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Notification when the meeting starts

saisai841996
Listener

similar to Microsoft teams, do we get notification saying that meeting started

if the host starts meeting 10min late , how do we identify or know is the meeting started or not??

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chrismenard7
Attendee

That is a great question. I use Teams and Zoom all the time. If you are a participant in a Zoom meeting, you do not get notified that someone started the meeting with Zoom. If you are the host, you can get informed, by email, that someone joined your meeting that you haven't started. That setting is under Setting - In Meeting (Advanced) - When attendees join meeting before the host.  I added a screenshot also. This feature is enabled by default, and it is a great feature. It would be nice to go the other way - notify Participants that the Host started the meeting, but there is no setting for that in Zoom. 

 

I'm not sure if Zoom could implement this feature. Just the way it is structured compared to Teams. With Teams, you have a meeting Organizer, Presenters, and Attendees. Those are the three roles in Teams.  The Organizer is the person that scheduled the meeting. Presenters are people in your tenant (think of that as your company), and they can do almost everything the Organizer can do.  Attendees are people outside your organization/company. 

 

With Zoom, you have a Host and Participants. The other role is a co-host, but you can only assign someone a co-host role after the meeting starts.  You can have multiple co-hosts.  Co-host is one of my favorite Zoom features.  If you have never used it in a large meeting you are trying to run, you should use it. The co-host has almost the same permissions as the Host. There are only a few things the co-host can't do. One thing a co-host can't do is end the meeting. That is for the host only. There is one more role in Zoom. That is an alternative host. 

 

I've made a couple of videos on what co-hosts can do. Here is my latest co-host video. https://youtu.be/ITiK00SytIw

 

I hope this helps. Thank you. 

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chrismenard7
Attendee

That is a great question. I use Teams and Zoom all the time. If you are a participant in a Zoom meeting, you do not get notified that someone started the meeting with Zoom. If you are the host, you can get informed, by email, that someone joined your meeting that you haven't started. That setting is under Setting - In Meeting (Advanced) - When attendees join meeting before the host.  I added a screenshot also. This feature is enabled by default, and it is a great feature. It would be nice to go the other way - notify Participants that the Host started the meeting, but there is no setting for that in Zoom. 

 

I'm not sure if Zoom could implement this feature. Just the way it is structured compared to Teams. With Teams, you have a meeting Organizer, Presenters, and Attendees. Those are the three roles in Teams.  The Organizer is the person that scheduled the meeting. Presenters are people in your tenant (think of that as your company), and they can do almost everything the Organizer can do.  Attendees are people outside your organization/company. 

 

With Zoom, you have a Host and Participants. The other role is a co-host, but you can only assign someone a co-host role after the meeting starts.  You can have multiple co-hosts.  Co-host is one of my favorite Zoom features.  If you have never used it in a large meeting you are trying to run, you should use it. The co-host has almost the same permissions as the Host. There are only a few things the co-host can't do. One thing a co-host can't do is end the meeting. That is for the host only. There is one more role in Zoom. That is an alternative host. 

 

I've made a couple of videos on what co-hosts can do. Here is my latest co-host video. https://youtu.be/ITiK00SytIw

 

I hope this helps. Thank you. 

Hi @chrismenard7 - thank u for the elaborate message 😀, I'm new to zoom eco system.

 

But the point here is , this is fine with host and cohost and that stuff. The real struggle is for the participants. They don't know if the meeting is started or not, and the only solution is on a periodic basis we need to check if it started or not😋.

If its possible want this feature or is it under the pipeline. Let me know the platform where i can raise for this feature.

 

It would be great if this feature comes into.

 

Thanks a lot for elaborating and screenshots , new things i found 🤝

karthik-anand
Listener

I would agree that this is a necessary feature. Especially for ones who have transitioned from Teams and are so used to receiving a notification when a meeting starts.