How Can I be in Multiple Zoom Meetings Simultaneously?

Environment

U-M Zoom

Issue

How can I be in multiple Zoom meetings simultaneously?

Resolution

You can join multiple Zoom meetings simultaneously so long as you are not hosting more than one. Use this option carefully, making sure to pay attention to when you are muted and unmuted in each meeting.

To join multiple Zoom meetings simultaneously:

  • Turn on Join different meetings simultaneously on desktop in your Zoom settings
  • Join the meetings however you normally join meetings, such as by entering the meeting ID in your Zoom client or by clicking a link on your calendar.

For more information, see Joining multiple meetings simultaneously on desktop.

Hosting Concurrent Meetings: You may host two concurrent meetings, but you as the true host of those sessions must launch both meetings. Once launched, you may hand off host controls to another user and then leave. For more information on the limitation of hosting multiple concurrent meetings, see Can I Host Concurrent Meetings?

Additional Information

This option was enabled for the University of Michigan account on July 21, 2020.

To simplify:
- You can host one meeting and then just join other meetings that you do not host/own in addition to the one you are hosting.
- You can only host two meetings at a time and no more. If you are hosting 2 meetings at once, you cannot join any other meetings you are not hosting.

Details

Article ID: 3190
Created
Tue 7/21/20 5:18 PM
Modified
Thu 9/16/21 12:42 PM