How To Start Webex Without Host

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Starting a Webex meeting without a host can be a convenient option when you want to get the ball rolling on a discussion or collaboration without waiting for someone to take charge. In this article, I will guide you through the steps to start a Webex meeting without a host, and I’ll share some personal insights and commentary along the way.

Step 1: Accessing the Webex Meeting Room

To begin, you’ll need to access the Webex meeting room. This can usually be done by clicking on the invitation link or by manually entering the meeting room URL in your web browser. Once you’re on the Webex page, you may be prompted to enter the meeting password if one is required. Enter the password and click “Join Meeting”.

From my personal experience, I find it helpful to have the meeting room URL bookmarked or saved somewhere easily accessible. This way, I can quickly enter the meeting room whenever I need to start a meeting without a host.

Step 2: Navigating the Webex Meeting Controls

After joining the meeting, you’ll find yourself in the Webex meeting room interface. At the bottom of the screen, you’ll see a toolbar with various options and controls. Look for the “More Options” ellipsis button (usually represented by three dots) and click on it.

From my perspective, this “More Options” button is the key to starting a Webex meeting without a host. It opens up additional functionalities that allow you to take control and initiate the meeting.

Step 3: Initiating the Meeting

Once you click on the “More Options” button, a dropdown menu will appear. Look for the option that says “Start Meeting” or “Take Host Role” and click on it. This action will automatically assign you as the meeting host and grant you the necessary permissions to control the meeting.

It’s important to note that by assuming the host role, you’ll have access to all the meeting controls and functionalities. This includes muting and unmuting participants, sharing your screen, and managing meeting settings. It’s crucial to use these powers responsibly and ensure a smooth and productive meeting experience for everyone involved.


Starting a Webex meeting without a host is a useful skill to have in today’s collaborative workplace. By following the steps outlined in this article, you can take charge of a meeting and initiate discussions without relying on someone else to kick things off. Remember, with great power comes great responsibility, so always use your newfound host role wisely. Happy Webex-ing!