Zoom Breakout Rooms – Where to find help

Enabling Breakout Rooms on Your Account

  1. Sign in to the Zoom web portal.
  2. In the navigation menu, click Account Management then Account Settings (if you are an account administrator) or Settings (if you are an account member).
  3. Navigate to the Breakout Room option on the Meetingtab and verify that the setting is enabled.
    If the setting is disabled, click the toggle to enable it. If a verification dialog displays, choose Turn On to verify the change.

    Note: If the option is grayed out, it has been locked at either the Group or Account level, and you will need to contact your Zoom administrator.
  4. (Optional) Click the checkbox to allow meeting hosts to pre-assign participants to breakout rooms.

Creating Breakout Rooms

Note: You can also pre-assign participants to breakout rooms when you schedule the meeting instead of managing them during the meeting.

  1. Start an instant or scheduled meeting.
    1. Click breakout rooms.
  2. Select the number of rooms you would like to create, and how you would like to assign your participants to those rooms:
    • Automatically: Let Zoom split your participants up evenly into each of the rooms.
    • Manually: Choose which participants you would like in each room.
  3. Click Create breakout rooms.
  4. Your rooms will be created, but will not start automatically. You can manage the rooms prior to starting them by following the instructions below.