Users can either allow or block entry to a meeting for participants from specific countries and regions and can also decide whether to allow participants from specific countries and regions to join. By adding access permissions to your meeting participants’ specific countries or regions, you will be able to provide additional confidentiality and security to your meeting if you target it at specific groups.
The upcoming Zoom meetings will also be affected by this setting once this setting has been activated. You can disable this setting if you do not want your meetings to be impacted by this setting.
Enabling Approve or block entry for users from specific countries/regions
All users of the account will need to be enabled for this security setting:
- If you have the administrative privilege to edit account settings you will need to sign in to the Zoom web portal as an admin.
- Then go to the account management section of the navigation panel, where you will find Account Settings.
- Select Meetings from the list that appears.
- Under Security, make sure it has been enabled to block or approve entries from certain countries or regions.
- Click the toggle switch to enable the setting if it is disabled. Click Turn On if a confirmation dialog displays for you to verify the change.
- Please select a selection of countries or regions only allowed to use your site or block all users from those countries or regions.
- If you wish to allow or block a certain country/region, you need to put it in the country/region box.
- When you are finished, click Save.
- The lock icon is available in order to make this setting compulsory for all users in your account. By clicking the lock icon and clicking Lock, you will be able to confirm the setting.
For groups of users, enable the following security setting:
- Then login to the Zoom web portal with the privilege of having the ability to edit groups as an administrator.
- Go to the User tab, then to Group Management.
- From the list, pick the appropriate group and click the Settings button.
- Select Meetings.
- Verify that Enable approving or blocking entry for users from specific countries or regions is turned on under Security.
- It is recommended that you turn the setting on, if it is disabled. To verify that the setting has been changed, click Turn On on the confirmation dialog box that appears.Note:
- There is a possibility that the option has been grayed out at the account level and needs to be changed there as well.
- Users from selected countries/regions may be allowed or blocked based on their location.
- Enter the countries and regions you would like to block or allow in the Countries/Regions box.
- Then click Save.Click the lock icon and then click Lock to confirm the settings if you want the setting to be compulsory for all users in the group.
For your own use, you can enable this security setting by following these steps:
- Zoom’s web portal can be accessed by signing in.
- Go to Settings.
- Select Meetings.
- Confirm that the option to block or approve specific country/regional users is enabled under Security.
- Toggle it on if it isn’t enabled. Click Turn On if a confirmation dialog appears.Note:
- Grayed out options are ones that have been locked either at the group or at the account level. If you do not know who the administrator of Zoom is, please contact them.
- You can choose whether to allow users from certain countries or regions or to block users from certain countries and regions.
- You can block or allow countries/regions by entering them in the Countries/Regions box.
- Then click Save.