Zoom: Set a Custom Link to Your Personal Meeting Room

This article details the options for creating short, convenient links to your Personal Meeting Room.

In this article:

Accessing Your Personal Meeting Room

Your Personal Meeting Room is the virtual meeting room that is permanently reserved for you. You can start an instant meeting there at any time, or schedule it for future use.

For more detailed steps on using your Personal Meeting Room/ID to start an instant meeting, refer to Using Personal Meeting ID in the Zoom help center.

Option 1: Using the Full Meeting URL

  • Your Personal Meeting ID (PMI) and URL can be found in the Personal Meeting ID section in your Zoom profile.
    Zoom profile page. Next to Personal Meeting ID, the PMI and URL of the personal meeting room are highlighted.
    • Select the "eye"  icon to reveal the full details.
    • You can customize the string of 10 numeric digits in your PMI.

Option 2: Starting a Meeting From Your Zoom Profile

  1. Login to the Zoom Web Portal
  2. In the upper right-hand corner, select HOST A MEETING and choose whether you'd like video on or off.
    Zoom profile page. The HOST A MEETING dropdown shows the options With Video Off and With Video On.

Option 3: Starting An Instant Meeting

  1. Open the Zoom desktop application installed on your device.
  2. Select the dropdown arrow next to New Meeting and check Use My Personal Meeting ID.
    Zoom desktop client New Meeting dropdown options. Use My Personal Meeting ID (PMI) is selected and highlighted.
  3. Select the New Meeting icon to start the instant meeting.

Customizing Your Personal Meeting Room Link

Option 1: Choosing a Personal Link

Your personal link is an alias you can set for your Personal Meeting URL, with the following restrictions:

  • Your personal link must be at least 5 characters and no more than 40 characters.
  • It must start with a letter and can only contain letters, numbers and periods (.)
  • Your personal link must be unique to you - it cannot be in use by another Zoom user.
  • Common names cannot be used as your personal link.

Option 2: Setting a UMN Z-Link

You can use the Z-link service at z.umn.edu to create a direct link to your Personal Meeting Room.

Additional Resources

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