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Release notes for Windows Follow

There are two download types: 

Manual: Ad-hoc download with minor enhancements and/or minor bug fixes. Download from the Download Center or when instructed by our Support team.

Prompted: Important download with useful feature enhancements and/or critical bug fixes. It will download automatically or prompt the user to download when there is no meeting in-progress.

Other Platform Updates: Zoom Rooms, Mac, iOSAndroidLinux, and Web


Upcoming Release

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

 


Current Release

September 22, 2021 version 5.8.0 (1324)

Download type: Manual
Download here: Download Center

Note: The client release for Windows was delayed until Sept 23, 2021.

New and enhanced features

  • General features
    • Unique file names for local recordings 
      Each file created as part of a local recording will be given a unique file name. The type of file will start the name (video, audio), followed by a string of numbers. Users will also be provided suggestions on what to rename the files, if they choose to further customize the file names.
    • Additional MSI/PLIST/GPO options
      • Disable auto launch SSO URL - DisableAutoLaunchSSO 
        Disabled by default, this option prevents Zoom from automatically launching the previously used SSO URL. This is useful for users with multiple accounts, each having their own SSO URL.
    • Support for additional time zones 
      Scheduling on the client now supports the GMT -7 Yukon, GMT +2 Chisinau, and GMT +5:30 Colombo time zones, which were already supported when scheduling in the web portal. 
  • Meeting/webinar features
    • Stop incoming video 
      Users in a meeting can easily disable all incoming video through in-meeting controls. This may be done to preserve bandwidth for shared content, or to avoid mental fatigue from viewing multiple, active video participants. The account owner and admins can enable this for use in meetings at the Account-, Group-, and User-level web settings.
    • Poll access for alternative hosts 
      If meeting hosts add alternative hosts to their meeting, they can allow alternative hosts to add or edit polls. The alternative host in the meeting will have the additional in-meeting options to add or edit a poll, which launches the web portal to make the changes.
    • Easier emoji selection for in-meeting chat 
      After entering ‘:’ and two or more letters, available emojis matching that description will be shown. For example, entering “:jo” will provide the following matching emojis: :joy:, :joy_cat:, :joystick:, :majong:, and :black_joker:
    • Aligned separate audio tracks for local recordings 
      When recording separate audio tracks for a local recording, the audio tracks will be aligned, in that each track is in sync with each other and start at the same. Recording tracks will increase in size slightly, as extra padding will be added to each file to ensure tracks all begin at the same time.
    • Updated recording privacy disclaimer 
      The recording disclaimer has been updated to provide clearer information regarding how their data is being handled and who can access it.
  • Meeting features
    • Security settings overview 
      The host and co-host in a meeting can quickly check what security features are currently in effect for the meeting they are hosting. This information is accessible through the in-meeting encryption shield, located in the top-left corner of the meeting.
    • Participant attendance status 
      If the host has the Google or Outlook calendar integration configured, Zoom will display a list of others invited to the meeting but not yet in attendance, allowing for quick checks if everyone is in attendance yet. Their invite response (Accepted, Declined, Maybe) is listed with their name and the host can easily invite them to the meeting from the participants panel. This feature can be enabled for use in meetings at the Account-, Group-, and User-level web settings, and will initially be available only for free accounts as part of a beta.
  • Chat features
    • Rich text formatting support
      Enhanced rich text message capabilities allow for better chat messages formatting options. These options are available for composing a new message, replies, and editing messages. Expanded options for the desktop client include bold, italics, underlining, strikethrough, highlight and text color, font size, bulleted and numbered lists, hyperlinks, and indenting. Mobile apps will gain the ability to bold, italicize, strikethrough, underline, and create a bulleted or numbered list.
    • Quote messages 
      Users can quote specific messages sent in a channel, which helps avoid confusion and eliminates the need for others to scroll up to view the initial question or message. Images and bot messages cannot be quoted.
    • Additional customization for Personal Note 
      The Personal Note can be configured to display for a specific period of time, as well as appearing above the text input box when someone is composing a message to you. For example, a user may say they are Out of office for the next few days, and that note will appear above the drafted message when someone is chatting directly with or mentioning them, warning them of the user’s current unavailability.
    • Support for search and Link Previews with Advanced Chat Encryption 
      Chat history search and hyperlink previews are now supported when Advanced Chat Encryption is enabled. Search is limited to messages that have already been decrypted and are stored on the device being used to perform the search. Link previews must first be enabled by the account admin in the web portal, as the default for this setting is off.
    • Clearer notification when converting a group-chat into a channel 
      When a multi-user chat is named, this converts the group chat into an official chat channel. The user changing the channel will be more informed of the effect of the change, and other users in the group will be notified of the changes as well, helping them locate the channel by its new name.
    • Updated New Chat button 
      To save space for chat contacts and channels, the New Chat button has been updated and moved in-line with other chat buttons, such as bookmarked messages, files, and contact requests.
  • Zoom Phone features
    • UI enhancement to phone number labels 
      When searching for phone users using the dial pad or SMS search field, users can view the associated phone number labels by clicking or tapping the right arrow icon.
    • Prompt for emergency address 
      If the admin has enabled nomadic emergency services and personal locations; or allowed users to manage their emergency address, users will receive prompts to confirm or update their emergency addresses until they do so.

