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Joining multiple meetings simultaneously on desktop Follow

Overview

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

Once the setting is enabled, you can join multiple meetings by clicking on 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 meetings at the same time.

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Prerequisites

  • Business, Enterprise, or Education account
  • Enabled by Zoom Support
  • Zoom Desktop Client for Windows 4.1.27348.0625 or later
  • Zoom Desktop Client for Mac 4.4.522551.0414 or later

Enable Join different meetings simultaneously on desktop

Account

To enable the Join different meetings simultaneously on desktop 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 In Meeting (Basic), verify that the setting is enabled to Join different meetings simultaneously on desktop.
  5. If the setting is disabled, click the toggle to enable it. If a verification dialog displays, 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

To enable Join different meetings simultaneously on desktop 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 In Meeting (Basic), verify that the setting is enabled to Join different meetings simultaneously on desktop.
  6. If the setting is disabled, click the toggle to enable it. If a verification dialog displays, click Turn On to verify the change.
  7. Note: If the option is grayed out, it has been locked at the account level and needs to be changed at that level.
  8. (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 Join different meetings simultaneously on desktop 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 In Meeting (Basic), verify that the setting is enabled to Join different meetings simultaneously on desktop.
  5. If the setting is disabled, click the Status toggle to enable it. If a verification dialog displays, choose 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 multiple meetings simultaneously

To join multiple meetings simultaneously, you can join the first meeting by:

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

Note: For each additional meeting you want to join, you will need to navigate to the join URL in your browser and the Zoom client will automatically launch the meeting.