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Allow Participants to Join Before Host Feature on AT&T Office@Hand Meetings
Article #34941

This article provides instructions on how to allow participants to join the meeting before the host on AT&T Office@Hand Meetings, AT&T Office@Hand Meetings Desktop and AT&T Office@Hand app Mobile.

IMPORTANT: Join before host is disabled by default as a security feature. it is recommended to not enable the feature. For more information, go to 37101 AT&T Office@Hand Meetings Security Features for Preventing Meeting Abuse.

The Allow join before host feature allows attendees to join the meeting before the host joins or when the host cannot attend the meeting.

If this option is not selected, the meeting participants will see a pop-up dialog that says, “The meeting is waiting for the host to join.” If you are the host, there is a login button to login and start the meeting as the host.

How to allow Join Before Host in meetings scheduled with your Personal Meeting ID
How to allow Join Before Host in your scheduled meetings
How to allow Join Before Host in the Microsoft Outlook Plugin settings

How to allow Join Before Host in meetings scheduled with your Personal Meeting ID

via AT&T Office@Hand Meetings Desktop

  1. Launch the AT&T Office@Hand Meetings.
  2. Click Video.
  3. Click Meeting Settings (gear) below Search.
  4. Click EDIT opposite Personal Meeting ID.
  5. On Meeting Options, enable Allow join before host.
  6. Click SAVE.

via AT&T Office@Hand app Mobile

  1. Launch the AT&T Office@Hand app.
  2. Tap Video.
  3. Tap the More (3 dots) button on the upper-right corner.
  4. Tap Meet settings.
  5. Tap Personal meeting ID.
  6. Below Meeting options, turn on Enable joining before host.
  7. Tap Back twice to go back to the Meet screen.

How to allow Join Before Host in your scheduled meetings

via AT&T Office@Hand Meetings Desktop

  1. Launch the AT&T Office@Hand app.
  2. Click Video.
  3. Click Schedule.
  4. On Meeting Options, enable Allow join before host.
  5. Continue setting up the meeting.
  6. Click SCHEDULE MEETING.

via AT&T Office@Hand app on iOS

  1. Launch the AT&T Office@Hand app.
  2. Tap Video.
  3. Tap Schedule.
  4. Enter the meeting title and configure the rest of the settings.
  5. Turn on Enable joining before host.
  6. Tap Next.
  7. Finish setting up the meeting, then tap Add.

via AT&T Office@Hand app on Android

  1. Launch AT&T Office@Hand app.
  2. Tap Video.
  3. Tap Schedule.
  4. Enter the meeting title and configure the rest of the settings.
  5. Turn on Enable joining before host.
  6. Tap the arrow (Next) on the upper right corner.
  7. Finish setting up the meeting, then tap the check mark on the upper right corner.

How to allow Join Before Host in the Microsoft Outlook Plugin settings

  1. Launch Microsoft Outlook.
  2. In the Home menu, click New Items, and click Meeting.
  3. Click Add AT&T Office@Hand Video.
  4. Enter your log in credentials if you are prompted to do so.
  5. Below Meeting settings, enable Allow join before host.
  6. Click Add meeting.
  7. Finish setting up the meeting.
  8. Add meeting participants, then send the email.