Turn Zoom’s audio notifications on or off

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When someone comes to your door – not a virtual door, your real door – and wants to get your attention, they usually ring the doorbell. Zoom has a feature something like this: It warns you with a loud “ding dong” when someone enters your meeting. This can be helpful if you’re waiting for a friend to show up to a Zoom meeting and playing with your dog or dusting the bookcase in the meantime. It can also be annoying if you’re in a meeting with ten or more people, and you hear a “ding dong” every time someone enters or leaves the meeting.

So if you want to enable or disable this notification, here’s how to do it.

To disable audio notifications, visit the web-based settings page.

  • Once in the Zoom app, click on your personal icon (usually in the top right corner). Select ‘Settings’. Go to the bottom of the Settings page and click “Show more settings.” This will open Zoom’s browser-based settings page.
  • You can also login to Zoom with your browser instead of the app and click on “Settings” in the left column.
  • Click “In Meeting (Basic)” in the left column and scroll down until you see “Sound notification when someone joins or leaves.” You can now enable or disable the feature.

When the feature is enabled, you have the option to play the audio for everyone who joins or leaves your meeting, or just for hosts and co-hosts. You can also ask Zoom to record the voice of someone participating over the phone to use as a notification.