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Zoom Meeting Waiting Rooms and Passcode Requirements


Starting September 27th, Zoom will require that all meetings have a Passcode or a Waiting Room enabled for all paid accounts. You’re in control of your meeting security selections, and Zoom has designed the options with security and ease of use in mind.>

While the majority of Zoom customers have already secured their meetings with Passcodes or Waiting Rooms, after hearing helpful feedback from those who haven’t, Zoom is extending the date for these security requirements from July to September to give you more time to prepare.

Note: Meeting passwords (passcodes) are already enforced for all free accounts.

Frequently Asked Questions:

What is the difference between a Password and a Passcode?

As part of this change, we are making the distinction of calling the codes that are unique to your meetings “Passcodes” and will no longer be referring to them as “Passwords.” Passcodes are meant to be shared with your invited meeting participants along with the meeting ID for access.

“Passwords” will refer to your Zoom account login credentials. Best practice security guidelines tell users to never share passwords.

What if I don’t have a Waiting Room or Passcode enabled by September 27th?

If neither is enabled, Zoom will enable a Waiting Room for your meetings.

For the full list of Frequently Asked Questions, download the PDF using link below.

FAQS – Zoom Meeting Waiting Rooms and Passcodes

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