• Joe Kowalewski

Do private messages in Zoom meetings appear in the transcript?

The question is - does that message appear in the chat transcript that anyone else can see?We are all using Zoom for our meetings, and sometimes during a meeting may want to sent a 'private message' to a colleague. The question is - does that message appear in the chat transcript that anyone else can see?


This question was raised during our July Baulkham Hills (Norwest) online networking meeting and raised some discussion.


There were varying opinions, so the challenge was to find a definitive answer - and we have.


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Politifact has examined Zoom chat security and performed its own tests. The tests and results are in the video below. The short answer is that Private Chat between individuals cannot be seen by anyone else, including the host. Now you know!


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