To enable waiting rooms in your Zoom account:
- Log in to the Zoom.us site
- Visit the Account Management section
- Navigate to Account Settings
- Scroll down to the Waiting Rooms option and toggle it on
Now that you’ve enabled waiting rooms, you have a few additional options:
Choosing All Participants places every incoming participant in the waiting room, where they’ll need to be accepted by an administrator to join.
Choosing Guest Participants Only sends guest users who are not in your organization and users who have not signed in to the waiting room. Users in your organization will be admitted automatically.
Additionally, meeting hosts have the option to allow for internal participants to admit people from the waiting room themselves, which is useful if the host is in the middle of a presentation or something of the like.