Can I make someone co host and leave the meeting?

Answered by Jason Smith

You can definitely assign hosting rights to another user and leave the meeting. This feature allows the meeting to continue even when you are not present, and allows the assigned user to have access to host privileges.

To make someone a co-host and leave the meeting, you first need to be the host of the meeting. Once you are in the meeting, you can assign the co-host role to another participant. The steps to do this may vary depending on the platform or software you are using for the meeting, but I will provide a general guide.

1. Look for the participant list or panel in your meeting interface. This is usually located either on the side or bottom of the screen. It displays the names of all the participants in the meeting.

2. Find the name of the participant you want to make a co-host. Most platforms allow you to right-click on the participant’s name or hover over it to access additional options.

3. Look for an option like “Make Co-Host,” “Assign Co-Host,” or something similar. Click on this option to assign co-hosting rights to the selected participant.

4. Once you have assigned the co-host role, the participant will have access to host privileges such as managing participants, muting/unmuting participants, and controlling certain settings.

5. Now, if you want to leave the meeting while allowing the co-host to continue hosting, you can simply exit the meeting. The co-host will automatically become the new host and will have full control over the meeting.

It’s important to note that not all meeting platforms or software have the co-hosting feature. Make sure to check the documentation or support resources of the specific platform you are using to confirm if this feature is available.

In my personal experience, I have used this feature in various online meeting platforms like Zoom, Microsoft Teams, and Google Meet. It has been very useful when I needed to assign someone else as the host and leave the meeting due to other commitments or time constraints. The co-hosting feature ensures that the meeting can continue smoothly even in the absence of the original host.

You can definitely make someone a co-host and leave the meeting, allowing the assigned participant to have host privileges and continue hosting the meeting in your absence.