Release notes for Zoom Rooms Android Controller

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Upcoming Release

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


Current Release

January 9, 2022 version 5.9.3 (1069)

New and enhanced features

  • In-meeting features
    • Support for Smart Gallery
      Zoom Rooms Smart Gallery view displays multiple video feeds from a single conference room. This allows the Zoom Rooms cameras to focus more closely on participants and display these people more clearly to remote attendees. Smart gallery is enabled by tapping Multi-stream on the Zoom Room Controller or Zoom Rooms Touch. Smart Gallery works with any single certified USB camera. Minimum system requirements apply. More info.

Resolved issues

  • Minor bug fixes

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Note: The information in the past release notes may have been superseded by subsequent release notes.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.

December 28, 2021 version 5.9.0 (1035)

New and enhanced features

  • General features
    • Support for Workspace Reservations (Beta) - Win, Mac, Appliances, iPad, iOS zrc, Android zrc
      Users can reserve workspaces and Zoom Rooms on the web, kiosks, and Zoom Room for Touch devices. Users can check into workspaces through the web or on a Zoom Rooms for Touch device. Floor maps showing available and unavailable workspaces can be seen on digital signage, kiosks, and the web.

Resolved issues

  • Minor bug fixes

December 20, 2021 version 5.9.0 (1035)

New and enhanced features

  • General features
    • Display gender pronouns 
      If enabled by account admins and added to their profile by either the user directly or through SAML mapping, a user’s gender pronouns are displayed in their contact card and as part of their display name in meetings and webinars.
    • Updates to sign in and pre-meeting user interface 
  • In-meeting features
    • Optional Reclaim Host when rejoining 
      When the original host of a meeting rejoins, they are now given the option to reclaim host controls or remain as a participant or co-host, in order to not disrupt the current host.
    • Participant list improvement to Smart Gallery 
    • Support for Smart Gallery in locked meetings 
    • Profile pictures return when Focus Mode is turned off 
    • Zoom Room avatar on Shared Zoom Rooms
      When a Zoom Room is in a meeting the room’s avatar will be displayed. If no avatar is configured a new default avatar will be shown. 
  • Management features
    • Support for Graph API 
    • Disable phone controls 
      Administrators can disable or enable phone controls on Zoom Rooms controllers for rooms without 3rd party SIP or Zoom Phone entitlement. This setting can be disabled on accounts with an active audio plan. 
    • Zoom room display name 
      Administrators can customize the name that appears on the Zoom Rooms display screen and on the Zoom web portal. This allows administrators to choose shorter display names that do not include things like location prefixes.
    • Disable in-meeting chat 
      Administrators can disable the display of in-meeting chat for Zoom Rooms. 
  • Zoom for Home features
    • Support for advanced features on Personal Zoom Rooms 
      Administrators can make Personal Zoom Rooms a Pro device to get access to the advanced features. Designating a Personal Zoom Room as a Pro device will assign a standard Zoom Rooms license. 

Resolved issues

  • Minor bug fixes

November 8, 2021 version 5.8.3 (960)

Resolved issues

  • Minor bug fixes

September 29, 2021 version 5.8.0 (898)

