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Create recurring meetings with saved settings and one URL

For weekly meetings, monthly check-ins, and other regularly-scheduled calls, Zoom lets you create a recurring meeting. There are two benefits to using this setting. First, it lets you lock in all the call settings you want once and have them be in place every time you meet. Second, recurring calls use the same join URL each time, so you never have to send a fresh one to attendees. Additionally, if you meet with the same group regularly but not on a regular schedule, you can choose an option called No Fixed Time, which lets you use the same settings and meeting ID over and over with the same group, no matter when you get together. This option is popular with educational groups who use Zoom as their virtual classroom. How you do this will depend on which platform you're using, but you can refer to Zoom's documentation for setting up your recurring meeting. Fair warning that for any recurring meeting, you cannot schedule it with your Personal Meeting ID (also called PMI in Zoom; it's a virtual private meeting space for you, and the link never changes). Also, know that all recurring meeting IDs expire after one year, so you'll have to generate a new one then.