If you’re a developer and need to communicate over Zoom with your colleagues, then you may occasionally need to share code snippets. While you can just share them in the normal chat layout, Zoom actually has a specific code snippet function that is designed to allow you to share correctly formatted code.
To be able to send code snippets you need to enable the option in Zoom’s settings. To access the settings, click on your user icon in the top-right corner, then click on “Settings”.
Once you’re in the settings, switch to the “Chat” tab, then tick the “Show Code Snippet Button” checkbox that can be found second from the top.
Once you’ve enabled the setting a new option will appear above the chat box in the “Chat” tab of the main window. Click the “</> Code” icon to open the code snippet window.
In the code snippet window, you can enter the code snippet that you want to send, add a title, configure the programming language, and configure if word wrapping is enabled.
Tip: Word wrapping sets long lines of text to wrap around onto a new line if they go off the edge of the window. This prevents horizontal scroll bars, long lines of text, and makes code easier to read.
Once you’ve entered your code snippet, selected the programming language, and added a title if you want to do so, click “Create snippet” to send the message.