Hosting a Zoom Meeting

What are the Host Meeting Controls?

Host meeting options

Zoom Meeting Button Description

unmute mute

Click to mute and unmute your microphone.

 adjust audio settings

Click the “up arrow” (next to the microphone icon) to open audio settings.
Here you can change your microphone and speaker settings.

start videostop video

Click to start / stop your camera.

adjust video settings

Click the “up arrow” (next to the camera icon) to open video settings.
Here you can change your camera settings.


Click to invite people during a meeting.

Host manage participants

Click to show a list of participants in the meeting.
From this panel you can mute/unmute all participants, designate host controls and more.
See here for a full list of features available in this panel.

share screen

Click to start sharing your desktop display or any window/application on your computer with others in the meeting.
Meeting hosts can also select to allow multiple screens to be shared Simultaneously.


Click to open the Chat panel where you can start a chat session with meeting participants.


Click to record your meeting. This option is only available to meeting hosts.
See record your Zoom meeting for more details.

Host End Meeting

Click to Leave or End the meeting. Leaving the meeting will allow participants to remain in the meeting room; and ending the meeting will disconnect all participants from the meeting room.

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