Resolved Issues

  • Minor bug fixes
  • Security enhancements
  • Resolved an issue regarding slow connections after switching networks 
  • Resolved an issue for a subset of users regarding mute upon entry and recording disclaimer prompts 
  • Resolved an issue for a subset of users regarding duplicated virtual background images set by admins 
  • Resolved an issue for a subset of users regarding unmuting issues after taking a Zoom Phone call off-hold 
  • Resolved an issue regarding more than 30 participants sharing their screen simultaneously 
  • Resolved an issue for a subset of users regarding additional audio channels being ignored 

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.

September 10, 2021 version 5.7.8 (1247)

Download type: Manual

Note: This client release is for Windows only.  

Resolved Issues

  • Minor bug fixes

August 30, 2021 version 5.7.7 (1105)

Download type: Prompted

Note: This client release is for Windows, Android and iOS only. 

Resolved Issues

  • Minor bug fixes
  • Resolved an issue for a subset of users with AMD processors regarding video freezing in meetings

August 23, 2021 version 5.7.6 (1055)

Download type: Manual

Changes to existing features

  • MSI flag required for Outlook IM Integration on MSI deployments
    Due to a potential conflict with components shared with other Microsoft products, such as Skype and Teams, the integration for Outlook status syncing will not be automatically available with MSI deployments. This must be deployed by admins with the existing MSI/GPO option IntegrateZoomWithOutlook. The exe version is unaffected, as it already required admin credentials to be enabled.

New and enhanced features

  • General features
    • SSO logout notifications 
      If the existing Enforce automatic logout after user has been logged in for x days SSO setting is enabled, users are forewarned when they will be automatically signed out of the desktop client and mobile app. Warnings will be provided at login, 24 hours, 1 hour, and 5 minutes before logout.
  • Meeting/webinar features
    • Transfer meetings between devices 
      Seamlessly transition meetings from mobile to desktop and back to mobile, allowing you to take advantage of the mobility of the mobile client and the more feature-rich desktop client to suit your needs. This feature will not be immediately available, as it is dependent on a web release currently scheduled for August 21, 2021, and will be rolled out to customers over time.
    • Optimize for video auto-detect 
      When Optimize for video clip is enabled but no video is detected, the client will automatically disable this feature to provide better visual quality of the shared content, then automatically re-enable when video is detected again.
  • Meeting features
    • Limit screen sharing for meetings with external participants 
      Admins can apply restrictions to specific users or to groups through web settings to prevent these users from screen sharing when a guest participant (a user external to the host’s account) joins a meeting. These users will still be able to screen share when there are no guest participants.
  • Chat features
    • Chat sidebar enhancements 
      Further quality-of-life enhancements to the chat sidebar, including easy and clear designation if a channel is public or private. For the desktop clients, fewer chats/channels are shown per group, as well as the ability to expand to see more, in order to provide greater overall visibility of all chats and channels.
    • Relocation of Search bar 
      The Search bar in the client has been relocated to the left side of the client.
  • Phone features
    • Privacy feature for shared lines 
      If enabled by an account owner and admin, shared line group and shared line appearance members can lock their current call. This prevents others from picking up a held call, listening, whispering, barging, or taking over the call.
    • Company phone number while in a call 

