With the rush to shift to online meetings, many of us did not take time to investigate what this meant to the spiritual foundation of our recovery – namely, anonymity. Now that online meetings are accessible, we want to pass on best practices for protecting anonymity. These have been curated from the membership and online resources.
The default remote meeting settings run counter to AA’s spiritual foundation of anonymity. The meetings are publicly accessible and full names and faces are often displayed. Additionally, by default many remote meetings are recorded to the cloud. Turning that feature off is simple, fortunately.
A simple guide for meeting participants can be found here.
There are many settings in the Meeting subtab that can also be adjusted, such as disallowing remote control of devices, file transfer, data sharing with remote meetings, and screen sharing.
Here are some suggested settings for your meeting to use. Please note that most, if not all, of the settings below are not the Zoom default:
Go to: Settings > Recording and click off the Local and Cloud recording features.
In the Zoom Settings section, under the Meeting subtab:
In the Zoom Settings section, under the Recording subtab:
In the Zoom Settings section, under the Telephone subtab: