How To Uninstall Zoom On Mac

Zoom is a widely-used video conferencing platform that has become increasingly popular in recent years. However, there may be times when you need to remove it from your Mac. This article will walk you through the steps of uninstalling Zoom on a Mac.

Step 1: Quit Zoom

Before uninstalling Zoom, make sure that it is not running in the background. To do this, open the Activity Monitor by pressing Command + Space and typing “Activity Monitor”. Once the app opens, search for “zoom” in the search bar and select the process. Click on the “X” button to quit the process.

Step 2: Remove Zoom from Applications Folder

Next, open the Applications folder by clicking on the “Applications” icon in the dock or by pressing Command + Shift + A. Locate the Zoom app and drag it to the trash bin. Empty the trash bin to remove the app permanently.

Step 3: Remove Zoom Preferences

Zoom stores its preferences in a separate folder. To remove these preferences, open Terminal by pressing Command + Space and typing “Terminal”. Once the app opens, type the following command and press enter:

defaults delete

This will remove all Zoom preferences from your Mac computer.

Step 4: Remove Zoom Plug-ins

Zoom also installs plug-ins for browsers such as Chrome and Firefox. To remove these plug-ins, open the browser and go to its settings page. Look for the “Extensions” or “Plugins” section and locate the Zoom plug-in. Click on the “Remove” button to uninstall it.

Step 5: Remove Zoom from Login Items

Zoom may be set to launch automatically when your Mac computer starts up. To prevent this, open System Preferences by clicking on the Apple icon in the menu bar and selecting “System Preferences”. Click on “Users & Groups” and select your user account. Click on “Login Items” and locate Zoom in the list. Select it and click on the “-” button to remove it from the list.

Step 6: Remove Zoom from Dock

Finally, if you want to remove the Zoom icon from your dock, simply drag it out of the dock and into the trash bin. Empty the trash bin to remove it permanently.


Uninstalling Zoom on Mac is a simple process that can be completed in just a few steps. By following the steps outlined above, you can easily uninstall Zoom from your Mac computer and remove all traces of it.