Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 

breakout room--host wants to extend time


There used to be a setting when I would assign people to breakout rooms that allowed me the option of either closing the rooms or extending the time they stayed open (beyond the original time I had set). This was a great option because sometimes I wanted to extend until a group finished a task. However, I cannot find that setting and when I host now the rooms auto close at whatever time I had set without any option of extending. Please help me know how to reset that extension option. Thanks!


Community Champion | Customer
Community Champion | Customer

As long as you have checked "Notify me when the time is up" the option you are looking is in that pop-up notification. You can either confirm to close the rooms or extend the time.





Jeff Widgren | Host of the Zoom Test Kitchen

After some updates, my zoom breakouts are now set to close after 11+ minutes and I cannot find where is this timer and how to turn it off.  When i go to set up breakouts, the options shown in the screenshot above are not present, only the choice of automatic, manual or participant choice of breakouts.  How do i find adn turn off the breakout timer so they don't close automatically?