Claim host rights in Zoom Rooms with the host key

The host key can be used when you join a meeting from a Zoom Room and need to claim the host to join the meeting. It is common to claim host privileges in the following scenarios:

  • You can join a Zoom Room meeting after manually joining it. The Zoom Rooms controller can be used to join meetings by entering the meeting ID or creating a personal meeting link on the meetings page.
    Note: This is only possible if the Join Before Host feature is enabled for the scheduled meeting before the meeting is scheduled to start.
  • It is possible to join a meeting using the meetings list in a zoom room after joining the meeting. The first Zoom Room to join a meeting becomes the meeting host when multiple Zoom Rooms join the meeting. Using the host key allows you to claim host privileges on your computer.
    Note: An issue only occurs if the meeting is in a Zoom room and a feature is enabled that allows Zoom room hosts to join before the meeting host is activated.

Requirements for Claiming Host Privileges in a Zoom Room

  • Zoom Rooms for conference rooms
    • Windows: Version 5.1.0 or higher
    • macOS: version 5.1.0 or higher

How to claim host rights in Zoom Rooms

  1. Start a Zoom meeting or join a Zoom meeting using a Zoom room.
  2. The Zoom Rooms Controller can be accessed by tapping the Attendees button.
    You can see a list of participants.
  3. At the bottom of the participant list you will find an option to claim the host.
    The host role will appear in a window where you can claim it.
  4. Tap OK after entering your 6-digit Host Key.
    Since the Zoom Room is now the meeting host, the Zoom Room is the meeting host.

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