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Types of Roles for Participants

A detailed view on participants roles within the conference and Mute All feature
Written by Julia Kistochkina
Updated 1 year ago

Proficonf conferences offer three basic roles for conference participants:

The conference host is the person to appoint the moderator and other roles.
This can be done when every participant joined the conference. The host should go to the participant’s list, pick a participant and call the menu beside the name.
The menu will look something like this:

As you can see, it allows us to change the role for a participant, bring him to the stage, block participant, remove participant, control the participant’s camera and microphone and restrict chat.
The conference host is marked with a crown sign when in chat. The moderator is marked with a star sign. 
Let’s go into detail on the ways a participant may use his role.


The host of the conference is the person who organizes the event. The conference host is able to appoint the moderator of the conference. He is the one who is able to close the conference if the host leaves. The host is the one to change sharing settings and privacy settings, etc. The host can rename the conference as well as change roles for participants. If the host and moderator leave the room, the role to complete the room will be automatically (and randomly) transferred to another conference participant. If the host returns to the room he gets his rights back automatically upon joining the room.


Conference moderator can invite speakers, he can turn other participants’ equipment (camera and microphone), he can mute every participant at once, he can manipulate recording and can start the event, he can moderate or close the chat, he can give conference access to those who requested it. Moderator as well as the conference host both can change participants’ roles. To Mute All participants conference host or conference moderator should press the "Mute All" button:

Then follow the further instructions on the popup that follows. Pick the devices you wish to mute.

Don't allow participants to turn on devices - slide the switch to the left.
Press the "Apply" button to confirm.


Speaker can turn his camera and microphone on and off, can speak up with a report, download and demonstrate files


The viewer can chat, listen and view the content of the conference.
If you have other questions, please feel free to write to support@proficonf.com.

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