Enabling and Adding a Co-Host Follow

Overview

The Co-host feature allows you to share hosting privileges with another user in a meeting or webinar. This can be useful to allow another user to manage the administrative side of the meeting, such as muting participants or starting/stopping the recording.

This article covers:

Prerequisites

  • Zoom version 3.5.24604.0824 for Mac OS or Windows
  • Zoom version 3.5.24989.0826 for iOS or Android
  • Pro, Business, Education, or API Partner plan

Enabling Co-host

Enabling Co-host on Your Account

To enable the Co-host feature for all members of your organization:

  1. Sign into the Zoom web portal as an administrator with the privilege to edit Account settings, and click Account Settings.
  2. Navigate to the Co-host option on the Meeting tab and verify that the setting is enabled. 
    If the setting is disabled, click the Status toggle to enable it. If a verification dialog displays, choose Turn On to verify the change.

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  3. (Optional) If you want to make this setting mandatory for all users in your account, click the lock icon, and then click Lock to confirm the setting.

Enabling Co-host on a Specific Group

To enable the Co-host feature for all members of a specific group:

  1. Sign into the Zoom web portal as an administrator with the privilege to edit User groups, and click Group Management.
  2. Click the name of the group, then click the Settings tab.
  3. Navigate to the Co-host option  on the Meeting tab and verify that the setting is enabled. 
    If the setting is disabled, click the Status toggle to enable it. If a verification dialog displays, choose Turn On to verify the change.
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    Note: If the option is grayed out,  it has been locked at the Account level, and needs to be changed at that level.
  4. (Optional) If you want to make this setting mandatory for all users in this group, click the lock icon, and then click Lock to confirm the setting.

Enabling Co-host in your own meetings

To enable the Co-host feature for your own use:

  1. Sign into the Zoom web portal and click My Meeting Settings (if you are an account administrator) or Meeting Settings (if you are an account member).
  2. Navigate to the Co-host option on the Meeting tab and verify that the setting is enabled.
    If the setting is disabled, click the Status toggle to enable it. If a verification dialog displays, choose Turn On to verify the change.
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    Note: If the option is grayed out, it has been locked at either the Group or Account level, and you will need to contact your Zoom administrator.

Using Co-host in a Meeting

There are two ways that you can make a user a co-host.

  • In the meeting, the host hovers over the user's video, clicks on the three dots and chooses Make Co-Host.
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  • Alternatively, the host can make another participant a co-host through the Participants window.
    1. Click on Manage Participants in the meeting controls at the bottom of the Zoom window.Screen_Shot_2017-08-09_at_10.17.24_AM.png
    2. Hover over the name of the participant who is going to be a co-host, and choose More.
    3. Click Make Co-HostScreen_Shot_2017-08-09_at_10.17.24_AM.png

Once a participant has been made a Co-host, they'll have access to the co-host controls.

 

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