Using Personal Meeting ID (PMI) in zoom App

You can access your Personal Meeting Room through your Personal Meeting ID (PMI) or personal link, if applicable, by entering your PMI or personal link, respectively. In order to start a meeting using your PMI, you can either start an instant meeting or you can schedule one using your PMI.

If you meet with people on a regular basis, your Personal Meeting Room can be a very useful place for you to meet with them. The disadvantage of this application is that since it is always accessible using the same Meeting ID and personal link, it shouldn’t be used for back-to-back meetings or to correspond with people you don’t meet with frequently. When participants get the link to your PMI, they will be able to join the meeting whenever it is in use, as long as the meeting is not locked or you use the waiting room feature to accept participants one by one.

Find out more about PMI and the personal link.

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Prerequisites for using Personal Meeting ID

  • Account type: Free, Pro, Business, Education, or Enterprise
  • with a desktop client or mobile app
  • for basic users and above

How to enable Personal Meeting ID (PMI) for Instant Meetings

When creating your Zoom profile, you can set it up so that your Personal Meeting ID will be used for instant meetings. You can now lock this setting, so whenever you start the instant meeting, whether it’s on the web, via the Zoom Desktop Client, or via the Zoom mobile app, the personal meeting ID will be used.

  1. Sign in to the Zoom web portal by using your email address and password.
  2. Click on Profile on the left side of the page.
  3. On the far right of the Personal Meeting ID, click Edit.
  4. Make sure the Use Personal Meeting ID checkbox is checked.
  5. Click on the Save button.
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Windows | macOS | Linux

Using Personal Meeting ID (PMI) for instant meetings

  1. Log in to the desktop client on your computer.
  2. Next, click the downward pointing arrow beside New Meeting on the Home tab.
  3. Make sure Use My Personal Meeting ID (PMI) is selected.
  4. As soon as you click New Meeting again, your PMI will be used to create the meeting.

Using Personal Meeting ID (PMI) for scheduled meetings

  1. Access your desktop client by signing in.
  2. Go to the Schedule tab under the Home tab.
  3. Make sure that your Personal Meeting ID is checked under the Meeting ID section.
  4. You will need to provide as much information as possible regarding your meeting.

Android | iOS

Ensure that you are logged into the mobile client of your mobile device.

Instant meetings using PMI (Personal Meeting ID)

  1. Tap the New Meeting button under Meet & Chat.
  2. Set the Use Personal Meeting ID checkbox to on (green).
  3. Hit the Start Meeting button.

Using Personal Meeting ID (PMI) for scheduled meetings

  1. Tap the Schedule option under the Meet & Chat tab.
  2. Make sure Use Personal Meeting ID is selected (green).
  3. When you are finished, tap Done or Save to close the window.


Please ensure that you are logged in to the Zoom web portal.

Using Personal Meeting ID (PMI) for instant meetings

  1. To schedule a meeting, click on Meetings.
  2. Click on Personal Meeting Room to schedule a meeting.
  3. Then click the Start button.
  4. Using this method, you will be able to access the Zoom desktop client, if it is installed, and start the PMI.
  5. Simply click the Save button.
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Using Personal Meeting ID (PMI) for scheduled meetings

  1. Meetings can be found by clicking the Meetings tab.
  2. On the far right of the page, click on the “Schedule a New Meeting” link under the “Upcoming” tab.
  3. Check the box next to Use Personal Meeting ID under the Meeting ID section.
  4. Don’t forget to provide your meeting with all the information it needs.
  5. Make sure you click the Save button.

Google Chrome | Firefox Extension

Install Zoom Extension for Browsers if it hasn’t been done already.

Using Personal Meeting ID (PMI) for scheduled meetings

Zoom Chrome Extension allows you to schedule meetings only with your Personal Meeting ID when you use the Zoom Chrome Extension. Instant meetings are not possible with this extension.

  1. During your Google Chrome browser session, go to the top right of your screen and click on the Zoom Scheduler icon.
  2. This will take you to the Zoom Scheduler login page.
  3. Select the date and time that you would like to meet.
  4. There is a section of the Choose Schedule Options window called Meeting ID where you can check the Personal Meeting ID.
  5. Select Continue when you are finished.
  6. Before beginning your meeting, ensure that you have provided all the information you need.
  7. When you have completed the invitation, make sure to click Save.

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