Release notes for January 18, 2023

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Release notes for Zoom Events and Zoom Sessions

Changes to existing features

  • Zoom Events licensing migration
    When migrating from the old Zoom Events licensing model to the new licensing model, the license owner is required to migrate one existing hub they own (if applicable) or a new hub will be created for the license owner to own the new Zoom Events Unlimited plan. During the migration process, all assets that were on a hub that had multiple owners will be transferred to and owned by the new single owner to which the hub was migrated.
  • Introducing the Zoom Events Unlimited license
    The Zoom Events Unlimited license model is structured to prioritize work between all event organizers assigned to the creation of an event. Each Zoom Events Unlimited license includes 1 hub—owned by the license owner (the hub owner)—and includes the capacity to add up to 4 hub hosts and 3 co-editors—known as organizers—who are on the same account as that hub. Zoom Events Unlimited license holders cannot schedule multiple events for the same date and time and cannot run concurrent live events. An event's capacity is related to the license capacity defined by the hub owner's license.
  • Introducing the Zoom Events Pay Per Attendee license
    The Zoom Events Pay Per Attendee license is structured to prioritize total event attendance to an event, at the most affordable price per attendee. This licensing model is ideal for users who plan to hold multiple smaller events throughout the year or launch one or two big events in a year, where when planning for the total number of registrants/attendees is more plausible. Hosts on the Zoom Events Pay Per Attendee license can run multiple concurrent live events if they own an equal number of hubs.

New and enhanced features

  • Admin features
    • Assign Zoom Events license to users
      Account owners and admins can transfer a Zoom Events license and all hub data from one active user on the account to another user through User Management on the web portal. This allows account owners or admins to assign a Zoom Events license to users responsible for running events, so the users can manage the event space for their own groups.
    • Manage advanced SAML mapping to designate Zoom Events licenses
      Account owners and admins can use advanced SAML mapping to designate Zoom Events licenses and add-ons based on a value being passed using SAML. This allows account owners and admins to have certain users receive a license during sign-in, while other users will be Basic (non-licensed) users after sign-in. Account owners or admins can assign a Zoom Events or Zoom Sessions license to users responsible for running events, so the users can manage the event space for their own groups.
    • Grace period for events deletion extended
      The grace period for how long a former Zoom Events and Zoom Sessions license holder’s events are retained has been extended from 48 hours (2 days) to 168 hours (7 days).
  • Zoom Sessions features
    • Introducing Zoom Sessions
      Zoom Sessions is a new product that allows an event organizer to create a single session event, in the form of a webinar or meeting, from the Zoom Events platform.
    • Zoom Sessions attendee experience
      After event organizers publish a single session (meeting or webinar) event, attendees can access the event lobby and event detail page. Lobby attendees can see the event name, schedule, countdown (if the event hasn’t started), session name, event schedule, session intro, and speaker intro. They can also click to join the session when it is available. Additionally, attendees can view session recordings from the lobby once the recordings are made available.
    • Assign Zoom Sessions licenses to users
      Account owners and admins can transfer a Zoom Sessions license and all hub data from one active user on the account to another user through User Management on the web portal. This allows account owners or admins to assign a Zoom Sessions license to users responsible for running events, so the users can manage the event space for their own groups.
    • Manage advanced SAML mapping to designate Zoom Sessions licenses
      Account owners and admins can use advanced SAML mapping to designate Zoom Sessions licenses and add-ons based on a value being passed using SAML. This allows account owners and admins to have certain users receive a license during sign-in, while other users will be Basic (non-licensed) users after sign-in. Account owners or admins can assign a Zoom Sessions license to users responsible for running events, so the users can manage the event space for their own groups.
    • Analytics support for Zoom Sessions license holders
      Zoom Session license holders will be able to see session-specific metrics for each event. Event hosts can see their Registration & Ticketing, Session Engagement, attendance, and Surveys & Polls data.

Resolved issues

  • Minor bug fixes

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