2. Use a password
This option adds an extra barrier to your meeting. However, as my colleagues and I have discovered, using a Zoom password is only effective when you are selective about who and where you share the password.
One of my favorite features by far. A registration link allows you to advertise your Zoom meeting without openly advertising your meeting link and password. As the title suggests, interested parties must register before receiving meeting information.
If you’re hosting a meeting, more than likely, you know the participants. By enabling the waiting room feature, you can better control who enters your meeting. There is also an option to lock a meeting to prevent anyone from entering a session already in progress. Whether in conjunction or separate, these are two useful tools.
Does your meeting consist of presentations? No? Good. Cut off attendee screen sharing. I cannot stress this enough. In many instances, webinars are interrupted using the screen sharing feature. Yes, this is a valuable tool for collaboration, but if no one needs -- leave it off.
Give a trusted attendee host status and appoint them to monitor the waiting room, kick out unwanted attendees, and mute that Zoomer that always tries to answer a call during the meeting.
Zoom has an authentication feature that allows users to restrict attendees to only participants with specified email domains. This is a good option for organizations and institutional meetings.
*NOTE: If you're using Zoom for a presentation where the host and presenter are different, you can always give the presenter alternate host or co-host status so they can share their screen while the participant share option stays off. If conducting a forum or panel with multiple speakers/presenters, the Zoom Webinar add-on may be the option for you.