If you’re using Zoom for your business and conference meetings, you’ll certainly need to know how to set the privacy settings to avoid others from accessing your private data. Privacy settings can help prevent unauthorized individuals from taking part or gaining access to confidential information and getting it leaked out.
If you’ve been looking to enhance your privacy, this guide will give you the steps you need to fix your Zoom Privacy Settings:
Setting Zoom Rooms Privacy
When set on the Default mode, Zoom will give you upcoming scheduled Private Meetings. However, the Public Meetings Setting gives more information including the meeting topic, time, names of organizers, among others.
To ensure you configure all your Zoom Rooms meetings in Private mode or hide the meeting ID and host, here are the steps to follow:
- First, log in to the Zoom portal.
- Then, open Zoom Management in the site, thereafter tap on the Zoom Rooms Settings.
- Head to Account Setting.
- Click on the Meetings icon.
- Then navigate to the option indicated “Transform Meetings and Hosts into Private” set these options to Private Setting.
- Go to the Meeting ID options and click Set to Private.
- Verify if all settings are enabled it by restarting your Zoom App.
Sometimes, you might be using an App that has its Privacy Settings disabled hence following the steps above won’t be of much help. Here are the steps to set your application’s privacy from the default mode:
- To begin, click on the Zoom toggle to open the Settings tab. When the toggle opens, you will receive a verification dialog display. On your screen, select the “Turn On” option to enable Privacy Settings and Verification. Once done, verify by restarting the application.
Setting all Meetings on Private Mode on Mac and PC
If you don’t want to set Public and Private Meetings separately, this will help you set all meetings in Private mode:
When configuring the Privacy Settings on Mac or PC, take the following steps:
- First, open your Zoom desktop app.
- Then, click on your Zoom profile – most Zoom profiles are located at the upper right corner of the Zoom desktop app.
- Choose the “Checking for updates option.”
- Go to “Done” and click Finished once you’re done with the procedure.
- Lastly, verify if your settings are working by restarting the application.
Zoom Privacy Settings on iOS
First and foremost, it is important to note that when using an iPad, Zoom Room comes with a Controller designed to allow you to make changes to Zoom functionalities such as the Meeting Organizer’s Names, Status of the Meeting, or whether it’s a Private or Public Meeting. The good thing with the iPad Controller is that it is already designed to automatically set Private Meetings into the Private mode setting.
If you’re using an iOS device such as an iPad or iPhones, setting privacy is different from other devices:
- Go to your device App Store
- Find the Zoom App by searching it on the search tab
- If the application has an update, you’ll see a Zoom updates display
- Once you’ve seen the updates, tap on the displayed button, and begin using your Zoom by changing from default to Private by following the displayed guideline.
To make sure you have followed all the details on the manual correctly, ensure you:
- Your Zoom Room has a Password for joining
- Make sure you have disabled the “Join before Host” Settings
- Disable the “Allow file transfer” option.
- Disable the “Allow removed individuals to rejoin” sections.
Once you have done the above, your privacy settings will prevent access to uninvited individuals joining the meeting and getting access to confidential information and materials.
Enjoy the Zoom Experience
Zoom is one of the best teleconference apps in the market. It is very popular due to its friendly user interface and excellent voice and video services. Sufficient measures have been put to ensure that the user data is protected by having features such as the Waiting Rooms, Data Encryption, and Password login to meetings. Indeed, Zoom has set the standard for others to follow. Enjoy the experience!
Carl Bowman says
I was more interested in if my information is visible to search engines or if it was shared with other organizations.