Contacts is a powerful feature in Zoom and can greatly simplify meeting invitations. As long as you have access to the Zoom app on your computer or your mobile device, you will have access to the Contacts feature.
Adding Contacts on Windows/Mac
Open the Zoom app on your computer, and navigate to the Contacts menu along the top navigation bar.
Along the side, you will see Directory and Channels. We will ignore Channels as it is beyond the scope of this article.
The Directory is your Zoom phone book that contains all the contacts you have added. In order to add a contact, click the + icon beside Directory and select the Add a Contact in order to pop open the Add a Contact window. Simply enter the email address of the Zoom user you would like to add to your list. An invite will be sent to that user regardless if they have a Zoom account on that email or not. If the user has already created an account, they will receive a notification on their app to accept or decline the contact invitation. If they do not have an account, they will be invited to create an account. Once they have done one of the above, they will appear on your contacts list.
Adding Contacts on a Mobile Device (iOS/Android)
Adding contacts on a mobile device is similar to the process above. Open your app on your phone or tablet, and navigate to the contact menu along the bottom navigation bar.
Along the top of your screen, you will see Directory and Channels. Once again, we will ignore Channels.
In order to add a contact, click the + icon beside Directory and select the Add a Contact option. Depending on your version, you may see 2 slightly different screens.
Zoom apps before version 5.0 will ask to search for an email of an already existing user. If the user does not have a Zoom account, you cannot find them and therefore cannot invite them. However, because versions of Zoom before version 5.0 are no longer able to join meetings, you should not run into this method of inviting accounts.
Zoom apps version 5.0 and after will have a similar invite screen as the Windows/Mac version. Enter the email of the user you would like to add (even if they do not have a Zoom account) to send a contact invite.
Once they have accepted the invite on your app or created a new account with your invite link, they will appear on your contacts list.