New and enhanced features

  • General features
    • Support for IPv6 
    • Joining personal meetings (PMI) 
      Users can populate their “location” field with their PMI and allow others to join that individual’s personal meeting ID if listed. 
    • Spam call indicator
      Users can see a spam call notification if one is detected. 
    • Enhancements to voice commands 
    • Multi-Stream view improvements 
      Remote meeting attendees will be able to see which camera feeds belong to the same Zoom Room. Zoom Room camera feeds will sort together by default.
    • Archiving error notification 
      Users will receive an error notification if meeting archiving fails. 
    • BYOD mode enhancement
      Bring your own device (BYOD) mode can be entered or exited from the Zoom Rooms interface if you are using a Poly device.
  • In-meeting features
    • Immersive view 
      Recreate the feel of your class or conference room by placing video participants onto a single virtual background. Participants are automatically placed onto provided scenes, but the host can upload their own custom background and adjust the arrangements as needed. 
    • Breakout rooms management 
      Meeting hosts can use the features of breakout rooms with a Zoom Rooms controller or touch screen. 
    • Troubleshooting logs for Microsoft Teams meetings 
      Participants in a Microsoft Teams meeting can send logs to Microsoft.
    • Additional security features
      Hosts can hide profile pictures, suspend participant activities and start video for participants. 
    • Focus mode
      In focus mode, only the host can see participants’ videos or profile pictures when video is off. Participant screen sharing can only be viewed by the host, who can switch between multiple shared screens and allow participants to view others’ shared screens. Administrators can enable Focus mode for use in meetings via the web portal.
    • Virtual background delay 
      If a user’s virtual background fails to load, a prompt will appear with the option to start the video without it. 
    • Additional non-verbal feedback
      Attendees can click the coffee cup icon in the reactions menu during a meeting to indicate that they are temporarily away.
    • Local only screen share 
      Users can make screen shares visible only to themselves when sharing. This allows a user to read notes in a meeting that are not visible to other participants.
  • Management features
    • Customize recording disclaimer
      Administrators can customize the text of the recording disclaimer that is displayed to participants. 
    • Limit screen sharing for external meetings 
      Administrators can restrict specific internal participants from screen sharing in a meeting with external participants. 
    • Remote meeting controller enhancements
      The text of the privacy disclaimer that is displayed to administrators when taking control of a meeting has been improved. Breakout room participants will receive a message that the meeting is being controlled by an administrator. All participants will be notified when an administrator stops controlling the meeting.
  • Scheduling display features
    • Support for Yealink Room Panel
  • Zoom for Home features
    • Blurred background 
      Personal Zoom Room users can choose to blur their backgrounds rather than selecting a specific virtual background. This provides added privacy when a branded background is unavailable or unnecessary. This is currently supported on Poly devices, Neat bars, and Facebook portal.
    • Support for Logitech RoomMate

Resolved issues

  • Minor bug fixes
  • Security enhancements

July 27, 2021 version 5.7.3 (742)

New and enhanced features

  • In-meeting features
    • Active Apps Notifier Enhancements 
      The Active Apps Notifier will only be displayed to attendees if an app has accessed data during an on-going meeting. When the Notifier is displayed, it will categorize the type of meeting data that the third party app is accessing. 
    • Mute and Video Off when joining a recorded/live streamed Meeting 
      When a Zoom Room joins a meeting that is already being recorded and/or live streamed, they will join with their video off and muted until they consent to the recording prompt. After consenting, they will be able to unmute and turn on their video, if the host allows them to. 
  • Management features
    • Disable in-meeting chat replies
      Administrators can enable or disable the ability to reply to in-meeting chats from the Zoom web portal. 

Resolved issues

  • Minor bug fixes

June 29, 2021 version 5.7.0 (692)

New and enhanced features

  • General features
    • Updated Zoom for Government label
    • Zoom Room voice commands (Public Beta)
      Users can check-in, check-out, start a scheduled meeting, start an instant meeting, join a meeting ID, enter meeting passcodes, leave and end a meeting with voice commands. Say “Hello Zoom” to get started. This is not currently supported on computers with ARM CPUs (Apple M1).
    • Support for Host Keys
      Zoom Rooms users can join a meeting and enter the Host Key to claim the host privileges for that meeting. 
    • Third party meeting support 
      Zoom Rooms users can join Fuze meetings.
    • STIR/SHAKEN compliance 
      STIR/SHAKEN is an industry standard to prevent fraudsters from initiating calls from the numbers they don’t own. As required by FCC, Outbound PSTN calls from Zoom endpoints with Zoom provided US phone numbers will include attestation of the caller ID.
  • In-meeting features
    • Multi-Stream view (Public Beta) 
      Zoom Rooms Multi-Stream view displays multiple video feeds from a single conference room. This allows the Zoom Room cameras to focus more closely on groups of participants and display these people more clearly to remote attendees. Multi-Stream view will be supported on Poly and Neat Appliances in July. Logitech Appliances will be supported later this year.
    • Improvements to non-vebal feedback
      Users who raise their hand in a meeting will have their feedback more prominently displayed in their participant window on the Zoom Room display.
    • Support for Network Device Interface (NDI)
      Video producers can use Network Device Interface (NDI) with Zoom Rooms to create custom visual experiences from individual video streams. Meeting or Webinar video is sent via NDI to the network and, from there, production teams can use NDI enabled applications to modify the video. 
    • Panelist and host controls in a webinar 
      Zoom Rooms that join a webinar as a panelist or a host will be able to view and/or manage attendees.  
    • Virtual background enhancements
      Account admins can require users to use virtual background when their video is on, as well as set a default virtual background from the default or custom uploaded options. If a device does not support virtual background and the attempt is made to turn it on, the participant will be notified and their video turned off. 
    • In-meeting chat replies
      Meeting participants in a Zoom Room can reply to in-meeting chat messages with a Zoom Rooms controller or using a Zoom Rooms touch screen. 
    • Meeting archive notification
      Meeting participants will be notified if meeting data is being archived. 
    • Additional Smart Camera Modes 
  • Controller features
    • Support for more login methods on Zoom Rooms mobile controllers 
      Login with Facebook and Google is supported.