      Phone users can view their own company number and extension while in a call. Previously, only the extension was displayed.
    • Phone number labels
      If phone number labels were set in the web portal, they will show in user profile cards and dial paid search results. This feature will not be immediately available, as it is dependent on a web release currently scheduled for August 29, 2021.

Resolved Issues

  • Minor bug fixes
  • Security enhancements
  • Resolved an issue for a subset of users regarding rotating the Surface Pro and the user’s video not rotating as well 
  • Resolved an issues for a subset of users regarding the client crashing when no camera is detected 
  • Resolved an issue for a subset of users regarding the sharing toolbar being difficult to move when multiple screens are arranged above one another 
  • Resolved an issue regarding inaccurate MSI package details 
  • Resolved an issue for a subset of users regarding video sharing being prevented when connected through a proxy and bandwidth is restricted by MSI configuration

August 16, 2021 version 5.7.5 (1020)

Download type: Manual

Resolved issues

  • Resolved an issue for a subset of users regarding the Start Webinar button being missing when in Practice Session 

August 12, 2021 version 5.7.5 (939)

Note: This client release was delayed from its initial August 2, 2021 release date. 

Download type: Manual

Resolved Issues

  • Minor bug fixes
  • Security enhancements
  • Resolved an issue for a subset of users regarding Zoom finding no speaker due to a request timeout for a Windows API

July 26, 2021 version 5.7.4 (804)

Download type: Prompted

New and enhanced features

  • Meeting/webinar features
    • Active Apps Notifier Enhancements
      The Active Apps Notifier will include forward capability for future apps that access meeting content.

Resolved Issues

  • Minor bug fixes

July 21, 2021 

New and enhanced features

  • General features
    • Introducing Zoom Apps for meetings - Windows, macOS
      Zoom Apps combine your favorite apps with the power of video communications by allowing you to access them directly in your Zoom desktop client and meetings. With Zoom Apps, you can streamline workflows, collaborate with colleagues, and also bring elements of fun and wellness into your interactions with colleagues, friends, and family members.

      These apps, reviewed and approved by Zoom, are available for installation directly in the desktop client or from the Zoom Marketplace. Once installed, work on projects with the app directly in the Zoom desktop client, or launch a meeting with the opened app and invite others to view and collaborate with you.

      This requires the Zoom desktop client version 5.7.3 or higher.

July 19, 2021 version 5.7.3 (745)

Download type: Manual

Changes to existing features

  • Consolidated chat search 
    The Search and Jump to bars in the desktop client are consolidated into one unified search. Results can be sorted by type (contacts, channels, files, messages).

New and enhanced features

  • General features
    • Additional MSI/PLIST/GPO options
      • Require authentication when joining a meeting/webinar - EnforceAppSignInToJoin 
        Disabled by default, this requires the desktop client or mobile app to be signed-in to a Zoom account to join any meetings or webinars. If the host requires specific authentication, the user joining will have to pass that specific authentication check as well.
      • Install latest version automatically - AlwaysCheckLatestVersion 
        Disabled by default, if a user’s version is lower than the newest available version, then the app will download the newer version automatically.
      • Disable use of Closed Captioning - DisableClosedCaptioning 
        Disabled by default, this disables use of closed captioning in meetings or webinars.
      • Disable use of Q&A - DisableQnA 
        Disabled by default, this disables use of Q&A in webinars.
      • Set behavior for Play sound when I receive a new message setting - PlaySoundForIMMessage 
        Enabled by default, this can disable the audio notifications when an IM message is received.
      • Show a preview of IM messages in system notification - ShowIMMessagePreview 
        Enabled by default, this can disable the message previews in system notifications when an IM message is received.

