How can I create breakout rooms and settings using API?

Hi, developers! I’m looking to enable breakout rooms and followed settings before and within a meeting throughout API call, but I can’t find any introduction or instruction in our docs, is it possible to do so?

Thanks,
John Chu

Hi John!
Thank you for reaching out!

Let me share with you the link to our documentation related to Create a meeting, where you can create breakout rooms through our API

https://marketplace.zoom.us/docs/api-reference/zoom-api/meetings/meetingcreate

At this time, we do not have a feature available to create breakout rooms via API if the meeting is going on.

In the meantime, please see instructions on pre assigning breakout rooms:
https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/360032752671-Pre-assigning-participants-to-breakout-rooms

Let me know if I can help with anything else.
Regards,
Elisa L

Hi Elisa!
Thank you sincerely for the reply! It really helped me a lot!

Also I noticed that, since the in-meeting breakout rooms via API is not available now, is it going to have a plan to do so? If did, I will be happy to try on it first!

At the same time, I think that if the breakout rooms’ setting changed during the meeting, and those setting can be retained after the meeting, like saved as excel file or just stored on the cloud for my team to continue discussion with the changed setting, it will be very helpful.

Again, thank you and I happy to discuss more about these.
Best regards,
John Chu

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Hi John!

Thank you for reaching out!

There is growing demand for this feature and as it involves in-meeting capabilities typically not available to the REST API, we are working through the options to provide this feature.

I will update you if I have any information regarding this topic!
Best regards,
Elisa L