Note: there is a 40-minute time limit on Zoom meetings with more than 2 participants. The limit does not apply to using Zoom for recording lectures/presentations or 1-on-1 meetings.
Host controls allow you as the host to control various aspects of the Zoom Meeting, such as managing the participants.
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 must assign a co-host. There is no limitation on the number of co-hosts you can have in a meeting or webinar.
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 breakout rooms or move participants from one breakout room to another
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.
Zoom desktop client for Mac, PC, Chrome OS or Linux
Zoom mobile app for iOS or Android
Zoom Meeting Controls
The host controls will appear at the bottom of your screen if you are not currently screen sharing.
Mute/Unmute: This allows you to mute or unmute your microphone.
Audio Controls (click ^ next to Mute/Unmute): The audio controls allow you to change the microphone and speaker that Zoom is currently using on your computer, leave computer audio, and access the full audio options in the Zoom settings.
Start/Stop Video: This allows you to start or stop your own video.
Video controls (click ^ next to Start/Stop Video): If you have multiple cameras on your computer, you can select which Zoom is using, access the full video controls, and select a Virtual Background.
End Meeting (only available to the host): This will end the meeting for all participants. If you want to have the meeting continue, you should give another participant host control before leaving the meeting.