Customize Your Zoom Waiting Room

Posted bytfgnetworks_nuk3tc Posted onFebruary 23, 2023 Comments0


This article will explain how to customize your Zoom waiting room.


University Employees


The Waiting Room feature allows the host to control when a participant joins the meeting. As the meeting host, you can admit attendees one by one, or hold all attendees in the Waiting Room and admit them all at once. You can send all participants to the Waiting Room when joining your meeting, or you can allow participants from your Zoom account and participants at specified domains to bypass the Waiting Room.

To enable Waiting Room for all users in the account:

  • Sign in to the Zoom web portal to edit account settings.
  • In the navigation menu on the left handside, click “Settings” 
  • Under the Security section, verify the Waiting Room feature is enabled.
  • Note: If the setting is disabled, click the status toggle to enable it. If a verification dialog displays, choose Turn On to verify the change.

Click Edit Options to select who you want to admit to the Waiting Room.

  • Everyone: All participants joining your meeting will be admitted to the Waiting Room. 
  • Users not in your account: Only participants who are not on your Zoom account or are not logged in will be admitted to the Waiting Room. If not logged in, they will have an option to log in. 
  • Users who are not in your account and not part of the allowed domains: Users who are on your account or signed in to a Zoom account at the domains you list will bypass the Waiting Room. After selecting this option, enter the domain(s) here, separating multiple domains by a comma.
    Note: If Users not in your account or Users who are not in your account and not part of the allowed domains is selected, you can allow those users who bypassed the Waiting Room to admit participants if the host is not in the meeting. 

For admitting participants please watch the following video:


Leave a Comment