4 Zoom Tips & Tricks You've Been Living Without

4 Zoom Tips & Tricks You've Been Living Without

March 30, 2021

From files to emojis, these Zoom superpowers are going to make your conversations more fulfilling – especially if you're Zooming with a large team!

You Can Save A Copy of Your Zoom Chat

You can save your chat transcript. Yes! You heard that right.

Do you want to remember a Zoom chat conversation for the rest of your life? Of course, you do!

Click the button with the three dots, •••  Save Chat; this will save the chat in a text file and provide a link to open it. We recommend keeping a printed copy of every one of your Zoom calls so that the background for all of your future Zoom meetings is the transcript from the previous Zoom meeting. 😂 We're kidding.  Enjoy!

You Can Attach Files In a Zoom Chat

You probably didn't know this, but that's why we're here. It's super simple:

  • Just drag that picture into the message!

Now, keep in mind that you can use the File button, but the image will show as a thumbnail, meaning your coworkers will need to download the image before they can see that picture of your beloved dog!

Regardless, attaching your files to Zoom chat is useful for all kinds of things that aren't dog photos, from sharing documents relevant to a given meeting to sharing pictures of your dog.

You Can Send PMs (Private Messages) In Your Zoom Chat

If you happen to know about this feature already, you probably crossed it by accidentally clicking someone's name while scrolling through the chat (guilty!) It turns out; this is actually a commonly used feature.

Is it an important feature? It depends. Will you be attending a larger Zoom meeting? If you are joining a larger Zoom meeting, your messages will most likely get buried within the chat. For quickly making a point, this can do the trick — particularly if the point you're making pertains to what's happening in the meeting at that moment.

Something to note: Zoom allows users to export chat logs; This means that any private messages you previously sent will be included if you choose to use the export feature.

The host of your Zoom meeting is unable to read your private messages, contrary to common opinion, based on our research. However, as with any workplace internet resource, be aware that you will have to be mindful of what you post and consider not saying anything you wouldn't want your boss to read.

You Can Send Emoji In a Zoom Chat?

If you didn't know this trick, you've been missing out! The Zoom chat has a text-based chat without a dedicated button for emojis. You may think this means that you live in a dull, emoji-less landscape, but you don't. All you need to do is use the system-wide emoji on your laptop/desktop.

On Windows, you can do this by pressing the Windows key and period (.). This will open the emoji window.

On a Mac, you can use the keyboard shortcut control+command+space.

You can now search for and use any of the standard emojis in your Zoom chats. Your colleagues are going to suspect that you're literally a wizard — and they're going to find that correct. ✌🏽

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