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In-meeting security options Follow

Overview

The Security icon in the meeting controls allows the host or co-host of a meeting to enable or disable options during a meeting to secure the meeting and minimize disruption during the meeting. Most of the settings can be controlled from Account, Group, and User settings prior to the meeting. If applied at the Account, Group, or User level, these settings will be applied in meeting by default. The Security icon combines them all in one place for easy access during the meeting. 

If the options are enabled/disabled and locked by an account admin, they will not be modifiable in-meeting by the host or co-host. 

Prerequisites

  • Zoom desktop client
    • Windows: 5.4.3 or higher
    • macOS: 5.4.3 or higher
    • Linux: 5.4.5 or higher
    • Chrome OS: 3.6.5 (4111.0413) or higher
  • Zoom mobile app
    • Android: 5.4.3 or higher
    • iOS: 5.4.3 or higher
  • Zoom web client
  • Must be host or co-host in meeting
  1. Start a Zoom meeting.
  2. Click Security
  3. The following settings can be enabled from the menu: 
    • Lock Meeting: Locks the meeting, keeping new participants from joining the meeting.
    • Enable Waiting Room: Enables Waiting Room for incoming new participants or to move current participants into the Waiting Room.
    • Hide Profile Pictures: Hide all profile pictures, including the host. Display names are shown instead.
    • Allow participants to:
      • Share Screen: Allows participants to share their screens.
      • Chat: Allows participants to use the chat function.
      • Rename Themselves: Allows participants to rename themselves from the Participants panel.
      • Unmute Themselves: Allows participants to unmute themselves without the host's permission.
      • Start Video: Allows participants to start their video in the meeting.
      • Annotate on Shared Content: Allows participants to annotate over content shared during the meeting. The host can enable or disable annotation when the host is sharing. 
    • Remove Participant: Allows the removal of a participant from a meeting. The participant can not re-join unless Allow removed participants to rejoin is enabled in Meeting settings.
    • Report: Allows you to report a user to Zoom's Trust and Safety team. You will be able to select which user to report and provide details about the problem. You can also upload evidence, such as screenshots. 
    • Suspend Participant Activities: Turn off all participant's video, audio, Zoom Apps, and ability to share their screen. Also lock the meeting to prevent participants from joining. This will apply to all participants, including those joined using a Zoom Room.
  1. Start a Zoom meeting.
  2. Tap More in the Meeting Controls. 
  3. Tap Security .
  4. The following settings can be enabled from the menu:
    • Lock Meeting: Locks the meeting, keeping new participants from joining the meeting.
    • Waiting Room: Enables Waiting Room for new incoming participants or to move current participants into the Waiting Room.
    • Hide All Profile Pictures: Hide all profile pictures, including the host. Display names are shown instead.
    • Allow participants to:
      • Share Screen: Allows participants to share their screens.
      • Chat with: Controls who participants can use the chat function with.
      • Start Video: Allows participants to start their video in a meeting.
      • Rename: Allows participants to rename themselves from the Participants panel.
      • Unmute: Allows participants to unmute themselves without the host's permission.
    • Remove Participant: Allows the removal of a participant from a meeting. The participant can not re-join unless Allow removed participants to rejoin is enabled in Meeting settings.
    • Suspend Participant Activities: Turn off all participant's video, audio, Zoom Apps, and ability to share their screen. Also lock the meeting to prevent participants from joining. This will apply to all participants, including those joined using a Zoom Room.

Note: The ability to Report users can be found under the Participants option in the meeting. This allows you to report a user to Zoom's Trust and Safety team. You will be able to select which user to report and provide details about the problem. You can also upload evidence, such as screenshots. 

