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What is the crown icon next to the meeting participants?

Question

Why is there a crown in the meeting room next to the participants?

Applies To

  • 8x8 Work for Desktop

Answer

The crown icon next to the participants means that they are moderators in the specific meeting room.Moderator Crown in the meeting room.png

Participants who are moderators have additional features compared to normal meeting users, such as:

  • Stop a single participant's video: If another participant accidentally left their camera on and their video is disruptive, select Stop video  next to that participant's name to stop their video.
    Once the participant's video is stopped this way, the participant is able to start their video again later.
  • Stop everyone's video: To stop everyone's video, go to More  > Stop everyone's video at the bottom of the participant list to open a confirmation prompt. At the prompt, choose whether to let participants start their video again later.
  • Mute a single participant: If another participant accidentally leaves their microphone on, select Mute  next to that participant's name to remove their background noise.
    Once muted this way, the participant is able to unmute themselves later.
  • Mute everyone other than the selected participant: If multiple participants leave their microphones while a single presenter is speaking, hover over the presenter's name, open the More  menu that appears next to them (on mobile, tap the participant's name to open the menu), and choose the option to mute all participants other than the presenter to remove background noise.
    Once muted this way, participants are able to unmute themselves later.
  • Mute everyone: To mute everyone, click Mute all at the bottom of the participant list to open a confirmation prompt. At the prompt, choose whether to let participants unmute themselves later.
  • Grant moderator rights to a participant: If a presenter or other important participant has no moderator rights in the current meeting, hover over the participant's name, open the More  menu that appears next to them (on mobile, tap the participant's name to open the menu), and choose the option to make the participant a moderator in the current meeting.
  • Kick participant out of meeting: If a participant must be removed from the meeting, hover over the participant's name, open the More  menu that appears next to them (on mobile, tap the participant's name to open the menu), and choose the option to remove them from the meeting.

Additional Information

For more information on how to moderate an 8x8 Meeting follow this article:

How to Moderate an 8x8 Meeting

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