      • Mute IM notifications when in a meeting - MuteIMNotificationWhenInMeeting 
        Enabled by default, this can prevent users from muting IM message system notifications when in a meeting.
    • Consistent date formatting 
      Date formatting for chats, meetings, and call logs are adjusted to align with date formatting used in other desktop and mobile versions.
  • Meeting/webinar features
    • Reintroducing: Active Apps Notifier
      When an app has real-time access to meeting/webinar content, such as video, audio, and/or chat, the Active Apps Notifier will appear in the same window as the current meeting in the top-left corner next to the encryption icon. Details of which apps have access and which participant approved the app are displayed. Clicking on the app opens the Marketplace page to provide more information about the app and its developer.
    • Local Recording support for Immersive View 
      Hosts using the Immersive View feature can record this view locally to the device. When in Immersive View, only the immersive scene will be captured, while other video thumbnails will not be recorded.
    • Watermark enhancements 
      Watermarks will display the entire email address over a participant’s shared screen and video tile, as well as displayed over their video in most video layouts (Speaker, Gallery, Side-by-side). The watermark is also visibly more apparent as a tiled pattern across the video or shared screen.
    • Non-verbal feedback enhancement: Coffee cup 
      The Coffee cup option, indicating you are temporarily away from the meeting, is returning to Non-verbal feedback options. This non-verbal feedback option feature requires client version 5.7.3 or higher.
    • In-meeting chat emoji support 
      Participants can select and use emojis directly in the in-meeting chat panel.
  • Meeting features
    • Focus mode 
      In focus mode, only the host can see participants’ videos or profile pictures when video is off. Additionally, participant’s screen sharing can only be viewed by the host, who can switch between multiple shared screens and optionally allow participants to view others’ shared screens. Focus Mode is activated from the “More” menu on the toolbar. The account owner and admins can enable Focus mode for use in meetings through web settings. This feature will not be immediately available, as it is dependent on a web release currently scheduled for August 7, 2021.
    • Post-meeting survey 
      Meeting hosts can now configure a post-meeting survey to launch at the end of a meeting. This survey can be created using the native Zoom survey tools, or a link to a 3rd-party survey can be used instead. Participants will be prompted with the survey once the meeting ends.
    • Mute and Video Off when joining a recorded/live streamed Meeting 
      When participants join 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.
  • Chat features
    • Video playback directly in Zoom chat 
      Users can send and receive video files in Zoom Chat, then download and play the video directly in the Zoom client. Video files are limited to MP4, M4V, and MOV types, and limited to 30MB. If larger than this or not in a supported format, the video will transfer through normal file transfer. Sending videos on the mobile app will transcode the video file into an MP4 (H.264 codec with ACC stereo audio) with 720p resolution maximum.
  • Phone features 
    • Call queue and auto receptionist SMS (Power Pack) 
      If enabled by the account owner or admin, phone users can send or receive SMS messages using phone numbers associated with call queues or auto receptionists. This feature requires the Power Pack add-on.
    • Meet and chat options 
      Users can access options to meet or chat with the associated users when viewing the History, Voicemail, Lines, or SMS tabs. The meet and chat options only appear if the associated phone number belongs to an internal Zoom user. Chat option only appears for customers who have chat deployed.
    • View contact card and presence 
      Users can view users’ contact card, profile picture, and presence status in the History, Voicemail, Lines, or SMS tabs. This only applies if the associated phone number belongs to an internal Zoom user.

