Updates

Zoom update timeline: New features and enhancements released recently

Zoom is one of the leading remote calling and conferencing platforms on the planet. The feature-loaded application has seen its userbase expand rapidly since mid-March, but that hasn’t had an adverse effect on the quality of service they deliver. The Zoom’s free plan is in itself very satisfying, but you can always upgrade as per your needs.

Organizations across the globe have been using Zoom to keep their operations running, and the platform has been trying its best to deliver a sense of security and peace of mind to the users. In the wake of Zoomboming — a form of cyber trolling — Zoom has vouched to stop releasing any fancy updates for the next couple of months and focus solely on the security of the platform.

In this piece, we’ll give you a roundup of the recently-released Zoom updates, making sure you don’t miss the most important releases.

Zoom Web

Detailed release notes — including developer options — can be found on this link.

DateChangelog
29 Apr 2020New fields added (meeting_password_requirement,recording_password_requirement) in User Setting API, Fixed the bug which prevented many Chrome users from joining a meeting, Minor bug fixes
27 Apr 2020Fixed an issue where users needed to re-authenticate on the same account to view cloud recordings
26 Apr 2020Turned off the feature that let Only authenticated users join meetings from Web client, Minimum password length now 6 characters, Same domain matching removed, Sharing enabled for cloud recordings, Added expiration date for cloud recordings, Data center can be viewed while scheduling a meeting, Rename meeting hosted with PMI, Resolved the issue where Lastpass was automatically filling in the incorrect password, Other minor bug fixes
19 Apr 2020Searching for same domain contacts removed, Enhanced privacy option on user profile landing page, Skype for business users will now join seminars as attendees by default, Support to select data center regions for meeting/webinar traffic, Dashboard shows additional data center details, Option to club multiple Zoom accounts together, Option to report participants, Settings to display participants’ profile pictures, Configurable cloud recording password requirements, Enhanced 256-bit encryption, Require minimum length for voicemail PINs, Option to set the emergency address to any country,  More details for voicemail notification emails, Bug fixes
16 Apr 2020Detailed report of upcoming meetings without a password, Minor bug fixes
15 Apr 2020Added the power to remove the ability to claim host control using host key on Zoom clients versions below 4.6.0
12 Apr 2020Meeting IDs now up to 11 characters in length, Option to configure meeting password requirements, Dashboard performance enhanced, Bug fixes
10 Apr 2020Same domain matching removed for paid accounts, Recording passwords setting updated, “Require password for participants joining by phone” enforced if settings is locked, Assign new host within the same account when the host leaves
06 Apr 2020Improved user eligibility verification, Admin features: added setting “Only authenticated users can join meetings from Web client”, added setting “Allow participants to rename themselves”; Web client features: new security icon in host’s meeting controls, Bug fixes

Zoom Windows Client

DateSoftware version — Changelog
30 Apr 20205.0.1 (23502.0430) — Option to disable Personal Meeting ID, Bug fixes
27 Apr 20205.0.0 (23168.0427) — Disabled private chatting with channel members outside of Zoom account, Copied URL will not include password if “Embed password in meeting link for one-click join” is turned off, AES 256-bit encryption, Option to report a user during a meeting, Additional feedback options at the end of meeting, Enhanced meeting end/leave, Connected data center now visible, Select data center regions when scheduling a meeting, External users now denoted in chat, Bug fixes
21 Apr 20204.6.12 (20613.0421) — Clickable links in meeting chat re-enabled, Security enhancements
12 Apr 20204.6.11 (20559.0413) — 3rd party file sharing re-enabled, Meeting password requirement now supported, Message preview, Bug fixes
07 Apr 20204.6.10 (20033.0407) — Meeting ID removed from title bar, Invite button now under Participants, Local file transfer enabled in chat, Security icon in host’s meeting controls dashboard, Bug fixes

Zoom MacOS Client

DateSoftware version — Changelog
30 Apr 20205.0.1 (23508.0430) — Option to disable Personal Meeting ID, Bug fixes
27 Apr 20205.0.0 (23186.0427) — Disabled private chatting with channel members outside of Zoom account, Copied URL will not include password if “Embed password in meeting link for one-click join” is turned off, AES 256-bit encryption, Option to report a user during a meeting, Additional feedback options at the end of meeting, Enhanced meeting end/leave, Connected data center now visible, Select data center regions when scheduling a meeting, External users now denoted in chat, Bug fixes
21 Apr 20204.6.12 (20615.0421) — Clickable links in meeting chat re-enabled, Security enhancements
12 Apr 20204.6.11 (20561.0413) — 3rd party file sharing re-enabled, Meeting password requirement now supported, Message preview, Bug fixes
07 Apr 20204.6.10 (20041.0408) — Removed Meeting ID from title bar, Invite button moved below participants, Local file transfer possible over chat, Security options in host’s meeting control, General bug fixes

Zoom Android App

DateSoftware version — Changelog
30 Apr 20205.0.1 (23478.0429) — Option to disable PMI, Minor bug fixes
27 Apr 20205.0.23161.0427 — Disabled private chatting with channel members outside of Zoom account, Copied URL will not include password if “Embed password in meeting link for one-click join” is turned off, Clickable links in meeting chat re-enabled, AES 256-bit encryption, Option to report a user during a meeting, Additional feedback options at the end of meeting, Enhanced meeting end/leave, Connected data center now visible, External user now indicated, Enhanced Zoom phone encryption
12 Apr 20204.6.11 (20553.0413) — Automatic prompt to share crash reports, Meeting password requirement support, Show message preview
08 Apr 20204.6.20000.0407 — Security icon now available under host’s meeting controls, Original sound support added, Bug fixes,

Zoom iOS App

DateSoftware version — Changelog
28 Apr 20205.0.0 (23161.0427) — Clickable links in meeting chat re-enabled, Security enhancements, Clickable links in meeting chat re-enabled, Security enhancements, Disabled private chatting with channel members outside of Zoom account, Copied URL will not include password if “Embed password in meeting link for one-click join” is turned off, Setting bar, Setting Blur snapshot enabled in task switcher, AES 256-bit encryption, Option to report a user during a meeting, Additional feedback options at the end of meeting, Enhanced meeting end/leave, Connected data center now visible, Select data center regions when scheduling a meeting, Enhanced Zoom phone encryption
20 Apr 20204.6.12 (20589.0419) — Removed Meeting ID from the title bar, Minor bug fixes
14 Apr 20204.6.11 (20559.0413) — Automatic prompt to share crash reports, Meeting password requirement support, Show message preview
08 Apr 20204.6.10 (20012.0407) — Security icon in host’s meeting controls, Support for original sound, Minor bug fixes

Zoom Rooms for PC

DateSoftware version (Windows/Mac)— Changelog
26 Apr 20205.0.0 (1420.0426)/ 5.0.0 (2236.0426) — Restricted recording permission, AES 256-bit encryption, Robust problem reporting, Host can disable screen sharing for meeting participants, Connected data server now displayed, Bug fixes

Zoom offers an excellent set of features, and it’s good some casual run too. You can play maths, cards and trivia games over Zoom, for example, and even change the background of your Zoom meeting to something you like. Get free Zoom backgrounds here. Last but not the least, download snap cam filters for Zoom to turn yourself to a potato or apply any dramatic effects.

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