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Host and Panelist VS Everyone.




Is there a way in the chat to turn off host and panelists chat as an option? Or at least have the chat default to everyone instead of host and panelist when opening chat?


Community Champion | Zoom Employee
Community Champion | Zoom Employee

Hi there!


Meeting and webinar hosts can control whether participants can chat with everyone, with panelists and the host (for webinars), or with the host only. 

  1. Start a meeting or webinar as host. 
  2. Click Chat in the meeting controls.
  3. At the bottom of the in-meeting Zoom Group Chat window, click More , and then choose an option for Participant Can Chat With.
    • For meetings, the host can allow participants to chat with everyone or with the host only. 
    • For webinars, the host can allow attendees to chat with no one, with all panelists (including host), or with all panelists and attendees.

Learn more about using in-meeting or in-webinar chat. See also Enabling or disabling in-meeting chat


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