Enabling and Adding a Co-Host Follow

Overview

The Co-host feature allows 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.

Note:  After November 4, 2017 enabling Zoom features uses Tiered Settings. Previously configured settings for the Co-host feature will continue to work in the same way. Changes made by an administrator might affect meetings and webinars that use this setting.

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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 will be able to do the following:

    • Mute/Unmute All: have the option to mute/unmute all participants in meeting 
    • Lock Screen sharing: prevent other participants from sharing their screen
    • Mute on Entry: specify that participants are automatically muted as they enter the meeting
    • Play Enter/Exit Chime: specify that a sound is played as participants join and leave the meeting
    • Lock meeting: lock the meeting so that no other participants may join
    • Stop Video: stop a participant's video stream so they are unable to start video
    • Remove:  dismiss a participant from the meeting
    • Rename: change the attendee name that is displayed to other participants
    • Start attendee on hold: place the participant on hold, removing them from the video and audio conference. Note that the Allow host to put attendee on hold option must be enabled prior to starting the meeting. See Attendee on Hold for details.
    • Record: record to the cloud or locally to their computer, based on the host's settings. If they choose to record to the cloud, the recording will go to the host's Zoom account. 

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

 

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