Zoom: Hosting Concurrent Meetings




Can I host more than one meeting at a time in Zoom? 


In Zoom, users are able to host up to two meetings concurrently. Please keep in mind the following:

  • Both meetings must be started either by the original host (the person on whose account the meeting was created) or by an alternative host.
  • If the meeting host or anyone designated as an alternative host attempts to start a third meeting, the first meeting that was started will end.
  • This ability only applies to meetings. Users cannot host multiple webinars or one meeting and one webinar simultaneously.
  • If a Zoom Room attempts to start a second meeting with the "join before host" setting enabled, it will end the first meeting without warning.
  • If participants attempt to join a meeting that the host has yet to start, they will receive a message that the host has another meeting in progress.

You can learn more about this feature in the Zoom Support Hub.

Note: For several years, there has been a known issue that occasionally allows a user to host more than 2 meetings simultaneously. Users are warned not to anticipate that they could host more than two meetings at once, as that is not the intended behavior of this feature.

Although this feature is available if needed, it is recommended as best practice that if you are running two meetings simultaneously, they be hosted (created) by two separate accounts to avoid encountering any of the limitations of this feature.

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