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Joining different meetings simultaneously on desktop Follow

Overview

The feature to join different meetings or webinars simultaneously from the Zoom desktop client allows participants to participate in or monitor multiple meetings or webinars at the same time. This is ideal for support staff who may need to monitor multiple sessions simultaneously.

Once the setting is enabled, you can join multiple meetings by using the join URL or navigating to https://zoom.us/join and entering the meeting ID. The Join button in the Zoom client will only work for the first meeting that you join.

Note: This feature doesn't allow you to host multiple concurrent meetings at the same time.

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Prerequisites

  • Business, Enterprise, or Education account
  • Zoom desktop client:
    • Windows: version 4.1.27348.0625 or later
    • macOS: version 4.4.522551.0414 or later

Note: Please contact Zoom Support to have this feature enabled. After contacting support, allow up to 3 business days for the feature to be enabled.

Enable Join different meetings simultaneously on desktop

Account

To enable this feature for all members of your organization:

  1. Sign in to the Zoom web portal as an admin with the privilege to edit account settings.
  2. In the navigation panel, click Account Management then Account Settings.
  3. Click the Meeting tab.
  4. Under the In Meeting (Basic) section, verify that Join different meetings simultaneously on desktop is enabled.  
  5. If the setting is disabled, click the toggle to enable it. If a verification dialog appears, click Turn On to verify the change.
  6. (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.

Group

Note: If you signed up for a new Zoom account after August 21, 2021; or the New Admin Experience is enabled on your account, the Group Management page has been renamed to Groups.

To enable this feature for a specific group:

  1. Sign in to the Zoom web portal an admin with the privilege to edit groups.
  2. In the navigation panel, click User Management then Group Management.
  3. Click the applicable group name from the list, then click the Settings tab.
  4. Click the Meeting tab.
  5. Under the In Meeting (Basic) section, verify that Join different meetings simultaneously on desktop is enabled.  
  6. If the setting is disabled, click the toggle to enable it. If a verification dialog appears, click Turn On to verify the change.
    Note: If the option is grayed out, it has been locked at the account level and needs to be changed at that level.
  7. (Optional) If you want to make this setting mandatory for all users in the group, click the lock icon , and then click Lock  to confirm the setting.

User

To enable this feature for your own use:

  1. Sign in to the Zoom web portal.
  2. In the navigation panel, click Settings.
  3. Click the Meeting tab.
  4. Under the In Meeting (Basic) section, verify that Join different meetings simultaneously on desktop is enabled.  
  5. If the setting is disabled, click the toggle to enable it. If a verification dialog appears, click Turn On to verify the change.
    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.

Joining different meetings simultaneously

To join multiple meetings simultaneously, you can join the first meeting by doing one of the following:

  • Click the Join button in the Zoom desktop client
  • Click the join URL
  • Navigate to https://zoom.us/join and enter the meeting ID.

For each additional meeting you want to join, you must use the join URL in your browser or manually enter the meeting/webinar ID on https://zoom.us/join, and the Zoom client will automatically launch the additional meeting or webinar.