How to Enable Breakout Rooms in Zoom?

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Written by: Alex Popa

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How to Enable Breakout Rooms in Zoom?

Do you need to enable Breakout Rooms in Zoom but don’t know how to do it? Don’t worry! Follow these simple steps to do it right.

Do these to enable breakout rooms in Zoom:

  1. Go to Zoom.com
  2. Log into your account
  3. Go to “Settings
  4. Find the “Breakout Room” room option and enable it

That’s it. Keep reading for a step-by-step guide on how to enable this feature on Zoom! Four simple steps to enable breakout rooms in Zoom.

1. Go to Zoom.com

Go to Zoom.com
Go to Zoom.com

To enable the Breakout Room feature on Zoom, you need to go to the official Zoom website and log into your account.

Search for Zoom on Google and click on the first result.

2. Go to “My Account

Go to "My Account"
Go to “My Account

Once you open the Zoom website, look in the top-right corner for the “My Account” option and click on it. At this point, Zoom may require you to enter your credentials to log in.

Do that and move to the next step!

3. Go to “Settings

Go to "Settings"
Go to “Settings

After you log into your Zoom account, you’ll automatically be taken to your profile page. On the left-hand side, you’ll see a menu with multiple options.

Under the “Personal‘ heading, look for the “Settings” option and click on it.

4. Find the “Breakout room” option and enable it

Find the "Breakout room" option and enable it
Find the “Breakout room” option and enable it

After you select “Settings“, the main Zoom page will show a list of options that let you customize your account.

To find the “Breakout Room” option easier, I recommend using the CTRL+F command to search for the feature.

Once you find it, please tap on the button next to it to enable it. Once it’s enabled, the button will turn blue.

How Can I Create Breakout Rooms on Zoom?

Breakout rooms allow your meeting to create separate sessions where people can enter. They are isolated from the main meeting and other sessions.

Follow the steps below to see how you can create a breakout room on Zoom:

1. Create a new meeting

Create a new meeting
Create a new meeting

Open Zoom on your computer and click the “New Meeting” button to create a new Zoom session. Don’t worry; you don’t need any participants for this.

2. Click on “More.”

Click on the "More"
Click on the “More

Once the meeting begins, look at the bottom of the meeting screen for a menu with multiple options. In the bottom-right corner, you’ll see the “More” button. Click on it.

3. Select “Breakout Rooms

Select "Breakout Rooms"
Select “Breakout Rooms

Once you select the “More” option, a window containing multiple options will appear. Click on the “Breakout Rooms” option to proceed.

4. Create a breakout room

Create a breakout room
Create a breakout room

Once you click on the “Breakout rooms” icon, a new window will open. Here, you can specify the number of breakout rooms to create and the entry requirement.

The “Assign automatically” option splits the number of participants equally and puts them into all the entry rooms available.

The “Assign manually” option allows you to assign any participant to whichever breakout room you want.

The “Let participants choose room” lets any participant choose which breakout room to enter. They can also exist and enter other rooms if they want to.

Once you choose an option, click on “Create“.

5. Inspect your breakout rooms

Inspect your breakout rooms
Inspect your breakout rooms

You can inspect your breakout rooms by going to “More” – “Breakout Rooms” again. In this menu, you’ll see the total number of rooms; you can rename or delete the existing rooms or add other ones.

You can only have 50 breakout rooms open at a time.

Conclusion

To summarize, here’s how you can enable Breakout Rooms on Zoom:

  • Go to Zoom.com
  • Log into your account
  • Go to “Settings
  • Find the “Breakout Room” room option and enable it

Then, you can create breakout rooms whenever you want to. If you have questions about Zoom or breakout rooms, comment below!

I’ll be sure to reply in the shortest time possible.

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Alex Popa

My name is Alex and I have a knack for social media in all its shapes and forms. I’ve dealt with such things for quite some time and I noticed that many people have issues with social media and technicalities.

Unforeseen errors, bugs, and other problems make their use of social media problematic. These things will be discussed amply in the guides on Whizcase.

I'll present the facts as they are, and offer quick and easy solutions for them.

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