Arina Lenkova
Apple certified support professional
06/04/2020
12 minutes to read

Zoom is a unique service for video conferencing and online meetings. If you have decided to use another service for video conferencing and Zoom is no longer needed you can get rid of it. We recommend that you uninstall the unneeded application completely, so that its old service files, caches and logs will not take up your disk space anymore.

There are two possible ways to manage it:

  1. Use an automatic way to uninstall Zoom safely and completely
  2. Uninstall Zoom from Mac manually

How to quickly uninstall Zoom from your Mac

The easiest way to uninstall any unnecessary app including the Zoom program is to use App Cleaner & Uninstaller. This unique application allows you to uninstall Zoom along with all its extra files in four easy steps:

  1. Launch the uninstaller to uninstall Zoom completely
  2. Select Zoom to mark it and all its remains for deletion
  3. uninstalling zoom with app cleaner

  4. Click on Uninstall button to uninstall Zoom completely
  5. Confirm the uninstallation

Now, Zoom will be uninstalled and all its service files will also disappear from your Mac. This straightforward removal guide is universal so you can use it whenever you need and there is no matter what program you are going to remove.


How to uninstall Zoom from Mac manually

Another way to uninstall unnecessary applications is to make it manually. But you should note that this way will take you much more time than the first one. Also you should be attentive as for complete uninstallation you have to delete all hidden service files related to Zoom in the Library folder.

Follow the steps given below to uninstall Zoom manually:

  1. Launch the Zoom application
  2. Click on Zoom in a menu bar and select the Uninstall Zoom option
  3. zoom menu-uninstall command

  4. Confirm the deletion by clicking OK
  5. Now the app is deleted but all its service files still store in the hidden part of your Mac. Keep following the instruction to get rid of Zoom’s leftovers.

  6. Open the Finder window → click on Go in a Menu Bar → choose Go to Folder
  7. menu bar with go to folder command

  8. Type ~/Library and click the Go button
  9. Now you have to find and delete all the files and folder which contain “zoom” in their names.
  10. Note! If you delete any system file by mistake, it may damage your system. That is why before you delete something, you should double-check the name of the file or folder.

    Check the following paths to find Zoom’s service files:

    • ~/Library/Caches
    • zoom caches in Finder

    • ~/Library/Logs
    • zoom logs files in Finder

    • ~/Library/Cookies
    • zoom caches in Finder

    • ~/Library/Saved Application State
    • zoom saved app state files in finder

  11. Once all service files are deleted empty your Bin.

Conclusion

In this article, we gave you two possible ways to uninstall Zoom from your Mac. But please note that the manual method has its drawbacks. For example, this method will take you much more time than the automatic one; and you should be extremely attentive to find all the leftovers and at the same time not to delete something by mistake.

That is why we recommend you using App Cleaner & Uninstaller. This special application provides you with a safe and quick way of apps uninstallation. Moreover, App Cleaner & Uninstaller will also help you:

  • delete all service files from previously incorrectly uninstalled apps
  • reset applications to start using them from the very beginning
  • disable startup programs
  • and manage system and browser extensions

FAQ about Zoom

Can you use Zoom on your phone?

You can start or join the Zoom meeting using Zoom mobile app on Android or iOS.

Is Zoom free to use?

You can use Basic Plan. It has 40 mins limit on group meetings, host up to 100 participants and unlimited number of sessions. But it is also possible to use Pro, Business or Enterprise plans which have additional options.

What is the Zoom app for?

Zoom is a video conferencing service. You can use it to virtually meet with others by video or audio conference.

Is Zoom a video call or audio?

Zoom is a video conferencing platform that can be used for both video and audio conferencing meetings, as well as webinars, meetings recordings and live chats.

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