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When scheduling a meeting, the host can designate another Licensed user on the same account to be the alternative host. The alternative host can start the meeting on the host's behalf. This user will receive an email notifying them that they've been added as an alternative host, with a link to start the meeting. If this email notification is disabled in the Zoom web portal, the alternative host will not receive an email to start the meeting.  


  1. Click the Schedule a Meeting button.
  2. In the Scheduling Options, enter the alternative host's email address in the Alternative hosts field.
  3. After selecting your other options, click Continue.
  4. Add the meeting invitees and Save or Send your invitation.


  1. Sign into
  2. Click Meetings, and select Schedule A Meeting.
  3. Click Advanced Options.
  4. In the Alternative Host field, enter the alternative host's email address.
  5. Click Save to finish.
  6. The alternative host will now receive an email letting them know that they have been added as an alternative host, as long as they have not disabled this email notification in the Zoom web portal.