Turn on a waiting room when hosting a Zoom meeting

If you allow a stranger into a Zoom meeting, they can potentially see personal information in your background. Even if that’s not a risk, the stranger could still harass you or disrupt an important Zoom meeting. A waiting room requires that people request access to the meeting, and you can decide to let them in once you see their name. To set up a waiting room:

  • Go to Settings.
  • Click In Meeting (Advanced).

Toggle the button next to Waiting Room.