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We are giving away Zoom URL join links for our users from our website.

And for some user-experience issue, we wish to keep our users from staying on their browsers.

We know that Zoom join link will say the user can still join the meeting via the browser, but is there a way to make this a default and stop prompting users to download and launch the Zoom app?

Is there some URL query parameters we can add to the Zoom URL join link for this?

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    I don't think Zoom would let you .. since the browser method has its own limitation (you also then have to let the browser to have access to audio / mic / video / screen recording). Also Zoom client by default does not require admin right (as they install under the user's own AppData profile) - so even restricted PCs (or user with no admin right) can still download and use Zoom desktop App without issue.
    – Darius
    Oct 12, 2021 at 23:54

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A Zoom join link typically looks like:

https://zoom.us/j/12345678901?pwd=meeting_password

While there's no explicit way to join a Zoom meeting via browser as a default, you could craft a link leading directly to the Zoom web chat.

Take the meeting ID out of the URL above (the 12345678901), and put it into the following link like so:

https://zoom.us/wc/join/12345678901

This link will take the user directly to the meeting 123 4567 8901 in the browser.

And then, if the meetings are password-protected, you can provide the password separately somewhere else on the website (I don't think it is possible to specify the password in the query string of a web-chat link, but I'm happy to be corrected on that)

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  • Nice answer! Perhaps my post and your post might be able to combine to answer the password part of the question. Oct 13, 2021 at 1:16

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