Passing host controls to leave the meeting

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As the host, you can assign the host controls to another user and leave the meeting. This allows the meeting to continue without you, and the assigned user to have host control over the meeting. 

If the original host is a Licensed user, the meeting will continue to run for an unlimited time, even if the new host is a free or basic user. 

If the original host is a Basic (free) user, the meeting will be limited to the 40 minute duration, even if the new host is a Licensed user.

Learn more about host controls.

Prerequisites for passing host controls to leave the meeting

  • Host control for the meeting 
  1. Sign in to the Zoom desktop client.
  2. Start a meeting and have another participant join you. 
  3. Start a meeting as the host.
  4. In the host controls, click End
  5. Click Leave Meeting.
  6. Assign someone to be the new host, then click Assign and Leave.
  1. Sign in to the Zoom desktop client.
  2. Start a meeting and have another participant join you. 
  3. Start a meeting as the host.
  4. In the host controls, click End
  5. Click Leave Meeting.
  6. Assign someone to be the new host, then click Assign and Leave.

To pass host controls to another participant

  1. Sign in to the Zoom PWA. 
  2. Start a meeting and have another participant join you. 
  3. In the host controls, click Participants
    This will open the participants list. 
  4. Hover over the name of the participant you want to make the host and click More.
  5. Click Make Host.
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  6. Click Yes to confirm that you want to make this user the host.
  7. Click Leave to leave the meeting to continue without you. 

To pass host control to another participant

  1. Sign in to the Zoom mobile app. 
  2. Start a meeting and have another participant join you. 
  3. Tap Participants in the host controls. 
    This will open the participants list.
    ios-participantslist.png
  4. Tap the name of the participant you want to make the host.
  5. Tap Make Host.
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  6. Tap OK to confirm that you want to make this participant the host. 
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  7. Tap Leave to leave the meeting to continue without you. 

To pass host control to another participant

  1. Sign in to the Zoom mobile app. 
  2. Start a meeting and have another participant join you. 
  3. Tap Participants in the host controls. 
    This will open the participants list.
    android-participantslist.png
  4. Tap the name of the participant you want to make the host.
  5. Tap Make Host.
    android-makehost.png
  6. Tap Yes to confirm that you want to make this participant the host.
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  7. Tap Leave to leave the meeting to continue without you. 

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