Do you want to enable waiting room in Zoom? Well, the waiting room feature works according to its name. Like when you visit any office to meet the manager or the president or some other authority you are asked to wait in the waiting room. And when the authority permits you are let in to meet him.
Similarly, the waiting room in Zoom allows the host of the meeting to control the joining of the participants in the meeting. It is up to host to let the participants wait until all the participants of the meeting accumulate in the waiting room and the admit all at once. Or the host can admit the participants one by one as they arrive in the waiting room.
Zoom also allows the host to put a participant in the waiting room in between the meeting. In case you have enabled the feature “Join before host” the host will not have control over the participants joining the meeting.
In this section, we will discuss several methods to enable waiting room in Zoom. So, let us start with the steps to enable waiting room in Zoom.
Steps to Enable Waiting Room in Zoom:
Enabling Waiting Room While Scheduling the Meeting with App
In our previous content, we have discussed the steps to schedule a meeting. So, when you are scheduling a meeting, at the bottom of the Schedule Meeting window you have Advanced Options. Under Advanced Options, you have a checkbox “Enable Waiting Room”. Check that checkbox to enable the waiting room.
The participants in the waiting room will see the message as you can see in the image below until the host admits the participants in from the waiting room.
Enable waiting room in an already Scheduled Meeting
To enable a waiting room for an already scheduled meeting, go to the Meetings tab of the app. At the left side of the Zoom, window click on the meeting for which you want to enable the waiting room. And at the right side, you have to click on the Edit button to perform the enabling.
Schedule Meeting Window will pop up. Under the Advanced Option, you have to check the ‘Enable Waiting Room’ checkbox and click on Save.
Enable Waiting Room Using Zoom Web Portal
Open the Zoom website on your web browser and Sign in using your login credentials. At the right side, you have a navigation menu where you have to click on the Settings and then on the Meetings tab.
In the Meeting tab, you have to click on the In Meeting (Advanced).
In the ‘In Meeting (Advanced)’ section you have to click the toggle button of ‘Waiting room’, to enable the waiting room in Zoom.
With this method you will enable the waiting room for all meeting with personal id
When you sign in to the Zoom web portal, in the navigation menu you have to click on Meetings.
Then in the header section, you have to click on the Personal Meeting Room tab.
At the bottom of the Personal Meeting Room tab, you have to click on the Edit this Meeting button.
In the Meeting Options section, you have to check the ‘Enable waiting room’ checkbox and then click on Save.
Enable the Waiting Room for a Participant in between the Meeting
When the host wants a participant in the meeting to send to the waiting room. He just has to hover the mouse over the participant’s name to whom he wants to send to the waiting room. Then he has to click on the More button.
Then from the displayed option click on ‘Put in Waiting Room’.
So, this is all about the steps for enabling the waiting room in Zoom. Hope the content is useful. Keep Reading.