How Do I Pass the Presenter Role to an Attendee or Participant?


Passing the presenter role to attendee or participant.


Anyone attending a Webex session may view shared data, but only the person designated as the Presenter may share presentations, screen/desktop, or applications. The meeting or session host is normally the presenter in a meeting.

  • Webex Meetings or Training: The host can designate most meeting attendees as the presenter. They can also reclaim the presenter role or change the presenter at any time. 
  • The first attendee who joins before the host may have the presenter role. If this option is enabled, attendees may present and share data even though the host has not yet joined.
  • Webex Events: You can invite Panelists, who have presenter rights. Only the Host or Panelists may present in Event Center.

Steps for the Host

Use one of the 3 methods below to designate a presenter or reclaim the presenter role:

  • Right-click the name on the Participants panel, then select Change Role To > Presenter.

  • Select the desired attendee's name on the Participants panel, go to the Participant menu > then select Change Role To > Presenter.

  • On the Participants panel, click and drag the presenter ball to the desired participant's name, then click on the Yes button.



  • Changing the presenter discontinues any application or desktop share currently in progress. However, any documents, presentations, or whiteboards that the current presenter is sharing will remain in the content viewer. Also, any poll that the current presenter has opened will remain in the Polling tab.
  • Attendees may take the Presenter role if that option is enabled on the Webex site. This option is enabled by default on new Webex sites.
  • Attendees on mobile devices, such as an iPhone or Android phones, may not be able to take the presenter ball due to hardware/system limitations on their device. For best results, all presenters should be joined on desktop PC's or Mac computers. Participants joined from a mobile device appear in the Participants panel with a mobile device icon to the left of their name.



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