Electron Support

Electron is a framework used in creating native applications with web technologies like JavaScript, HTML, and CSS. Desktop app development can be a long process regarding development time and ongoing support and maintenance. Electron significantly reduces the time it takes to develop cross-platform desktop apps.

We have implemented an Electron interface layer on top of our Windows and macOS SDKs.

Please check out the demo app that is available in the SDK package and learn how to use the interfaces and methods.


See UI Legal Notices for Zoom legal notices and how to display them in your app.

Feature limitations

The Zoom SDK supports meeting services only and does not currently support messaging.

Development considerations

While Electron significantly reduces cross-platform development time, our biggest concern is the memory footprint of Electron apps. The Electron framework bundles the entire Chromium Web runtime (at 20 million lines of code, about 30MB packaged).

As a result, the binary size of your app will be a lot bigger. As with other open source frameworks, you will need to watch for security vulnerabilities in Electron such as a recently reported remote code execution flaw.

Limited Developer support

Electron documentation and developer support is limited. We recommend that you use the native Mac or Windows SDKs.