Keep Zoom Meetings Secure and Reduce the Odds of Unwanted Guests
Zoom's offers a number of security settings and features to help reduce the possibility of unknown or unwelcome attendees joining your meeting or webinar, because if someone sneaks in, they could listen, capture screenshots, or disrupt the meeting with unwanted video or audio.
Keep your Zoom client up to date and keep your meetings secure.
Learn how to update your Zoom client
Security setting options before your Zoom meeting
The following options are available when scheduling your Zoom meeting:
- Always Generate meeting IDs Automatically
- Enable Passcode
- Enable Waiting Room - allows host to prepare or hold a in camera session
Under the Advanced options
- Do not select Allow participants to Join anytime
- Enable Mute participants upon entry
For larger public meetings use Registration option to control when and how your attendee receives the Zoom meeting link.
Learn how to setup Registration feature for a meeting
Security options during your meeting for Host (or Co-Host)
During your Zoom meeting you can instantaneously access the security controls.
- Select the Security icon to access options.
- Choose following options:
Remove Participant will remove the participant permanently from the meeting
The following options can be changed during the meeting:
Lock Meeting will prevent new participants from joining the meeting
Enable Waiting Room will place new attendees into a Waiting Room
Hide Profile Picture will replace picture with name of the participant
Allow participants to:
Share Screen – see section Security options for Screen Sharing
Security options for Screen Sharing
During your meeting the host (or co-host) can control who and when participants can Screen Share.
- Select Share Screen (^).
- Choose the options that fit your meeting needs.