Download Zoom app and sign in

Last updated: March 19, 2024

Why download Zoom software to your computer? Using the Zoom app, you can

  • Host a Zoom meeting
  • Schedule a meeting
  • Join meetings hosted by others
  • Launch a scheduled or impromptu meeting
  • See all of your scheduled meetings
  • Chat with other UW Zoom host users

Download the Zoom app to your computer

  1. To download the Zoom app, go to
  2. Choose the first option on the page: Zoom Desktop Client
    1. For newer Apple devices with the M1 chip, download the M1 chip Zoom software.
  3. Follow the steps in the Zoom download wizard.
  4. When you have the client installed, you will see a window similar to this one:
    Zoom software sign in screen


The following procedures show you how to sign into the UW Zoom account

Sign into UW Zoom

  1. On your computer, open Zoom.
    1. If you are signed into a personal Zoom account with a non-UW email address, sign out of Zoom software and sign out of Zoom on the browser, then quit your browser.
  2. In the Zoom dialog box, click Sign In.
    Zoom software sign in screen
  3. On the next screen, click SSO. (SSO stands for Single Sign-On. Signing in with UW NetID and password allows you and all members of the UW community to access thousands of web-based services with just one sign-on process.)
    Zoom Software Sign In Select the SSO option
  4. On the next screen, in the company domain field, type washington and then click Continue. Your browser will open and display the UW NetID sign-in page.
    Sign In with SSO screen on Zoom software. Type washington in the company domain field and press Continue.
  5. Your default browser opens with the UW NetID sign-in page. Enter the UW NetID and password associated with your UW Zoom account.
    UW sign-in interface
  6. Zoom will open on your computer. You are now signed in to the UW Zoom software.
    Zoom Home Screen