Summary of how to leave/leave a Zoom meeting room

Summary of how to leave/leave a Zoom meeting room

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From July 15, 2022, Zoom will have a 40-minute limit even for meetings with two participants if you have a free subscription. (Previously, it was only for meetings with 3 or more people.)
Companies and organizations using Zoom for business should consider switching to a paid license at this opportunity. 

You can leave the Zoom meeting in the middle, but some people don’t know how to do it.

In this article, we explain how to leave a Zoom meeting and explain it from the perspective of the host and participants.

Also, we have summarized how to join and leave the room when using the Zoom breakout room function, so please refer to it as well.

How Zoom meeting participants leave the room

How Zoom meeting participants leave the room

Participants in a Zoom meeting can leave at their own timing even in the middle of the meeting.

First, let’s take a closer look at how participants can exit Zoom.

When a participant leaves by himself/herself

The procedure for participants to leave the Zoom meeting by themselves is as follows.

desktop app

  1. Click “Finish” at the bottom right of the screen
  2. Click “Leave Meeting”

You can also leave the meeting by clicking the “x” in the window and choosing to leave the meeting.

mobile app

  1. Tap anywhere on the screen to display the menu
  2. Tap “Exit” at the top right of the screen
  3. Tap “Leave Meeting”

If you want the host to perform the exit operation

The Zoom meeting host can leave specific participants.

If you want to prompt participants to leave at the timing of the host side, it is a good idea to remember this method as well.

It can also be used to forcibly leave a participant who is a nuisance or a participant who entered the room illegally.

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By default, users who have been evicted by the host cannot re-enter the room, so this is a feature that should be kept in mind as a security measure.

The procedure for leaving a participant on the host side is as follows.

desktop app

  1. Click “Participants” in the menu at the bottom of the meeting screen
  2. Hover over the user you want to leave
  3. Click “Details”
  4. Click “Delete”
  5. Confirm the pop-up screen and click “Delete”

mobile app

  1. Tap anywhere on the screen to display the menu
  2. Tap “Participants” in the menu at the bottom of the screen
  3. Tap the user you want to leave
  4. Tap “Delete”
  5. Confirm the pop-up screen and tap “Delete”

How a Zoom meeting host leaves a room

How a Zoom meeting host leaves a room

If the host of a Zoom meeting leaves, there are two ways to end the meeting itself, or transfer the host authority to another user.

Next, let’s take a closer look at how to exit Zoom on the host side.

end the meeting and kick everyone out

The procedure for leaving by ending the Zoom meeting itself is as follows.

In this case, all participants including the participants will leave.

desktop app

  1. Click “Finish” at the bottom right of the screen
  2. Click “End meeting for all”

You can also leave the meeting by clicking the “x” in the window and choosing to leave the meeting.

mobile app

  1. Tap anywhere on the screen to display the menu
  2. Tap “Exit” at the top right of the screen
  3. Tap “End meeting for all”

Exit after changing the host user

If the Zoom meeting continues and you are the only one leaving, you will need to nominate another user to host.

The method to leave the Zoom meeting after changing the host is as follows.

desktop app

  1. Click “Participants” in the menu at the bottom of the meeting screen
  2. Hover over the user you want to host
  3. Click “Details”
  4. Click “Host”
  5. Confirm the pop-up screen and click “OK”
  6. Click “Finish” at the bottom right of the screen
  7. Click “Leave Meeting”

mobile app

  1. Tap anywhere on the screen to display the menu
  2. Tap “Participants” in the menu at the bottom of the screen
  3. Tap the user you want to host
  4. Tap “Host”
  5. Confirm the pop-up screen and tap “OK”
  6. Tap “Exit” at the top right of the screen
  7. Tap “Leave meeting”
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How to use breakout rooms

How to use breakout rooms

Breakout Rooms is a feature that allows you to group users participating in a Zoom meeting.

Users can be assigned automatically or manually, so it is used for group interviews and work.

Finally, let’s take a closer look at how to create breakout rooms and how to enter and exit them.

Create a breakout room

Preparation: Enabling breakout rooms

Breakout rooms may be disabled by default, so first enable the function on the Zoom website.

To enable breakout rooms, follow these steps:

  1. Go to the Zoom website (https://zoom.us/) and sign in
  2. Click “Settings”
  3. Click on the “Meetings” tab
  4. Scroll down to the “Breakout Rooms” section and check to enable

Breakout rooms can also be used from smartphones and tablets, but room creation is a function that can only be used by the PC version and the host.

How to create breakout rooms in advance

The procedure for preparing a breakout room before starting a Zoom meeting is as follows.

  1. Go to the Zoom website (https://zoom.us/) and sign in
  2. Click “Schedule a meeting”
  3. Set the meeting name, date and time, etc.
  4. Check “Breakout room pre-allocation” in meeting options
  5. Click “+Create Room”
  6. Configure group creation and user assignments to each group
  7. Click “Save”

How to create a breakout room after the meeting starts

The procedure for setting up a breakout room after starting a Zoom meeting is as follows.

  1. Launch the Zoom app and start the meeting
  2. Click “Breakout Room” from the menu at the bottom of the screen
  3. Set number of Contacts and Channels . You can add contacts, create contact groups and allocation method (automatic or manual)
  4. Click “Start All Rooms”

Breakout room entry/exit

There are two ways to enter a breakout room: receive an invitation from the host and enter the room yourself.

When accepting an invitation to enter the room, an invitation confirmation pop-up will be displayed on the meeting screen, so click “Join” to enter the room.

The procedure for entering any room by yourself is as follows.

  1. Click “Breakout Room” in the menu at the bottom of the screen
  2. Select any room from the list and click “Join”
  3. Confirm the pop-up screen and click “Yes”
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After entering the room, a “Leave room” button will be added to the menu at the bottom of the screen.

If you want to move to another room or leave the meeting itself, click this button to leave.

Also, if the host ends the breakout room, the participants will automatically leave.

summary

  • When leaving the Zoom meeting on the participant side, it is possible to leave by yourself or by the host’s operation
  • If you want to leave the Zoom meeting on the host side, end the meeting or transfer the host authority and leave
  • For group work, it is recommended to use the breakout room function, which allows you to freely enter, exit, and move between rooms.

Zoom is a tool that allows you to freely enter and leave the meeting, except in cases where you are forced to leave by the host.

If you leave by yourself, you can re-enter later, so please try using it in scenes where you have multiple meetings in parallel.