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How to make someone a co-host on Zoom?

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Zoom is one of the most popular video conferencing programs out there at the moment. Over the years, the team behind the product have significantly changed and improved the user experience including but not limited to additional quality-of-life improvements and new features. 

In this article, we’re talking about how you can make someone a co-host on a Zoom call, giving them the same control over the conference as the original host and helping delegate tasks in case you’re holding a larger meeting. 

Also read: Google Meet vs Zoom: Which one offers better bang for the buck?

Co-hosts on Zoom

Before we get into how you can make someone a co-host on Zoom, let’s quickly talk about another very similar option — alternate hosts.

When scheduling a meeting, a host can desginate another licensed user on the same account as the alternate host. This host can start the meeting on the host’s behalf but can’t change the original limitations set by the host. 

A co-host on the other hand is someone appointed mid-meeting where the host can just elevate a regular meeting member’s privileges to host and let them control the managerial part of the meeting as well. Do keep in mind that you also need to have a Pro, Business, Education or an API Partner Zoom plan to be able to add co-hosts. 

How to make someone a co-host on Zoom?

Now that you know what a co-host is, let’s get started on how to make one. 

Making co-hosts on the Zoom app

If you’re joining a meeting from the Zoom app, follow these steps to make a co-host. 

  • Create a meeting and tap Participants in the bottom row.
  • From the list of participants, tap the member you want to make a co-host and tap Make Co-Host. 

And that’s all it takes to make someone a co-host on the Zoom app. Note that this method applies to Android and iOS alike. 

Making co-hosts on PC

Making a co-host on PC works the same way. Just follow these steps. 

Step 1: Join your meeting and click on the three vertical dots that appear in the top right window of each participant. 

Step 2: Click Make Co-Host. 

Also read: How to blur the background in Zoom?

Yadullah Abidi

Yadullah is a Computer Science graduate who writes/edits/shoots/codes all things cybersecurity, gaming, and tech hardware. When he's not, he streams himself racing virtual cars. He's been writing and reporting on tech and cybersecurity with websites like Candid.Technology and MakeUseOf since 2018. You can contact him here:

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