Microsoft Zoom Plugin for Mac Deprecation

Microsoft is disabling the Zoom Plugin for Macs this year. The specific timeline for when Microsoft will disable the Zoom plugin has not been specified, so ITS recommends migrating to the Zoom Add-in for Outlook now to avoid any disruptions in your work.

To continue scheduling Zoom meetings directly from Outlook on your Mac, you will need to uninstall the Microsoft Zoom Plugin and install the Zoom Add-in.

Note: the Outlook plugin for Windows is not being retired and will continue to function as usual.

Actions to Take:

Uninstall the Microsoft Zoom Plugin for Mac
  • Close all Office applications
  • Open Finder
  • Click Applications
  • Control-click Zoom Plugin for Outlook and click Move to Trash, or drag it to the Trash. (Be sure not to inadvertently trash Zoom.us)
Install the Zoom Add-in for Outlook for Mac

If the Zoom Plugin is not uninstalled before Microsoft disables it, it will not load when you attempt to schedule or start meetings. While it is recommended that you install the add-in for the same ease of experience, you can also schedule Zoom meetings from Mason’s Zoom Web Portal.

For more information on why Microsoft is disabling the plugin, please reference this Microsoft support article.

For questions regarding the download and installation of the add-in, contact the ITS Support Center at 703-993-8870 or support@gmu.edu.