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Identify Guest Participants Follow


For accounts with this feature enabled, the host and other users on the account can check the participants list to see that a participant outside of your Zoom account has joined the meeting. 


  • Account Owner or Admin Permissions to enable
  • Zoom Client for Mac, version 4.1.8826.0925 or higher
  • Zoom Client for PC, version  4.1.8826.0925 or higher

Enable for your Account

  1. Sign in to the Zoom web portal as an administrator with the privilege to edit account settings.
  2. Click Account ManagementAccount Settings.
  3. In the Meeting Settings (Advanced) section, click Edit on the right

  4. Enable the Identify guest participants in the meeting/webinar option.
  5. Click Save Changes.

Identify Guest Participants

Any guest will show in the participants list with an orange background behind their names. A guest is anyone who is:

  • Not signed in
  • Signed in from an email address that is not in the same account as the host
  • Signed in with a version of the Zoom client software older than the supported version

Guest participants will not see the orange background in the participants list.