How To Play Games On Zoom

Updated: Aug 21, 2021

Zoom released Zoom Apps for Windows and macOS in an effort to help users balance work and play when offices are conducting business remotely amid the pandemic. Games like Poker and Werewolf can serve as icebreakers in meetings. These activities can also spice up game nights with your family members and friends. 

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On the other hand, third-party apps such as Dropbox, Slack and Atlassian will allow you to easily collaborate with colleagues.

All the apps have been reviewed and approved by Zoom before they were made available in the Zoom Marketplace.


How to play games on Zoom

To enjoy the new games Zoom has to offer, you must first log into Zoom. Afterwards, you can search the Zoom Marketplace for the game of your choice and download it from there.


You will then start a Zoom meeting and be able to find the game you installed at the bottom of the session window.


But only the meeting host can set up the game. So they must be accustomed to this entire process for you and your group to play a game on Zoom.

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Zoom initially announced its deployment of third-party apps on 14 October 2020. In a blog post, the company shared that it worked with more than 25 partners that developed Zoom Apps of existing software.


Professionals can maximise collaboration tools such as Asana, Box, and Wrike. Meetings and webinars can be streamlined by taking advantage of Cameo, Slido for polls and Q&A sessions as well as Exer for remote physical education or exercise classes.


Users can further organise their online workspace with Smartsheet for spreadsheets, Woven for calendar plotting and Pitch for presentations. The app Superhuman helps you improve your email experience, while Coda lets you manage collaborative documents better.


Users can make the most out of brainstorming sessions with whiteboard tools Mural, Miro and Lucidspark.

To facilitate online school effectively, teachers can engage students with Coursera, Kahoot! and Kaltura on the videoconferencing platform.


You can find out more about the other apps available on Zoom by visiting the Zoom Marketplace.

 

Written by Sophia Lopez

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