Zoom Rooms as Alternative Host Follow

Overview

When a user schedules a meeting and invites a Zoom Room on the same account, the Zoom Room can be an alternative host and start the meeting without the user needing to join from the desktop client or mobile app. This will give the Zoom Room full host controls. If the host joins the meeting before the Zoom Room, the room will have co-host controls when it joins.

Note: This feature requires the January 2019 Zoom Rooms release. For devices running older versions of Zoom Rooms, they will automatically take host control if they are on the same account as the host and join the meeting before the host.

Prerequisites

  • Zoom Rooms for Conference Room for PC - January 2019 Release or later
  • Zoom Rooms for Conference Room for Mac - January 2019 Release or later
  • Zoom Rooms for Conference Room for Chrome - January 2019 Release or later 
  • Zoom Rooms Controller for iOS - January 2019 Release or later
  • Zoom Rooms Controller for Android - January 2019 Release or later
  • Zoom Rooms Controller for Windows - January 2019 Release or later 

Instructions

The setting to make Zoom Rooms an alternative host is automatically enabled. If you need to disable or re-enable this setting, follow the instructions below.

Disabling or Re-enabling Zoom Rooms as an Alternative Host

  1. Login to the Zoom web portal as an account owner or admin and navigate to Account Settings
  2. Under Zoom Rooms, toggle Make Zoom Rooms an alternative host to gray (off) or blue (on).
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