How to enable and add a co-host in Zoom meeting

Overview

With the co-host feature, the host can grant co-host privileges and enable the co-host to manage the administrative aspects of the meeting, such as managing participants and stopping/starting the recording while the host manages the technical aspects of the meeting. Co-hosts are only able to be assigned by the web hosting account owner. Co-hosting a meeting or a webinar is not limited in the number of people who are able to participate.

Prerequisites

  • Zoom Desktop Client
    • For Windows: version 3.5 or higher
    • For macOS: version 3.5 or higher
    • For Linux: version 3.5 or higher
  • Zoom Mobile App
    • For Android: version 3.5 or higher
    • For iOS: version 3.5 or higher
  • Pro, Business, Education, or API Partner plan

How to Enable co-host

Account

For all members of your organization to be able to use the Co-host feature, please follow the steps below:

  1. Ensure that you are logged onto the Zoom web portal as an administrator who has the ability to manage the account settings
  2. via the Account Management and Account Settings links in the navigation panel.
  3. Click on the Meeting tab.
  4. Make sure the Co-host option is enabled under the In Meeting (Basic) settings.
  5. Click on the toggle switch to enable it if it is not already enabled. A confirmation dialog will appear, and you will need to click Turn On in order for the change to be accepted.
  6. If you want this setting to be compulsory for all users in your account, click the lock icon, then click Lock to confirm that you want it to have that effect.

Group

Note: As of August 21, 2021, the New Admin Experience on your account will be able to be enabled if you created a new Zoom account after August 21, 2021. However, the Manage Groups page has been renamed to Manage Groups.

A group of users can enable the co-hosting feature by following these steps:

  1. If you are an administrator with the permission to edit groups, please sign in to the Zoom web portal as an administrator.
  2. Go to User Management >> Group Management from the navigation menu on the left.
  3. From the list of groups, click on the meeting tab next to the name of the group you wish to attend.
  4. Verify that the Co-host option is selected under the tab In Meeting (Basic).
  5. If it is disabled, you can enable it by clicking the toggle. A confirmation dialog will display, and if you click Turn On, the change will be confirmed.
    Note: It is important to remember that if the option is grayed out, it may have been locked at the account level and needs to be changed there as well.
  6. Click on the lock icon in the bottom right corner and then click Lock to confirm if you want this setting to be mandatory for all members of this group.

User

To enable the co-host feature for your own use:

  1. Please sign in to the Zoom web portal.
  2. Click the Settings link in the navigation panel on the left side of the page so that you are guided.
  3. Next, decide which option you want to use – Meetings, for example.
  4. You will need to make sure that the setting for the co-host is enabled under In Meeting (Basic).
  5. if it is disabled, you will need to enable it through the toggle. A confirmation dialog will display, in which case you will need to click Turn On.
    Note: You will have to contact your Zoom administrator if the option has been disabled at either the group or account level, and will need to use the grayed-out option.

Co-host limitations

These controls are only available to the host in a meeting, and therefore the co-hosts do not have access to them:

  • The thing that you should do is begin the process of closed captioning and assign someone or a third party to handle it
  • once you begin live streaming
  • the meeting until all the participants have finished
  • finished
  • finished, select another participant to be the co-host
  • The co-hosts will be responsible for setting up and managing the waiting room (participants can either be placed in the waiting room or allow/removed from it)

It is also not possible for co-hosts to initiate a meeting. A host can appoint an alternative host to begin a meeting if they need someone else to be able to do so. Find out more about controlling co-hosts.

How to Use co-host in a meeting

A user has the option of being made a cohost in two different ways.

As part of a meeting:

  1. Hover your mouse over the video of a user.
  2. Then click on the ellipsis icon.
  3. After that, click on the Make Co-Host button.

Here are some tips on how to use the participants window:

  1. At the bottom of Zoom’s window, you will see controls that allow you to select participants for a meeting.
  2. When you hover your mouse over the name of a participant, you can choose More to learn more about them.
  3. You can then choose to become a cohost with them.

The co-host controls are made available to a participant as soon as they have been accepted as a co-host.


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Frequently Asked Questions

 

There is no way to assign co-hosts in advance. In order for a participant to become a co-host, the host must promote him or her. An alternative method of assigning an alternative host is for the host to assign it to a specific user.
 
Android
  1. Open the Zoom app on your mobile device and sign in with your Zoom account.
  2. Tap the Schedule button on the Meetings tab of the screen. …
  3. Click on the Advanced Options button.
  4. Then tap on Alternative Hosts.
  5. The alternative host can be added by selecting a user from the list or by entering the email address of the person you would like to add from the list and then tapping OK on the screen that appears.
If you do not have a paid Zoom account, then you will not be able to co-host a Zoom meeting since this feature is only available to those who have a paid Zoom account. The ability to add a co-host to your meeting will be available to you if you are a Pro, Education, API Partner, or Business member.
 
A licensed Zoom user must be able to act as an alternative host. As an alternative host, you must be a member of the same Zoom account as the original host in order to be considered as an alternative host. In the event that a guest from another institution is not affiliated with the same institution as you, they cannot be designated as an alternative host.
 
A co-host must be assigned to the event by the host. A meeting or webinar can have as many co-hosts as you wish, and there is no limit as to how many people can attend.

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