Comparison of Zoom Meeting and Zoom Webinar

The meeting and webinar platforms provide similar functionality, but with some important differences.

The meeting is designed to be a collaborative event where all participants can share the screen, turn on video and audio, and see who else is attending.

Webinars are designed to allow hosts and designated panelists to share video, audio, and screens. In the webinar, viewers are only allowed to view. Webinars have the ability to interact through Q & A, chat, and answering voting questions. The host can also unmute the viewer. Webinar viewers will not be able to change their names.

Content of this article:

  • Meetings and webinars
  • Function comparison

Zoom Meetings and webinars

  meeting Webinar


Zoom meetings are ideal for holding more interactive sessions, where you
want to get more audience participation
, divide your sessions into smaller groups
Think of a webinar like a virtual lecture or auditorium.

Webinars are ideal for large public audiences and events. Webinar participants usually do not interact with each other. Zoom offers options for interacting with participants, but many webinars have one or a few people talking to the audience.


Small to large groups ( 2 or more participants):

  • Customer response meeting
  • Sales meeting
  • Workshop
Large-scale events and public broadcasters ( more than 50 participants) such as

  • Dialogue rally
  • Quarterly meetings, etc.
  • Educational lecture

User characteristics

  • General employee
  • Training group
  • Event holding
  • SVP and C Chief Executive (Responsible)


Free and paid subscriptions available options. Available with paid add-ons, Pro and above subscriptions.


Function comparison


meeting Webinar

Participant role

  • Host and co-host
  • participant
  • Host and co-host
  • Panelist
  • participant

Audio sharing

  • All participants can mute/unmute their audio
  • Organizers can request participants to be muted/unmuted
  • The host can be set to mute all participants when joining
  • Only hosts and panelists can mute/unmute their audio
  • Participants will participate in listen-only mode *
  • The host can unmute one or more participants

Video sharing

All participants Host and panelist
Screen sharing


  • Up to 100 with a free license
  • Up to 1,000 depending on paid licenses and add-ons for large meetings.
  • Depending on the license,
    up to 100 ~ 10,000 participants.

List of Participants

Shown to all participants Shown to hosts and panelists

E-mail notification

N / A

If registration is valid


Chat during a meeting Webinar chat


N / A

Nonverbal feedback

Raise your hands only

Q & A

N / A

File transmission

N / A




Meeting voting Webinar Voting

Live stream

Facebook, YouTube, Facebook workplace, custom streaming service Facebook, YouTube, Facebook workplace, custom streaming service


Meeting registration Register for webinar

Closed caption


Breakout room

N / A

Practice session

N / A

Waiting room

N / A

Paypal integration

N / A

Password required to participate

International dial-in number

Note: If you allow the host or co-host to speak to the participant, the participant can enable the microphone, mute and unmute itself.

What is the difference between Zoom Meeting and Zoom Rooms?

Many people ask, “What is the difference between Zoom Meeting and Zoom Rooms?” And “Can I build Zoom Rooms with a Zoom Meeting license?”

It is necessary to select the license according to the purpose and usage scene.

This article describes the following:


Comparison table of Zoom Meeting and Zoom Rooms

Zoom meeting Zoom Rooms
Web Meeting
Join a meeting from your personal PC, tablet or smartphone 
TV conference Gather in the
conference room and participate in the conference from the permanent terminal.
Recommended when multiple people participate from one place.
price 25,200 yen / year /
Price varies depending on user quantity A
minimum of 10 user contracts are required
63,600 yen / year / meeting room
License owner Individual Conference room, permanent terminal
Required device
  • PC, tablet,
    or smartphone
  • display
  • PC
  • Tablet for controller
  • Microphone
  • speaker
  • camera



Cases and benefits that you should choose Zoom Rooms


(1) Zoom Rooms is a permanent terminal, so you can save the trouble of setting up a PC every time compared to a Zoom meeting.

For Zoom meetings, follow the steps below to start a meeting.

Prepare your PC, camera, microphone, and speakers, sign in to Zoom, enter your meeting ID, and start your meeting. It also occupies a personal terminal.

On the other hand, in Zoom Rooms, the above devices are permanently installed and you are always signed in to Zoom, so you can start a meeting immediately. You can use your own PC during the meeting without occupying your own PC.


(2) Anyone can use it regardless of whether it is a paid or free license holder or a non-license holder.

Zoom Rooms is licensed to the conference room and can be used by anyone.
In the case of a Zoom meeting, the license is tied to an individual, so anyone without a license cannot host the meeting. In addition, the shared use of the license is not permitted.


③ Easy to start and end Zoom Rooms with touch panel operation

Zoom Rooms is operated using a tablet (controller). With a simple interface, anyone of any technical level can intuitively start MTG.


④ Since the PC is used as a terminal dedicated to video conferencing, it can always be used stably.

Video conferencing quality depends on CPU, memory, HDD capacity, etc. Dedicated PCs can be used more stably than personal PCs.


⑤ A highly satisfying meeting can be realized with a dedicated camera, microphone, and speaker.

A PC camera, microphone, and speakers are sufficient for a single operator.
However, when multiple participants gather in one place and participate in the meeting, “the angle of view is narrow and not all of them can be seen.”, “The sound of the speaker cannot be heard quietly.” The microphone does not pick up. ”
In addition to the above, in the case of Zoom Rooms, you can share the screen wirelessly regardless of whether the meeting is held or not, and you can use it as digital signage when you are not using it.



  • Can I use Zoom with a web browser?
  • Procedures for starting/continuing the service
  • [Administrator] User management
  • Why meetings and webinars time out
  • Use meeting and webinar authentication profiles

Can I use Zoom App on multiple devices?

You can sign in to Zoom with one computer, one tablet, and one mobile at a time.

When logging in to another device of the same type, if you sign in to another device, you will be automatically logged out of the first device.

In other words, you can not sign in simultaneously on two computers or two mobiles.

In Zoom, Google’s Terms of Service Terms Of Service. To share more personal and account in accordance with are not allowed.



  • What if I schedule multiple meetings at the same time?
  • How to enable co-hosting and make participants co-hosting
  • [Administrator] User management
  • About the functional difference between the free version and the paid version
  • Waiting room


If 100 users host a meeting with 100 participants simultaneously, will the meeting quality be degraded in zoom?

Each meeting is independent, but with 100 meetings x 100 people, 10,000 people are holding meetings simultaneously.

The bandwidth required per user requires 1.5Mbps upstream and 1.5Mbps downstream.

For large-scale use, you can use Zoom more comfortably if you configure Internet breakout directly from the location such as introducing Internet breakout.



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  • About the functional difference between the free version and the paid version
  • What is the difference between Zoom Meeting and Zoom Rooms?

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