Zoom bandwidth requirements

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Consult the Zoom bandwidth requirements to determine whether your Internet connection will support Zoom meetings and webinars. Participating in a Zoom meeting is a relatively low-bandwidth activity that can be accomplished on most dial-up, cellular, and cable Internet services. Zoom adjusts its bandwidth usage to optimize the experience available on your network.

Test your Internet speed

While connected to the Internet using your laptop or phone, check your Internet speed using a tool like the Spectrum Speed Test. Most high speed home Internet plans provide around 7 to 50 mbps speeds for uploads and downloads. Your upload speed is typically much slower than your download speed. Working with Zoom usually requires very little bandwidth and most activities can be accomplished at speeds that dip below 1 mbps. On a slow Internet connection, you may notice a lag when displaying a lot of video windows on your screen in Gallery View. Switch to Speaker View if possible. You can also turn off your own video if possible.

Recommended bandwidth

Meetings

1:1 video calling

  • 600kbps (up/down) for high quality video
  • 1.2 Mbps (up/down) for 720p HD video
  • Receiving 1080p HD video requires 1.8 Mbps (up/down)
  • Sending 1080p HD video requires 1.8 Mbps (up/down)

For group video calling

  • 800kbps/1.0Mbps (up/down) for high quality video
  • For gallery view and/or 720p HD video: 1.5Mbps/1.5Mbps (up/down)
  • Receiving 1080p HD video requires 2.5mbps (up/down)
  • Sending 1080p HD video requires 3.0 Mbps (up/down)

Other

  • For screen sharing only (no video thumbnail): 50-75kbps
  • For screen sharing with video thumbnail: 50-150kbps
  • For audio VoiP: 60-80kbps
  • For Zoom Phone: 60-100kbps

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