New Updates for Chrome OS Follow

Upcoming Release

Details about upcoming releases will be posted as they become available. 


Current Release

December 5, 2017 Version: 3.1

New and enhanced features

  • Invite attendees by phone or email
    If you host a meeting from the Chrome client, you can invite attendees by phone or by sending an email. You can also copy the meeting invitation link in order to share it more easily.
  • Enhanced default camera selection
    If your Chrome computer includes multiple cameras, your meeting will use the camera that was last used in the previous meeting.

Previous Releases

November 12, 2017 Version: 3.0

New Features

  • Support for signing into the Zoom app using 3rd party authentication
    In addition to signing into the app using email/password credentials, you can now sign in using the credentials you use for signing into Google or Facebook. If enabled for your organization, you can sign into the app using Single Sign-On (SSO) credentials.

  • Start a meeting after signing into the client
    After signing in, you can now start a meeting directly from the Zoom Chrome OS client. If you have a Personal Meeting ID (PMI), you can start the meeting using that number.

July 17, 2017 Version: 2.6

New Features

  • Support for hosts managing Breakout roomsHosts using the Chrome client can create Breakout rooms, assign attendees to different rooms, and then start a Breakout room session. They can also switch attendees between Breakout rooms, or join Breakout rooms when an attendee requests help. When the session is over, hosts can close all Breakout rooms, and create them again at a later time.

June 12, 2017 Version: 2.5.987.612

New Features

  • Closed Caption support

    • Hosts using the Chrome client can type Closed Caption content during a meeting, or can assign a Closed Caption editor to type the content.

    • Participants using the Chrome client can type Closed Caption content if the host has assigned them to type.

    • Participants using the Chrome client can see the Closed Caption content that is typed by the host or the assigned Closed Caption editor.

June 9, 2017 Version: 2.4.943.609

Resolved Issues

  • Minor bug fixes

May 8, 2017 Version: 2.4.943.510

New Features

  • Hosts can manage participants in the waiting room
    If you host a meeting from the Chrome client and your setting for Waiting room is enabled, participants automatically go to the waiting room when they join the meeting. You see the list of participants in the waiting room, and then selectively allow them to join the meeting.
  • Hosts can place participants on hold
    If you host a meeting from the Chrome client and your setting for Allow host to put attendee on hold is enabled, context menu for managing participants includes Put on hold, which stops video and audio transmission to that participant.
  • Participants can use breakout rooms
    If the meeting host creates breakout rooms, participants using the Chrome client are able to communicate with others while in the breakout room. 

April 8, 2017 Version: 2.3.914.408

New Feature

  • Hosts can control chat access
    Meeting and webinar hosts can control whether participants can chat with everyone, with panelists and the host (for webinars), or only with the host.
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