Role of the Zoom webinar

With a webinar

Role to use in the webinar

There are multiple roles available in the webinar.


  • A user who has scheduled a host webinar. Each role in the webinar is specified by the host. 
    The host has full control over the webinars, panelists and participants. 
    Only one person can be a webinar host. See Host Controls In A Webinar for more 
    information on host control in webinars .

  • Co-host 
    Co-host is the user specified during the webinar. 
    This role can be specified once the webinar has been started. 
    Co-hosts have full control over the participants, but can not vote, start a live stream, or end the webinar. See Co-Host Controls In A Webinar for more 
    information on webinar co-host control .
  • Panelists
    Panelists are participants who can interact interactively with the webinar. 
    The webinar will have 100 panelists (including the host). 
    Panelists can view and send videos, screen sharing, annotations, and more. 
    Panelists receive email invitations directly, directly from the webinar audience. See Panelist Controls In A Webinar for more information 
    on webinar panelists controls .
  • Viewers Viewers are
    view-only participants but can be unmuted by the host . 
    The viewer’s webinar view is managed by the host. 
    Viewers can interact with hosts and panelists using Q & A and chat. See Joining A Webinar (Attendee) for information on 
    joining the webinar as a viewer .

Permission comparison

Participation in the webinar

Participation in the webinar

 hostCo-hostPanelistparticipant
Participation in the practice mode✕ * *Moth
Start broadcastMothMoth
Mute / unmute yourselfMoth
Start / stop video✓ *Moth
View Participant ListMoth
Screen sharingMoth
chat ✓ *
Save chatMoth
Question in Q & AMothMothMoth
Display all questions and answersMoth
Start votingMothMoth
Answer to the questionnaireMothMoth✓ *
Start subtitleMothMothMoth
Enter subtitles✓ *✓ *Moth
Webinar InvitationsMoth
Raising handMothMoth
End of the webinarMothMothMoth

* Function, free by the host can be in effect.

* * Joint hosts can not be pre-assigned. If you wish to designate as co-host, please invite to the webinar as a panelist and promote to co-host.

Participant management

 hostCo-hostPanelistparticipant
Mute / unmute other participantsMothMoth
Stop the panelist videoMothMoth
Ask panelists to launch a videoMothMoth
Video spotlightMothMoth
Promote participants to panelistsMothMoth
Demotion from panelist to participantMothMoth
Change Participant ViewMothMoth
Change chattable participantsMothMoth
Remove participantsMothMoth
Allow participants to speakMothMoth
Specify joint host permissionsMothMothMoth
Panelist holdMothMothMoth

Recording / recording

 hostCo-hostPanelistparticipant
Cloud recordMothMoth
Recorded locally (computer)✓ *Moth

* Features can be disabled by the host .

Live streaming

 hostCo-hostPanelistparticipant
Facebook live streamingMothMothMoth
Live Streaming in the WorkplaceMothMothMoth
YouTube live streamingMothMothMoth
Custom live streaming serviceMothMoth Moth