Resolved issues

  • Minor bug fixes
  • Security enhancements

June 6, 2021, version 5.6.7 (621)

New and enhanced features

  • Enhanced data privacy notices
    In-context user education for various features, such as whiteboard, closed captioning, and others, informs the user who can see, save, and share the information before they provide it.
  • Recording consent
    Zoom Rooms will need to consent to the meeting being recorded when joining a meeting or when someone starts recording the meeting. 
  • Active Apps Notifier
    When someone in a meeting or webinar is utilizing any app that has access to real-time content or personal information during a meeting, participants are given real-time notice of usage. Details of which apps have access and which participant is using the app are displayed, and clicking on the app opens the Marketplace page to provide more information.
  • Disclaimer messages 
    Administrators can configure disclaimer messages that will appear for the following actions: start meeting, join meeting, host recording start.

Resolved issues

  • Minor bug fixes

May 30, 2021, version 5.6.6 (587)

New and enhanced features

  • Disclaimer messages
    Administrators can configure disclaimer messages that will appear for the following actions: client login, start meeting, join meeting, host recording start, audio call into a meeting.
  • Support for Echo Show 8 generation 2

Resolved issues

  • Minor bug fixes

April 25, 2021, version 5.6.3 (542)

Changes to existing features

  • Management features
    • Dashboard reporting
      Administrators will not be able to view the local IP, client version or role of meeting participants from outside their organization.

New and enhanced features

  • General features
    • Enhanced data privacy notices
      In-context user education for various features, such as whiteboard, closed captioning, and meeting feedback, informs the user who can see, save, and share the information before they provide it.

Resolved issues

  • Minor bug fixes
  • Security enhancements

March 28, 2021 version 5.6.0 (496)

New and enhanced features

  • In-meeting features
    • Zoom for Government support 
      Zoom for Government users can sign-in on Zoom Rooms and Zoom for Home devices. 
    • Virtual background setup 
      Zoom Room controllers will display a message stating that a solid green background is required if that is the only option supported. If a user taps Recalibrate, the controller screen will display a “Calibrating” message.
  • Controller features
    • Additional feature support on mobile device controllers 
      Support has been added for single sign on login, switching devices (camera, microphone, speaker), OnZoom meetings, Microsoft Teams integration, enabling/disabling ultrasound, video preview, set presence, silence ringer, and room name changes.

