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How to use a Zoom personal meeting ID

 Zoom meetings all have an ID number. Each number is unique to a meeting and serves as the ‘address’ for it. Much like a physical meeting room has a number or an address, online Zoom meetings have an ID which can be used to join the meeting. You can use it in place of a link.

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Zoom personal meeting ID

All Zoom users get a personal meeting ID. This ID is the ‘address’ to the user’s own meeting room. It is not used by default when a meeting is created or scheduled. Instead, Zoom assigns a different ID to each meeting because an ID can only be used for a meeting at one time. 

If your personal meeting ID is used, it can only be used for one meeting. All other meetings will have to use a different ID.

Find Zoom personal meeting ID

Finding your personal meeting ID is easy since Zoom displays it plainly. It is only visible to a user when they sign into Zoom or to the Zoom app.

On the web;

  1. Visit Zoom and sign in.
  2. Click your profile picture at the top right and click on your email.
  3. Scroll down and click on the show icon next to the Personal Meeting ID field.
  4. Note down the ID or copy it.

On the desktop;

  1. Open the Zoom app.
  2. Go to the Meetings tab.
  3. Your personal meeting ID will be stated at the top left.

On the iOS/Android apps;

  1. Open the app.
  2. Go to the Meetings tab.
  3. Your personal meeting ID will be shown at the top.

Use personal Meeting ID

If you’d like to use your personal Meeting ID, follow these steps.

  1. Schedule a meeting.
  2. On the meeting settings screen, select Personal Meeting ID instead of Generate automatically.

Change personal Meeting ID

A personal meeting ID is assigned to all users. It is ten digit ID and it can be changed only if a user has a paid Zoom subscription. If you have a Zoom subscription;

  1. Visit Zoom and sign in.
  2. Go to your profile.
  3. Click Edit next to the personal meeting ID.
  4. Enter a new ten digit number.

Conclusion

A personal meeting ID is great but you shouldn’t share it publicly. The ID serves as a gateway to a meeting and anyone can attempt to join it. Zoom’s security measures will still protect you but it is unwise to share this number outside people or groups that you trust. You can always change it if it’s compromised but you won’t know it’s been compromised until it’s too late.

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