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Problem Scheduling Zoom Meetings


When I send a calendar meeting invite, Zoom has an issue in that neither / both I and the invitee can get into the meeting.

For both of us, it says "Waiting for Host to start the meeting", even though I am clearly the Organiser on the calendar invite.

I do not have this problem if I am the invitee.

Further, this problem only occurs on my work account and only with Zoom, not any other platform.


Community Champion | Zoom Employee
Community Champion | Zoom Employee

Hi @RossMV 

Sounds like you may not be signed-in to your Zoom account on the desktop client, which is why the Zoom system cannot recognize you as the host and allow you to start the meeting. This can be fixed by either a) signing in to your Zoom account on the desktop client, or b) changing your default meeting settings so that join before host is enabled, which would allow the meeting to start with you being signed-in or not.