This is a continuation of Random user becomes host if the real host is forced to leave (ex: network disconnection/crash) , opened by @bragma
That post was a complaint about assigning a random viewer as a host when the actual host gets disconnected. This issue was not resolved at all. One reply given was to assign a co-host: this is a moot suggestion given that the original complain was about the host being disconnected unexpectedly – as in, there’s no time to prepare for it, and in small zoom meetings (such as the ones common in schools now), there is nobody else that can serve as a co-host (do you really expect schools to allocate a second teacher for every zoom class just in case the main teacher is disconnected???).
Another reply suggested a possible feature of moving all participants to the waiting room if the host is disconnected (or, less ideally, continuing the meeting without a host, as happens before it starts). However, AFAICT, this feature was not implemented, and the issue persists. There was a vague pointing in the direction of https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/sections/201214205-Release-Notes to “stay updated”, but that’s a generic release notes page with a LOT of text on every new thing that happens. Do you really expect people to read through all of that on each of the 2-3/week new releases??? And with the last mention of that nearly-useless page, the thread was just … closed.
Just to be super clear: this thing is used in schools. Kids learn in schools. Kids can be cruel. Leave a zoom class in the hands of a random kid when the teacher drops out, and the logical implication of that is a potential disaster.
PLEASE ADD THIS FEATURE.
And in case it was already added in some form (a real solution, not some impractical “you can assign a co-host” nonsense), please point to a page that describes the feature and how to set it up, rather than yet another reference to that-huge-pile-of-text. I’m a developer, and I know that release notes are important, but here you have interest in a particular item. Referring people to sift through thousands of items is really not useful in any meaningful way.