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Keep Zoom Meetings Private and Secure

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You can have unintended guests at your Zoom meetings if you aren't careful about setting up privacy controls. Once in a Zoom session, uninvited guests can listen in on discussions, capture screenshots of shared content, and even disrupt the meeting with unwanted video, audio, or shared content. If you frequently use the same Meeting ID, and others have access to the link, there's a risk of someone dropping in on your private meeting. Keep your Zoom meetings private and secure with these key features.

Meeting Passwords
It's highly recommended that you set a strong password for all meetings and webinars. When scheduling a meeting, under Meeting Options, select Require meeting password, then specify a strong password.

Disable Join Before Host
If you're scheduling a meeting where sensitive information will be discussed, it's best to leave Enable join before host (found under Meeting Options when scheduling a meeting) turned off. This way, participants can only join your meeting once you've logged in. To ensure the meeting can start if you're unexpectedly unavailable, assign an Alternative Host who can begin and run the meeting in your absence. Find out how to disable join before host.

Enable the Waiting Room Feature
The Waiting Room feature allows the host to control when each participant joins the meeting. As the meeting host, you can admit attendees one by one, or hold all attendees in the virtual waiting room and admit them en masse. Note: If the Waiting Room option is enabled, then Join Before Host will not work for that meeting or meetings.

Find more helpful tips to keep your Zoom meetings secure and private.

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