Converting meetings/webinars to a Zoom Session event

You can convert an existing Zoom meeting or Zoom Webinars—one that you have already scheduled—to a Zoom Sessions event. Converting your existing scheduled Zoom meeting into a Zoom Sessions event enables you to take full advantage of Zoom Sessions' features and functionalities to:

Note: Webinars or meetings that last longer than 23 hours are not supported.

This article covers:

Prerequisites for converting a Zoom meeting/webinar to a Zoom Sessions event

Understand best practices before converting a Zoom meeting/webinar

To properly migrate all necessary webinar or meeting attributes to a new Zoom Session event, review the following best practices:

Understand registrants' join process for converted Zoom Sessions events

When you convert a Zoom meeting/webinar to a Zoom Sessions event, any registrants that were imported at the time of conversion or registrants using the original meeting/webinar join link should expect the following experience when joining your converted Zoom Sessions event:

Join converted Zoom Sessions event with original Zoom meeting's/webinar's join link

If the Zoom meeting/webinar did not select the Required check box under Registration at the time the Zoom meeting/webinar was created, any user who received the original Zoom meeting/webinar join link will be directed to sign in to Zoom Events and follow the first-time joining experience for Zoom Events by reviewing the Zoom Events Terms of Use and Privacy Statement before being able to successfully join your event.

Note: All users should be reminded to update their Zoom desktop client to the latest version for the fastest joining experience. If they registered before the Zoom meeting/webinar was converted to a Zoom Sessions event, they should sign in using the email they originally registered with or join the event directly if they use the previous join link.

How to convert an existing Zoom meeting/webinar to a Zoom Sessions event

Note: You must reserve ticket capacity for registrants from outside of Zoom Events. If no capacity is set, only the users who registered from Zoom Events will be able to join your event.

  1. Sign in to Zoom Events.
  2. In the left navigation menu, click the top dropdown arrow  and select Across Hubs.
  3. In the left navigation menu, click Events.
  4. In the top-right corner, click Create From Meeting/Webinar.
    A pop-up window will appear.
  5. In the window, enter the meeting or webinar ID that you want to convert to a Zoom Sessions event.
  6. Click Continue.
  7. Review the meeting or webinar information.
  8. (Optional) Under Creating an event for this Hub, click the dropdown menu and select the hub you want.
    Note: Members of this hub can also edit this event. Once the event is saved or published, you won’t be able to move it to another hub.
  9. Click Convert.
    A confirmation window will appear, informing you that your event has been converted and published. In the confirmation window, you can copy the event link, access the event's overview, or view the event detail page.