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Send and Receive Messages

How to Send and Receive Messages in Zoom

Send and Receive Messages

While in a meeting, you can send text messages to other participants. This lets you chime in or ask a question while you're muted, or while someone else is talking, without interrupting.

Send a Chat Message

  1. Click the Chat button on the toolbar at the bottom of the meeting window.

    The Chat pane pops out, displaying all of the chat messages in the meeting so far.

  2. li class="cw-step">Type a message, then press Enter.
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The message is sent out to everyone else in the meeting.

Message a Specific Person

You can also send a message to a specific person in a meeting without everyone else in the meeting seeing it.

  1. Click the To menu arrow above the message field.
  2. Select a person from the list.
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  3. Type a message, then press Enter.
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The message is sent and only seen by the selected person.

Share a File

You can share a file with a single person, or with everyone in the meeting.

  1. Click the To menu arrow above the message field.
  2. Select a single person, or everyone.
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  3. Click the File button.

    You can share a file from several cloud storage services, or one from your computer.

  4. Select a file location.
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  5. Select a file.
  6. Click Open.
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The file is shared to the group. Once it's finished uploading, other people in the meeting will be given the option to download it.

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