Duplicating a Zoom Sessions event

Duplicating a Zoom Sessions event allows event organizers to quickly and easily create events without having to go through the entire event creation workflow. You can create a new event by duplicating an upcoming, draft, or past event. Your new event will have the same information as the original event. You can also control the event duplication process by copying relevant parts of previously created events. You can select the parts of the event that you want to duplicate.

Upon duplicating an event, new dates are calculated and offset based on the event start time. Based upon the event start time, the subsequent event dates, registration dates, lobby dates, and expo dates are calculated, depending on the offsets in the source event instead of default values. After duplicating your event, you can update and edit the duplicate event with new information, as necessary.

You can also duplicate multiple sessions events.

This article covers:

Prerequisites for duplicating a Zoom Sessions event

How to duplicate Zoom Sessions event

  1. Sign in to Zoom Events.
  2. In the left navigation menu, click the dropdown arrow  and select Across Hubs.
  3. In the left navigation menu, click Events.
  4. In the top-right corner, click Create Event.
  5. On the Duplicate Event or Create a Template card, click Start.
    You will see your upcoming, draft, and past events. 
  6. Click the Upcoming, Drafts, or Past tab.
  7. To the right of the event you want to duplicate, click Duplicate.
    A panel will appear.
  8. In the panel, select the event elements that you want to duplicate, then click Duplicate Event.
  9. Complete the Event Configuration and Registration & Join information.
  10. Click Save and Continue.

You can wait while your event is being duplicated or return to the list of your events. Once the event duplication is finished, you will be directed to the event's Overview tab.

How to review your duplicate event

When you duplicate an event, all the previous settings from the original event remain the same for the duplicated event, except for the date and time (which will be adjusted automatically to the current date). Review your duplicated event to ensure that it has correct, up-to-date event information.

Duplicate Zoom Sessions events

The following single-session and recurring sessions event elements will carry over in a duplicated event and they can also be updated:

Understand duplicating an event

How to edit an event

Events’ date/time, ticket-sale window, and cancellation policy can be edited at any point before the sale of a ticket. Once a ticket has been sold, only the event’s copy and images, in addition to adding new ticket types, can be edited. For private tickets with invitees, the host can edit the ticket type to include more invitees after the event has been published.

If a host needs to change an event's date, time, or cancellation policy after a ticket has been sold, the host must cancel the event, refund the purchased tickets, and re-list the revised event.

Learn more about creating a Zoom Sessions event.