Room breakout management via API

Hi Zoom,

Would like to ask if the API can handle a situation like this:

Let’s say I am subscribed via the Pro Plan under 1 host, and I would like to manage different sessions among different people by breaking them up into breakout rooms.

Can I,

  1. Create breakout rooms ahead of time and assign users to these rooms?
  2. Generate urls which are room and user specific? Example, Room 1 with Mr Smith & Mr Anderson, would generate 2 links, one for Mr Smith & one for Mr Anderson. Basically to the same room with their identities set.

If this is doable but not in via the REST api, do let me know.

Thanks in advance!

Hey @joey, thanks for reaching out and using Zoom!

Unfortunately this is not possible with our APIs.

Although you can pre assign participants to break out rooms. Here is an article on how to do so,

A custom link for each Breakout Room is not needed because when the user joins, they will join in the respective Breakout Room you have assigned them to.

Let me know if this helps!


Hey @tommy, thanks for the swift reply!

Unfortunately, that solution isn’t viable for me.
Because my participants will be allocated externally (from my site), and that’s why an API or equivalent is necessary for my users.

Users will be added or removed on the fly, and breakout rooms will need to be created on demand.

Joey Chan

Hey @joey, happy to help!

I see, thanks for sharing your use case. Currently we do not have breakout room API endpoints, but I will add this as a feature request.

You can follow our release log here for updates.


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