Church of England Diocese of Canterbury Lyminge with Paddlesworth

What is ZOOM?

20 Nov 2020, 12:15 a.m.

Zoom is a videotelephony software program. The free version provides a video chatting service that allows up to 100 devices, such as personal computers, laptops, tablets, smart phones and landlines etc to use it at once.

It is completely free to use and is secure.

It is possible to join meetings (in our case, services) and not interact at all with the other participants if you don’t wish to – just keep your camera (webcam) and microphone switched off, if you have them.

It is also possible to access a meeting by landline telephone.

Whichever way you choose to join the meeting/service, you will need to ask the organiser for the link to the website and the meeting identification code and password, preferably a few days before.

Here is a handy guide produced by the A Church Near You website :