How To Do A Test Zoom Call

Zoom has become a widely used video conferencing tool for connecting with people from afar. Regardless if it’s for professional, educational, or personal reasons, understanding how to conduct a test call before your scheduled meeting or class is crucial. This piece will walk you through the steps for performing a test call on Zoom.

Step 1: Open Zoom

The first step is to open the Zoom app on your device. You can download it from the official website or the app store if you haven’t already. Once you have opened the app, you will see a screen with various options. Click on “New Meeting” to start a test call.

Step 2: Invite Yourself

After clicking on “New Meeting,” you will be prompted to invite others to the meeting. Since this is a test call, you don’t need to invite anyone else. Instead, click on “Invite” and then select “Copy URL.” This will copy the meeting link to your clipboard.

Step 3: Open a Web Browser

Now that you have copied the meeting link, open a web browser on your device. Paste the meeting link into the address bar and hit enter. This will take you to the Zoom meeting page.

Step 4: Join the Meeting

On the Zoom meeting page, you will see a message that says “Please wait for the host to start this meeting.” Since you are the host, click on “Join” to join the meeting. You may be prompted to enter your name and email address. Enter your details and click on “Continue.”

Step 5: Test Your Audio and Video

Once you have joined the meeting, you will see a screen with various options. Click on the microphone icon to test your audio. You should hear a ringing sound. If you don’t, adjust your microphone settings until you can hear the sound. Next, click on the camera icon to test your video. You should see yourself on the screen. If you don’t, adjust your camera settings until you can see yourself.

Step 6: End the Meeting

Once you have tested your audio and video, you can end the meeting by clicking on “End Meeting” in the bottom right corner of the screen. This will close the Zoom app and end the test call.


Doing a test Zoom call is an important step before your actual meeting or class. By following these steps, you can ensure that your audio and video are working properly and that you are ready to connect with others remotely. Remember to always do a test call before your meeting to avoid any technical issues.