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please wait for the host to start this meeting but I am the host

JakeWheeler
Listener

I have been having issues when starting meetings that I have created.  I keep getting the message "Please wait for the host to start this meeting" message, although I am the host and the person who scheduled the Zoom meeting.  This happens when I click on joining meeting directly from my calendar that I have created.

I verified I am logged into the zoom integration on google calendars but I'm still experiencing this issue.
Looking for assistance.

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King_rago
Community Champion | Zoom Employee
Community Champion | Zoom Employee

Hi Jake,

 

As the host of the meeting, you need to launch the meeting from zoom.us or via the Zoom app. By clicking the invite link, the system will see you as one of the participants. not the host. I hope this will help.

 

Regards,

King

 

 

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ChrisO
Community Champion | Customer
Community Champion | Customer

Hi JakeWheeler

 

It appears you are not logged into the Zoom App itself. The calendar link only launches the Zoom app, it will not auto-sign you in. If you sign into the app then clicking the link should open the meeting.

 

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King_rago
Community Champion | Zoom Employee
Community Champion | Zoom Employee

Hi Jake,

 

As the host of the meeting, you need to launch the meeting from zoom.us or via the Zoom app. By clicking the invite link, the system will see you as one of the participants. not the host. I hope this will help.

 

Regards,

King

 

 

Please mark solutions that helped you!

 

 

Why would they allow you to enter the meeting from the calendar view? I feel like since its integrated its accessible. 

ChrisO
Community Champion | Customer
Community Champion | Customer

Hi JakeWheeler

 

It appears you are not logged into the Zoom App itself. The calendar link only launches the Zoom app, it will not auto-sign you in. If you sign into the app then clicking the link should open the meeting.

 

ChrisO_1-1665595965368.png

 

 

 

 


Please remember to mark responses as accepted if they resolve your issue.
***Sometimes success is only achieved through many failures!***

JakeWheeler
Listener

Also to clarify I was clicking the join meeting in this attachment on my test meetings.

And it allowed me. The problem exist with another user and we verified they are signed in, etc.

 

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ZoomTestKitchen
Community Champion | Customer
Community Champion | Customer

This behavior indicates that Zoom does not know who you are in order to distinguish whether you are the host or not. As @ChrisO indicated, you'll need to log into your Zoom client application.


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If you have further questions, please reply, we're happy to help.

Jeff Widgren | Host of Zoom Test Kitchen

Hi Jeff, I'm having a similar issue but even when I create an event for myself it says "waiting for host to start the meeting" I have confirmed I am signed in on the zoom app, in my browser and using the synced calendar.

 

Do you have any suggestions?

 

Kind regards,

Harry

JakeWheeler
Listener

Thank you. I will try to perform the given steps and will reach back out with my results.

 

Thank you and best regards,

JakeWheeler
Listener

Thank you for the solution zoom team. After verifying the user was not logged into the desktop app we were able to recreate the issue and mitigate it. Thank you for your help.