Resolved Issues

  • Minor bug fixes
  • Crestron or Polycom scheduling displays cannot have the language changed once the settings are locked

January 31, 2021 version 5.5.0 (388)

New and enhanced features

  • General features
    • Mobile device controllers
      Users can utilize their mobile devices to perform basic room controls during a meeting. These include: Mute/unmute audio, volume control, start/stop video, end meeting and more. This functionality can be used along with full companion mode on a client, which will allow users to perform additional meeting controls. Full companion mode can also be used by itself.
  • In-meeting features
    • Gallery view while screen sharing
      Users can swap shared content for video while screen sharing in a Zoom Room. Once this is done, gallery view is available.  
    • Support for Huddly Canvas whiteboard camera
      Users can share white boards with the Huddly Canvas whiteboard camera.
    • Speaker tracking with AVer camera
      Admins can enable this feature which allows AVer cameras to track the active speaker in a meeting. 
    • Attendee counting with Huddly IQ camera
      Admins can enable this feature which allows Huddly IQ cameras to count the number of attendees in a meeting. 
    • Support for Logitech Swytch BYOD Zoom Rooms integration
      Logitech plans to release new Swytch firmware in February to support the feature.
  • Management features
    • Configuration for Microsoft Teams Direct Guest Join integration 
      Admin users will be able to setup the Microsoft Teams integration for Zoom Rooms on the Zoom web portal. 
    • Disable desktop screen sharing for meetings you host
      When enabled, users can only share selected applications and files. 
    • Log file expiration time 
      Log files with user information will expire after 90 days.
    • Zoom Rooms with Alexa for Business
      Admins can enable Alexa for Business on Zoom Rooms Appliances. Link an AWS account from the Zoom web portal and turn on the feature. Once linked, users can utilize voice controls for Zoom rooms. For example, saying “Alexa, join my meeting” will start a Zoom meeting. Alexa for Business also supports additional advanced voice commands. This feature is currently in beta.
    • Restart room appliances
      Admins can restart room appliances from the web portal. 
  • Scheduling display features
    • Display environment and air quality data 
      Zoom Room scheduling displays can display data about temperature, humidity, CO2 and VOC levels.
  • Controller features
    • Display sensor data 
      Zoom Room controllers and scheduling displays can display data about temperature, humidity, CO2 and VOC levels.
    • Meeting feedback 
      The meeting ID will be included when users submit meeting feedback.
    • Join audio via telephone 
      Users will see a prompt to join meeting audio via telephone if their settings are configured for this option. 
  • Zoom for Home features
    • Automatic login token expiration 
      An error message will be displayed if a user tries to login with an expired token. 
    • Passcode replaced with PIN 
      The user interface will now use “PIN” instead of “passcode”.
    • Silence audio notifications 
      Users can silence audio notifications for Zoom Phone calls or Zoom video calls using the “Silence Ringer” option in settings.
    • Support for joining onZoom sessions 
    • Support for ultrasonic sharing -
    • Require PIN
      Admins can require users to setup a PIN code by removing the ability to skip the setup process.  
    • Block user login 
      Admins can block user provisioned sign in for Zoom for Home appliances and consumer smart displays from Facebook and Amazon. IT admins can still provision Zoom for Home appliances for their users.

Resolved issues

  • Minor bug fixes
  • Security enhancements 

December 6, 2020 version 5.4.0 (275)

New and enhanced features

  • In-meeting features
    • Ability to delete chat messages
      In-meeting chat messages that are deleted by a meeting or webinar host will also be deleted from the Zoom Rooms in that meeting.
    • Partially encrypted meeting warning
      Unencrypted connections, such as audio through phone dial-in, unencrypted SIP/H.323 devices, or streaming via RTMP, will alert the host and other attendees that some aspects of the meeting are not fully encrypted due to unencrypted end-points.

Resolved issues

  • Minor bug fixes
  • Security enhancements

November 15, 2020 version 5.3.0 (214)

Changes to existing features

  • Passcode and/or Waiting Room requirement
    Zoom will now require that all meetings have a Passcode or a Waiting Room enabled for accounts with a single licensed user, Pro accounts with 2 or more licenses, and Business accounts with 10-100 licenses. For Zoom Rooms specifically, this requirement will impact users who reserve rooms on scheduling displays.  Learn More.