Resolved Issues

  • Minor bug fixes
  • Security enhancements
  • Resolved an issue regarding gender pronouns being cut off when participant has video off and no profile pic 
  • Resolved an issue for a subset of users regarding breakout room assignments prepared by co-host are lost when host joins 
  • Resolved an issue regarding screen sharing not adhering to bandwidth constraints 

June 28, 2021 version 5.7.1 (543)

Download type: Manual

Resolved Issues

  • Minor bug fixes
  • Resolved an issue for a subset of users regarding the Zoom client trying to download a file numerous times, causing higher bandwidth and CPU usage
  • Resolved an issue for a subset of users regarding incorrect spacing when displaying gender pronouns with your name in a meeting 

June 21, 2021 version 5.7.0 (522)

Download type: Manual

Note: The client release for Windows has been delayed until June 22, 2021.

New and enhanced features

  • General features
    • Support for 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.
    • Scheduling privilege and alternative host between linked master/sub accounts
      Users can add alternative hosts and assign scheduling privileges to other users who are in the same organization, now including users in sub-accounts and the master account. Account owners and admins must link the master/sub account in IM settings to see this account-level setting.
    • Authentication profile enhancement: Domain block-list
      Configured at the account, group, and user-level settings, users authenticated with a specific domain are blocked from joining meetings and webinars hosted by this account.
    • Update to ARM version of desktop client
      When a user installs the non-ARM version of the desktop client, they will be prompted to update to the ARM version of the client. This prompt is disabled if AutoUpdate is disabled through admin install of MSI or GPO options.
      Note: The ARM version of the client does not currently support Virtual Background.
  • Meeting/webinar features
    • Custom video filters
      Account admins can upload custom frame or foreground stickers for users on their account to use. Images must be in either PNG or JPG file format and can be up to 1 MB in size.
    • Request Live Transcription enablement as participant
      Meeting participants and webinar attendees can request the host enable Live Transcription, avoiding interrupting the host to request this verbally or through chat. This can be also requested anonymously.
    • Pairing with Zoom Rooms on Zoom desktop client 
      Users can pair their desktop client with their Zoom Rooms or Zoom for Home device. When a meeting is started on the desktop client, users can choose to start the meeting on the paired device.
    • NDI live streaming consent
      Participants are notified when live streaming through an NDI device begins, providing them the option to consent or leave the meeting.
    • Hide full transcript panel
      When enabled through web settings, the side-panel that displays the full transcript of Closed Captioning or Live Transcription is disabled. Captioning is only visible in the video window of the meeting or webinar.
    • Secure share with window filtering
      Found in the Advanced section of the Screen Share settings, this additional screen capture mode prevents background information, such as windows seen when minimizing a window and maximizing another, from being unintentionally shared. This will only share the content of the window you selected to share and blurs everything else.
  • Meeting features
    • Information Barrier enhancement: Support for Breakout Rooms
      Breakout Rooms can be used when the Information Barrier feature is enabled, allowing use of breakout sessions while preventing unauthorized sensitive data from being shared.
      Note: This feature is dependent on a web release scheduled for July 3, 2021. 
    • Share screen to all Breakout Rooms
      When sharing screen in the main session, the host or co-host can share their screen to all active Breakout Rooms. Any active sharing in the breakout sessions are interrupted and any annotation or whiteboarding prompts the sharer to save them before viewing the shared screen from the host. Host and participants must be on version 5.7.0 or higher to utilize and see this feature.
  • Webinar features
    • Webinar File Transfer enhancement: file type and panelists restrictions
      Account owners and admins can control file sharing in webinars, disabling entirely or restricting it to webinar hosts or panelists to share files in a webinar, as well as allowing specific file types and file size.
  • Chat features
    • Improvements to chat sidebar
      Various improvements to the chat sidebar, including: Separate sections for starred messages/contacts, single- and multi-user chats, and named channels, quick access icons for @me mentions, bookmarked messages, files, and contact requests, and changing the icon for named channels to #. Lastly, starred messages will now be referred to as bookmarked messages, to differentiate from starred contacts and channels.
    • Enhanced data privacy notification for chat channels with enhanced chat encryption
      Channel members are provided additional information regarding what information can be seen by others who are not members of the channel.
  • Phone features
    • Display additional phone numbers in user contact card 
      Users that have multiple numbers associated with their profile (work number, personal number, etc) will have these additional numbers shown on their contact card, and when clicked upon, will initiate a call to that number.
    • View number of callers waiting in call queue
      Call queue members with the Power Pack add-on can view the number of callers waiting in the call queue.
    • Enhancements to invite by phone 
      Users can use search through their directory of users when inviting participants by phone. They can also enable options to play greeting before the call is connected and require the participant to press 1 before begin connected. Users with Zoom Phone can change their caller ID before inviting by phone.
    • Check connection to Zoom Phone server
      Users can access Statistics settings to check their connection to the Zoom Phone server to troubleshoot connectivity issues.
    • Enhancement to call logs
      If a call queue member makes a call using the call queue’s direct phone number, the associated call log entry will show the call queue’s direct phone number. Previously, call logs only displayed the member’s direct phone number.

