Yeah it’s cool
It’s okay. I use his to stay in touch with my friends all the time. But I have a couple things I need to point out. 1. Whenever I zoom in to my sport practice, about 8-10 minutes into my call I can’t hear anyone and the microphone shuts down. I have to rejoin a lot. Not helpful. 2. Whenever I mute myself on the App, 5 seconds later it unmutes me and it won’t stay muted. Please stop getting in the middle of my meetings and doing that. 3. It will not let me synced my contacts into the app. I can’t talk to my friends on it. Why? 4. Sometimes, when there is lots of people in the meeting, I can hear them but they are breaking up and their voice. Fix this please. I really need to be able to understand them. 5. I know I am writing this so someone will see it and fix it, but only bots will see this. I want a response from an actual person as to you are gonna fix these problems and help these problems. But otherwise thanks for the rest of such an amazing app. Helped me in so many ways with communicating with my friends and staying in touch with my sport while all of this is going on. Please have all of these problems fixed and I will change my rating to a 5 star. And I know you want that 🙃🤨
The great app
This app is awesome because I can chat with my friends when ever I want. And you can make someone else host if you don’t want to be host. But the part that I really like is that if you are host you can mute everyone and turn their video off! And you can have a virtual background, you can volunteer to be host, and if the host mutes you, you can unmute yourself. You can also write a message to everyone. And my personal favorite part is that you can see as many people as you want. You can also turn audio on and off when ever you want. But one thing is that sometimes people’s screens freeze or you can’t hear them very well or there voice stutters. Another one of my favorites is that you can change your zoom name. But one thing that confuses me is that the app is called zoom. Why is the app called zoom if the app is for video chatting. Anyways, those two issues certainly don’t stop me from giving this app a 5 ⭐️review. And all because of this app I can chat with my friends every day. So I definitely recommend getting this app!⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
This app is HORRIBLE
By Brian C. Weed
This application is good for talking with friends or classmates during the pandemic. But if you have signed in and don’t use it for a week or more, it signs you out! Also, zoom freezes up a lot and and it the persons voice is not clear and it cracks up a lot on this app. My teachers use it but it just isn’t a good quality app. I have tried better. I have also heard that this app can steal money off of your credit card and whatnot. And why do teacher assign zoom meeting at 8:30 in the morning? I wish that it is only open at 9:00 in the morning. I think that all of my classmates don’t like this app and neither do I. This app crashes and it takes FOREVER to load. And sometimes, when people are trying to get in, the host can’t see who needs to be let in. This is one of the worst communication apps I’ve ever come across. I would advise different apps for communication. And if you are in gallery view, you can’t see everyone. You can only see like 5 people on an iPad, on a laptop is like just 8. And it is hard to swipe on the screen without touching another persons video. This app is just so horrible for me. If it’s good for you then well done. If you have read all the way through this then you deserve a reward;
Reward for you:
Fast & easy
Had an app developer for a different app set up a video call time to ask opinions on a new service coming about one of my medical conditions. I hadn’t even heard of Zoom before, but when FT didn’t work, I quickly downloaded Zoom & it took zero time for us to be able to view each other’s screens, which was more imperative for her, but her being able to share screens with me that were still in development was extremely easy! Once I figured out to unmute her (a default setting, at least in my case), it was so easy to use, I didn’t need a tutorial or anything! It was a last minute, phone hook-up problem that I didn’t take time to read about the app or even see if a tutorial was there (I’m sure there is). So VERY easy to use, point & click & I was able to complete helping them, they being in Singapore & myself in eastern USA! This video chat could possibly be beneficial for millions of people, literally! Thank you, Zoom for making this happen! Would definite recommend this to others!!
Zoom kinda saves my life
A few suggestions but first and for most, during this coronavirus, we aren’t in school and without Zoom I wouldn’t know anything my class learned. To make it clearer, without Zoom I would be in 3rd grade next year instead of 4th grade. But with zoom, I’m going to be In 4th grade next year. And chatting with my cousins is rare and with Zoom we can do it. But I have some suggestions, 1 of them is to mute people when your not the host. I would like this because when 5 people are talking, I wish you can just mute them so you can only hear one of them. The 2nd being, remove virtual backgrounds. For school, when someone is raising there hand with a virtual background then there arm gets cut out so the host/teacher wouldn’t know they raising there hand and another reason to remove the backgrounds is because what’s the point? It doesn’t need to be too virtual. And the 3rd suggestion is to remove incoming messages from the chat. This might be too long of a review so if it is then sorry. Done!
