How To Divide Zoom Into Smaller Groups

Zoom is a widely used video conferencing service that enables users to interact with others from a distance. Managing a large number of participants in one call can occasionally present challenges. Luckily, Zoom offers a functionality that permits the splitting of your meeting into smaller segments, fostering better communication.

Step 1: Start the Meeting

To begin dividing your Zoom meeting into smaller groups, start by opening the Zoom app and starting a new meeting. You can also join an existing meeting if you are not the host.

Step 2: Create Breakout Rooms

Once the meeting has started, click on the “Breakout Rooms” button in the toolbar at the bottom of the screen. This will open a new window where you can create breakout rooms for your meeting participants.

Creating Breakout Rooms

  • Enter a name for each breakout room
  • Assign participants to each room
  • Choose whether or not to allow participants to leave the room
  • Set a timer for how long you want the rooms to last

Step 3: Start Breakout Rooms

Once you have created your breakout rooms, click on the “Start” button to begin the breakout sessions. Participants will be automatically assigned to their respective rooms and can begin communicating with each other.

Step 4: Monitor Breakout Rooms

As the host of the meeting, you can monitor the progress of each breakout room by clicking on the “Breakout Rooms” button again. This will open a new window where you can see which rooms are active and who is in each one.

Step 5: End Breakout Sessions

When it’s time to end the breakout sessions, click on the “End” button in the toolbar at the bottom of the screen. This will bring all participants back into the main meeting room.


Dividing your Zoom meeting into smaller groups can be a great way to facilitate more effective communication and collaboration among your participants. By following these simple steps, you can easily create breakout rooms and monitor their progress throughout the meeting.