how to hold a Zoom meeting without a host

Overview

Zoom provides a way to hold and continue a meeting even if the host is unable to attend after scheduling the meeting. This article describes the host-absent meeting pattern.

  • Enable pre-host participation
  • Specify an alternate host
  • Share the host key with stakeholders in advance
  • Assign a new host when leaving

Enable pre-host participation

This is a way to allow participants to enter the room even before the host starts the meeting. Not all host control features, such as meeting locks and cloud recordings, are available. See Join Before Host for detailed configuration instructions .

Note: For meetings that also use a waiting room , consider the option of bypassing the waiting room so that users who are allowed to enter the room are not absent .

 

Specify an alternate host

A way to pre-specify who will run the meeting on your behalf instead of the host . Both the host and the alternate host must be licensed users. Also , the users that can be specified are limited to users in the same tenant .

Since the alternate host is treated the same as a normal host, you can start and manage a meeting with the waiting room enabled or a meeting that does not allow participation before the host without any restrictions.

For detailed setting method , refer to Alternate host .

 

Share the host key with stakeholders in advance

This is a method of acquiring host authority by the participants themselves after attending the meeting. ” Join before host ” must be enabled.

Note: For meetings that also use a waiting room , consider the option of bypassing the waiting room so that users who are allowed to enter the room are not absent .

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You can find your host key on your personal profile screen .

 

After starting the meeting, you can get the host authority by entering the key from “Request Host” in the participant window.

 

 

The shared user will be able to gain host privileges at all meetings on that host. We recommend that you change the host key when you are done using it.

Assign a new host when leaving

A way to appoint a new host when the host leaves the meeting. Nominate one of the participants as the host.

 

 

If you exit the application without any action, such as when the host closes the PC, the one who attends the meeting earliest is automatically assigned as the host.

 

 

Related article

  • Alternate host
  • How to enable co-hosts and make participants co-host
  • How to schedule a meeting
  • Is there a 40 minute time limit for meetings with host keys?
  • Convert a meeting into a webinar