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A passcode is a simple way to enhance the security of your meetings and ensure that only intended participants can join. In addition to the meeting ID, a passcode must be entered before a participant can access a meeting.

How to Check if an Existing Meeting has a Passcode

Using either the Zoom desktop application or the Zoom web portal:

  1. Go to the “Meetings” section and view your upcoming meetings.
  2. Look for any meetings marked with a red “!” symbol.

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How to Add a Passcode to an Existing Meeting

To add a passcode to a previously scheduled meeting, follow these steps:

  1. Locate the desired meeting in your Zoom desktop application or Zoom web portal.
  2. Click on “Edit” for the meeting.
  3. Expand the “Advanced Options” section.
  4. Select “Require meeting password” and enter a passcode for the meeting.
    • If attendees calling in by phone need to enter a passcode, a numeric passcode is recommended.
    • Zoom does not require a strong passcode, but a more complex one will offer better security.

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  1. Click “Save” at the bottom of the window.

Please note that when adding a passcode after sending a meeting invite, you must re-send the invite to ensure participants receive the passcode.

How to Create a New Meeting with a Passcode

When scheduling a new meeting using the Zoom plugin for Outlook, the Zoom desktop application, or the Zoom web portal, follow these steps:

  1. Select the option to “Require meeting password” during the scheduling process.
  2. Enter the desired passcode, which will then be included in the meeting invite.
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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Do I need to enable the passcode feature in my Zoom settings to use meeting passcodes?
    Yes, you must enable the passcode feature in your Zoom settings to utilize meeting passcodes.

  2. Can the passcode and Waiting Room feature be used together?
    Yes, the passcode and Waiting Room feature can be used together or separately, but at least one of them must be enabled for every meeting.

  3. How complex does the passcode need to be?
    Zoom does not require a strong passcode. A simple word or series of digits is acceptable for a meeting passcode. However, a more complex passcode will provide better security.


By utilizing passcodes, you can add an extra layer of security to your Zoom meetings. With a passcode in place, you can prevent unintended participants from joining your meetings and ensure only authorized individuals can access your virtual gatherings.

For more information and detailed instructions on the Meeting Passcode feature, visit the Zoom Help Center site.