Enabling and Adding a Co-Host Follow


The Co-Host feature will allow you to assign another user in the meeting hosting privileges. 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:


  • 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


How to Enable Co-host

  1. Login to your Meeting Settings
  2. Click Edit next to In Meeting (Basic)Screen_Shot_2017-08-09_at_10.09.37_AM.png
  3. Check Co-hostScreen_Shot_2017-08-09_at_9.34.34_AM.png
  4. Click Save Changes.

Account owners and admins can also turn on co-host for all users via account management.

  1. As the account owner or admin, log in to Account Management.
  2. Click Edit next to In Meeting (Basic).
  3. Check Co-hostScreen_Shot_2017-08-09_at_9.34.34_AM.png
  4. Click Save Changes.

How to Use Co-Host in a Meeting

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

  • In the meeting, the host hover over the user's video, click on the three dots and choose Make Co-Host.
  • Alternatively, you can make another participant a co-host through the Participants window.
    1. Click on Manage Participants in your host 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 you want to make a co-host and choose More.
    3. Click Make Co-HostScreen_Shot_2017-08-09_at_10.17.24_AM.png

Once a user has been made a Co-Host, they will be able to do the following:

    • Mute/Unmute All: mute/unmute all participants in meeting - you will be given the option (checkbox) to allow or not allow participants to unmute
    • Lock Screen sharing: by selecting lock screen sharing, other participants will not be able to share screen.
    • Mute on Entry: participants will automatically mute as they enter the meeting
    • Play Enter/Exit Chime: plays a sound as participants join and leave the meeting
    • Lock meeting: you can lock your meeting so that no other participants may join
    • Stop Video: stop participant's video stream (unable to start video)
    • Remove: you can kick/boot participant(s) from the meeting
    • Rename: rename the attendee name selection
    • Start attendee on hold: Place the participant "on-hold", removing them from the video and audio conference - *you must have Enable attendee on-hold selected in your Profile Settings prior to starting the meeting
    • Record: They will be able to record to the cloud or locally to their computer, based on the host's settings. If they choose to record to the cloud, it will go to the host's Zoom account. 

Note: The Co-Host will not be able to end the meeting or make another user host.


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