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TECH TIP 13 – HOW TO HAVE PRIVATE DISCUSSIONS IN ZOOM

In the days before COVID, when depositions were held in person, counsel would simply leave the room with their clients to have a private conversation. 

Now that we are working remotely, some are finding it difficult to connect with their clients.  We see private texting or the muting of microphones so they can have a private chat via a phone call.  Fortunately, there is an easy solution called breakout rooms.

The Host of the Zoom meeting can easily assign participants to breakout rooms.  Multiple breakout rooms can run simultaneously. Once in a breakout room, the discussion is completely private.  Only the participants invited to that specific breakout room can see and hear each other.  Uninvited people have no access to what is being said. 

Participants can return to the Zoom session on their own.  They can also be prompted to return to the session via a “ping” from the Host requesting their presence.

Breakout rooms are a valuable tool for all participants.  If Wong Associates is hosting, we can set this up for you.

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