Zoom users may sometimes get an error message that says, “The Host has another meeting in progress.” The only problem is that the host is not actually engaged in another meeting. Let’s see why this error message occurs in the first place and how to get rid of it.
Zoom Says the Host Is in Another Meeting
What Causes This Error?
If you’re using the same title for multiple meetings, Zoom may get confused. It’s as if you were in an endless meeting. That’s why you should always use a new title for your meetings.
Additionally, don’t forget to end your meetings properly. If you simply leave the meeting instead of ending it, Zoom may detect you’re still active.
Furthermore, when you launch your meetings, sign in to your account and hit the Start button. Clicking on the meeting invite link may sometimes confuse Zoom. Oftentimes, this error occurs if you set up recurring meetings on your profile.
Solutions to Fix This Error
End Active Meetings and Restart Your Computer
If the other meeting attendees are informed you’re in another meeting, exit Zoom and restart your computer. This will establish a new connection between your device and Zoom’s servers.
If you did not properly end your previous meeting, log in to your Zoom account on a browser. Locate the meeting that’s still going and use the End Meeting option to end it.
Disable Recurring Meetings
Keep in mind that recurring meetings can start without the host. So, if you set up recurring meetings and the attendees already joined the session, Zoom may mistakenly think you did too. If someone else is using that recurring meeting and you forgot about it, don’t be surprised if Zoom says there’s another meeting in progress.
By the way, if you’re an admin, go to the dashboard and check what meetings are active.
Use Your Personal Meeting ID
Ensure you check the “Use my personal meeting ID” option. So, instead of hitting the New meeting option, use the drop-down arrow and check your personal meeting ID. You’re basically telling Zoom that you intend to use your personal meeting ID in the meeting.
If Zoom mistakenly thinks you’re in another meeting, ensure you’re not using the same title for all your meetings. Then log in to your account on a browser and use the End meeting option for any meetings that are still active.
Did you manage to fix this Zoom error? Use the comments below and let us know if the solutions listed in this guide worked for you.