New and enhanced features

  • In-meeting features
    • Suspend participant activity
      New option in the Security panel to immediately suspend all participant activities, which will mute all video and audio, stop screen sharing, end all breakout rooms, and pause recording. Meeting participants in a Zoom Room can be suspended but meetings hosted from Zoom Rooms do not currently have the option to suspend activity.
    • Support 49 video participants in Gallery view
      Each screen in a Zoom room can support up to 49 video participants. For example, two screens would support 98 participants and three screens 147 participants, which is the maximum number supported. 
    • Video virtual background support with green screen 
    • Unmuting meeting participants
      Meeting hosts can request that all participants unmute themselves.
    • Attendee annotation
      Meeting hosts can allow or prohibit attendee annotation on shared content. 
    • Custom language support for language interpretation
      Meetings with the simultaneous interpretation feature enabled can support multiple translations for custom languages.
    • Italian and Vietnamese language support
  • Management features
    • Hide caller ID
      Administrators can choose to hide the outbound caller ID for their Zoom Rooms by configuring their settings for Zoom Phone.
    • Zoom room display name
      Administrators can customize the name that appears on the scheduling display screen on the Zoom web portal. This allows administrators to choose shorter display names that do not include things like location prefixes.
  • Controller features
    • Adjustable Ultrasonic Proximity Volume for Poly TC8

Resolved issues

  • Minor bug fixes
  • Security enhancements

October 26, 2020 version 5.2.2 (158)

New and enhanced features

  • In-meeting features
    • End-to-end (E2E) encryption  for meetings
      End-to-end (E2E) encryption for meetings is now available in technical preview. Account owners and admins can enable end-to-end (E2E) encryption for meetings, providing additional protection when needed. Enabling end-to-end (E2E) encryption for meetings requires all meeting participants to join from the Zoom desktop client, mobile app, or Zoom Rooms. Users will not be able to join by telephone, SIP/H.323 devices, on-premise configurations, or Lync/Skype clients, as these endpoints cannot be encrypted end to end. Zoom web client and third-party clients leveraging the Zoom SDK are also not supported at launch. Enabling this setting also disables the following features: join before host, cloud recording, streaming, live transcription, Breakout Rooms, polling, and meeting reactions. This setting is enabled in the Zoom web portal at the account, group, and user level and can be locked at the account or group level. 

Resolved issues

  • Minor bug fixes
  • Security enhancements

September 27, 2020 version 5.2.0 (92)

New and enhanced features

  • In-meeting features
    • Join Breakout Rooms
      Users can use the Zoom Rooms Controller to join a breakout room as a participant. This feature only works with non-touch Zoom Rooms.

Resolved issues

  • Minor bug fixes
  • Security enhancements

August 23, 2020 version 5.1.2 (978.0822)

Resolved Issues

  • Minor bug fixes

August 2, 2020 version 5.1.0 (960.0731)

Changes to existing features 

  • Management features
    • Meeting and webinar passwords now called Passcodes
      Meeting passwords will now be called Passcodes. This includes Room Meeting IDs.
    • Cloud recording storage
      If cloud recording storage capacity is reached, Zoom Rooms attendees will not be able to record. 

New and enhanced features

  • In-meeting features
    • Support speaker switching with MXL microphones and camera presets
      Zoom Rooms with three MXL AC-44 microphones and a preset capable camera can be configured to support speaker switching. Once the microphones detect where a speaker is sitting, the camera preset is activated for that location.
    • Admitting external attendees
      Attendees from the same account as the host can admit external attendees in the waiting room. This setting can be toggled on or off.
    • Check out
      Users who end a scheduled meeting early will have the option to check out and free up the room for other users. 
    • View In-Meeting Private chats
      Private chat messages sent to the Zoom Room during a meeting can be displayed. 
    • Live transcription
      Meeting hosts in Zoom Rooms can turn on auto-transcription during a meeting. Live transcription will be generated automatically and appear on the room meeting display. This feature is currently in beta.
    • Language Interpretation
      If interpretation is being provided, a meeting attendee in a Zoom Room can select another audio channel to hear the meeting language translated.
    • Unmute Zoom Rooms attendee in a webinar
      Webinar hosts can unmute a Zoom Rooms attendee without promoting the attendee to panelist.
    • Select screen sharing privileges
      Meeting hosts using a Zoom Room can restrict the ability to screen share to the host only, or allow all participants to share. 
    • Searching participants
      Zoom Rooms users can search for participants from the participants list in a meeting.
    • One click to join the audio of a Google Meet meeting 
    • Country selection when dialing
      Country flags have been replaced with country names.
  • Management features
    • Disable annotation saving
      Administrators can disable the ability to save annotations on a whiteboard or a screen share.
    • Restart room controller from the web portal
    • Cloud recording storage
      If cloud recording storage capacity is reached, Zoom Rooms attendees will not be able to record.
    • Under construction
      Scheduling displays will display as under construction if the under construction status is enabled on the Zoom web portal.
    • Sign out from all devices
      Users can sign out of Zoom Rooms from the web portal.
  • Scheduling display features
    • Passcode check
      If a complex passcode is required, user created passwords for scheduled meetings will have to meet certain criteria to be considered secure.
  • Controller features
    • Support for Crestron Mercury Mini
    • Support for Polycom Trio C60
    • Rename participants from controller
      Meeting hosts can rename participants from the Zoom Rooms controller. 