Webinars

When hosting webinars, the Security menu will have a similar set of options:

  • Lock Webinar: Locks the webinar, keeping new participants from joining the webinar.
  • Allow Panelists to:
    • Share Screen: Allows panelists to share their screens.
    • Start Video: Allows panelists to start their video during the webinar. 
    • Rename: Allows panelists to rename themselves from the Participants panel.
    • Unmute: Allows participants to unmute themselves without the host's permission.
  • Allow Attendees to:
    • Raise Hand: Allows attendees to use the raise hand function during a webinar. 
    • Chat With: Allows attendees to use the chat function, as well as set who they can chat with. 
  • Remove Participant: Allows the removal of a participant from a meeting. The participant can not re-join unless Allow removed participants to rejoin is enabled in Meeting settings.

Note: The ability to Report users can be found under the Participants option in the meeting. This allows you to report a user to Zoom's Trust and Safety team. You will be able to select which user to report and provide details about the problem. You can also upload evidence, such as screenshots. 

Meetings

  1. Start a Zoom meeting.
  2. Tap More in the Meeting Controls. 
  3. Tap Security .

The following settings can be enabled from the menu:

  • Lock Meeting: Locks the meeting, keeping new participants from joining the meeting.
  • Waiting Room: Enables Waiting Room for new incoming participants or to move current participants into the Waiting Room.
  • Hide All Profile Pictures: Hide all profile pictures, including the host. Display names are shown instead.
  • Allow participants to:
    • Share Screen: Allows participants to share their screens.
    • Chat: Allows participants to use the chat function.
    • Chat with: Allows the host to set who participants can chat with during the meeting. 
    • Rename: Allows participants to rename themselves from the Participants panel.
    • Unmute: Allows participants to unmute themselves without the host's permission.
    • Start Video: Allows participants to start their video in a meeting.
    • Annotate: Allows panelists to annotate over screen shares.
  • Suspend Participant Activities: Turn off all participant's video, audio, Zoom Apps, and ability to share their screen. Also lock the meeting to prevent participants from joining. This will apply to all participants, including those joined using a Zoom Room.

Note: The ability to Report users can be found under the Participants option in the meeting. This allows you to report a user to Zoom's Trust and Safety team. You will be able to select which user to report and provide details about the problem. You can also upload evidence, such as screenshots. 

  1. Start a Zoom meeting.
  2. Click Security .
  3. The following settings can be enabled from the menu: 
    • Lock Meeting: Locks the meeting, keeping new participants from joining the meeting.
    • Enable Waiting Room: Enables Waiting Room for new incoming participants or to move current participants into the Waiting Room.
    • Hide Profile Pictures: Hide all profile pictures, including the host. Display names are shown instead.
    • Allow participants to:
      • Share Screen: Allows participants to share their screens.
      • Chat: Allows participants to use the chat function.
      • Rename Themselves: Allows participants to rename themselves from the Participants panel.
      • Unmute Themselves: Allows participants to unmute themselves without the host's permission.
      • Start Video: Allows participants to start their video in a meeting.
      • Annotate on Shared Content: Allows participants to annotate over content shared during the meeting. 
    • Remove Participant: Allows the removal of a participant from a meeting. The participant can not re-join unless Allow removed participants to rejoin is enabled in Meeting settings.
    • Suspend Participant Activities: Turn off all participant's video, audio, and ability to share their screen. Also lock the meeting to prevent participants from joining. This will apply to all participants including those joined using a Zoom Room.
  1. Start a Zoom meeting
  2. Click Security .
  3. The following settings can be enabled from the menu: 
    • Lock Meeting: Locks the meeting, keeping new participants from joining the meeting.
    • Enable Waiting Room: Enables Waiting Room for incoming new participants or to move current participants into the Waiting Room.
    • Allow participants to:
      • Share Screen: Allows participants to share their screens.
      • Chat: Allows participants to use the chat function.
      • Rename Themselves: Allows participants to rename themselves from the Participants panel.
      • Unmute Themselves: Allows participants to unmute themselves without the host's permission.
      • Start Video: Allows participants to start their video in a meeting.
    • Remove Participant: Allows the removal of a participant from a meeting. The participant can not re-join unless Allow removed participants to rejoin is enabled in Meeting settings.