by Anthony 

August 2, 2023

If you only use either the Zoom desktop or mobile app, you can’t join two meetings simultaneously. Zoom will disconnect you from the first meeting before allowing you to join the second meeting. You can, however, join multiple meetings if you use a combination of devices or browser tabs.

READY TO START YOUR OWN YOUTUBE CHANNEL?

For instance, you can join one meeting using the Zoom desktop app and another meeting using the mobile app. Alternatively, if you want to use the one computer, you can use the desktop app for one meeting and a browser session for another meeting. This second method will result in the audio from both meetings coming through the same set of speakers or your headphones, which isn’t ideal.

Interestingly, in Zoom’s support pages they suggest joining simultaneous meetings is an option that can be enabled in Settings. However, when I had a look through my Zoom settings, I couldn’t find the option they were referring to.

To connect to two meetings at the same time, I suggest connecting to the first meeting as per normal. Having started your first meeting, go into your Zoom calendar and open your second meeting appointment. Clicking on the link to the meeting will automatically open a browser window.

You'll be prompted to launch the meeting in the Zoom app, but doing so will result in a message requesting you to end your first meeting. So instead of opening the app, click the Cancel button. Zoom will then give you an additional option to join the meeting in a browser session.

By choosing this option you’ll be in both meetings simultaneously. One using the Zoom desktop app and the other in a browser tab.

As mentioned, using this method will result in the audio from both meetings coming through your computer’s speakers, which will be very confusing. To get around the audio issues, I suggest using different devices. I recommend having one meeting open on your desktop and another using the mobile app. At least then you separate the audio channels.

Key Takeaways

  • Use a browser and the Zoom app on the one computer.
  • Two meetings on the one computer will cause the audio to overlap.
  • Best to open one meeting in the Zoom app and the other on a phone.

How to connect to a file server or NAS on iPhone, iPad and Mac

READY TO START YOUR OWN YOUTUBE CHANNEL?If you’re like me and have

Read More
Feature image for the blog post - How to Track Steps on iPhone and Apple Watch

How to Track Steps on iPhone and Apple Watch

READY TO START YOUR OWN YOUTUBE CHANNEL?You can track your steps at

Read More

How To Get YouTube Premium Cheaper

If you’re considering signing up for YouTube Premium or you already have

Read More

How to Create a ‘Choose From Menu’ Shortcut on iPhone.

The 3 basic rules of achieving your goals There are 3 basic

Read More
>