Amzing! Suggestions though
This app is amazing! We use it for school, and it was my Grandma’s Birthday, So that was really cool we could talk to each other during this really hard time. I Have a few suggestions on how to make the app better though, when ever we share screens, my brother tends to draw and scribble all over it, is there a way you can add a “ Disable Drawing” button or something? And also, whenever you exit the app, The zoom meeting is still on, that’s great but you can’t see the person behind the camera, again, my brother takes advantage of this, and mutes himself, and uses the time to play! Could you please make it so, whenever you exit the app, like Disney+, It shows a little box with the video, and you can still see the person. I’m making these suggestion because I don’t want my brother to fail at school, And I’m sure that other people have this problem too, mabye not these exact problems, but mabye similar ones. Thank you in advance, This app is absolutely amazing!
Love it but Fix it please!!
I love how easy it is to use and its been a lifesaver for families and businesses during these difficult COVID days. However, I just used it on my computer this morning and it was fine. After my call, it said there was an update so I downloaded it and then tried to use it again this afternoon for another meeting and it wouldn’t give the sound!! What happened?! Overall, its truly been a great tool for our social distancing and perhaps it will be used more now that people are used to it. It is very easy to use, even for those who are technologically challenged. I ended up using my iPad for the afternoon meeting but had wanted to use my laptop so I could see everyone and on one page. With the iPad, you have to swipe to see whomever you can’t see from the first page of 9, but it is a little disconcerting because you always see 9 people on a page; not 9 on the first page and then the remaining on the next page, which I would prefer. But again, it does work overall for meetings and is very easy to use.
Zoom has been a life saver for me during the stay at home order. Your video platform has allowed me to continue working from home, supporting teachers and students in our transition to remote learning. It has also kept me connected with friends and family. My brother has special needs and my parents are currently his caregivers due to regulations at his supported living home. He has had a very hard time the last several weeks because he just cannot comprehend why we have to stay away from other people right now. He misses his day program, his roommates, his bowling league, and even doctor appointments, not to mention our very large family gatherings. I created a schedule of daily Zoom sessions in a Google document with a recurring meeting Zoom link and shared it with family and friends, who use the document to sign up for times. Since starting the daily chats, he and my parents receive the social and emotional support the so desperately need. So again, I say “THANK YOU!”
By Jessica SG.
My cousin had the most wonderful idea! She asked all of our very small family - her mother, her two brothers, their wives and grown children - and her one aunt who happens to be my mother. My mom asked me, my twin sister and our grown children to also be a part of the zoom phone call. All together 11 out of 18 people were able to participate. The others were working. It was so much fun and such a joy to see my cousin Abby, the cousin whose brainstorm it was in the first place. We see each other once a year, if that and we always really love our time together. Today was so special. In this time of isolation from everything we know on a daily basis, our coworkers, our friends, our neighbors, our trainers, our grocers, our cleaners, our housekeepers, our landscapers, the people in our life that we take for granted that we will see every day, it was such a comfort to see our real and actual family.
Thank you to ZOOM for enabling us to make it happen and thanks to my cousin, Abby, who I love so dearly.
What a wonderful way to be together virtually with so many family members, friends and classmates! I love hearing their voices and seeing their faces and home projects, including knitting, cooking special dishes, gardening and children’s artwork. It’s especially uplifting to enjoy virtual parties and classes together. Thanks so much for enabling everyone with a smart phone, tablet or computer to connect so meaningfully with others during our stay-at-home isolation during this apocalyptic pandemic.
Your amazing free technology is a reminder for me to send more cards to sick friends, to telephone those who do not have smart phones or computers and to thank all those I meet who work in grocery stores and pharmacies to serve our needs basic needs. Also, I feel the need to send emails of appreciation to celebrate our brave medical workers, out diligent and truthful elected officials, scientists and journalists as well as emergency and civil service agencies and companies all working to protect our nation and fight COVID-19 and the economic havoc in its worldwide wake.