Participants with the host role can:

  • Add or remove participants

  • Mute or unmute participants

  • Lock or unlock the meeting

  • Record the meeting

  • End the meeting

If you want to let someone start a meeting without you, you can also let someone else be an alternate host.

Transfer the Host Role During a Webex Meeting or Webex Training Session

You can transfer the host role during a Webex meeting, Personal Room meeting, or training session. Go to the Participants panel, right-click on the participant who you want to make the host, and then click Change Role To > Host.

Transfer the Host Role During a Webex Event

Go to the Participants panel, right-click on the panelist who you want to make the host, and then click Change Role To > Host.

If you want to make an attendee a host, make them a panelist first by going to the Participants Panel and clicking View All Attendees. Select the attendee who you want to make the host, and then click Make Panelist.

Let a Meeting Continue After Leaving as the Host

If you leave the meeting early, you can let another meeting participant continue a meeting on your behalf. Transfer the host role to a meeting participant, go to File > Leave Meeting, and then click Leave Meeting.


Only participants connected to the online meeting can become the host. Participants connected only to the audio portion of the meeting can't be the host.

If the host of a meeting disconnects before transferring the host role, Webex Meetings reassigns the host role in the following order:

  • Alternate host


    An alternate host must have a host license on your Webex site.

    When you schedule a meeting using a free Webex Meetings account, you can't assign an alternate host.

  • Signed in presenter

  • Signed in attendee

  • Presenters who aren't signed in

  • Attendees who aren't signed in

  • Users who dialed in from a device