How to Make Someone a Co-Host on Zoom: Step-by-Step Guide with Photos

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How to Make Someone a Co-Host on Zoom: Step-by-Step Guide with Photos

There are many features on Zoom that allow you to talk to and collaborate with family, friends, and co-workers. If you are hosting a video and need to add a co-host on Zoom to help you with presenting, this quick guide will show you how to do it.

Before You Get Started

Before we talk about how to add a co-host on Zoom, it’s important to remember that in order to do so, you’ll need to pay for a pro or enterprise plan. These plans start at $14.99 USD a month, but you can also pay yearly and receive a small discount.

Once you’ve upgraded to a paid plan, you’ll then have the option to choose a co-host while in a Zoom meeting.

Steps to Add a Zoom Co-Host

Step 1: Add the Co-Host Option in Your Settings

Before you start a new meeting and have the option to choose a co-host, you’ll first need to make sure that you’ve added this option to your settings.

To do this, you’ll want to log in to Zoom and navigate to your dashboard. From there, you’ll click the Settings button on the left-hand side.

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Open your dashboard and click on Settings on the right-hand side of the screen.


Once in Settings, you’ll scroll down until you see the In Meeting (Basic) section. If you scroll just a bit further, you’ll then see the Co-host option. This option may be disabled, and if it is, you’ll see that it’s greyed out. You can enable it by clicking it until you see the switch turn blue.

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Enable Co-hot by toggling it to blue.


Zoom will automatically save your setting changes, but you can ensure it worked by refreshing the page and checking the co-host setting again.

Step 2: Start Your Meeting

Now that you’ve enabled the option to add a co-host, you can start your meeting. You can do this by logging into Zoom and starting a new meeting, or starting a scheduled meeting in your dashboard.

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Start a meeting.


Step 3: Allow All Participants to Join

Next, the rest of your participants should join the video. At the very least, you’ll want your fellow host in the meeting so you can switch on the co-host option before you start your conference or assembly.

In order to ensure that each participant is joining the correct meeting, you can copy the link or an invitation to the meeting and email it to your participants or send them the link via text or online chat. You may not need to do this if you’ve already scheduled a meeting, but it’s great to know for impromptu get-togethers.

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Invite guests to join your meeting.


Step 4: Add Your Co-Host

Once your participants have joined, you can add a person as a co-host. To do this, you’ll need to hover over the participant that you want to make a co-host in the participant’s section. Zoom will show a More button.

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Hover over the participant you want to make a co-host and click on More when it pops up, then Make Co-host.


You’ll need to click on the More button and choose the Make Co-host option in the drop-down menu. Once you do this, Zoom will try to confirm your choice with a pop-up asking you, “Make {name} the meeting co-host?”

To confirm, just click the blue button that states Make Co-host. Once you’ve clicked that button, you’ve officially added a co-host on Zoom!

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Click Make Co-host to confirm.


Step 5: Confirm the Co-Host

While this step isn’t completely necessary, you can confirm that you’ve followed these steps correctly by glancing at the participant’s section after following steps one through four.

If you finished the steps, you’ll see that the person you chose as a co-host now has a “(Co-host)” title next to their name. If they don’t, follow steps one through 4 again!

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You can now confirm that they’re a co-host when you see “(Co-host)” next to their name.


Check out this insightful video on ‘How to Make Someone a Co-Host on Zoom.’ Whether you’re hosting webinars, virtual events, or team meetings, this tutorial will show you the step-by-step process to empower others to assist in managing your Zoom sessions. Watch and learn how to enhance your online interactions and make collaboration a breeze!

Wrapping Up

Zoom is a fairly user-friendly app. But because of its many features, it can be difficult to navigate if you aren’t used to all that it offers. If you were looking for how to add a co-host on Zoom, we hope this guide made it easy for you to do!

How to Make Someone a Co-Host on Zoom: Step-by-Step Guide with Photos FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) 

Can you assign a co-host in zoom before a meeting?

No, you’ll need to start the meeting and then follow our directions to select your co-host.

Can there be two hosts in a Zoom meeting?

Technically, there can only be one host. This is usually the person with administrative capabilities and access to Zoom’s settings. However, there can be multiple co-hosts. If you make another participant a host, then you will lose access as a host, so keep that in mind!

How do I add a co-host in zoom?

Just follow the directions that we listed above so you can know how to add a co-host to Zoom easily!

Can you co-host Zoom from a phone?

Yes, your co-host can join the meeting via the iOS or Android app and still be made a co-host. You can also make someone a co-host via the apps. You’ll follow the same directions.

Why is there no co-host option on Zoom?

If you don’t see the co-host option under settings in Zoom, this is because you’re using their free plan. You can only add a co-host to a meeting if you pay for their Pro version (or one of the versions higher than Pro).

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