Webex - How to Turn Off or Prevent a Participant's Video in Webex Meetings, Webinars, and Events (classic)

Have you ever wanted to turn off video for a participant who's left the room, or when there's a distraction in the background? Hosts can turn off a participant’s video during a meeting, webinar, or event.

How Turn Off Participants Video


From the Participants panel, right-click on a particular user or video system and select Stop Video .

Participants can turn their video back on when they're ready, including if they leave and rejoin the meeting.


In webinars and events, only panelists can send video.

If the main video window is locked on a particular user, see Select who you want to focus on in the main window.

How to Prevent Users from Turning on their Video


From the Menu Bar, navigate to Meeting | Options | Uncheck "Allow all Participants to Turn On Video"  

This is a Cisco product- for more information see https://cisco.com/go/webex

Keywords:webex, prevent video, turn off, not allow, stop video, video, webex video, video options, turn off video for participants, block   Doc ID:88399
Owner:Shawn T.Group:Cisco Webex
Created:2018-12-12 12:49 CDTUpdated:2022-05-31 10:49 CDT
Sites:Cisco Webex, DoIT Help Desk
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