How to start a meeting

Modified on Tue, 23 Nov 2021 at 04:04 PM

Once you have scheduled a meeting, you are considered the meeting’s host so you will need to start the meeting by joining it at the appropriate time. 

By default, MeetVidi requires the host to be present before guests can join a meeting. You can change this setting for individual meetings by editing the meeting settings and checking the Allow guests to join before host option. 

Unless you have selected the Allow guests to join before host option, participants who join before the meeting is started by the host will be held in the meeting pre-joining screen until the host arrivesAny waiting participants will join the meeting automatically when the host arrives. 

Logging In 

The Ooma Enterprise desktop app can both remember your login information after you sign in for the first time, so you’ll only need to log in once. We recommend that you use the Ooma Enterprise desktop application if you are planning to host and attend many MeetVidi meetings. 

If you are joining a meeting for the first time or if you are hosting a meeting from, you will need to take the extra step of making sure you are logged in when you need to start a meeting as the host. 

You can log in by following these instructions:

  1. If you’re using the MeetVidi desktop app, click Guest in the dropdown box in the upper-right corner and then select the Sign In option. If you’re using, click Login in the upper-right corner.If you have clicked a link to join a meeting and you are getting the Waiting for Host message, click the link at the top of the page that says Log in to start the meeting.
  2. You will be redirected to the Login page, where you can enter your credentials. Fill in your username or extension, password, and account name. Check the Remember Me option so your login can persist for future meetings.
  3. Click Login. 

If you clicked a meeting link earlier, you should now be directed to the pre-join screen. Click the button labeled Start Meeting as Host.


If you did not click a meeting link, you will see a list of meetings you have created. See the instructions below for how to start a meeting.

Upcoming Meetings Section 

The Upcoming Meetings section shows all your one-time meetings that will be starting in the next 15 minutes. This section will only appear if you have a one-time meeting that is coming up soon. Click on the Start Meeting button to start the meeting if you’re the host, or to join the meeting’s lobby. 

Note: Upcoming recurring meetings don’t appear in this section because recurring meetings are not scheduled for a specific time and date. 

My Meetings Section 

The My Meetings section lists all meetings that you have created. You can search for a meeting to narrow down your choices.  

To host a meeting from this section, hover over it and click on the Start Meeting button that appears. 

Join Meeting 

If you have the meeting’s ID handy, you can get a meeting started by clicking the  button and then typing in the meeting ID. Make sure that you’re logged in, or the system won’t recognize you as the meeting’s host. 

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