Managing Multiple Participants in Zoom Waiting Room

Zoom requires all meetings to have a Waiting Room and passcode. The Waiting Room allows the host to control when a participant joins the meeting. As the meeting host, you can admit attendees one by one, or hold all attendees in the Waiting Room and admit them all at once. For large meetings, it is recommended to admit all participants a few minutes after the meeting start time, to admit as many as possible at once.

1. As the meeting host, at the bottom of the screen, click Participant



2. Depending on your device and screen size, the participant will either be a pop-up in the center of the screen or a large menu on the right hand side of the meeting. Click Admit next to an individual participant to admit just that person or click Admit all to admit everyone in the waiting room.
Zoom waiting room participant list
Note: Participants will see the following screen when joining a meeting with Waiting Room enabled:
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