Downloading the Zoom Outlook Plug-In

This article covers how to download the Zoom Outlook plug-in which allows you to schedule Zoom meetings using Microsoft Outlook.

Choose your computer type

I am using a PC (Windows)

1. Open your browser to the Zoom Download Center.

Web browser address bar showing

Open your browser to the Zoom Download Center.

2. Scroll down and click on the Download button under Zoom Plugin for Microsoft Outlook.

Zoom Download Center

3. The wizard starts. Click Next.

Zoom Outlook Plug-In Installation Wizard with Next button highlighted

NOTE: You may want to close Outlook if you have it open.

4. Click Next.

Select installation location screen with Next button populated

It is recommended that you allow Zoom to install in the default location. Simply click Next.

5. Click Next to confirm the installation.

You may get a message asking you to confirm that you want to install this on your machine.

Confirm installation screen with Next button highlighted

6. Click Close.

Installation complete screen with Close button highlighted

NOTE: If you did not close Outlook before starting this wizard, you will need to close Outlook and then re-open it for the plug-in to show up.

7. You should now see a Zoom section in Outlook.

You may need to have the Zoom Desktop client installed on your computer to schedule meetings in Outlook.

Microsoft Outlook main ribbon showing a Zoom section with Zoom buttons

You can now schedule a meeting or start an instant meeting directly from Outlook.

I am using a Mac

1. Open Microsoft Outlook and click Get Add Ins.

get add ins

2. Search for Zoom to find the Zoom for Outlook add-in. Click Add.

Note that even though the add-in indicates an additional purchase is required, you will not have to pay for this add-in as CSUF has a license.

serach add-ins

3. Click Continue.

agree to terms

4. Close the Add-ins for Outlook screen by clicking the red button at the top left.

close add ins

5. Open a new meeting request. Click Add a Zoom meeting.

new meeting request

6. Click SSO to sign in to Zoom with your CSUF account.

sign in with sso

7. Enter Fullerton as the company domain. Click Continue.

Fullerton domain

8. Enter your campus username and password. Then click Login.

portal login

9. Zoom will add a Zoom meeting to your calendar invite. You're all set! You can continue creating the meeting or cancel it if you don't need to schedule a Zoom meeting at the moment.

You may notice that the "Zoom is working on your Add a Zoom Meeting request" message keeps spinning. This is okay. The Zoom meeting will still work.

sample Zoom meeting

Need More Help?

Faculty/Staff - contact the IT Help Desk at [email protected] or 657-278-7777.

Students - contact the Student IT Help Desk at [email protected] or 657-278-8888.

View the Zoom Help & Resources article.