Hey Mac user, wanna get started with Zoom? You’re in the right place!

Zoom claims to be the leader in modern enterprise video communications, with an easy, reliable cloud platform for video and audio conferencing, chat, and webinars. So no wonder you will get an invitation from a colleague.

In this tutorial, I will show you how to download, install, sign up and make your first call with the Zoom.


Before we move on, I have to mention that the process is for those who have got a Zoom invitation (it looks like this https://zoom.us/j/212911269).

As you click on it, you will get to your default browser and a pop-up box will appear.

downloading zoom screenshot
downloading zoom

If you don’t have Zoom application installed it will ask you to download the app and run.

1. Download the app by clicking the link as shown in the image above.

2. Once you try to install, you may encounter a pop-up error. If you don’t, you can skip to Step 7.

Zoom pop-up error screenshot


3. Your Mac settings are not likely to allow you to install the app because it’s not from the App Store. To allow installing Zoom, go System Preferences > Security & Privacy. From there, click Open Anyway in the general section.

security&privacy window screenshot

4. When a new pop-up shows up, click on Open.

zoom.pkg pop-up screenshot

5. Another pop-up will ask you to continue (this is the last pop-up).

Zoom program run screenshot

6. Great, you installed the app and reached a checkpoint 🙂 You can register directly through Zoom by logging in with Google or Facebook.

Making the first call

how to log in to Zoom screenshot

Once you log in, you will be redirected to the Zoom page with your account details filled in.

Next, click on the Create Account button.

welcome to zoom screenshot

Now just click on Open zoom.us.app.

open zoom app screenshot

You may now make your first call. Just click on one of the orange buttons. You can also get yourself a cool pair of noise canceling headphones to manage your calls while surrounded by a quiet atmosphere.

zoom call orange and blue buttons screenshot

zoom meeting ID screenshot

Participating in calls can sometimes be noisy, so if you want to enjoy your Zoom experience to its maximum capacity, you can use the Krisp app to mute any background noise that you or other calling participants have throughout the call. 

download Krisp

The AI powered Krisp will make sure to separate your voice from the noise and make it sound full HD. Besides, it suppresses the noise coming both from you and the opposing side. If you want to give it a go, download it now!

Congrats on completing the Zoom tutorial! Let us know if you have any questions and stay tuned for more “How to” tutorials 🙂