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New Updates for Chrome OS Follow

Upcoming Releases

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


Current Release

October 21, 2020 version 5.0.0 (4211.1020)
Download: Chrome Web Store

Resolved issues

  • Resolved issue with pre-approved consent to unmute
  • Resolved issue for a subset of users regarding enforced cloud recording and the ability to stop/pause recordings

Previous Releases

Note: The information in the past release notes may have been superseded by subsequent release notes. Please review all current release notes carefully.

 

New and enhanced features

  • Meeting/webinar features
    • Improved performance for low-end devices
      • (Celeron N3350/N3060, AMD A4-9120C)
      • Limit camera capture resolution to 320x240
      • Limit camera capture fps to 10
      • Limit video render fps to 10
      • Limit audio encoder to SILK wideband 45kbps

May 11, 2020 version 5.0.0 (4148.0509)

New and enhanced features

  • Support for authentication profiles
    Chromebook users can now log into Zoom meetings if Authentication Profiles are configured in the Zoom web portal.

April 28, 2020 version 5.0.0 (4147.0427)

New and enhanced features

  • AES 256-bit GCM Encryption
    Zoom is upgrading to the AES 256-bit GCM encryption standard, which offers increased protection of your meeting data in transit and resistance against tampering. This provides confidentiality and integrity assurances on your Zoom Meeting, Zoom Video Webinar, and Zoom Phone data. This version of the Zoom client will support GCM encryption when it is automatically enabled for all accounts on May 30. 
  • Show the connected data center
    Users can see which data center they are connected to by clicking on by clicking on the info icon at the top left of the client window.

April 14, 2020 version 3.6.5 (4111.0413)

Changes to existing features

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

New and enhanced features

  • Security icon in host’s meeting controls
    The meeting host will now have a Security icon in their meeting controls, which combines all of Zoom’s existing in-meeting security controls into one place. This includes locking the meeting, enabling Waiting Room, and more. Users can also now enable Waiting Room in a meeting, even if the feature was turned off before the start of the meeting.

March 9, 2020 version 3.6.5 (4098.0303)

Resolved issues

  • Minor bug fixes

February 17, 2020 version 3.6.5 (4096.0214)

Resolved issues

  • Minor bug fixes

January 20, 2020 Version 3.6.5 (4095.0118)

New and enhanced features

  • Internal account members to admit external participants in waiting room setting
    Users can now enable a setting to allow internal account members to admit external participants into a meeting from the waiting room when the host is not present. This setting is available at the account, group, and user level and can be locked at the account or group level. Users must be on the Zoom client version 4.6.2 or later. 
  • Option to Allow Participants to Rename Themselves
    The meeting host can now allow or prevent participants from renaming themselves during a meeting. By default, participants can change their name.

Resolved issues

  • Minor Bugs

December 12, 2019 Version 3.6.5 (4080.1212)

New and Enhanced Features

  • Meeting and Webinar Features
    • Limit Screen Sharing to Applications Only
      Account owners and admins can now limit screen sharing to applications only, preventing the host and participants from sharing their entire Desktop. This can be enabled and locked at the account or group level.

Resolved Issues

  • Minor Bug Fixes

November 14, 2019 Version 3.6.5 (4064.1114)

Resolved Issues

  • Minor Bug Fixes

November 10, 2019 Version 3.6.5 (4055.1110)

New and Enhanced Features

  • Support for Co-host
    Users on the Chrome Client can now be assigned co-host functionality. 
  • Support for Meeting Invitations
    The Chrome Client can now receive and choose to accept or decline meeting invitations. 
  • Support for Advanced Sharing Options
    Users can now access Advanced Sharing Options to limit screen sharing to the host only, or only allow the host to share when another participant is sharing. The Zoom Client for Chrome will also now follow the web setting to only allow the host to share their screen within a meeting or webinar.

Resolved Issues

  • Minor Bug Fixes

October 19, 2019 Version 3.6.5 (4018.1020)

New and Enhanced Features

  • Rename Meeting Hosted with Personal Meeting ID (PMI)
    Meetings hosted with Personal Meeting ID (PMI) can now be renamed during the meeting to help the host more easily identify recordings.

Resolved Issues

  • Minor Bug Fixes

September 22, 2019 Version 3.6.5 (3981.0919)

Resolved Issues

  • Minor Bug Fixes

September 6, 2019 Version 3.6.5 (3872.0906)

Resolved Issues

  • Minor Bug Fixes

August 23, 2019 Version 3.6.5 (3862.0823)

Resolved Issues

  • Minor Bug Fixes

August 14, 2019 Version 3.6.5 (3845.0814)

New and Enhanced Features

  • Display Encryption Icon in Meetings and Webinars 

Resolved Issues

  • Minor Bug Fixes

July 14, 2019 Version 3.3.1710.0714

New and Enhanced Features 

  • Meeting/Webinar Features
    • Confirm Starting Video When Joining a Meeting
      Before joining a meeting with video on, users will now be shown their video preview and given the options to join with or without video. They can also check to always join with video without displaying the preview first.

Resolved Issues

  • Minor Bug Fixes

June 17, 2019 Version 3.3.1708.0616

Resolved Issues

  • Minor bug fixes

June 6, 2019 Version 3.3.1705.0606

Resolved Issues

  • Minor bug fixes

May 28, 2019 Version 3.3.1704.0524

Resolved Issues

  • Minor bug fixes

April 28, 2019 Version 3.3.1688.0428

New and Enhanced Features

  • Meeting Features
    • Consent to Being Recorded Confirmation 
      Once enabled through meeting settings, meeting participants will be notified that their meeting is being recorded and will have the option to consent to being recorded or leave the meeting. The recording consent information will be included in the Active Host report.
    • Non-verbal feedback
      During a presentation, participants can provide non-verbal feedback without interrupting the flow of the presentation. Participants have the ability to raise their hand, signal yes or no, indicate to go faster or slower, and use emojis. The host has the ability clear all non-verbal feedback indicators at any time.

Resolved Issues

  • Minor bug fixes

April 9, 2019 Version 3.3.1665.0409

Resolved Issues

  • Minor bug fixes

March 15, 2019 Version 3.3.1662.0322

Resolved Issues

  • Fixed an issue where participants were unable to be admitted after entering the waiting room
  • Minor Bug Fixes

December 1, 2018 Version 3.3.1635.1130

Resolved Issues

  • Fix for CVE-2018-15715

November 2, 2018 Version 3.3.1632.1029

New and Enhanced Features

  • Support for Chrome OS Public Session mode
    Zoom can now be installed on a Chrome OS device that utilizes Public Session mode for devices shared in a public location, where users do not need to sign in.

Resolved Issues

  • Fixed an issue where the webinar host & panelists were unable to leverage polling
  • Minor Bug Fixes

September 17, 2018 Version 3.3

Resolved Issues

  • Improvements to the Mute function
  • Ability to begin broadcasting a webinar from a practice session
  • Minor bug fixes

January 3, 2018 Version 3.2

Enhanced features

  • Enhanced video quality

Resolved Issues

  • Minor bug fixes

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.

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 rooms
    Hosts 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.