Zoom: updating your desktop client for Windows

It is a good idea to keep software that you use frequently up-to-date on your computer. Up-to-date software provides several benefits including fixing issues from previous versions, patching security issues within the software, and installing new beneficial features.

Directions for updating Zoom Windows client.

The first thing you will need to do is open the Zoom client from the Windows Start menu on your computer. If you do not have the Zoom client installed, you can install it from here.

Zoom desktop client

If you are not currently signed in to Zoom, you will be required to sign in before you can start the update process. OSU employees can use their OKEY login using the SSO option. (Directions for this process available here.)

Once you are signed in, click on your initials in the top right corner of the Zoom window. (If you have updated your profile with an image, this could show your image instead of your initials.) Then select Check for Updates from the settings list.

picture of the Zoom client settings menu.

The Zoom client will check for updates and show any available updates it will find.

Zoom update window showing release notes for update.

Once it has finished checking for update, select the option to begin the zoom update. Zoom will update the client and restart when it is completed.

image of zoom client installing updates