mute video so that you can reduce the amount of data that needs to update
If you cannot maintain connection during the session
Use the telephone connection for the Zoom session so that you can always hear and be heard by all participants. The telephone audio will continue even if you are not able to maintain your video connection.
Get a better idea of how your internet service is performing
Test your home internet speed:
Go to https://www.speedtest.net/
Click Go. Within about 30 seconds you will see a report of your download and upload rates.
You can use this information to compare with the Zoom specifications for calls:
For 1:1 video calling:
600kbps (up/down) for high quality video
1.2 Mbps (up/down) for 720p HD video
Receiving 1080p HD video requires 1.8 Mbps (up/down)
Sending 1080p HD video requires 1.8 Mbps (up/down)
For group video calling:
800kbps/1.0Mbps (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 3.0 Mbps (up/down)
Check your internet provider bill to see if you are getting the level of service you have contracted. Sometimes bills do not include this information; it will require that you call your internet provider.