To Zoom undoubtedly it is now an integral part of our daily lives. An application for teleconferencing, which was almost unknown 2018 when it came to the fore, however with the COVID-19 pandemic, Zoom simply launched! Millions are conducted on a daily basis Zoom Meetings, but even though the application has improved significantly compared to the first period, there is always the possibility that you may encounter a problem. In fact, since we are not all tech experts to know how to fix Zoom failures, we have prepared one for you mini-guide with the most common problems and instructions you can follow to get out of one embarrassed…
Η Webcam or the sound does not work!
There is nothing more annoying than not being able to use your camera or your laptop sound during a Zoom meeting (you always know that the boss is not very patient). That’s why your first move is to check the Zoom settings. When the pop up window containing the meeting ID appears, just before a meeting actually starts, it would be good not to have the settings ticked: Do not Connect to Audio and Turn off My Video. This way when a meeting starts you will be able to join with your audio and video feed activated. At the same time, a good solution to the problem is to turn off all programs that may use your camera and microphone, while a test for your microphone and camera, by clicking here, will certainly help you to see the status you are in. At the same time, a more rare case (but it has happened) is that the problem is not due to Zoom, but to the installation of Windows 10. Therefore, it would be good to check the settings to see if there is an application that blocks the camera and the sound produced by your microphone, while it would be good to take a look at the privacy settings.
The “echo” phenomenon!
Many users have reported the “echo” effect, ie the sound makes an echo effect during a Zoom call. This can be due to a variety of reasons and one of the most common is that a user has left the computer and telephone audio on together. In this case, you can ask your interlocutors to turn off one of the two by clicking on the arrow next to the microphone and clicking on: Leave Computer Audio. It is also a good idea to remove your speakers next to the computer or mute the audio. Be careful in the room you are in that the sound is not produced by many speakers, as in this way the microphone of each PC “catches” the same sound that exists in the space.
Lag and often freezes!
If you find that during a Zoom meeting, problems with lag or “freezes” occur, then you are more likely to have a serious problem with your Internet connection. If you use a mobile device and find that things are not going well with your connection, try either using data or changing the router. Also, it would be a good idea to do a check on your connection speed, for that and one fast speed test will guide you . Finally, a slow connection will definitely not help much and some enabled HD settings, so we would suggest you to disable the Enable HD and Touch Up My Appearance options in the video panel, which actually consume more bandwidth.
The Screen Sharing not working!
Sharing your screen is undoubtedly one of the most well-known features of Zoom Meetings. Very easily if you want to share with your interlocutors what you see on your screen you can click on “Share Screen” at the bottom of the window. If you find that the above functionality does not work, you should first check the quality of your connection. Then, on the Home Screen, click on the down arrow next to “New Meeting” and turn off the option: “Start with Video”. This way you will secure more space in your connection, freeing up bandwidth and thus you will be able to better and more efficiently manage the screen sharing function.
Zoom bombingOr this scourge!
Zoom bombing occurs when hackers attempt to hijack your Meeting. Although the first time we had these incidents, Zoom took measures and shielded its security, but this does not mean that the cases of “uninvited visitors” have disappeared completely (who, as you can imagine, do not have the best intentions ). So to keep your head calm, it is the host who creates the meeting to send invitations, which will relate to a specific password. This way hackers and other uninvited visitors will find it twice as difficult to try to invade your meeting.
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