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Participant ability to return to a break-out room


I recently had a participant leave a break out session to ask the host a question.  Then, the student was unable to return to their assigned break out session and as the host, I couldn't figure out how to send him their either.  Is there an option to do this that the participant didn't see?  


Community Champion | Zoom Employee
Community Champion | Zoom Employee

Hi @cladas thank you for your post here on the Zoom Community! In the spirit of simplicity I thought it would be helpful to send over this link


There is a LOT of good information about how to manage breakout rooms. A couple thoughts

- sometimes hosts will allow people to self-select their own breakout rooms. This would allow them to leave a breakout room and come back to the main room, then choose a different room. They should also be able to go back into their own room as well, if they left and wanted to go back

- if you want to assign rooms, start them, and then be able to make some changes on the fly, you can take advantage of our new feature which allows you to manage breakout rooms in progress. There is a section in the first help article link that talks about this. To allow hosts to use this feature, it does need to be enabled in the Zoom web portal and it requires our newest client version, just released this week!


I know this is a lot of information but I really hope it helps!


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