Resolved issues

  • Minor bug fixes
  • Security enhancements
  • Resolved an issue regarding a slight delay in virtual background when joining a meeting
  • Resolved an issue with the video playback feature and stereo audio in a video
  • Resolved an issue for a subset of users regarding presenter view of a shared Powerpoint presentation 
  • Resolved an issue regarding link preview inconsistencies

June 7, 2021 version 5.6.7 (1016)

Note: We have temporarily disabled the Active Apps Notifier to enhance the user experience of this feature and make improvements.

Download type: Manual

Note: The client release has been delayed until June 8, 2021.

New and enhanced features

  • Meeting/webinar features
    • 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.
      Note: This feature is dependent on a web release scheduled for June 14, 2021, and will not visible until then. 

Resolved Issues

  • Minor bug fixes
  • Security enhancements

May 24, 2021 version 5.6.6 (961)

Note: The client release has been delayed until May 25, 2021.

Download type: Manual

New and enhanced features

  • General features
    • Additional MSI/GPO options 
      • Enable Silent Automatic Update - EnableSilentAutoUpdate
        Disabled by default in the MSI package, this option allows the desktop client to silently check for updates and install upon launching the client. This option requires the existing AutoUpdate option to be enabled, which allows the client to check for updates, and if this is disabled, EnableSilentAutoUpdate will fail.
      • Persistent Notification banners until dismissed - AlwaysShowIMNotificationBanner
        Disabled by default, this option will force on the “Show notification banner on screen until dismissed” setting within the Chat settings of the client.
      • Disable Accessing Zoom Apps in Client - DisableZoomApps
        This MSI/GPO option is disabled by default, and, when enabled, prevents access to Zoom Apps in the client. Zoom Apps is not included within this release. This option is being shared in advance so organizations have sufficient time to review, test, and deploy this setting if desired.
  • Meeting/webinar features
    • 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 the device does not meet the system requirements for virtual background, the user is not able to turn on their video.
    • Enhanced data privacy notices for live streaming 
      Participants are notified when live streaming begins regarding who can see, save, and share the information before they provide it.
    • Improved low-light adjustment for backlit environments 
      Participants with a backlit environment are brightened while the lighting behind them is unaffected.
    • Enhanced 3D transformation of video filters 
      Improvements to video filter rendering, providing better 3D effects and transformations when applied to face.
  • Meeting features
    • Enhanced data privacy notices for archived meetings 
      When joining a meeting that is being archived or archiving begins, participants are notified regarding who can see, save, and share the information before they provide it.
  • Webinar features
    • Enhanced data privacy notices for panelists and unmuted attendees 
      Joining as a panelist, promoted panelists, and attendees allowed to speak will be informed of the change to who can see, save, and share the information before they provide it with their increased role in a webinar.
    • Enhanced data privacy notices for joining webinar without registration 
      In-context user education for joining a webinar without registration that informs users who can see, save, and share the information before they provide it.
  • Phone features 
    • Add email address for cloud contacts 
      Users can enter an email address when adding or editing a synced cloud contact.

