Enabling Zoom Waiting Room For All Meetings


How do I enable a Waiting Room for all meetings in Zoom?


  • Zoom


  1. Sign in in to the Zoom web portal.
  2. In the navigation menu, click Account Management.
  3. Click Settings.
  4. Navigate to the Waiting Room option under In-Meeting (Advanced) and verify that the setting is enabled.
  5. If the setting is disabled, click the Status toggle to enable it.
  6. If a verification dialog displays, choose Turn On to verify the change.
  7. Select who you want to admit to the waiting room (not your meeting).
    1. All participants: All participants joining your meeting will be admitted to the waiting room. 
    2. Guest participants only: Only participants who are not on your Zoom account or are not logged in will be admitted to the waiting room. If not logged in, they will have an option to log in.
  8. Sign out of your Zoom Desktop Client and sign in again. 
  9. All future meetings that you host should now have the Waiting Room function enabled by default. You will be prompted to admit particpants 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.


Article ID: 3537
Fri 4/3/20 1:28 PM
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