Zoom Guide For Host: Removing Participants

Removing Participants

1. During a Meeting:

  • As a host or co-host, you have the authority to remove participants from the meeting.

2. Using the Participants Panel:

  • Click on the “Participants” button at the bottom of the Zoom window to open the Participants panel.
  • In the Participants panel, you’ll see a list of all meeting participants.
  • Find the participant you want to remove and hover your mouse over their name.
  • Click on “More” (three dots) next to the participant’s name.
  • From the menu that appears, select “Remove.”
  • Confirm the removal when prompted.

3. For Hosts:

  • As a host, you have additional options for removing participants:
    • You can select multiple participants by holding down the Shift or Ctrl key (Windows) or the Command key (Mac) while clicking on their names.
    • Once multiple participants are selected, you can click on “More” (three dots) and choose “Remove.”
    • You’ll be prompted to confirm the removal of all selected participants.

4. Keyboard Shortcut:

  • If you’re a host or co-host, you can use a keyboard shortcut to remove a participant:
    • While in the Participants panel, hover over the participant’s name and press Alt + R (Windows) or Cmd + R (Mac). This will remove the participant.

5. Blocking Participants:

  • In some cases, you may want to prevent a participant from rejoining the meeting after they’ve been removed. You can do this by blocking the participant:
    • Click on the “Security” icon at the bottom of the Zoom window.
    • Select “Manage Participants.”
    • Find the participant you want to block, click on “More,” and select “Block.”
    • Confirm the action when prompted.

Additional Tips:

  • Use with Caution: Removing participants should be done judiciously and only when necessary, such as in cases of disruptive behavior or when a participant is not supposed to be in the meeting.
  • Prevent Rejoining: If a participant is removed and you don’t want them to rejoin, consider blocking them from re-entering the meeting.

By following these steps, you can effectively remove participants from your Zoom meetings, maintaining control over the meeting environment as needed.

Note: Before you decide to remove someone from a Zoom meeting, think carefully. Only remove them if they’re causing big problems or not following the rules. If things get really bad, you can tell someone about it using the link below.

Feedback Link: If things are getting out of control and you need help, you can tell someone by using this special link: https://wethrivetogether.org/feedback-form/. This link is for when the situation is serious and you need help from someone else.