How to create free Zoom account

If you want to use Zoom to video chat with friends and family, or for business purposes, then you can start with a free account.

Zoom account setup
Zoom account setup

Although Zoom is a video conferencing service primarily for businesses and schools, it’s also a popular solution among home users for one-and-one and group video chat as it’s a cross-platform service available on Windows 10, macOS, iOS, Android, and on the web.

The service uses a subscription plan model that starts a $14.99, but there’s a free tier that includes unlimited minutes for one-to-one video calls, but group calls on Zoom are limited to 40 minutes. If you’re planning to get started with Zoom, you first need to create a free account, which doesn’t require to add any payment information.

In this guide, you’ll learn the steps to create a free Zoom account.

How to create an account on Zoom

To create Zoom account, use these steps:

  1. Open Zoom website.

  2. Complete the age verification process.

  3. Click the Continue button.

    Zoom age verification
    Zoom age verification
  4. Confirm the email that you want to use to create an account.

    Zoom sign up page
    Zoom sign up page
    Quick tip: You can also create an account clicking the “Sign in with Google” or “Sign in with Facebook” buttons.
  5. Click the Sign Up button.

  6. Check your email confirmation.

  7. Click the Activate Account button.

    Zoom activate account
    Zoom activate account
  8. Select the No answer for the “Are you signing up on behalf of a school?” question (if applicable).

  9. Click the Continue button.

  10. Complete your information to create a Zoom account.

    Zoom account personal information
    Zoom account personal information
  11. Click the Continue button.

  12. Click the Skip this step button. (You can always invite people later.)

Once you complete the steps, your Zoom account will be created, and you can start using the service for video calls. If you don’t have the app on your device, you can use these steps to install it on Windows 10.

At any time, you can always access your Zoom account to update your profile, change settings, and schedule meetings.

About the author

Mauro Huculak is a Windows How-To Expert who started Pureinfotech in 2010 as an independent online publication. He has also been a Windows Central contributor for nearly a decade. Mauro has over 14 years of experience writing comprehensive guides and creating professional videos about Windows and software, including Android and Linux. Before becoming a technology writer, he was an IT administrator for seven years. In total, Mauro has over 20 years of combined experience in technology. Throughout his career, he achieved different professional certifications from Microsoft (MSCA), Cisco (CCNP), VMware (VCP), and CompTIA (A+ and Network+), and he has been recognized as a Microsoft MVP for many years. You can follow him on X (Twitter), YouTube, LinkedIn and Email him at [email protected].