Private Chat within Meetings is off due to Security concerns. You can still have private chats using the Zoom desktop client instead.
Zoom Chat is similar to Skype IM - With Skype IM today you can chat with everyone. If you want a private chat you bring up a new chat window. Zoom is set the same way. If you want to chat with everyone in a meeting you can but if you want to have a private chat, you bring up Zoom chat using the Zoom desktop client.
- One difference with Zoom Chat that we have found is that you can chat directly with a meeting organizer outside of the “everyone” chat in a meeting. This allows the organizer to know if there are issues a participant is having in a meeting.