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Can chat be disabled in Zoom Webinar?

CLynch39
Listener

I want to have a training event using Zoom Webinar where attendees can only ask questions via the Q & A option and not in chat. I want to disable chat to prevent private conversations amongst the attendees during the event.  Is this possible and if so, how do I do that?

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Dan_ZoomSE
Community Champion | Zoom Employee
Community Champion | Zoom Employee

Hello @CLynch39,

 

Absolutely!  

 

Once you start the Webinar, open chat, click the three dots in the bottom right and you can choose how chat will work for Attendees.

 

Screen Shot 2022-01-14 at 9.23.27 AM.png

 

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Thanks!

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Dan_ZoomSE
Community Champion | Zoom Employee
Community Champion | Zoom Employee

Hello @CLynch39,

 

Absolutely!  

 

Once you start the Webinar, open chat, click the three dots in the bottom right and you can choose how chat will work for Attendees.

 

Screen Shot 2022-01-14 at 9.23.27 AM.png

 

If this has answered your question, please click the Accept as Solution button below so that others in the Community may benefit as well.

Thanks!

Thanks very much!

MD120
Listener

That is good info.  Is there a setting that Admin can set for chat to be only to host and co-host

 

Dan_ZoomSE
Community Champion | Zoom Employee
Community Champion | Zoom Employee

No, you cannot restrict to just host/co-host, all other Panelists would be able to chat with each other as well.  But the Host and Co-Host could send private messages to each other.  If host and cohost need to chat but they do not want anyone else to be able to, then I would recommend that the Host and Co-Host use Zoom IM (outside of the webinar).

 

If this has answered your question, please click the Accept as Solution button below so that others in the Community may benefit as well.

Thanks!

When the in-webinar chat is set to "no one," can hosts and panelists still use the chat to send to just each other or does the "no one" apply to them as well?