Adding Alternative Hosts to a Zoom Meeting


How do I enable an alternative host for my Zoom meeting?


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The alternative host option allows you to schedule meetings and designate another user on the same account to start the meeting if you are unable to. This user will receive an email notifying them that they've been added as an alternative host, with a link to start the meeting. The alternative host will need to use the link in the email or have the calendar invite sent to them by the original host and use the join link there. You can also give another user scheduling privileges, which will make them an alternative host for all of your meetings and webinars and allow them to schedule meetings for you. If both users have a webinar license, they can also schedule webinars for you.

Note: If a host is attending a meeting but needs assistance with managing the meeting, they can assign a co-host during the meeting.

Note: If a host is using their WKU-licensed Zoom account, the Alternative Host will also need to be logged into a WKU-licensed Zoom account. If the prospective Alternative Host does not have a WKU-licensed account they can be added as a co-host during the meeting.

See below for instructions for adding an alternative host:

  1. Sign in to the Zoom Desktop Client and click Schedule.
  2. Click Advanced Options and look for the Alternative Hosts field.
  3. Input your desired Alternative Hosts
  4. Click Save to finish and continue scheduling your meeting.The alternative host will now receive an email letting them know that they have been added as an alternative host.
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