Zoom SDKs

Zoom SDKs, software development kits, are app development libraries which enable you to power your own application with Zoom Meetings, and build new video experiences.

Video SDKs

Build rich-featured mobile apps designed to connect communities through highly customized user interfaces and access to raw video & audio data.

Client SDKs

Full-featured libraries provided to enable simple integration of the Zoom platform within mobile or desktop apps.

Comparing Zoom SDKs

The Video SDKs introduce a number of different features and considerations when compared to the Client SDKs. Video SDK meetings are handled as video sessions and are not connected to Zoom Meetings or Webinars.

Sessions in the Video SDKs are joined using the Session Name, and not a Meeting ID. Apps built with these SDKs do not have a default meeting UI, allowing for unique and custom video experiences.

To compare differences between the Video and Client SDKs, review the following chart:

Video SDKs Client SDKs
Supported Platform(s)
  • Android
  • iOS
  • Windows
  • macOS
  • Web
  • Android
  • iOS
  • Windows
  • macOS
  • Web
Zoom Plans Video SDK (new)
  • Basic
  • Pro
  • Business
  • Enterprise
Meeting Options Zoom Session
  • Meeting
  • Webinar
Meeting Identifier Session Name Meeting ID / Number
Compatible with Zoom Meetings No Yes
Default Meeting UI No Yes
Custom UI Support Yes Yes
Pre-Meeting Management No Yes
User-Login Types N/A
  • Email login
  • SSO login
  • ZAK
Raw Video / Audio Data Available No