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Make Zoom Rooms the host if it joins before meeting host and other participants/no waiting room

Listener | Zoom Partner
Listener | Zoom Partner

Why if the waiting room is disabled and users join prior to the Zoom Room, does Zoom not assign the Room as the Host? I know it says "joins before meeting host and other participants" but this seems problematic, in that there are situations where a host is never assigned thus limiting full functionality.  We tested this and have run into situations, with clients, where they did not want the waiting room, participants join before the room and the meeting is left without a host. Is this a security feature? What is the purpose of this rule? 

Thank you.


Community Champion | Zoom Employee
Community Champion | Zoom Employee

Hi Gmason,

Can I ask if you have enabled the setting to make the Zoom room the Host if it joins before the Host and other participants? See the article to check this -


If this setting is enabled once the Zoom room joins it will have full host controls.

Kindly click on Accept solution if this response has answered your query.

Zoom Community Team