID-19 virus is keeping us home. I am sharing here some simple lessons for beginners if you would like to give it a try.
These instructions assume that you have already set up a Zoom account. You don't need a Zoom account to get an invite link and attend that meeting, but if you are going to host a meeting, you must have one. Easiest way is to go to their website: www.Zoom.us and set up a free account. You can also sign up from your Zoom app on your tablet or smart phone.
First up - How to schedule a Zoom meeting and send out an invite. Watch this video I made, which is very simple. There are a lot of features on Zoom, but I recommend you start simple, get comfortable using Zoom, and then you can dive into the more fancy stuff if you want to.
This video below shows how to start your Zoom meeting you set up in the first video, and a little tour of the menu items you would use as a hosting beginner: