How do I know if Waiting Room is enabled for my Zoom meeting?

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.

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. 

How do I know if Waiting Room is enabled for my meeting?

Desktop Application

  1. Open the Zoom desktop application by double-clicking on the Zoom icon.

  2. Click on the blue Schedule button to create a new meeting. Make sure the blue checkbox for waiting room is checked.


  3. To check on previously scheduled meetings, click on the Meetings option on the top and click on Edit.



  4. See the above screen on step 2, make sure the box is checked next to Waiting Room.

Web App

  1. Log in at with your SU credentials.

  2. Click on Settings on the left side menu.


  3. Check that the blue toggle is on the right side for enabled, click the toggle to gray to disable.

Can I Disable Waiting Room? 

Yes.  However, it is recommended that you then use passcodes for your meetings as a best practice security measure.   


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