Microsoft Zoom Plug-in for Mac Deprecation

Microsoft is disabling the Zoom Plug-in for Macs. The specific timeline for when Microsoft will disable the Zoom plug-in 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 Plug-in and install the Zoom Add-in.

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

Actions to Take:

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

If the Zoom Plug-in 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 plug-in, 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