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Chat in webinars & meetings


I am hosting a virtual conference and need chat enabled for meetings but turned off for webinars except to my panelists. I do not see this setting anywhere within the meeting/webinar set up, only in account settings. Is this possible? Does anyone have step by step instructions?


Community Champion | Zoom Employee
Community Champion | Zoom Employee


Please see below from our KB article on controlling chat access during a webinar session

How to control chat access during a meeting or webinar

Meeting and webinar hosts can control whether participants can chat with everyone, with panelists and the host (for webinars), or with the host only. 

  1. Start a meeting or webinar as host. 
  2. Click Chat in the meeting controls.
  3. At the bottom of the in-meeting Zoom Group Chat window, click More 


    , and then choose an option for Participant Can Chat With.
    • For meetings, the host can allow participants to chat with everyone or with the host only. 
    • For webinars, the host can allow attendees to chat with no one, with all panelists (including host), or with all panelists and attendees.


More detailed info can be seen here >>  Chatting in a Zoom Webinar 



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