If you have not shared the screen, the connection time will be displayed under the zoom meeting ID.

This post was most recently updated on July 28th, 2022

For accounts with this feature enabled, the host of the account and other users can check the Participant List to ensure that participants who do not have a Zoom account have joined the meeting.


    • Account owner or administrator rights to activate settings
    • Zoom Client for Mac version 4.1.8826.0925 or higher


  • Zoom Client


for PC, version 4.1.8826.092 5 or more

Activate account (administrator)

  1.  In the Zoom web portal, go to Account Settings .
  2. Enable the Identify meeting / webinar guest participants option.

Identify guest participants

The guest is displayed in the Participant List but the background of the name is orange. “Guest” means any of the following:

    • No sign in
    • Sign in from an email address that does not have the same account as the host


  • Sign in with an older version of Zoom


client software than the supported version

Reference: The guest participant can not see the orange background of the participant list.