Do I need an account to participate in a Zoom Meeting?

No, you can join any meeting as long as you have the meeting ID number or link.

Why did my meeting time out? 

Your meeting may time out based on the type of account and roles present in the meeting.

Free Account (Basic)

Meeting timeout at 24 hours

1 host, no participant
1 host, 1 participant
No host, 2 participants (join before host)

Meeting timeout at 40 minutes

1 host, 2 participants or more
0 host, 3 participants or more (join before host)

Paid Account (Pro, Business, Education)

Meeting timeout at 24 hours

1 host, no participant
1 host, any number participants
0 host, any number of participants (join before host)

Meeting timeout at 40 minutes

1 host and 1 or more participants joined. All participants left and 1 host remains.
The meeting will end 40 minutes later.