Educational Technology User GuidesZoom Using Breakout RoomsFor Participants: Zoom Meetings with Self-Assigned Breakout Rooms

For Participants: Zoom Meetings with Self-Assigned Breakout Rooms

This guide will show how to navigate the self-assigned breakout room feature.

Upgrade to the latest version of the app on your desktop

If you do not upgrade to the latest version of the app, you will not be able to self-select the breakout rooms. To learn more about upgrading your Zoom app, you can go here: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362233-Upgrade-update-to-the-latest-version

If you wish to join the meeting from your mobile device, you must also update to the latest version of the Zoom app on that device as well. The self-selecting breakout room feature is not available on older versions of the app.

Click on the Breakout Rooms button

Once your instructor / meeting host has created the breakout rooms,  the breakout room icon will appear in the bottom of your Zoom toolbar.

Click on the number to the right of the breakout room that you wish to join

Click Join

You will be taken to your breakout room. Once in the breakout room, you can freely move from room to room with the same interface that you used to enter the room.

The host can close the breakout rooms at any time.