Zoom privacy & security


Options to protect your privacy during Zoom sessions include:

  • Turn off your camera
  • Use a virtual background
  • Do not use a profile picture
  • Adjust how your name is displayed
  • Be mindful of what you say in chat

Prevent Zoombombing

Zoombombing occurs when a Zoom meeting link is exploited or hacked by bad actors seeking to disrupt meetings by posting pornographic or otherwise inappropriate images or video, hate speech, harassing commentary, threats, and other disruptive content. Nearly all Zoombombing incidents can be prevented if the Host configures Zoom settings appropriately for their meeting format.

Public meetings and classes require a different list of Zoom security settings than collaborative team meetings. Get familiar with key settings before or at the start of your Zoom Meeting.

Report a Zoombombing event

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This page last updated:

September 22, 2020