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Using Zoom to host a community call (like @hunterwalk and @CaseyNewton’s @wfhappyhour?). It’s great but unfortunately it can be abused by bad actors - so here’s how to make sure you keep control over it well!

Starting on the Main Settings page at zoom.us/account/setting
(1) Disable “Join Before Host”

(2) Give yourself some moderation help by enabling “Co-Host” - this lets you assign the same host controls to another person in the call

(3) Change “Screensharing” to “Host Only”
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(4) Disable “File Transfer”

(5) Disable “Allow Removed Participants to Rejoin”
Additionally, make the overall experience a little nicer
(1) Disable “Play sound when participants join or leave”

(2) Enable “Mute participants upon entry”

(3) Turn on “Host Video” and “Participants Video” (if you want that)
Hope these all help and make sure to let me know if there’s anything that I missed!
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