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Meeting Ownership


If a meeting owner cannot attend, how can a participant start the meeting after transferring ownership?


Zoom Moderator
Zoom Moderator

Hey @Laura14, the meeting Host would need to Designate an alternative host, start the meeting and re-assign the hosting role, or reschedule the meeting. 


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This is SO inconvenient.  Is there a way for the host to not be present at the start of the meeting?

Community Champion | Zoom Employee
Community Champion | Zoom Employee

If the host has scheduled the meeting with Join Before host enabled and waiting room disabled, then anyone can join and start the meeting, although only the host would have host controls.