Did you try to join a Zoom meeting when you displayed an “Enter Zoom Meeting password” pop-up? Now you have to ask yourself, “Where’s my Zoom password?” And why does Zoom suddenly require a password? Following several complaints of “Zoombombing” incidents, Zoom activates passwords and waiting rooms by default. Don’t worry because it’s easy to find the password on Zoom. Let’s see how to do it.
Previously, you only needed the meeting ID or invitation link to join a meeting on Zoom. Although it was an easy process, its implications were bad. This is why the need to enter passwords for each meeting conducted on Zoom.
Without making you wait any longer, let’s find out the password for the Zoom meeting on Windows PC or mobile.
Why Zoom Requests Meeting Passwords
While downloads of Zoom apps have skyrocketed in the past few months, they have also come under scrutiny. The criticism regarding his lack of privacy is worrying. While some reports suggest that Zoom is unprotected end-to-end, others face the problem of bombing Zoom, where unwanted participants could join your meetings.
In order to resolve the Zoom bombing, Zoom has enabled the default password feature for all meetings. So any new meeting you create will have a password now. This way, only people who have the password are allowed to join your meeting.
In addition to passwords, you must now add people to your meeting manually. Indeed, all participants are accommodated in a virtual waiting room activated by default. Only when the host accepts them will they join a meeting.
Do we need to create a password
No. The password is created automatically by Zoom. You have nothing to do.
How to Find the Zoom Meeting Password
The Zoom password is only visible to the meeting host who needs to share it with other participants.
Here’s how to find Zoom passwords on PC and mobile apps (Android and iOS).
Find the Zoom password on Windows 10
There are two ways to do this.
Method 1: Find a password when creating a meeting
Step 1: Launch the Zoom application on your PC.
2nd step: Click New Meeting.
Step 3: You will see the password written in the window that opens. You must share it with others who will join via a meeting ID.
Alternatively, if you invite them via a link, the password is attached to the invitation URL in encrypted form. Notice the “pwd” in the link? The alphanumeric text after the equal sign is the password. The receiver must click on the link. The password box will not appear because the link now has the password.
Similarly, for meetings created with your personal meeting ID, click the small down arrow on the Home screen of the Zoom application. Click your meeting ID and select Copy invitation.
Paste the invitation in your email, chat, etc. You will get an invitation link with a password attached. The password is also mentioned separately if the link does not work for any reason. Enter the meeting ID with the password.
Method 2. Find a password during a meeting
To do this, click on the tiny “i” icon in the upper left corner of the meeting screen. You will see the details of your meeting, such as the invitation link, password, etc. Share the password with meeting attendees.
Show password for scheduled meetings
If a meeting is scheduled, you must share the password with others. You can either resend the new invitation link to them, or share the password.
To do this, click on the Meetings tab at the top in the Zoom desktop application. You will find your scheduled appointments there. Click View meeting invitation to view details such as the password and the updated invitation link.
Find the Zoom password on Android and iPhone
If you are creating a new meeting, click the New Meeting icon in the Zoom application, and then click Start Meeting. You will find the meeting password mentioned above just below the meeting ID.
Note: Look for the password in the same place for current meetings.
You can also press Participants present at the bottom. Then choose Invite.
Select an application or press Copy URL. The invitation URL will be associated with the password.
How to use Zoom Password
As a host, your job is to share the password with participants. As mentioned earlier, if an updated invitation link is shared, it is not necessary to share the password separately since the password is attached to the link.
As a participant, simply click on the invitation link. If you are registering using a meeting ID, you will need to enter the password manually.
How to disable the Zoom password
Let me be clear. The host cannot remove passwords for the Zoom meeting. Even if an option is available in the Zoom settings, the Zoom administrator has locked it. This means that a password is required for all Zoom meetings at this time.
However, you can change the password for meetings created with your personal meeting ID. To do this, open the link zoom.us/profile/setting. Scroll down and you will see the option “Require password for personal meeting ID”. Click the edit icon next to the password. Enter a new password.
Fixed: Zoom meeting password not working
Does Zoom display an incorrect password error? Try these tips to fix it.
Update the application
You need to start by updating your Zoom app wherever you use it. In addition, restarting your laptop or phone with Zoom would also be a good choice.
Take a deep breath and slowly and carefully type in the password shared by your host. I hope this should do the trick.
Check digital lock
On your PC, you should take a look at the Num Lock key. Once activated, you can use the digits of the key. And, if disabled, the numbers will not work. So press the Num Lock key to activate the digits. Then try re-entering the Zoom password.
Confirm with host
Sometimes the host ends the meeting even if you have the necessary details. So confirm with your host if the meeting still exists.
Change is good
The idea of an additional step of entering a password to join a meeting may not appeal to you. But in today’s world, it was a necessary step that had to be taken. We hope that Zoom will continue to add such privacy-related features to its application.
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Last updated April 6, 2020