Join as panelist


Is it possible to a panelist join a webinar via Web SDK?

I was trying to transform an attendee (who was accessing the meeting via web) in a panelist. When I set him as panelist, his webpage reloads and he needs to reenter the meeting. After he connects, he’s still an attendee.

At “My webinars”, I can see his name and e-mail listed as panelist.

Is there any other info I need to pass to the SDK to connect him as panelist?


Hi @ricardo.brunoro,

Right now it is not possible to join as a Panelist with the WebSDK. We are working on this feature for our next release. You can checkout our upcoming changes page & change log page for when we release the features.
2 -

Let us know if you have any other questions.


Hi, can the user join as a panelist if he is invited as a panelist via web sdk? Also, is this feature going to be released in April stil?

Hi @mlingwood,

The webSDK doesn’t support panelist at this time. Right now due to the enhancement freeze we will most likely delay the April release. We have not timetable as of right now, however, you can subscribe to your change log to receive notifications of any new changes[1].

1 -


Hi @Michael_Purnell

As far as I can see, the panelist role is still not available for webSDK, right?

I am looking for an alternative way of how we can use webSDK though. Our use case is hosting online events with many presenters in a row.

So my idea was:
If presenters come into the webapp with attendee role, is it possible for me (host) to enable screen sharing, audio and video for them manually? I would see the names of my presenters and then I enable the functionalties at the right time.

If this is not possible, do you have any other suggestion of how we can make it work for our use case?

I’m looking forward to your reply, it would help us very much!


Hey @UlrikeWilke,

Correct. You can only be an attendee of a webinar when using the Web SDK.

This is not possible. Web SDK webinar attendees are view only and cannot be promoted or allowed to talk yet.

I suggest the host and panelist use the Zoom App.


Hey @tommy ,

thank you so much for you reply, very helpful.

Best regards

1 Like

You are welcome!

Version 1.8.0 currently slated for June release will support Panelists, stay updated here:

Let us know if you have any additional questions! :slight_smile: