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Controlling slides shared by another participant Follow

A presenter in a meeting or webinar can give slide control to other participants, so that others can control the progression of slides for the presenter or when they are presenting their portion of the presentation. This avoids the need to ask the presenter to change the slide when they are ready, interrupting the flow of the meeting and presentation. Slide control can be given to multiple participants in a meeting, or multiple panelists in a webinar.

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Prerequisites for slide control

  • Zoom desktop client
    • Windows: version 5.8.0 or higher
    • macOS: version 5.8.0 or higher
  • Supported presentation software
    • Keynote
    • Google Slides
    • Microsoft PowerPoint
    • Office 365 PowerPoint

How to enable slide control

Account

To enable or disable Slide Control for all users in the account:

  1. Sign in to the Zoom web portal as an admin with the privilege to edit account settings.
  2. In the navigation menu, click Account Management then Account Settings.
  3. Click the Meeting tab.
  4. Under In Meeting (Basic), click the Slide Control toggle to enable or disable it.
  5. If a verification dialog displays, click Enable or Disable 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 or disable Slide Control for a group of users:

  1. Sign in to the Zoom web portal as an admin with the privilege to edit groups.
  2. In the navigation menu, click User Management then Group Management.
  3. Click the applicable group name from the list.
  4. Click the Meeting tab.
  5. Under In Meeting (Basic), click the Slide Control toggle to enable or disable it.
  6. If a verification dialog displays, click Enable or Disable 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 or disable Slide Control 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), click the Slide Control toggle to enable or disable it.
  5. If a verification dialog displays, click Enable or Disable to verify the change.
    Note: If the option is grayed out, it has been locked at either the group or account level. You need to contact your Zoom admin.

How to use slide control in a meeting or webinar

How to assign slide control

  1. Start or join a meeting or webinar.
  2. Begin sharing a Keynote, PowerPoint, or Google Slides presentation.
    Note: For more tips on sharing a presentation, please see our specific articles for sharing Keynote, PowerPoint, and Google Slides presentations
  3. On the sharing toolbar, click Slide Control .
    Note: This option will only be available when you are in presentation mode.
  4. Select one or more participants you wish to give slide control.
    The slide control button will update with the number of participants with slide control next to the icon.

After you’ve assigned slide control to a participant, they will retain slide control as long as you continue sharing. The slide controls will disappear if you exit presentation mode, but they will re-appear when you begin presenting again. You can revoke an individual’s access by clicking their name in the list, or revoke all access by clicking the Stop Slide Control button or stopping sharing completely.

How to use slide control

When you’ve been given access to slide control and the presenter enters presentation mode, a banner notification will appear, informing you of the new access. The slide controls will appear just below the banner, in the bottom-left corner of the presentation view.

  1. Click the left arrow  and right arrow  buttons to move the presentation backwards or forwards.
  2. Alternatively, you can use the left and right buttons on your keyboard to move the presentation backwards or forwards.