To protect your online event from unwanted guests and disruptions, you can take steps to ensure your meeting remains secure. As a reminder, Meetup is unable to moderate behavior that occurs offsite, such as on Zoom.
Set a meeting password
A unique password automatically generated by Zoom will prevent uninvited users from being able to join your event, even if they have the meeting link. Be careful where you share your meeting code. If possible, wait to send the code until shortly before the event begins. Learn how to set a Zoom meeting password.
Set screen sharing to "host only"
When screen sharing privileges are set to "all," any member who joins a meeting could project disruptive imagery to the event's participants. Learn how to set screen sharing privileges for your event.
Disable "allow removed participants to rejoin"
If you remove unwanted attendees from your event, you can make sure they cannot rejoin. Learn how to disable "allowing removed participants to rejoin".
Control audio settings to manage background noise
As the host of a meeting, you can control the audio permissions for attendees. This can manage background noise and distractions. Learn how to manage audio controls for your event.
Adjust your group's content visibility
Meetup organizers can manage the security of their group and events. If you make your group private, potential new members will still be able to see upcoming events listed in their search results -- but specific details about accessing the event will be restricted until their membership is approved. Learn more about managing your group's content visibility settings and controlling who joins your group.