Why 'End meeting' doesn't end it actually?

Hi @Michael_Purnell
I’m facing same issue , after I did end for meeting , the status goes back to “waiting” why?

Hey @aya,

Is your meeting a recurring meeting or instant meeting? If so, then after it ends it the status will be “waiting”.

Thanks,
Tommy

I have the same problem with a meeting never entering the “finished” status. My meetings are neither instant nor recurrent, they are “scheduled”. At what point does a meeting id enter the “finished” state?

Hello @tommy Meeting type 2 (scheduled meeting)

@tommy I need to know which type of meeting which their status will be converted from started to finished when I do end for it ???

@tommy How can I distinguish (using the rest api or otherwise) between an instant meeting that is genuinely “waiting” i.e. has been created but not yet joined by anyone, vs. an instant meeting that was joined by participants, and then ended using the api and is back in the “waiting” state?

Or put another way, will the instant meeting I describe ever be in the state “waiting” in my first example (created but not joined) or is “waiting” only a status that exists after the meeting has been ended?

An instant meeting would only give you a response if using GET /meetings/{meetingId} at all if it was created using a PMI.

PMI meetings are always waiting if there is not a meeting in-progress.

Instant meetings created without a PMI are not available via the GET /meetings/{meetingId} endpoint after the meeting has ended.

If it used a PMI, you will just need to check for past meeting instances using the GET /past_meetings/{meetingId}/instances endpoint.

If you have the UUID (the longer alphanumeric identifier unique to each instance) from a meeting, you can directly use the GET /meetings/{meetingId} endpoint to find our information about a past meeting.

@a.diament one strategy would be to create the meeting via API and then use Meeting Events to listen for participation events. This could monitor if an instant meeting had been created but has not yet had anyone joined.

Hey Michael. I am having trouble getting my meeting status to change to “finished”. This is not a recurring meeting nor is it a instant meeting. The meeting id is 89403355900. I started the meeting, ended it and the duration has passed so I would want it to be “finished” now. Can you help me out? thanks! I appreciate it.

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Hey @jessicaelee,

What is the current meeting status you are seeing? Are you using your personal meeting ID?

Thanks,
Tommy

@tommy - So even if we end the meeting by using the update meeting status API call, for a recurring meeting, the status would always show waiting

Hi @tvermacvent,

That’s correct—for a recurring meeting, once a particular occurrence is ended, the status will show waiting. Let me know if this confirmation is what you were looking for.

Best,
Will

Hey, i had created a scheduled meeting. There were more than 2 people and when i pressed “End meeting for all” and then used Get Meeting API still the status is showing as “waiting”. Why is it so?
Please check as soon as possible. Thank you!! :slight_smile:

Regards,
Nikhil Sreenivasan.

Hi @nike28,

Is your meeting a recurring meeting or an instant meeting? If so, then after it ends it the status will be “waiting”.

Thanks!
Will

Hi @will.zoom,

It’s not recurring or instant, i had created a scheduled meeting too with pmi set to false.

Regards,
Nikhil Sreenivasan.

Hey @nike28,

It will show “waiting” until the meeting is passed the scheduled duration, and expired.

Thanks,
Tommy

Hello @tommy,

As i wanted to check the status, i had scheduled the meeting for just 10 mins but regarding expiry can you please let me know till when it usually expires? Like is there any other option to set the expiry? Please look into this as soon as possible.

Regards,
Nikhil Sreenivasan.

Hi @nike28,

This article covers meeting expirations:
https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362373-Meeting-https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362373-Meeting-ID

Let me know if this helps!
-Will

Hello @will.zoom,

I had visited the link which you had mentioned above but it shows as ‘the page doesn’t exist’. Please check.

Thank you!!

Regards,
Nikhil Sreenivasan.

Hi @nike28,

Apologies! Please follow this link here.

Let me know if you still have questions,
Will