Resolved issues

  • Minor bug fixes
  • Security enhancements
  • Resolved an issue regarding answered anonymous questions in Q&A being visible to all, rather than just the anonymous requester 
  • Resolved an issue for a subset of users when trying to manually convert local recordings during the live session 

April 30, 2021 version 5.6.5 (823)

Download type: Manual

Resolved issues

  • Performance improvements and optimizations for panelists in webinar

April 26, 2021 version 5.6.4 (799)

Download type: Manual

New and enhanced features

  • Meeting/webinar 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. This requires client version 5.6.3 or higher and works best when using Virtual Background, but not required.

Resolved issues

  • Minor bug fixes
  • Resolved an issue for a subset of users regarding crashes when switching audio devices 
  • Resolved an issue for a subset of users regarding an inability to end a webinar
  • Resolved an issue for a subset of users regarding connection issues when using a proxy

April 19, 2021 version 5.6.3 (751)

New and enhanced features

  • General features
    • Enhanced Untrusted Server Certificate alerts 
      Untrusted Server Certificate alerts will now provide additional information about the error, such as the server name on the certificate is incorrect, failed revocation check, untrusted certifying authority, or an invalid certificate or associated chain. Users will also be able to view the certificates to assist in troubleshooting.
    • Enhanced data privacy notices 
      In-context user education for various features, such as polling, Q&A, chat, whiteboard, closed captioning, and others, informs the user who can see, save, and share the information before they provide it.
    • Improved power consumption 
      Technical enhancements to improve power consumption for the Windows desktop client.
  • Meeting/webinar features
    • New annotation tool: Vanishing Pen 
      In addition to the arrow and spotlight tools, Vanishing Pen will allow the presenter to mark on the shared screen to highlight certain information, but the markings will fade away within a couple of seconds. This provides easier highlighting of information without having to undo or erase annotations.
    • Clearer Original Sound designation when on/off 
      The in-meeting/webinar button for the Original Sound feature has been enhanced to provide a clearer designation of when the feature is on or off.
    • Enhancement to screen sharing Zoom windows 
      When sharing screen and allowing Zoom windows to be seen during the share, Zoom windows can be minimized.
  • Meeting features
    • Full emoji suite for Reactions 
      Any emoji available for Zoom chat can be used as a reaction in a meeting. The host can also restrict reactions to the standard set, or allow use of the full emoji suite. This feature requires client version 5.2.0 or higher.
  • Chat features
    • Manager field available in contact card 
      When a manager is added to your Profile details, either manually or mapped through SSO, this will also be available in the desktop and mobile clients. Only users in your account will be able to view your manager in your contact card.
    • Enhancements to deactivated user visibility 
      Deactivated users will no longer be searchable, unless there is existing chat history with that user. Profile information and available interaction options will be reduced in line with their diminished user status. Deactivated users will be listed at the bottom of any contact list or group.
  • Phone features
    • Recover call history, voicemail and recordings
      If enabled by the admin, users can restore their soft-deleted history, voicemail, or recording within 30 days. After that, it will be permanently deleted from the account. This feature needs to be enabled by Zoom.

Resolved Issues

  • Minor bug fixes
  • Security enhancements

March 29, 2021 version 5.6.1 (617)

Download type: Manual
Download here: Download Center

Resolved Issues

  • Minor bug fixes
  • Security enhancements
  • Resolved an issue regarding gallery view video order with raise hand

March 22, 2021 version 5.6.0 (589)

Note: The client release for Windows was delayed until March 23, 2021.

Download type: Manual

Changes to existing features

  • Enhancement to 3-way calling for Zoom Phone 
    When users are in a 3-way call and a call participant leaves the call, the call will continue for the remaining 2 users.
  • Enhancement to MSI/GPO option: AutoUpdate 
    The AutoUpdate option will now also remove the Check for Updates button in the client when left disabled. Installing with this option enabled will provide the button in the client and allow users to check for and install updates.

