How to use Personal zoom Meeting ID (PMI)

The personal meeting ID is a meeting ID permanently available to users.

Personal Meeting ID (PMI) or personal access.

This personal meeting ID can be confirmed from My profile , and you can change it to your favorite number by clicking [Edit] on the right.

However, the meeting ID must be a unique number.

You can use PMI to start an instant meeting or schedule a meeting that uses PMI. A meeting room with a personal meeting ID is called a personal meeting room.

Personal meeting room notes

It should not be specified for the following use as it can always be accessed with the same meeting ID and personal link.

  • Consecutive meetings
  • Meeting with people who do not meet regularly

Once participants are provided with your PMI, they can participate anytime during the meeting unless they lock the meeting or use the waiting room feature to individually approve the participants .

Requirements for having a personal meeting ID


  • Zoom account

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How To Always Specify PMI In Instant Meetings

You can set up your Zoom profile to always use your personal meeting ID for instant meetings . This will lock this setting and use your personal meeting ID whenever you start an instant meeting on the web using the Zoom desktop client or the Zoom mobile app. When scheduling a meeting, you must choose to use PMI.

To always use PMI for instant meetings:

  • Log in to the Zoom web portal and access My Profile.
  • Click Edit next to Personal Meeting ID .


  • Check [ Specify personal meeting ID for immediate meeting ].
  • Click Save Changes .

Start a PMI meeting 

Windows / Mac

  • Open meetings.

  • Select the arrow ▼ next to the new meeting on the Home button and check Use personal meeting ID.

  • Click New Meeting.

To schedule a meeting with your PMI

  • Open schedule.

  • Use a personal meeting id.


  • Open schedule.



  • Tap New Meeting on the home screen.

  • Use of personal meeting ID (PMI) Switch] to on (green).
  • The start of the meeting and then tap].


Schedule meetings with your PMI

  • Schedule

  • Select your Meetings setting
  • Toggle use PMI to on (green)
  • Done


  • Log in and go to My Meetings.
  • Click the Personal Meeting Room tab.

  • Click Start Meeting .
  • The Zoom desktop client opens and PMI starts.

Schedule a meeting in PMI

 Windows / Mac

  1. Click [ Schedule ] on the home screen .
  2. Click on Advanced Options .
  3. Check [Use personal meeting ID ].
  4. Click Schedule .


  • Tap [Start]

  • Tap [ Schedule ].
  • Use of personal meeting ID (PMI) Switch] to on (green).

  • Tap [ Done ].

Schedule meetings with your PMI

  • Schedule

  • Select your Meetings setting
  • Toggle use PMI to on (green)
  • Done


Outlook plug-in

  • Click the [ Schedule a Meeting ] button.


  • Check [ Use Personal Meeting ID ].


  • When you finish selecting other options, click Continue .
  • Add a meeting invitee and save or send an invitation.

Google Chrome Extension

  • Click the Chrome extension Zoom Scheduler and then click Settings.


  • In [ Scheduling Options ], check [ Use Personal Meeting ID ].


  • Click Save Changes.

Firefox add-on

  • Log in to your Firefox add-on.
  • Click [ Schedule Meeting ].

  • The options for creating a schedule are displayed. If the option to create a schedule does not appear automatically, click the add-ons and gear icon.
  • Check [ Use Personal Meeting ID ].

  • Save and Continue ].
  • When you ‘re done inviting , click Save.

Frequently Asked Questions

Zoom accounts are assigned a 10 digit personal meeting ID (PMI). With your Personal Meeting ID (PMI), you can access a virtual meeting room that is permanently reserved for you.
Meeting IDs are unique numbers associated with instant and scheduled meetings. There are two types of meeting IDs: 10-digit and 11-digit. Meetings can be scheduled, instant, or recurring with the 11-digit number. Personal Meeting IDs have a 10-digit number.
Join from a Meeting ID

The Zoom desktop app can be opened by selecting the “Join” button from the app’s homepage. On the sign-in page, click “Join a Meeting” if you aren’t logged in. Click “Join” when prompted for your “Meeting ID or Personal Link Name.”

There may be an issue with joining a Zoom meeting if you experience an error message saying that “This meeting ID is not valid. Please check and try again.” as shown below. The problem can most likely be attributed to an incompatible version of Zoom app that has become outdated or is no longer supported. Attempting to join the meeting again will require you to update the Zoom app to the latest version and update the Zoom app again.
Zoom Meeting Links can be reused. After the meeting is over, the immediate link will expire. Meeting IDs for non-recurring meetings expire 30 days after they are scheduled. For another 30 days, the same meeting ID will be active if you reactivate it within those 30 days.

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