How to Change Host on Zoom: A Step-by-Step Guide

Web client Sign in to the Zoom PWA. Start a meeting and have another participant join you. In the host controls, click Participants . ... Hover over the name of the participant you want to make the host and click More. Click Make Host. Click Yes to confirm that you want to make this user the host. More items... •

Hosting a Zoom meeting can be stressful, especially when unexpected events occur. Imagine you’re hosting a crucial Zoom meeting, and you suddenly have to leave. How can you make someone else the host to keep the meeting running? In this guide, we will show you how to change hosts on Zoom with just a few simple steps.

Step 1: Finding the Participants Icon

To appoint a new host during a Zoom meeting, you need to display the participants’ window. Click on the “Participants” icon at the bottom of your screen. This will display a window with all the participants in the meeting on the right side of your screen. It will tell you who is currently hosting the meeting and allow you to choose the name on the list of the person you would like to be the new host.

Step 2: Choosing the New Host

Hover your mouse over the name you have chosen, and two buttons will appear alongside, “Ask to Unmute” and “More.” Click on “More.” This will display a menu with several options. Choose “Make Host.” A confirmation window will appear, asking if you are sure that you want to make the person whose name you have chosen as the new host. As soon as you click, a notification will appear at the top of the participants’ list, telling everyone in the meeting that there’s a new host.

Step 3: Leaving the Meeting Without It Ending

Finally, you may remain in the meeting as a participant only, no longer as a host, or you can leave the meeting without ending it for everyone else. Click the “Leave Meeting” button, and a confirmation window will appear. Confirm your request by clicking “Leave Meeting.”

In conclusion, changing hosts on Zoom is a straightforward process that can be completed in just a few clicks. With this guide, you can easily transfer hosting rights to another person without interrupting the meeting. Don’t forget to check out our techy t-shirts by clicking on the link in the description below, and stay tuned for our upcoming video on how to change the language on Zoom.


Can you change hosts on Zoom before meeting?
Sign in to the Zoom web portal. In the navigation menu, click Meetings, then click Schedule A Meeting. Scroll down to Options and click Show to view additional meeting options. In the Alternative Hosts field, enter the alternative host's email address.
How do I assign a co-host in Zoom before meeting?
Start the meeting as the host. In the meeting controls, click Participants . Hover over the name of the participant who is going to be a co-host, and choose More. Click Make Co-Host.
Where is the host controls in Zoom?
The host controls will appear at the bottom of your screen, except for End Meeting which appears at the top of your screen, next to the Meeting ID. Join Audio or Unmute / Mute : Mute or unmute your microphone.
Can I set up a zoom meeting for someone else and not attend?
The allow participants to join before host feature permits attendees to join the meeting before the host joins or when the host cannot attend the meeting. If you select this option, then the participants can join the meeting before the host joins or without the host.