Changing Zoom Waiting Room Settings For All Meetings


How do I change Waiting Room settings for all meetings in Zoom?


  • Zoom


  1. Sign into the Zoom web portal.
  2. In the navigation menu, click Settings.
  3. Slide the toggle  next to Waiting Room to enable/disable the Waiting Room.
  4. Under Waiting Room Options click Edit Options
  5. Modify the settings to your choosing.
    Note: By default, users with a WKU-licensed Zoom account will bypass the waiting room. In order to make all users go to the waiting room before going into the meeting, make sure to select Everyone for the option of those that should go into the waiting room. 
  6. Click Continue
  7. Sign out of your Zoom Desktop Client and sign in again. 
  8. All future meetings that you host should now have the Waiting Room function enabled by default. You will be prompted to admit participants from the waiting room to your Zoom when they enter the meeting. 
    Note: Join Before Host will not work if Enable Waiting Room is selected, as these two functions perform opposing tasks.
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