How to add a Co-host to a Zoom Meeting?
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:
- Open the Zoom Web Portal, sign in to your Zoom account, and then select the “Settings” tab.
- 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.
- 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
- To assign a participant as a co-host, select the “Manage Participants” tab at the bottom of the screen.
- 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.
- Select “Make Co-Host” from the menu.
- 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.
- 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
- 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.