Move a participant to the lobby

You can move any participant to the lobby, except for the presenter. You can’t move the participant with the presenter role, even if they're not currently sharing.

You can move any number of your meeting participants to the lobby. The total number of participants in the meeting and in the lobby can’t exceed the capacity of your meeting plan. For plans that allow 1,000 people, you can have a total of 1000 participants in the meeting and in the lobby combined.


100 people in the lobby and 900 people in the meeting

500 people in the lobby and 500 people in the meeting


From the meeting controls, select Participants to open the Participants panel.


Right-click the participant name and then click Move to Lobby.

You see a notification in the Participants panel that these attendees are in the lobby.


Attendees waiting in the lobby can't hear or see any of the shared content or interact with anyone in the meeting. The lobby experience is similar to being on hold.

Admitting participants from the lobby into the meeting


When you're ready to let people back in from the lobby, click the notification, and choose who to admit.


Under Waiting to Join, do one of the following:

  • To admit individual people or video device users, select the check box next to their names and select Admit.

  • To admit everyone who's waiting, select the Signed In check box and select Admit.


The lobby isn't available for users joining from video devices on FedRAMP-authorized Webex sites.

You cannot move attendees into the lobby if they:

  • Joined from the WBS39.3 or earlier Webex Meetings mobile app.

  • Joined from Cisco Webex Teams.

  • Joined from a cloud-registered video device.

  • Currently have the presenter role.

  • Are currently using the call technical support feature from the meeting.