Zoom took the world by storm and as good as the video calling app is, it also raised a lot of eyebrows. There were instances of Zoom bombing, Zoom fatigue, Zoom app being banned by companies and government, and so much more. For one reason or another, Zoom was constantly the center of attention. But it also got a lot of things right and one of them was CEO’s approach to tackle all security and privacy challenges. Learn how to uninstall Zoom on Windows, macOS, Android, iOS, Outlook, and everywhere else if you are not allowed to use this app or simply don’t want to anymore. After all, Zoom is not the only video conferencing app out there.
Note that the uninstallation process for all apps on the same platform would be the same. You would uninstall Zoom on Windows the same way as any other app. However, I would recommend some cool tricks and software to help do a clean uninstall as these apps leave a lot of junk files and registry entries behind clogging the system down hampering the performance.
How to Uninstall Zoom on Windows 10
There are two ways and I recommend the second one over the first. Always.
1. Search for and open the Control Panel > Programs > Uninstall a program where you will find a list of all the apps installed on your computer. Right-click on any app and select Uninstall or Uninstall/Change button to initiate the uninstallation process.
2. This method will leave unwanted files and folders behind, so I recommend downloading Revo Installer to take care of such tasks. The free version is good enough but advanced users may look at the pro version too.
How to Uninstall Zoom on macOS
Open the Finder manually or use the Option+Command+Space shortcut to launch it quickly. Click on the Applications tab and you will find the Zoom app at the bottom of the list. Right-click on it to select Move to Bin button.
What you can also do is drag and drop the Zoom app icon to the Recycle Bin to delete it. Another way to remove Zoom on macOS is by using Launchpad.
How to Uninstall Zoom Plugin in Outlook
Microsoft calls them add-ins. You will find them under File > Options > Add-ins. You will notice a list of all the add-ins that you have installed on your computer. Zoom would be one of them. Select Com Add-ins from the drop-down next to Manage at the bottom of the pop-up window.
You will now see another smaller pop-up with a list of all your add-ins with checkboxes on the left and a Remove button on the right. Select Zoom here and then click on remove to delete or uninstall Zoom on Outlook.
Make sure only the add-in that you want to remove is checked.
How to Uninstall Zoom on Android
The Android ecosystem works a little like Windows where uninstalling an app won’t delete all the files and data the app has collected over time. Here’s how we recommend you uninstall Zoom.
Log out of your Zoom account first and then open Settings > Apps > Zoom > Storage. The pathway may differ based on the make and model of your phone.
Tap on Clear data and Clear cache at the bottom of the screen to delete all associated data that the app has collected over time. Go back to the previous screen to uninstall the app or you can also do it from the home screen. This way, there will be no leftover files or data left for you to worry about.
How to Uninstall Zoom on iOS
We all know how closed Apple’s ecosystem is, however, the Cupertino giant has opened up recently being more flexible towards UI elements. Still, there is no way to delete individual app data or cache so you will just delete or uninstall the app. If you haven’t done it before, long-press on the Zoom app to reveal a pop-up where you will find the Remove App button.
Wrapping Up: Uninstall Zoom
You can always reinstall Zoom in the future if you want. Maybe, it will be unbanned in your organization or country. Zoom is a really good app. All the bad name and publicity it received was because it grew too fast too soon and was not prepared to handle the sudden rush and rise to fame. They did however fixed all their shortcomings and they did so quickly. Zoom is that one app that everyone loves to hate. They are constantly evolving and adding to their already rich feature set. I recommend you check out their blogs and all the steps they are taking to safeguard users’ interests.