@zoom/appssdk - v0.16.14

Zoom Apps SDK

The Zoom Apps SDK is a JavaScript library that facilitates communication between your Zoom App and the Zoom client. The SDK allows you to take advantage of the many APIs and events Zoom exposes in its embedded browser.


There are two ways to install the Zoom Apps SDK into your frontend project


You can install it from NPM, if you are using a module bundler such as Webpack:

$ npm install @zoom/appssdk


Alternatively, you can load the SDK from a CDN, using a script tag in your HTML document:

<script src="https://appssdk.zoom.us/sdk.js"></script>

You can also load a minified SDK, using a script tag in your HTML document:

<script src="https://appssdk.zoom.us/sdk.min.js"></script>


If you installed Zoom Apps SDK from NPM, import zoomSdk into the component where you wanted to use the SDK and call config as your first call to verify your application with Zoom.

import zoomSdk from "@zoom/appssdk"

async function configureApp() {
const configResponse = await zoomSdk.config({
popoutSize: {width: 480, height: 360},
capabilities: ["shareApp"]

When you load the SDK using a script tag, zoomSDK is served as a global object and can be called across components. Even in this case zoomSdk.config should be the first call.

<script src="https://appssdk.zoom.us/sdk.js"></script>

async function configureApp() {
const configResponse = await zoomSdk.config({
version: "0.16",
popoutSize: {width: 480, height: 360},
capabilities: ["shareApp"]

The cloud SDK is designed to provide on-demand patch updates, and it does not support exact versions. You will always get the latest patch version within the major version specified in the version parameter of zoomSdk.config. In other words, if you supplied an exact version like 0.16.1, you will get the latest patch within the 0.16 major version.

zoomSdk.config response object. Read more about zoomSdk.config

"clientVersion": "",
"browserVersion": "applewebkit/17613.",
"userAgent": "Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10_15_7) AppleWebKit/605.1.15 (KHTML, like Gecko)",
"auth": {
"status": "authorized",
"upgradable": true
"unsupportedApis": [],
"runningContext": "inMainClient"

Role and running context change

Listen to zoomSdk.onMyUserContextChange and zoomSdk.onRunningContextChange events for role and running context changes respectively. zoomSdk.config needs to be called again to update API permissions.


  • Zoom Desktop Client is a native application. Depending on the Zoom Desktop Client version a user has installed, they might have access to different Zoom Apps APIs and events. With the cloud version of the SDK, you automatically get the latest patches as we release new client versions, and your apps avoid potential breaks due to missing patches.

  • When using SDK via npm, check for updates in our monthly release of Zoom Desktop Client. You must manually update your app when needed to the latest SDK to maintain compatibility with newer client versions.

  • The SDK module installed via npm includes the sdk.d.ts file which provides type definitions for sdk.es.js and sdk.module.js. The cloud-based SDK does not provide this file.

How do compatibility patches work?

This is an example of how compatibility patches delivered via cloud-based SDK help your app run on the latest client versions.

Note: This example is only for illustrating the concept, and does not imply Zoom is planning to change the sendAppInvitation API schema.

Example: Your app is developed against the 3.4.0 client version and uses the sendAppInvitation API.

Client version 3.4.0. The sendAppInvitation API schema is

sendAppInvitation ({ participantUUIDs: [participantUUID1, participantUUID2, ...], })

Client version 4.0.0 introduces a breaking change to the sendAppInvitation API that requires one additional parameter message to customize your invitation. The new API schema is

sendAppInvitation ({ participantUUIDs: [participantUUID1, participantUUID2, ...],  message: "This app is awesome, try it!"})

Apps based on the client version 3.4.0 will break when used on the 4.0.0 client because the client is expecting the message parameter as part of the API call. Whereas, when you use the cloud-based SDK, the compatibility patch can accept your API request and transform it internally to use a default value for the message parameter.

Original call from app to SDK

sendAppInvitation ({ participantUUIDs: [participantUUID1, participantUUID2, ...], })

SDK transforms the call internally to

sendAppInvitation ({ participantUUIDs: [participantUUID1, participantUUID2, ...], message: ""})


Refer to Apps SDK documentation here.

Release notes

Refer to release notes to discover changes made in the Apps SDK.

Resources to create a Zoom App

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