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Keep Zoom Meetings Private and Secure

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Once in a Zoom meeting, uninvited guests can listen in on discussions, capture screenshots of shared content, and even disrupt the meeting with unwanted video, audio, or shared content. You can have unintended guests to your Zoom meetings if you aren't careful about setting up your privacy controls. If you frequently use the same meeting and lots of people have access to it, you run the risk of someone dropping-in on one of your private meetings. Keep your Zoom meetings private and secure with these helpful tips.

Meeting Passwords
We strongly recommend that you set a strong password for all meetings. When scheduling a meeting, under Meeting Options, check Require Meeting Password, then specify a strong password.

Disable "Join Before Host"
If you are scheduling a meeting where sensitive information will be discussed, we recommend leaving Enable join before host (found in the Meeting Options section while scheduling a meeting) turned off. This way your participants can only join your meeting once you've logged in. To ensure the meeting can take place if you are unexpectedly unavailable, assign alternative hosts who will be able to start and run the meeting in your absence.

Enable the Waiting Room Feature
The Waiting Room allows the host to control when each participant joins the meeting. As the meeting host you can admit attendees on by one or hold all attendees in the waiting room and admit them all at once.

For more helpful hints to keep your Zoom meeting secure and private visit our Keep Zoom Meetings Private page.

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