Zoom plugin (Outlook)

Modified on Wed, 03 Apr 2024 at 02:14 PM

The Zoom Microsoft Outlook plugin is designed to make scheduling a meeting in Microsoft Outlook quick and convenient. The plugin allows you to schedule and start instant Zoom meetings, as well as make existing meeting events Zoom meetings. The Outlook Plugin can also sync free/busy times to the Zoom Client based on your Outlook Calendar events. 

Requirements to install and use Zoom Plugin

  • You must have the Zoom client installed and be logged into your account. You can visit Download Center and install the Zoom client.
  • Windows:
    • Microsoft Outlook 2010 or higher (2007 with limited features), or Outlook as part of Microsoft Office 365.
    • 32-bit or 64-bit OS.
  • macOS:
    • 64-bit OS.
    • For macOS, consider using the Zoom for Outlook add-in instead.
    • Due to Zoom's new security protocol, the Outlook plugin is only supported on some versions of macOS 10.14.1 and above. If you are running an older version, we recommend updating macOS, using the Zoom for Outlook add-in (web and desktop), or disabling System Integrity Protection (SIP) on the operating system. Additionally, macOS 10.15 Catalina does not support plug-ins, including the Microsoft Outlook Plugin for Zoom. 

How to download the Zoom plugin

You can download the Zoom Microsoft Outlook Plugin MSI file from the Download Center. Once the download is complete, run the MSI file and follow the install wizard to complete the installation. You will need to restart Outlook before using the Plugin.

How to use and sign into your Zoom Outlook plugin (Classic version)

Open your Outlook calendar and add an appointment. If you are not signed into Zoom you will be prompted to sign into Zoom. Be sure to select "SSO"  and enter "Lesley" as the domain. Then you will need to enter your Lesley credentials. 


When creating an invitation or scheduling a Zoom meeting click on the Zoom icon located within the event detail section at the top. Select  Add a Zoom meeting.

Missing Zoom plugin?

If you do not see the Schedule a Meeting icon in event detail section, open your Outlook options.

  1. Select Disabled Items.
  2. Choose the Zoom Outlook plug-in.
  3. Select Enable.
  4. Select the Com Add-ins.
  5. Check the Zoom Outlook plugin box. 

How to use and sign into your Zoom Outlook plugin on the new version of Outlook. 

Open your Outlook calendar and add an appointment. Your meeting detail window will open. Select "More Options". You will need to locate the Zoom icon located at the top, select the icon. If you are not signed into Zoom you will be prompted to sign into Zoom using your Lesley credentials. Once you have entered your credentials you will then be able to schedule Zoom meetings via Outlook. 

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