How to Change Your Personal and Meeting Identity (PMI) in Zoom?

What is Zoom Personal and Meeting Identity (PMI)?

Each Zoom user is given a 10 digit PMI when creating their account, which is essentially your private Zoom room. For security reasons, you should never use yours PMI for business or scheduled meetings. Instead, when creating a new meeting, you should use the Zoom meeting ID, which is a nine-digit number generated for it.

Personal Meeting ID: 10-digit number for personal meetings only
Zoom Meeting ID: Nine-digit number for business meetings

How To Change Zoom Personal Meeting ID

Open your preferred web browser and access your Zoom account there. After logging in, you will be on the “Profile” page.

Zoom-Profile
Zoom-Profile

Your PMI will be a second option on the page just below your name and account number. For security reasons, only the last three digits of your PMI are displayed. If you want to see what your current PMI is, you must click the “Show” button.

Personal-Meeting-ID
Personal-Meeting-ID

If you want to edit your PMI, click the “Edit” button on the right side of the window to do so.

You can now change your PMI by entering the numbers you want in the text box. You will also have the option to use PMI for instant meetings – although you probably shouldn’t check this box. Click the “Save Changes” button when you’re ready.

A message will appear at the top of the window confirming whether you have successfully replaced your PMI.
This way, you will understand whether your transaction was successful or not.

Use Your PMI as a Personal Password

Someone can steal your PMI, change your PMI periodically. You should treat this as the password, so don’t use an easy-to-guess PMI string. In fact, Zoom itself prevents you from using certain passwords for your PMI.

When creating a new PMI, observe the following rules:

  • Do not start with 0 or 1
  • Do not repeat groups of 3 digits, for example, 135 135 135x or 444 888 999x
  • Do not use the same digits: 22222 222
  • Do not use a number more than five times in a row: 333 33x xxxx
  • Do not use sequential numbers: 123456 7891
  • Don’t use existing meeting IDs

I hope it was a useful article.