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How to Start twine for Zoom in Your Zoom Meeting

Once you've installed the app, open it in your Zoom meeting to start using it

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Written by Taylor McLoughlin
Updated over a week ago

twine makes it easy for Zoom hosts to create connection by enabling advanced breakout rooms and speed networking.

Once you've installed twine for Zoom, you can start using it right away in your next Zoom meeting.

IMPORTANT: Ensure You're on the Right Version of Zoom & Require Users to Update

As the host, you need to be on version 5.11.0 of Zoom. This allows you to use all the functionalities of the app including inviting those without the app to experience it in guest mode. Here's how to check your Zoom version and update it.

PRO TIP: As the meeting owner, you can ensure that your guests are on the latest version of Zoom by requiring them to update their Zoom version prior to joining your meeting. To enable this setting, follow these steps.

Once you're on the right version of Zoom, start your meeting following these steps:

  1. Start a Zoom meeting and open the twine for Zoom app

    Once you've started your Zoom meeting, you will see an icon in Zoom menu bar that says "Apps". Click on the "Apps" icon and it will launch your Zoom Apps tab.

    If you don't see this button, ensure you've followed these steps to enable Zoom apps.

    If you have access to the new Essential Apps package, you can start twine in your meeting by clicking "Apps" and then clicking the twine for Zoom app in the Essential Apps dock.

  2. Click on the "twine for Zoom" app to launch it.

    Once you launch the app, the home screen of twine for Zoom will open. On this page, you will see the following sections:

    • Create a Breakout: Click this button to get started building your breakouts.

    • Breakouts: This section includes your pre-designed breakout templates that you can choose from

    • Attendee Information: This section shows you everyone that is in your meeting and their participant status.

    • Share the Timer: This button allows you to share the app with your attendees so that they can use the app & see the timer. Nothing will be downloaded to their accounts and we do not collect any information from them.

  3. Once you click "Create a Breakout", you will be able to choose from one of our four modes:

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