How do I handle or avoid unexpected disruptions during a Zoom meeting?

Help, Zoom

The best way to avoid disruptions is not admitting guests and following the “safe and secure”  guidelines. However, the security icon on your meeting toolbar gives you an all-in-one place to quickly keep your meetings secure. It includes options to:

  • Lock the Meeting (Don’t allow others to join the session)
  • Remove participants
  • Restrict participants’ ability to

To change these settings simply click on the desired setting to enable or disable it. A check mark means the setting is enabled.

To avoid disruptions during your meeting, it is important to adjust these settings before participants enter the call.


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