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Ask the two people that are too close to each other to move apart or shut a door. You could also ask one of them to leave the audio conference or mute audio on their device; though muting by itself may not always be as effective in reducing the echo.
Using headphones helps reduce the echoing effect, too. Multiple computers with active audio could be in the same conference room. Again, ask the two people that are too close to each other to move apart or close a door. You can also ask one of them to leave the audio conference, mute audio on their device, or wear headphones.
Lagging and freezing usually indicate a problem with your internet connection. On a mobile device, move to an area with a better connection to see if this helps. On PCs, stick with a wired Ethernet connection, if possible. Aim for the right internet speeds for a successful video chat. When talking with multiple people in a team setting, you want the upload speed around 1Mbps and the download speed around Kbps.
You can always check your current speeds with a quick internet speed test. If the speeds are undesirable, repeat Solution 1.
Also, you can check out our tips on how to increase internet speed. To access these options, click the cog icon Settings on the main screen of the Zoom desktop app, or click the arrow icon within the video camera icon during a call and then select Video Settings on the pop-up menu.
Sharing your screen is an important part of many Zoom calls. Sharing your screen takes up a lot of bandwidth. Use a wired connection, if available, for the best performance. Your meeting will then start with only audio, freeing up bandwidth. Your video will not be automatically turned on. When sharing your screen, the viewer can request remote control to help you troubleshoot or explain a process more clearly.
This tool is listed as Request Remote Control under View Options and can be accessed at any time while sharing the screen. Chances are, the sharer host is not agreeing to the request for remote control. A notification will pop up on their screen, and they must choose Allow to enable remote control. The sharer host may be interrupting the process.
Technically, the person sharing their screen can stop the remote control at any time by clicking their mouse. Before doing so, make sure all applications that you are not using are closed.
If the application has frozen: try to close it as normal, then reopen and rejoin. Make sure you have no external displays or monitors plugged into your laptop, or secondary displays plugged into your computer. Make sure you have no applications open they may be using or controlling your webcam ie.
Facetime, skype, etc Make sure you have given Zoom permission to access your camera: On Mac: instructions here. On Windows: instructions here. Restart your machine. If this is still not working, try an alternative device eg.
Make sure there are no Bluetooth devices connected to your computer. Cases have been known to obstruct microphones on certain laptops: remove any cases, stickers or accessories that could be potentially obstruct your microphone. Make sure you have no applications open that may be using or controlling your webcam if in doubt, close all applications that you are not using!
Can you hear any other applications? If not, you may be on mute or the volume may be low, check your volume settings. Make sure you have no external microphones, speakers or audio equipment plugged into your computer that you do not intend on using. Make sure you have no applications open that may be using or controlling your speakers if in doubt, close all applications that you are not using! The majority of users should see their service re-established soon. There appears to be an issue with using the Zoom auto-generated email link to attend meetings.
Zoom is investigating the issue. In the meantime, please use the Zoom client and enter the Meeting ID and password to join a meeting. Meeting hosts should make sure their attendees have the Meeting ID and password, not just the meeting link.
Why do zoom links not work
When you copy and paste a link, it’s important to copy and paste the actual link along with the text. But if I remember to include the link:. Was this reply helpful? Yes No. Sorry this didn’t help.
Hi, I also encountered same experience on Zoom Desktop. Not sure if it is because of Zoom increased security or? Hope to find a solution, as it can cause quite abit of inconvenience, since Zoom Chat doesnt allow for copy and paste too. I also cant find much other info on the web I bumped into the same issue today. I was a co-host and provided a link in the Zoom chat. The link ended up only being regular text, not hot.
So individuals had to copy and paste the text to go to the link. After the meeting I continued to play with the link in the meeting chat box to see if I can get it to work. Choose where you want to search below Search Search the Community.
Search the community and support articles Windows Windows 10 Search Community member. When I copy and paste a link to Zoom chat, it is not active. A similar thing occurs when I copy and paste a link in email.
This started happening I think after an automatic computer update. Before that, I was able to insert a live link. When I attempt the same thing on my home computer, the links work just fine. When I have my work computer at home, it still does not allow a live link. Any help would be appreciated. I know it seems a small thing, but my young-ish students on all sorts of different devices at home don’t all know how to cut and paste and Zoom is tricky for them.
A live link just simplifies things. This thread is locked. You can follow the question or vote as helpful, but you cannot reply to this thread. I have the same question Report abuse. Details required :. Cancel Submit. Previous Next. Thanks for your feedback. How satisfied are you with this reply? Thanks for your feedback, it helps us improve the site.
Hi Kathy. If you will work with me I will be here to help until the issue is resolved. Zoom should work similarly. In reply to A. User’s post on April 13, Thanks for your help. I am clicking the actual link, or getting a sharable link from google drive. And I’m doing no different that what I’ve always done that worked in the past. Thanks very much for your help. So it seems to be working again in email through nothing I’ve done. Still not working in Zoom, and there doesn’t seem to be much of a toolbar in the chat.
I tried pasting the link into a google doc, making a hyperlink, and then putting it in the chat, but it still loses the hotlink. It might be intentional. Did they ever work correctly? What changed? I hope this helps. Feel free to ask back any questions and keep me posted. If you will wait to choose if I resolved your problem, I will keep working with you until it’s resolved. The pages appear to be providing accurate, safe information. Watch out for ads on the sites that may advertise products frequently classified as a PUP Potentially Unwanted Products.
Thoroughly research any product advertised on the sites before you decide to download and install it. I too wondered if it was a Zoom setting that changed with all their heightened security until I saw that it worked just fine on my home computer. I’ve also searched for other people having the problem with Zoom and found nothing, and went through all the Zoom settings I could, even though that didn’t seem to be the issue because I log on with the same account on different computers.
And the previous week it worked fine from my school computer. I’ll try the system restore that you suggest – that seems to be where the problem originated. Keep me posted on your progress as I will be here to help until the case is resolved. In reply to KathyHayevsky’s post on April 13, I have had the exact same problem. One week in a meeting I shared a link and it was live, the next week not live.
I use a mac. So after reading through your thread I am inclined to think its something zoom changed. I would love to know if you find a fix as I too cant find much info.
In reply to SKB’s post on May 2, Thank you. CCRyan 2. This site in other languages x.
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Echo can be caused by many things, such as a participant connected to the meeting audio on multiple devices or two participants joined in from the same local. It seems to work on some devices. E.g. it works on my private Windows 10 laptop, but not on my Windows 10 laptop from work.