Waiting room will be enabled by default for all meetings after August 16, 2020. This is a security measure Zoom added in order to ensure all participants joining the meeting should be there. It is intended to catch any malicious users before they crash or “Zoom-bomb” your meeting.
Default Waiting Room Settings
You may bypass the waiting room and immediately join any meeting by using your Seattle University Zoom account.
Anyone who has bypassed the waiting room may allow anyone from the waiting room into the meeting if the Host or Co-Host are not present.
You may also message people in the waiting room.
You may adjust these settings as needed for individual meetings. You may also enable meeting passcodes as a best practice, especially if you disable waiting room.
The image below shows displays the default settings for Seattle University waiting room:
The waiting room screen looks like this for all users:
Note the following:
Users who authenticate via Single Sign-On (SSO) with their SU email address will bypass waiting room.
Any host, co-host, or participant who bypassed the waiting room may admit participants from the waiting room.
Starting on September 27, 2020 Zoom will force all meetings to use passcodes or waiting rooms. If nothing is enabled, by default Zoom will enforce waiting room.
Can I Disable Waiting Room?
Yes. However, it is recommended that you then use passcodes for your meetings as a best practice security measure.