Internet Connection Requirements

Updated Oct 18, 2020

To use Zoom effectively, you need a minimum speed Internet connection. This article shows the Internet connection speeds recommended by Zoom for specific capabilities. It also contains links to websites that can show you your current connection speed.

Connection Speed Requirements

Bandwidth requirements (quoted from the Zoom website)

The bandwidth used by Zoom will be optimized for the best experience based on the participants network. It will automatically adjust for 3G, WiFi, or wired environments.

Recommended bandwidth for meetings and webinar panelists:

  • For 1:1 video calling:
    • 600kbps (up/down) for high-quality video
    • 1.2Mbps (up/down) for 720p HD video
    • Receiving 1080p HD video requires 1.8Mbps (up/down)
    • Sending 1080p HD video requires 1.8Mbps (up/down)
  • For group video calling:
    • 800kbps/1.0 Mbps (up/down) for high-quality video
    • For gallery view and/or 720p HD video: 1.5Mbps/1.5Mbps (up/down)
    • Receiving 1080p HD video requires 2.5Mbps (up/down)
    • Sending 1080p HD video requires 3.0Mbps (up/down)
  • For screen sharing only (no video thumbnail): 50-75kbps
  • For screen sharing with video thumbnail: 50-150kbps
  • For audio VoiP: 60-80kbps
  • For Zoom Phone: 60-100kbps

Speed Test

Use the links below to run a speed test on your Internet connection. This speed can vary by your carrier, time of day, and others in your household who are using the Internet at the same time.

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