Resolved Issues

  • Minor bug fixes
  • Security enhancements

July 5, 2020 version 5.0.5 (898.0703)

Changes to existing features

  • Security update
    Support enhanced encryption for the connection between Zoom Rooms and Zoom Rooms Controllers. Starting August 16, 2020, Zoom Rooms and Controllers will need to be running version 5.0.5 or higher to function. 

Resolved Issues

  • Minor Bug Fixes

May 24, 2020 version 5.0.2 (847.0523)

New and enhanced features

  • In-meeting features
    • Security features
      Meeting hosts can tap the security option while in a meeting to easily access the following features: lock meeting, enable waiting room, disable chat, disable participant renaming, disable screen sharing for others, remove participant, report a participant.
    • Report a participant
      Meeting hosts can tap the security option while in a meeting to report a participant to Zoom trust and safety for inappropriate behavior.
    • Host selection when leaving a meeting
      The host will be prompted to assign a new host before leaving the meeting 
    • Waiting room
      Hosts in direct share meetings or phone calls will be able to allow or prevent participants from joining their meetings when waiting room is enabled. 
    • Meeting information
      Users can view the numeric password which is used for phone and H323/SIP call-in participants. The numeric password is displayed with the phone dial in number on the meeting information screen.
    • Starting a test meeting while not signed in
      Users must accept Zoom’s Terms of Service and Privacy Policy via pop-up message before starting a test meeting in a Zoom Room that is not signed in. 
  • Management features
    • Recording consent customization
      Admins can customize the message that appears asking participants for their consent to be recorded. 
    • Logs
      Admin users can enable a web setting that allows Zoom support to submit logs to Zoom on behalf of the admin, or have the logs automatically uploaded in the event of a crash.
    • Room meeting ID
      Web admins can disable the Room Meeting ID. The Room Meeting ID will not be displayed on Zoom Rooms Controller when disabled.
    • Audio Logs
      Audio Logs can now be enabled/disabled on the controller under the about page in settings.
  • Scheduling display features
    • Scheduling a password protected meeting
      Users can choose to schedule a password protected meeting and customize the meeting password from a scheduling display. If passwords are required for scheduled meetings, a password will be generated automatically and cannot be disabled from the scheduling display. 

Resolved issues

  • Security enhancements
  • Minor bug fixes

April 26, 2020 version 5.0.0 (812.0426)

Changes to existing features

  • Problem reports
    In addition to basic logs, users can send audio, content sharing, and crash dump logs with a problem report using the Zoom Rooms Controller.
  • Screen sharing
    Zoom Rooms cannot share screen when the host disables screen sharing for meeting participants.
  • Show the connected data center
    Users can see which data center they are connected to by clicking on the info icon on the Zoom Rooms Controller.

Resolved Issues

  • Security enhancements
  • Minor bug fixes

April 12, 2020 Version 4.6.6 (40767.0410)

Resolved Issues

  • Security enhancements
  • Bug fixes

April 7, 2020 Version 4.6.5 (40759.0407)

Resolved Issues

  • Security enhancements
  • Minor bug fixes

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