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How do I reclaim the Host role in my Zoom class meeting?

If you have accidentally joined your own Zoom class meeting as a participant, rather than as Host, you can "reclaim" the Host role.  It's important to do this, because the Host of a Zoom meeting has access to key security tools.

Follow these steps to reclaim the Host role once you're already in your meeting —

Click the "Participants" button in the Zoom tool bar to open the Participants window

You will see a list of participants, and see who is currently Host

Click "Reclaim Host" to make yourself the meeting Host

To confirm that you've reclaimed the Host role, look for "(Host, me)" next to your name in the Participants window