Zoom, Meeting Expiration

This article provides a summary of Zoom meeting ID/link expiration.

Meeting Link or ID Expiration:

  • A non-recurring meeting ID will expire 30 days after the meeting is scheduled for. You can restart the same meeting ID as many times as you would like, within the 30-day period.

    The following Zoom Community post provides some good examples:
    • The 30 days expiration will happen after the scheduled date or when it was last used, whichever comes later.  Here are a few examples: 

      • I schedule a meeting for January 1st and only use it on that date. It will expire 30 days later, on Jan. 31st. 
      • I schedule a meeting for January 1st, some participants click on the link a few days early, but we use it as scheduled on that Jan. 1. It will expire 30 days later, on Jan. 31. 
      • I schedule a meeting for January 1st, use it that day, and then use it again a few days later on the 5th. Since it was reused on the 5th, the 30 day expiration was reset, so it will expire 30 days later on Feb. 4th. 
      • I schedule a meeting for January 1st, and add it to my calendar. Since the meeting was so useful, we decide to make this a recurring meeting for every 2 weeks. I edit the calendar event and make it recurring, but I don't edit the Zoom meeting to make it recurring.
        • If I use it every 2 weeks, the 30 day expiration will continue to be reset and the meeting will continue to exist.
        • If we skip a couple of sessions and the 30 days run out, the meeting will expire and those using the link in their calendar will not be able to join. A new meeting will need to be scheduled to replace the expired meeting. 

  • A recurring meeting ID will expire 365 days after the meeting is started on the last occurrence. You can re-use the meeting ID for future occurrences.
  • Scheduled meetings can be started at any time before the scheduled time. The links will not expire or become invalid unless it is past the 30 day period for a non-recurring meeting, has not been used for over 365 days for a recurring meeting, or has been deleted from your Zoom account. An instant meeting link will expire as soon as the meeting is over.

KeywordsLink, invalid, invalidation   Doc ID118079
OwnerMartin L.GroupUniversity of Illinois Technology Services
Created2022-04-20 14:37:19Updated2022-04-20 14:39:21
SitesUniversity of Illinois Technology Services
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