As the host in a meeting, you can manage the participants. By default, any participant in a meeting can share their video, screen, and audio. 

This article covers:

  • Controls for hosts and co-hosts
  • Order of participants

Click here to see Zoom's Controls for managing participants


  • Host permissions in the meeting, or co-host permission (set by the host)
  • Join by Zoom desktop client, mobile app, or web (Limited controls are available when joining by web)

Order of participants

Names in the participants list appear in the following order:

  1. You
  2. The host (If you’re not the host)
  3. Phone numbers with no names 
  4. Unmuted participants (sorted alphabetically)
  5. Muted participants (sorted alphabetically)

Controls for hosts and co-hosts

With meetings, hosts and co-hosts can control the following features:

  • Mute participants
  • Request that a participant unmutes
  • Stop a participant's video
  • Request that a participant starts their video
  • Prevent participants from screen sharing
  • Rename a participant
  • Put a participant on hold if enabled
  • Choose to play an enter or exit chime
  • Lock the meeting to prevent anyone new from joining
  • Place participants in waiting room or admit/remove participants from the waiting room (waiting room can only be enabled by the host)

Only hosts have access to these features:


Source: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/115005759423-Managing-participants-in-a-meeting#h_135deff0-a391-4162-861b-204c020febb3