Preserving Member Anonymity in Zoom

Zoom Screen User Name
accidentally breaking anonymity?

The Steps and Traditions of AA stress the importance of preserving the anonymity of members and warning against breaking anonymity in various media forms. The 'digital' era provides new challenges compared with conventional press and radio, especially because members using 'digital' platforms might accidentally reveal their own identity just by signing-in to video-conferencing using the (default) setting full name or within their email address. The user name can be changed easily, and we thought it might be helpful to share the information below.

How to Maintain Anonymity in an Online Zoom Meeting: When you join a Zoom meeting, you will see a screen “Join a Meeting” and a box with your name in it. You can change your name in the box before joining a meeting so that you maintain anonymity: eg, First Name and Initial of Last Name (or a number). Also see this link.

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