The Difference between Zoom ‘Meeting’ and ‘Webinar’
Zoom Meetings are ideal for hosting more interactive sessions where you’ll want to have lots of audience participation or break your session into smaller groups.
Think of Zoom Webinars like a virtual lecture hall or auditorium. Webinars are ideal for large audiences or events that are open to the public. Typically, webinar attendees do not interact with one another. Though Zoom provides options for you to get more social with your attendees, your average webinar has one or a few people speaking to an audience.
Here is Zoom’s detailed comparison (will open in a new tab). Below are some of the differences relevant when thinking about online training:
|Feature||Zoom Meeting||Zoom Webinar|
|Participants can share their video/turn on their camera||YES||not available|
|Breakout rooms||YES||not available|
|Designated Q&A box||not available||YES|
|Waiting room (when participants join)||YES||not available|