A Zoom meeting with a lot of participants can be difficult to manage. Adding a co-host will help you share your workload and ensure that your meeting is conducted smoothly. 

Enabling the Co-Host Setting in Zoom

Before adding a co-host to a Zoom video conference, you’ll need to enable this in the settings. To do this, follow the given instructions:

  1.  Open the Zoom Web Portal, sign in to your Zoom account, and then select the “Settings” tab.
  1. Now, you’ll be in the Meeting tab of the Settings menu. Scroll down until you find the “Co-Host” option. There are many options offered by Zoom in this list. Hence, use the “Control+F” shortcut (Command+F for Mac) and type “co-host” in the search box.
  1. Toggle on the slider next to the “Co-Host” option to enable Zoom’s co-host feature.

Now, the host can assign a co-host in the meeting. The co-host will have access to all the in-meeting controls as the host. But, a co-host can’t start meetings scheduled by the host.

Adding a Co-Host in a Zoom Meeting

  1. To assign a participant as a co-host, select the “Manage Participants” tab at the bottom of the screen.
  1. A list of participants will appear on the right-hand side. Hover over the participant’s name you wish to make the co-host. Then, select the “More” option.
  1. Select “Make Co-Host” from the menu. 
  1. A pop-up confirmation message will appear asking whether you want to make this participant the co-host of your meeting. Click on “Yes” to proceed.
  1. To verify, you can see that the decided participant has a “Co-host” label next to their name.

Removing a Co-Host in a Zoom Meeting

  1. If you want to remove a person as a co-host, hover over their name. Click on the “More” option, and then select “Withdraw Co-Host Permission” from the menu.

P.S.You can add an unlimited number of co-hosts to the Zoom meeting. If you have to leave a meeting mid-way, remember to pass on the hosting privileges before you exit, otherwise, the call will suddenly end.