Start a video call

  1. Open the compose box.

  2. Click the video-camera () icon in the bottom left corner of the compose box. This will insert a link like [Click to join video call]( into the compose box.

  3. Send the message.

  4. Click on the link in the message to start or join the call.

Note: You can replace "Click to join video call" with anything you want.

Change your video chat provider

By default, Zulip integrates with Jitsi Meet, a fully-encrypted, 100% open source video conferencing solution. Organization administrators can also change the organization's video chat provider.

Change your organization's video chat provider

Zulip's default video chat provider is Jitsi Meet.

You can also use Zulip with Jitsi Meet on-premise; to configure this, just set JITSI_SERVER_URL in /etc/zulip/

Using Big Blue Button as a video chat provider is currently only possible on self-hosted Zulip installations. See the detailed configuration instructions.

Zulip supports Zoom as the video chat provider using an OAuth integration. You can set it up as follows:

  1. Go to Organization settings.

  2. Under Other settings set Video chat provider to Zoom.

  3. Click Save changes.

Any user who creates a video call link using the instructions above will be prompted to link a Zoom account with their Zulip account.

If you would like to unlink Zoom from your Zulip account:

  1. Log in to the Zoom App Marketplace.

  2. Click ManageInstalled Apps.

  3. Click the Uninstall button next to the Zulip app.

If you are self-hosting, you will need to create a Zoom application to use this integration.

You can also disable the video call button for your organization by setting the provider to "None".