Connecting with Zoom Events attendees

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Connecting with attendees in the Zoom Events you attend grows your professional network and—if they accept your invitation to connect—lets you keep track of each other in and out of Zoom Events to further develop your future business interests together.

This article covers:

Prerequisites for connecting with Zoom Events attendees

How to connect with event attendees on the desktop client

Chat in an event allows attendees to interact with each other, in addition to giving the hosts and sponsors the opportunity to communicate with their attendees. To use the chat feature as an attendee, your account admin must have the Zoom Events chat feature enabled for your account.

When an attendee accepts your connection request, they will appear under your connections list.

Notes:

  • If the host creating the event has Zoom Events chat disabled (either in their personal settings or by the account admin), chat will not be available for the event.
  • If a user has their Zoom Events chat disabled (either in personal settings or by their account administrator), they will not be able to participate in chat regardless of the host settings.
  • Upon entering the event, attendees will see the default Lobby Chat in the right panel.

Connect with attendees from an event details page

  1. Sign in to Zoom Events.
  2. Access the event details page that you want to view.
  3. On the event details page, click the Attendees tab.
  4. Hover your mouse over the profile card of an attendee you are not already connected with.
    The profile card will expand.
  5. Click + Connect.

Connect with attendees from the lobby chat

  1. Join an event lobby you are registered for.
  2. In the lobby chat panel, hover your mouse over the profile picture of the attendee you want to connect with.
    The attendee's profile card will appear.
  3. In the bottom-right corner of the attendee's profile card, click the add icon .
    The button will change to Connect when your mouse moves over the icon.
  4. Click Connect.
    The button will change to Pending after your request is sent.

Connect with attendees from the session participants list

  1. Join an event lobby you are registered for.
  2. In the top-right corner of the lobby chat panel, click the box with a number.
    The number signifies the total number of attendees in the session; the attendee list will open.
  3. In the attendee list, hover your mouse over the profile picture of the attendee you want to connect with.
    The attendee's profile card will appear.
  4. In the bottom-right corner of the attendee's profile card, click the add icon .
    The button will change to Connect when your mouse moves over the icon.
  5. Click Connect.
    The button will change to Pending after your request is sent.

How to connect with attendees on the web browser

Chat in an event allows attendees to interact with each other. It also gives the hosts and sponsors the opportunity to communicate with their attendees. To use the chat feature as an attendee, your account admin must have the Zoom Chat feature enabled for your account.

When an attendee accepts your connection request, they will appear under your connections list.

You can network, connect with Zoom Events attendees, and use chat on a desktop, mobile, and tablet web browser. 

Notes:

  • If the host creating the event has chat disabled (either in their personal settings or by the account admin), chat will not be available for the event.
  • If a user has their chat disabled (either in personal settings or by their account administrator), they will not be able to participate in chat regardless of the host settings.
  • Upon entering the event, attendees will see the default Lobby Chat in the right panel.

Desktop web browser

Connect with attendees from an event details page

  1. Sign in to Zoom Events.
  2. Access the event details page that you want to view.
  3. On the event details page, click the Attendees tab.
  4. Hover your mouse over the profile card of an attendee you are not already connected with.
    The profile card will expand.
  5. Click + Connect.

Connect with attendees from the lobby chat

  1. Join an event lobby you are registered for.
  2. In the lobby chat panel, hover your mouse over the profile picture of the attendee you want to connect with.
    The attendee's profile card will appear.
  3. In the bottom-right corner of the attendee's profile card, click the add icon .
    The button will change to Connect when your mouse moves over the icon.
  4. Click Connect.
    The button will change to Pending after your request is sent.

Connect with attendees from the session participants list

  1. Join an event lobby you are registered for.
  2. In the top-right corner of the lobby chat panel, click the box with a number.
    The number signifies the total number of attendees in the session; the attendee list will open.
  3. In the attendee list, hover your mouse over the profile picture of the attendee you want to connect with.
    The attendee's profile card will appear.
  4. In the bottom-right corner of the attendee's profile card, tap the add icon .
    The button will change to Connect when your mouse moves over the icon.
  5. Click Connect.
    The button will change to Pending after your request is sent.

Mobile and tablet web browser

Connect with attendees from an event details page

  1. Sign in to Zoom Events.
  2. Access the event details page that you want to view.
  3. On the event details page, tap the Attendees tab.
  4. Tap the profile card of an attendee you are not already connected with.
    The profile card will expand.
  5. Tap + Connect.

Connect with attendees from the lobby chat

  1. Join an event lobby you are registered for.
  2. In the lobby chat panel, tap the profile picture of the attendee you want to connect with.
    The attendee's profile card will appear.
  3. In the bottom-right corner of the attendee's profile card, tap + Connect.
  4. Tap Connect.
    The button will change to Pending after your request is sent.

Connect with attendees from the session participants list

  1. Join an event lobby you are registered for.
  2. In the top-right corner of the lobby chat panel, tap the box with a number.
    The number signifies the total number of attendees in the session; the attendee list will open.
  3. In the attendee list, tap the profile picture of the attendee you want to connect with.
    The attendee's profile card will appear.
  4. In the bottom-right corner of the attendee's profile card, tap + Connect.
    The button will change to Pending after your request is sent.

How to use matching to discover recommended connections

When looking to connect with other event attendees, you can use the matching feature so that you see the profile cards of recommended attendees—based on interests similar to yours—to connect with.

From the recommended user's profile card, you can take the following actions:

Discover recommended connections from chat

  1. At the top of the chat navigation panel, click the matching icon .
    A recommended user's profile card will appear.
  2. (Optional) Click the refresh icon to see another profile card.
  3. Initiate a 1:1 chat with the user.
  4. Repeat to match and connect with another user.

How to view your connections in an event

  1. Sign in to Zoom Events.
  2. In the top-right corner, click on your profile picture.
  3. Click Go to Profile.
  4. Click My Connections.
  5. At the top of the chat navigation panel, click the connections icon .

How to view your connections on web

  1. Sign in to Zoom Events.
  2. In the top-right corner, click on your profile picture.
  3. Click Go to Profile.
  4. Click My Connections.

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