An instant or scheduled meeting is identified by the meeting ID. This is usually a 10- or 11-digit number. Meetings can be instant, scheduled, or recurring with this 11-digit number.
This article covers:
- Meeting ID expiration rules
- Scheduled, non-recurring meetings
- Recurring meetings
- Personal Meeting ID (PMI)
- Expired or deleted meetings
- Locating the Meeting ID during a meeting
- Locating the Meeting ID for a scheduled meeting
Meeting ID expiration rules
- When the instant meeting ends, the instant meeting ID will expire.
- After you schedule your meetings, you can start them at any time after they have been scheduled.
- It is not possible to start a meeting if it is not listed in your upcoming or previous meeting list in the web portal.
Scheduled, non-recurring meetings
- Meeting IDs for one-time meetings (also known as non-recurring meeting IDs) expire 30 days after the meeting date. The same meeting ID will remain valid for another 30 days if it is restarted within the 30 days.
- As long as the meeting ID has not expired or been deleted, scheduled meetings can be started earlier than the scheduled time.
- If you don’t start a meeting occurrence for 365 days, the recurring meeting ID expires.
- Resetting the 365 day timer will allow you to re-use the meeting ID for future occurrences.
- For the most accurate information about scheduled dates and times, please consult the Zoom web portal when scheduling meetings with the Outlook or Google Calendar integrations.
- The webinar ID will expire and become unusable after the webinar’s scheduled end-time if the webinar is not currently in progress.
- There is a 90-day archiving period after webinars have ended or have been last modified.
Personal Meeting ID (PMI)
- In addition, your Personal Meeting ID (PMI) will also expire in 365 days if you haven’t started your PMI in that period. This is because PMI is a no-fixed time recurring meeting.
- The next time you view your Profile page or the Personal Room settings page after it has been deleted, a new PMI will automatically be assigned to you.
Expired or deleted meetings
- It is highly likely that the ID for your meeting has expired or has been deleted if you are getting an invalid meeting ID message when you try to start your meeting. Ensure that the meeting ID is visible on the meetings page on the Zoom web portal if you are the host of the meeting.
- In case of deleted meetings, you can recover them up to one week after they have been deleted. In the event that you recover a meeting, you can still use invitations, links, and meeting IDs that were sent prior to the meeting being deleted.
- Recovering meetings that were deleted permanently from the trash can is not possible.
Locating the Meeting ID during a meeting
Windows | macOS | Linux
Click the Meeting Information icon in the top-left corner of the meeting window to view the meeting information, including the Meeting ID, Passcode, and Invite Link.
You can also display the Meeting ID when inviting new participants.
View the Meeting ID by clicking the following link:
- Click on Participants.
- Click Invite at the bottom of the Participants panel.
The meeting ID and passcode are displayed in an invitation pop-up. Meeting IDs and passcodes are located in the pop-up’s title and lower-right corner, respectively.
Android | iOS
Locating the meeting ID for a scheduled meeting
Your upcoming or previous meeting IDs can be viewed, started, or deleted from the Meetings page of Zoom’s web portal.
In addition to viewing, starting, editing, and deleting your meeting IDs on the Zoom desktop client and mobile app, you can also edit them. You can do this by selecting Meetings.