Zoom Classes: Deaf Tips: Before & During: Adding Co-Host

Last Updated: May 9, 2024 3:41 PM

Before: Adding Co-Host

The co-host feature allows the host to share hosting privileges with another user, allowing the co-host to manage the administrative side of the meeting, such as managing participants or starting/stopping the recording. The host is the only user who can assign a co-host. There is no limitation on the number of co-hosts you can have in a meeting 

Adding Co-Hosts

Add the interpreter and the DHH participant(s) as co-hosts so they can use various features, such as Pin, Spotlight, share screen, etc.

Add whoever will present as co-host at the meeting. 

  1. Sign in to  Zoom.

  2. In the navigation panel, click Settings.

  3. Click the Meeting tab.

  4. Under In Meeting (Basic), verify that the Co-host setting is enabled.


Co-hosts do not have access to the following controls as they are only available as host controls in a meeting:

  • Start closed captioning and assign someone or a third-party to provide closed captioning
  • Start live streaming
  • End meeting for all participants
  • Make another participant a co-host
  • Start waiting room (co-hosts can place participants in waiting room or admit/remove participants from the waiting room)

Co-hosts also cannot start a meeting. If a host needs someone else to be able to start the meeting, they can assign an alternative host

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