Zoom for Slack

Slack is all about bringing teams together, and collaboration often requires face-to-face meetings. The Zoom app makes it easy to instantly start or join a meeting directly from Slack.

Before getting started

  • Confirm that your Zoom and Slack accounts are linked to the same email address.
  • Ensure that you have either a Zoom Pro, Business, Education or API plan. To make outbound calls, you’ll also need a Zoom Phone plan.

Tip: workspace owners and admins can choose to set Zoom as the default calling app in Slack.


Approve Slack in Zoom

In order to install the Zoom app to Slack, a Zoom account admin will need to pre-approve Slack in the Zoom Marketplace.

  1. Sign in to Zoom.
  2. Find the Slack listing in the Zoom Marketplace.
  3. Click on the toggle to pre-approve Slack.


Install the Zoom app to Slack

Once Slack has been approved by a Zoom account admin in the Zoom Marketplace, anyone who has permission to add apps to your Slack workspace can install the app.

  1. Visit the Zoom app page in the Slack App Directory.
  2. Click on Add to Slack
  3. From the Zoom website, click on Add to Slack
  4. Click on Allow to grant Zoom access to Slack. 
  5. Open your workspace and click on Zoom below Apps at the bottom of your left sidebar.
  6. Select Authorise Zoom and follow the prompts to connect your account. 

Note: once you’ve added the Zoom app to your workspace, each member will need to connect their Zoom account to Slack in order to use it.


Connect your account

If the Zoom app has already been installed to your workspace, you can connect your account by following the steps below: 

  1. From your desktop, click on  Apps in the left sidebar. If you don't see this option, click on  More to find it.
  2. Search for and select Zoom to open a direct message with the app.
  3. Click on Authorise Zoom
  4. Sign in to your Zoom account. 
  5. Click on Authorise


Use Zoom in Slack

Use the Zoom app to start and join meetings from Slack, or make outbound calls with Zoom Phone. 

Start a meeting

  1. From any conversation, click on the  lightning bolt icon to the left of the message field to open the shortcuts menu. 
  2. Search for and select /zoom from the menu to add the slash command to the message field.
  3. Send the message. All members of the channel or direct message will see a prompt to join. 
  4. Click on Join to start the meeting.  


Join a meeting

From a meeting request in Slack, click Join. If you know the meeting ID or Zoom link for the call that you'd like to join, follow the steps below: 

  1. Click the  lightning bolt icon to the left of the message field to open the shortcuts menu. 
  2. Type /zoom join into the search field at the top of the menu. 
  3. Click Send to message input
  4. Following /zoom join in the message field, add the meeting ID or Zoom link.
  5. Send the message to join. 


Make a call with Zoom Phone

If you have a Zoom Phone plan, use the steps below to make outbound calls from Slack. 

  1. Click the  lightning bolt icon to the left of the message field to open the shortcuts menu. 
  2. Type /zoom call into the search field at the top of the menu. 
  3. Click Send to message input
  4. Following /zoom call in the message field, add the display name or phone number of the member that you'd like to call. If a member has more than one phone number associated with their account, you'll need to choose one from the drop-down menu to start your call.
  5. Send the message, then click Call.

Tip: if a workspace owner or workspace admin has set Zoom as the default calling app for your workspace, you can also click on the  phone icon to start a meeting from a channel or DM.