Updates on Zoom's Release - 4/9/20


A quick review of Zoom's latest release, and highlights on the number of new enhancements created specifically for ensuring the security and privacy of the product. For more information on these changes, please reference Zoom's Release Notes

Here's What

Security Toolbar Icon for Hosts

The meeting host will now have a Security option in their meeting controls, which displays all of Zoom’s existing in-meeting security controls in one place. This includes locking the meeting, enabling the Waiting Room, and more. Users can also now enable the Waiting Room in a meeting, even if the feature was not turned on before the start of the meeting. For more information, please visit this recently published Blog.

Invite Button on Meeting Client Toolbar

The button to invite others to join your Zoom meeting is now available at the bottom of the Participants panel.

Meeting ID No Longer Displayed

The meeting ID will no longer be displayed in the title bar of the Zoom meeting window. The meeting ID can be found by clicking on Participants, then Invite or by clicking on the Meeting Information icon at the top left of the client window.

Remove Attendee Attention Tracking Feature

Zoom has removed the attendee attention tracker feature as part of its commitment to the security and privacy of our customers. 

Removal of the Facebook SDK in our iOS client 

Zoom has reconfigured the feature so that users will still be able to log in with Facebook via their browser.

File Transfers

The option to do third-party file transfers in Meeting and Chat was temporarily disabled. Local file transfer is available with our latest release. Third-party file transfers and clickable URLs in meeting chat will be added back in an upcoming release.

New Join Flow for the Web client

By default, users will now need to sign in to their Zoom account or create a Zoom account when joining a meeting with the Web client. This can be disabled by the Admin or the User from their settings page.

Join Before Host Emails Enabled

Notifications sent to the host via email when participants are waiting for the host to join the meeting have been Enabled.

Setting to Allow Participants to Rename Themselves

Hosts can now disable the ability for participants to rename themselves in any meeting. This setting is available in the Web portal.

More on What is Happening at Zoom

Visit Zoom's blog.

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