Zoom - Host and Co-Host Controls in a Meeting

Information and links to Zoom Support about host and co-host controls in a meeting.


Host controls allow you as the host to control various aspects of a Zoom meeting, such as managing the participants.

The co-host feature allows the host to share hosting privileges with another user, allowing the co-host to manage the administrative side of the meeting, such as managing participants or starting/stopping the recording. The host must assign a co-host. There is no limitation on the number of co-hosts you can have in a meeting or webinar.

Co-hosts do not have access to the following controls as they are only available as host controls in a meeting:

  • Start closed captioning and assign someone or a third-party to provide closed captioning
  • Start live streaming
  • End meeting for all participants
  • Make another participant a co-host
  • Start waiting room (co-hosts can place participants in waiting room or admit/remove participants from the waiting room)

Co-hosts also cannot start a meeting. If a host needs someone else to be able to start the meeting, they can assign an alternative host

Check out the link below from Zoom Support for more information about host and co-host controls in a meeting:

Need more help with Zoom? Then check out the Zoom Support website at https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us.

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Owner:David H.Group:UW-La Crosse
Created:2021-01-29 16:12 CDTUpdated:2021-01-29 16:31 CDT
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