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Webinar Waiting Room?


I'm hosting a webinar, and  have the waiting room setting enabled, however my attendees are still being allowed to join without going in the waiting room. Does anyone know how to fix this problem?


Community Champion | Zoom Employee
Community Champion | Zoom Employee



Webinar does not have a waiting room feature. If you are looking to only let in panelists and not attendees prior to the webinar, the practice session option would be the way to go for this use case.


Please take a look at the following link for more info: Webinar Practice Session 

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ok, I will try that. Thanks


Has the waiting room option changed?

I was viewing a Show me video on the Zoom learning site: manage Panelists & attendees in a webinar and at 1:38 in the video, the speaker mentions that attendees can be placed in a waiting room.  I tried setting up a test Webinar and was unable to see this option for attendees, but maybe I needed more attendees to have the option?   My  company has a "business" level account.

I have a webinar later today, my panelists are asking for an attendee waiting room (with a title slide for them to see and hear music?) is this possible? Ive been unable to see where these options are or if they exist.

A prompt reply would be really welcome!


I have the exact same question. I am planning a webinar and want to configure the room in which the participants wait for the webinar to begin during the practice session.
Is it possible to display information to the participants while they wait?
Best regards and thanks in advance!

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