While that might not sound like a bad thing, this includes public group chat transcripts, as well as any private messages between the hosts and other meeting members. Private messages between anyone who isn't the host will not be recorded.
Are your private zoom chats really private?
So, if you're the host of a meeting and elect to record it with a transcription, you may want to be careful with private messaging. According to Zoom's help center, if a host chooses to automatically or manually save transcripts to their computer, it saves any chats that you can see as a host, meaning even those private messages you sent to others will end chzt in the meeting transcript.
If the meeting host chooses peivately save the chat to the Zoom Cloud, the transcription will include group chats and messages sent while recording. So, if you're hosting a meeting, you might want to rethink using Zoom's private messaging if you don't want everyone to have access to it later. You might find that some meetings don't have chat capabilities.
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The host of your Zoom meetings is able to select who can chat, or choose to disable the chat function entirely during the meeting. So, if you find yourself in a Zoom meeting with no chat function, this is likely the case. If you can message the group but not an individual, the meeting host altered the chat settings, and there is no way for a non-host participant to change this. To start using chat on Zoomclick on the chat button on the menu bar at the bottom of your meeting screen.
This will bring up a side column on the right and will be set to everyone by default. If you want to in on a group chat, leave the settings alone.
But, if you want to send a private message, select the drop-down menu next to "To" and change the option from "Everyone" to the person you want to message. Then, go to the Participants tab, scroll toward the bottom, and click on Chat.
Press the enter key, and a query window will open up and you can start chatting privately, assuming of course that the person is on IRC. There is another way to chat privately called DCC Chat. This method is more secure and usually faster because it does not rely on the IRC Server to relay your messages. Instead it connects directly to the other IRC Client.
However it does need to use the IRC Server to initiate the chat session. Enter their nickname, and click on the Chat button, and if they accept your DCC Chat request, you will be able to start talking to them in private. If someone sends you a chat request, a chat dialog will pop up asking you whether you want chst accept their chat request.