Waiting room check interval


We have implemented a custom waiting room in our app.

The default interval between checks if the meeting has started is about 30 seconds.

Is there a way to influence this and check more often?



There is a way using the REST API to not have to poll at all. You can use the “push notifications” https://zoom.us/developer/overview/push-notification-for-rest-api to get notified when a meeting status changes.


You would have to implement a way to notify your app from a separate server side implementation. (something like https://developers.google.com/cloud-messaging/)


ok, let’s say I have a way to know if the room is actually opened by the host.
How can I move forward from the waiting room to the meeting room?


Hi Meir,

the host need to let attendee enter the meeting. Host should get a notification in the meeting UI.




@Wei Guo

That’s wasn’t what I was asking

My situation is that the user is in the waiting room, the meeting room has been opened by the host but the user will only join after about 30 seconds.

Is there a way to influence this forced wait?



Hi Meir,

I totally understand your request. Currently there is no such API to let you shorten the 30s checking frequency. This is not only on Android SDK, but Zoom standard client also use the same mechanism for join before host. Thanks for your request, we will consider to add this into our roadmap based on amount of requests. We will keep you posted!