Zoom user types & roles in Zoom App

You will have access to different features depending on the type of account, user type, as well as the way your Zoom account has been set up (if applicable) by your account owner or admin.

Zoom can be accessed by accessing your account by using one or more of the following ways: by providing your email address and password, by logging into Facebook, by logging into Apple, by logging into Google, or by using the Single Sign-On (SSO) option.

What is the difference between Zoom accounts of different types?

The amount you pay for a Zoom account is determined by the type of plan you choose and the products that you have selected. You can view detailed information about your account type from your account profile page. Also, learn more about our base plans and add-ons on our page about services and plans. We offer a variety of pricing plans and options for our video conferencing solutions, so take a look at them if you are interested in changing your Zoom account type.

There are 4 types of accounts:

  • Basic (free or free with credit card)
  • Pro
  • Business / Enterprise
  • Education

What your role is within the Zoom account and how to identify it

An account role refers to the level of administrative rights that a member has to perform in a Zoom meeting when he or she is acting as an administrator. It is important to keep in mind that each user will belong to one of the roles listed below, and each role will have different privileges. If you click on your account profile page, you will be able to find out what role you have.

There are 3 roles in the accounts:
  • Owner: The owner has all privileges including the ability to manage roles.
  • Admin: They can add, edit, and delete users. This includes managing API, Single Sign-On, and Meeting Connectors for advanced features.
  • Members: Members are not allowed to make any changes.

Note: For your account the option to create custom roles is available.

How do I know what Zoom user type I am?

In the following category, you will be assigned as part of that choice based upon the type of account you have and the expenditures you make. To find your type of user, go to the profile page of your account. Users under your account can view the user types they are assigned on the User Management page if you are an administrator or account owner.

There are 3 types of users:
  • Basic: Basic users do not have a license, they are free users. It is possible for standard users to choose between a Basic plan (free), as well as a paid plan, such as Pro or Business. Those who subscribe to the Basic plan are able to host meetings with up to 100 participants; however, the meeting will be limited to 40 minutes. As a basic user of an account that is a paid account, you inherit the default capacity of the paid account. For example, a Business account holds a default capacity of 300 meetings. There is no time limit for meetings of 3 or more individuals, although one-on-one meetings last longer than 40 minutes if 3 or more participants join. A user cannot use add-ons for his or her account and user, such as large meetings, webinars, or connecting a conference room.
  • Licensed: The licenced user of the public cloud is a user who subscribed for a paid account and is able to host meetings at any time. They can host meetings regardless of the number of participants, and large meeting licenses can be purchased if you need more capacity. Additional features that are available to licensed users include:
    • Create a personal meeting ID based on your personal information
    • information
    • information, and record the meeting in Zoom
    • and take on the role of an alternate host if need be
    • If more people are needed to schedule, allocate them the work and schedule them in their absence
    • absence
    • absence, in our case using account add-ons such as conference room connectors
    • You will have access to add-ons for users such as large meetings, webinars, and personal audio conferences
    • by customizing your account, if you have a business or education account
  • On-prem: Users with on-premise meeting connectors are paid accounts that are able to host unlimited meetings without having to upgrade to a premium account. Additional features that on-premise users will have are:
    • Personalized meeting IDs which can be customized
    • and can be paired with the recording connector for their account if it has been set up
    • so they can record with it
    • so that their voice will be heard along with assigning others tasks to perform while they record.
    • In order to increase productivity, it may be beneficial to utilize extensions for account management such as room connectors.
    • Having the ability to assign user add-ons such as large meetings, webinars, and personal audio conferences to users
    • would be a very convenient feature to have, especially if you have a business account or an education one

What you need to do in order to invite others to your account

Adding/inviting someone to your account can be done by the account owner or admin.

  • As a result, the account owner/admin has the responsibility of defining the user type associated with the account (basic, licensed, or self-hosted).
  • A user will receive an email inviting him or her to join the owner or admin account. The user can then accept the invitation to become a member.
  • Ignoring the invitation is possible, as long as the user does not have any associated domains, and the email address of the user is under one of those associated domains.
  • The account owner and administrator have access to the account settings to manage various features and properties.
  • It is also possible for administrators to manage features on Windows or Mac computers via mass deployment and configuration.

Frequently Asked Questions


A meeting has multiple roles: the host, the co-host, the alternative host, and the participant. During a meeting, your role is determined by the host. Create a Zoom Meeting, learn how to use it, and get started.
How to change advanced user management settings
  1. To access Users, click User Management in the navigation menu.
  2. To view the following information and settings, click the Advanced tab at the top of the page. User Summary: A list of all users as well as the number of Basic, Licensed, On-Prem, and Zoom Room users. Change the type of user:


When there are more than two participants in the meeting (Zoom Cloud), a basic user can host up to 40 minutes of meetings. The Zoom Cloud is a public cloud service that allows users to host unlimited meetings.
A custom scope in Role Management allows admins to manage users, Dashboards, reports, and cloud recordings at the group level. Sign in as the owner of the account or a user with edit account settings permissions in the Zoom web portal to change permissions for an existing role.
Access your Zoom account by logging in. Select Users from the User Management menu. Add users by clicking Add Users. Add the user or users by entering their details.