Padlet app for Zoom App

Using Padlet during your Zoom call? Try out the Padlet app for the Zoom App! This guide will walk you through adding, using and removing the Padlet app made for the Zoom App.

Adding the Padlet app from the Zoom App Marketplace

  1. Open our Zoom App Marketplace page here.
  2. Click Add to add Padlet to your Zoom account.
  3. When asked to authorize permission, make sure to check the box allowing Padlet to access your shared access permissions. Then click Allow.

  1. The following page should open in your Zoom client:

Adding participants and accepting invitations

You can add Padlet for Zoom directly from an invite from another participant while in a Zoom meeting. 

To invite a participant during active Zoom Meetings:

  1. From the Zoom meeting, click the Invite users to use app button on the top right corner of your Zoom window.
  2. Select which users you want to invite to use the Padlet app for Zoom and click Invite.

To accept an invitation to use the Padlet app for Zoom, accept the invitation and follow the instructions.

Using the Padlet app for Zoom

You can use Padlet for Zoom in the following ways.

  1. Opening a padlet within Zoom

With the Padlet app for Zoom, you are able to open any padlet you want within Zoom. You can join a padlet directly, pick from your most recent padlets or search for a padlet you have access to. This enables you to take notes, refer to your notes, open images, and view YouTube videos on a padlet during a Zoom meeting. 

Backpack accounts can use this app as long as the padlet is not set to Private or Org only. If a padlet is Public, Secret or Secret - Password, click on Join Padlet by URL on the Zoom landing page or Join a padlet on the Zoom dashboard page and enter the URL of the padlet. Do note that in this case, users will join and collaborate on the padlet as anonymous users.
  1. Collaborating on a padlet with your meeting attendees

When you click on the Collaborate button with the Padlet app for Zoom open, all your participants are invited to collaborate with you on Padlet within Zoom. 

Meeting attendees will be invited to download the app, and the app will open on the same padlet that you are on, even as you navigate between padlets.

Your attendees can now collaborate on the padlet by posting with text, images, videos or a rich variety of attachment formats to bring your Zoom meeting to life. 

You must be the host or co-host of a meeting to use this feature.
  1. Sharing a Padlet slideshow in high resolution 

When you share a slideshow with the Padlet app for Zoom, participants can follow your Padlet slideshow at their own pace. They can traverse forward or backward in your slideshow without impacting your presentation. 

If you open a slideshow within the Zoom app in collaborate mode, participants will be invited to download the app and follow along. 

Opening your Padlet Slideshow within Zoom gives you the following advantages over just sharing your screen.

  • Higher image quality. Screensharing streams a lower quality image to your participants. Using the slideshow feature on Padlet Zoom renders high quality slides to all your participants. 
  • Allow participants to follow at their own pace. In a normal screen share, the participant has to follow your slide and cannot linger on a slide after the presenter has moved on. The Padlet Zoom app allows participants to navigate through the slideshow, and also see a small picture of the presenter’s slide. Clicking on this picture brings them straight to the presenter’s slide. 
Need to make a presentation for your next Zoom meeting? Try Padlet Slideshow!

Removing the Padlet app for Zoom

To remove the Padlet app for Zoom, visit your Added Apps page in Zoom App Marketplace and click the Remove button beside the Padlet app.


If you have issues logging in, try removing the app and installing it again. Do note that not all attachments can be rendered on Zoom, therefore some attachments might need to be opened on the browser. If you have any problems with the Padlet app for Zoom, please contact us.

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