Can Host (Teachers) See Private Messages on Zoom?

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Can Host (Teachers) See Private Messages on Zoom?

Not unless the other participant record and share the recording file

Zoom’s private messaging feature is perfectly functional. If the host of your meeting has permitted you to share messages in private during your Zoom meeting, the host or other participants cannot view the private chats. But, there’s an opportunity for you to could accidentally share your private chats with another without even realizing it.

What’s the loophole?

Schools and colleges are making use of Zoom frequently since Covid-19 was a reality, and classes were subsequently moved to video chat rooms in order to keep social distance. When we are having discussions or lectures in this type class, students frequently encounter the need to record lectures, and then be able to share them with our peers when required. This is all well and good to record an session in which we also chat with another participant in private chat. In this scenario the chats you have with your private contacts are also visible to the person with whom you have shared the recorded session with.

So Are Your Private Chats Visible To Your Host?

Technically, there’s no. Your teacher, host or other person in your online class won’t be able to view your private conversations with your fellow students on Zoom.

Chat with anyone, unless you plan to take a recording of the meeting and be able to share it with other participants. If you or another participant recording the meeting, it is recommended not to chat in private during the meeting.

If you do decide to share a recording in which you spoke privately this will be displayed on the recording as “Privately” chat.

What’s the alternative?

If you’d like to talk privately while recording a meeting or lecture using Zoom You can also choose to call or chat in private with classmates using other apps such as Whatsapp and Facebook Messenger. In this way, you’ll be able to have a chat with your classmates remotely without losing out on the virtual notes.