[Step-by-Step] How to Completely Uninstall Zoom on Mac

Kelly Wu
Last updated: Oct 17, 2023

Summary: From this blog post, you will learn 3 easy ways to completely uninstall Zoom on Mac.

As a free online video conference tool, Zoom is gaining popularity globally as a free online video conferencing tool. Nonetheless, it has some drawbacks that might make you want to remove it from your Mac, like limited meeting time for free users. Whatever your reason, if you're looking for a way to completely delete it from your Mac, you've come to the right place. Here, you will get to know 3 ways to do so.

Let's dive in.

[Step-by-Step] How to Completely Uninstall Zoom on Mac

What is Zoom?

Zoom is a tool designed for online video communications. More and more people are working from home because of the coronavirus. Thanks to Zoom, creating and joining meetings has become as easy as in the office. Powerful yet free to use, Zoom has proven to be truly one of the best tools for online meetings.

Zoom comes with a free version and a paid version. The free version has a 40-minute time limit, making it more suitable for small teams of up to 10 members. Previously, some users reported that Zoom had some security issues.

All of these facts may lead you to choose a better alternative, such as Microsoft Teams. If you decide to delete Zoom from your Mac? Read on to learn how.

How to Uninstall Zoom with Its Uninstaller

The easiest way to uninstall Zoom is to use its built-in uninstaller. You can find it in the Zoom menu.

  1. Click the Zoom menu.
  2. Select Uninstall Zoom and click the OK button in the new window.
Delete Zoom in Zoom Menu
This method works with Zoom versions 4.4.53932.0709 and later.

How to Uninstall Zoom on Mac with Finder

For other Zoom versions, you can use the Finder to completely delete them from your Mac.

  1. Quit Zoom.

  2. Open Finder and click Applications in the sidebar.

  3. Locate the Zoom icon and move it to the Trash.

  4. Click the Go menu in Finder and select the Go to Folder option.

  5. Go to the following folders to drag Zoom-related files to the Trash.

    • ~/.zoomus
    • /System/Library/Extensions
    • ~/Library/Application\ Support/~/Library/Caches
    • ~/Library/Logs
    • ~/Library/Cookies
    • ~/Library/Saved Application State
    Delete Zoom Leftovers on Mac
  6. Empty your Trash.

How to Uninstall Zoom on Mac with BuhoCleaner

If none of the above methods meet your needs, then try using a third-party app uninstaller. BuhoCleaner is always ready to help. Beyond a Mac cleaner, BuhoCleaner is also a handy app remover. It deletes Zoom and any of your other unwanted apps without leaving a trace. All you need is a couple of clicks.

BuhoCleaner also comes with an App Leftover Removal feature. If you don't know if there are any leftover files of uninstalled apps on your Mac, don't forget to use the tool to quickly scan your Mac.

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Here's how to remove Zoom with BuhoCleaner.

  1. Download, install, and launch BuhoCleaner.
  2. Click App Uninstall in the sidebar and you will find all the apps installed on your Mac.
    Quickly Uninstall Zoom on Mac
  3. Find Zoom, check the box in front of it, and click the Remove button.
    Uninstall Zoom on Mac with BuhoCleaner
To check for leftovers on your Mac, switch to the Leftovers tab.

How to Delete Zoom Account on Mac

Removing Zoom will not delete your Zoom account. If you want to delete your Zoom account, follow the following steps. Note, however, that free users can terminate their account anytime while paid users have to cancel subscription plans first.

  1. Go to zoom.us and log into your account.
  2. Click My Account > Account Management > Account Profile.
  3. Click the Terminate my account button, then click Send Code, and Zoom will send a code to your inbox.
  4. Paste the received code into the code box and click Continue. If successful, you will see a success message on the home page.
Delete Zoom Account on Mac

The Bottom Line

Now you have learned 3 ways to get rid of Zoom on Mac. Which way do you like to try first?

As you can see, using BuhoCleaner to uninstall Zoom is super easy and you don't even need to know which version of Zoom you're using. Go ahead and try it yourself.

Living in Chengdu, Kelly is an Apple technician focused on Mac, iPhone, and iOS repairs. Meanwhile, he's also a columnist at Dr.Buho, with a simple mission to help fix Apple things that are with software or hardware glitches.