I’d like to know if there’s an API that would allow a Zoom App to rename participants in a meeting.
Due to the COVID-19 situation, a friend is regularly hosting meetings with ~100 attendees, including elderly people and other people that aren’t very comfortable with using Zoom and digital stuff in general.
As a result, some of these people don’t know how to rename themselves in Zoom and even if you try to explain it to them it’s too complicated for them to understand, so each time they connect to the meeting their device’s name (e.g. “Galaxy J6”) is displayed instead of their real name.
Of course we can rename them manually via the “Rename” button, but it’s a bit tedious to do it at every meeting (there are several meetings per week). So instead I’d like to create a Zoom App which would use the webhooks feature to get notified each time an attendee comes in, and then auto-rename him if we know he can’t do it by himself (the tool would look for its
userId – or whatever you call it – in a table of
realName rows stored in a database).
But for this to work there needs to be an API endpoint that allows Zoom Apps to rename participants.
My question is : is there such an API? If not, is there another way to solve this problem?