Changing user-level settings

Your user settings in the Zoom web portal allow you to enable or disable features. These settings control the availability of many features, such as breakout rooms, recording, and chat. Settings are tiered and can be turned on/off or locked by your admin.

Note: This article is about settings at the user level. If you have account owner or admin privileges, you have access to user-level settings, in addition to settings at the group and account level.

This article covers:

How to access and edit personal settings

As a user, you can control several personal settings in the web portal, but some settings may be locked at the account level or group level. This will be noted next to the setting. If a setting is locked at the account or group level, an account admin or owner will need to change it under Account Settings or Groups.

To access your personal Zoom settings:

  1. Sign in to the Zoom web portal.
  2. In the navigation menu, click Settings.
  3. Click the toggle next to a setting to enable or disable it.

Note: Some settings are dependent on certain prerequisites. If you do not see a setting that's listed here, review the article on the setting to see if your account meets the prerequisites.

Meeting tab


Schedule Meeting

In Meeting (Basic)

In Meeting (Advanced)

Calendar and Contacts

Email Notifications

You can choose to receive email notifications so you are notified whenever certain activities or changes are made to one of your meetings.


Recording tab

Audio Conferencing tab

Collaboration Devices tab

Configure collaboration devices on your account. For more information, view this link about Zoom for Home devices.

Zoom Apps tab

Whiteboard tab

In-meeting Whiteboard

Out-of-Meeting Whiteboard