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New Waiting Room and Passcode Requirement for Zoom Meetings
June 23, 2020

Zoom has now become an integral part of working life for many of us. It’s easy to use, convenient and has some great features to allow us to feel connected. The mobile app is also great, and you can find out more about that here.

New update
Zoom have announced that starting in July, it will be a requirement that all meetings have a Passcode or a Waiting Room enabled (although you will have until September before this becomes mandatory).

These security measures have been designed to give you control over your meeting security options, while keeping the join experience as smooth as possible.

  • For meetings that do not have either a Passcode or Waiting Room enabled by 19th July, Zoom will enable a Waiting Room for you
  • You can customise the Waiting Room experience with an approved list of domains that can bypass the Waiting Room and directly join the meeting
  • You can find meetings that are scheduled without a Passcode by accessing the following report 
  • For meeting join information, they are renaming “Passwords” to “Passcodes” to better align with its role of allowing people in a meeting


What’s the difference between a password and a passcode?
A ‘passcode’ is to be shared amongst the meeting participants to gain entry to the meeting. A ‘password’ refers to your login credentials.

How do I enable Waiting Rooms or Passcodes?
You can log into your Zoom web portal and go into settings to enable a Passcode or Waiting Room. Remember: If you add Passcodes to an existing meeting, calendar invites will need to be resent to include the Passcode.

If I already have a Passcode or Waiting Room enabled, will anything change?
No, your settings will remain the same for your current selection. You can change your security preference at any time.

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