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Assign an Alternative Host for a Zoom Meeting

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A user who is scheduling Zoom meetings can add one or more other users to be "alternative hosts."

This allows either the scheduler (owner) of the meeting or any of the alternative hosts to start and run the meeting. Whoever starts the meeting (the owner or alternative host) will be the host. In that case, when the owner or another alternative host joins after the meeting has started, they become co-hosts.

For details about how to add alternative hosts when scheduling a meeting, see Alternative host on the Zoom website.

This method is best used when the scheduler of the meeting and all alternative hosts are appropriate participants in the session as hosts and when the scheduler has no conflicting concurrent Zoom meetings scheduled.

Do not use the alternative host option to facilitate the scheduling of many Zoom meetings by one user, particularly if the meeting times are concurrent or overlap.

For details about issues that may arise when a scheduler owns more than one concurrent Zoom meeting, visit Problem: Meeting Owner Cannot Have Concurrent Meetings in Zoom.

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Tuesday, March 31, 2020 - 3:43pm

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