We have developed resources to help you through this challenging time. Click here to learn more.

Note: We are experiencing longer wait times than normal due to increased demand. You can still view answers to frequently asked questions or contact us but wait times may be longer than expected. Thank you for your patience.

Can I Host Concurrent Meetings? Follow


Zoom does not allow a user to host multiple meetings at the same time. If the host attempts to have concurrent meetings by scheduling two different meetings at the same time and enables join before host for both meetings (or has an alternative host start one of the meetings), the following issues can occur:

Common Issues

  • If participants attempt to join a meeting that the host hasn't started yet, they will receive the message:
  • If the host (or alternative host) tries to start a different meeting at the same time, they will be prompted to end the first meeting:

    If the host chooses to end the meeting, the participants will receive the following message:
  • H.323/SIP Devices that join a meeting with join before host enabled, and the host is already hosting another meeting. When the device joins, it will be prompted for a host key for the meeting:
  • If a Zoom Room attempts to start a second meeting with join before host enabled, it will end the first meeting without warning.
Was this article helpful?