How To Create Breakout Rooms In Zoom

Breakout rooms provide a fantastic opportunity to support smaller group conversations and team tasks during a Zoom meeting. In this guide, we will walk you through the steps of setting up breakout rooms in Zoom.

Step 1: Start a Zoom Meeting

To create breakout rooms, you need to start a Zoom meeting first. Once you have started the meeting, you will see the option to create breakout rooms on your screen.

Step 2: Create Breakout Rooms

Click on the “Breakout Rooms” button and select the number of breakout rooms you want to create. You can also choose to pre-assign participants to specific rooms or let Zoom automatically assign them.

Step 3: Assign Participants to Breakout Rooms

Once you have created the breakout rooms, you can assign participants to each room. You can either manually assign participants or let Zoom automatically assign them based on their names or other criteria.

Step 4: Start the Breakout Rooms

After assigning participants to breakout rooms, click on the “Start” button to begin the breakout sessions. Participants will be automatically moved to their assigned rooms and can start discussing or collaborating with each other.

Step 5: Monitor Breakout Rooms

As the host, you can monitor the progress of the breakout sessions by clicking on the “Breakout Rooms” button again. You can also join any room to observe or assist participants if needed.

Step 6: End Breakout Sessions

When the breakout sessions are over, click on the “End Breakout Rooms” button to bring all participants back to the main meeting. You can also choose to end the meeting or continue with other activities.


Creating breakout rooms in Zoom is a simple and effective way to facilitate small group discussions and collaborative activities during a meeting. By following these steps, you can easily create and manage breakout sessions for your participants.