All Zoom Meetings Now Have a Password

Starting May 26th, Zoom automatically generates a password for all new Zoom meetings as well as Personal Meeting Rooms.

This includes:

  • Any time you select Schedule a New Meeting (whether it be through the Zoom portal, client, Outlook plugin, or Blackboard Learn).
  • Any time you choose Host a Meeting to start a non-scheduled, “instant” meeting.
  • Any time you use your Personal Meeting Room*.

Although it may sound alarming, these passwords are actually quite seamless. Zoom automatically encrypts the password and includes it in the Zoom Invite Link for attendees or, if you are using the Blackboard integration, through the Zoom Blackboard Learn link.

* If you use your Personal Meeting Room, please consider sending a new invite to attendees.