Allow chatbots to join meeting chats

Is your feature request related to a problem? Please describe.

The chatbot API doesn’t allow the chatbot to participate in live meeting chats. I am trying to build a bot to enhance the live meeting experience, somewhat similar to the sample vote chatbot but it will primarily be useful in large video meetings, not so much in out-of-meeting chats.

I have a proof-of-concept chatbot built already, before discovering it could not participate in meetings.

Describe the solution you’d like
Allow chatbots to be part of live meeting chats.

Describe alternatives you’ve considered
I can’t find other Zoom APIs to join the meeting chat

Additional context
Similar threads:

  • Chat bot like Night_bot in Zoom [1]

    • Currently we do not have any API’s for in Meeting Chat functionality. Our Chatbots work with Zoom Chat within the Zoom Client. - tommy - Jul. '19

    • Are there any plans to change this?
    • That thread is long dead and was looking for a sample app
  • Ability for the chatbot to join a meeting [2]

    • Talks about getting join/leave and webcam status, which can be provided by other APIs

1: https://devforum.zoom.us/t/chat-bot-like-night-bot-in-zoom/3709/5
2: https://devforum.zoom.us/t/ability-for-the-chatbot-to-join-a-meeting/5156

I can’t share these links as links, my account is too new

Hey @adam,

Currently we have no plans to add chatbot support in in meeting chat.

If you need polling / voting in your meetings, you can use in meeting polling:

Thanks,
Tommy

Thanks for letting us know, shame :frowning_face:

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Hey @adam,

We are evaluating adding this feature. Stay updated here: https://marketplace.zoom.us/docs/changelog

Thanks,
Tommy

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I would add that I’d really like to use this feature as well :slight_smile:

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Hey @connort, thanks for showing interest in this feature! :slight_smile:

-Tommy

+1

I’m a systems architect at The University of Arizona (we use Zoom heavily) and am very interested in developing chatbots to use in live meeting chats.

Thanks for your interest @windhamg,

This has been added to our backlog (ZOOM-148066).

Stay updated here: https://marketplace.zoom.us/docs/changelog

Thanks,
Tommy