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Zoom Chat

The in-meeting chat allows you to send chat messages to other users within a meeting. You can send a private message to an individual user or you can send a message to an entire group. As the host, you can choose who the participants can chat with or to disable chat entirely.

Prerequisites

Accessing the Chat in Meeting from a Desktop Device

Video Only or While Viewing a Screen Share

  1. While in a meeting, click Chat in the meeting controls.
  2. This will open the chat on the right. You can type a message into the chat box or click on the drop down next to To: if you want to send a message to a specific person.
  3. When new chat messages are sent to you or everyone, a preview of the message will appear and Chat will flash orange in your host controls.

Accessing the Chat in a Webinar from a Mobile Device

  1. While in a meeting, tap the screen to make the screen to make the controls appear.
  2. Click on Participants.
    Zoom mobile menu options
  3. At the bottom of the participants list, click on Chat.
    Zoom mobile menu. After selecting Participants on the menu, the Chat button is available
  4. You can type your chat message and click Send or if you want to change who it is being sent to, click the arrow next to Send to: and choose a different person or group of people.
  5. Incoming chats will be displayed at the bottom of your screen and you can click on Participants then Chat to view them.
    Zoom mobile in-meeting Chat notification example