New and enhanced features

  • General features
    • Additional MSI/GPO options 
      • Enable Share Clipboard during remote control - EnableShareClipboardWhenRemoteControl
        Disabled by default, if enabled it will turn on "Share Clipboard" in remote control
      • Hide incoming calls while in meeting - HidePhoneInComingCallWhileInMeeting
        Disabled by default, if enabled it will prevent incoming call notifications while you are in a meeting.
    • 64-bit Zoom client 
      A separate installer for the 64-bit version of the Zoom client for Windows is available on the Downloads page.
  • Meeting/webinar features
    • Enhanced device testing for Epic integration 
      Users that join a Zoom meeting with their healthcare provider from Epic’s patient portal will now be able to test their camera, speakers, and microphone on their device. The clear pass/fail results are shared with their healthcare provider, informing them of any technical issues they may have in advance of their Telehealth visit.
    • Additional authentication option: Users in my account 
      An additional authentication method can be selected, requiring users joining your meeting or webinar to be signed-in to their profile within your account. This option is in addition to the existing authentication profiles: users who are signed into Zoom, users who are signed in to selected email domains, and users who are externally authenticated.
  • Webinar features
    • Additional attendee view controls 
      Attendee view layout controls will also be available in the Participants panel, under More. This is in addition to the attendee view controls available in the View options.
    • Enhanced practice session and live webinar notifications 
      Notifications regarding if your webinar is still in practice session or live will be visible to all panelists, as well as the host.
    • File transfer for webinar chat 
      Webinar hosts and panelists will be able to send files in chat. To send or receive files, users must be on version 5.6.0 or higher.
  • Chat features
    • Enhanced search filter: @me mentions 
      Chat searches can be narrowed to just include results containing mentions of the person who is searching.
    • Search in channel within channel options 
      The option to search within a specific chat channel can also be selected directly in that channel’s information panel, directly below Add Members.
    • Easier emoji selection 
      After entering ‘:’ and two or more letters, available emojis matching that description will be shown. For example, entering “:jo” will provide the following matching emojis: :joy:, :joy_cat:, :joystick:, :majong:, and :black_joker:
  • Phone features 
    • Power Pack experience
      If users have the Power Pack add-on, they can view phone lines and use in-call controls from a small panel that’s always on top of other applications. Phone users can also quickly find contacts and view their missed calls and voicemail.
    • Call monitoring for shared line groups 
      If enabled by the admin, shared line group members who are monitors can listen, whisper, barge, or take over calls received by or sent to the shared line group.
    • UI enhancement for unknown location notification 
      If nomadic emergency service is enabled by the admin, users will see a red notification icon in the Phone tab if they haven’t enabled location permission. The icon also appears when support for personal locations is enabled and users are currently in an unknown location
    • UI enhancements for calls forwarded through auto receptionists 
      Calls forwarded through auto receptionists are labelled with the auto receptionist display name to make these easier to identify. This applies to incoming call notifications and call/recording/voicemail history.
    • Copy direct phone number 
      Users can easily copy their direct phone number from their profile card or phone settings.
    • Recover call history, voicemail and recordings 
      If enabled by the admin, users can restore their soft-deleted history, voicemail, or recording within 30 days. After that, it will be permanently deleted from the account. This feature needs to be enabled by Zoom.
    • Bypass waiting room when elevating call to meeting
      When users elevate a current phone call to a meeting, the other call participant will bypass the waiting room if waiting room is enabled for everyone and the bypass option is enabled.
    • Update emergency address 
      Users can set and update their emergency address directly in the client. Previously, users could only update using the web portal.

Resolved Issues

  • Minor bug fixes
  • Security enhancements
  • Resolved an issue with video virtual background regarding the video being flipped or rotated 
  • Resolved an issue regarding removed webinar attendees trying to rejoin and incorrectly receiving message that they cannot rejoin due to declined registration 
  • Resolved an issue for a subset of users regarding adding additional wildcard domains for authentication profiles 
  • Resolved an issue for a subset of users regarding error 103033 when trying to join a meeting
  • Fixed an issue where the outbound caller ID was incorrect if the user’s default caller ID was set to a phone number that belonged to a shared line group

March 1, 2021 version 5.5.4 (13142.0301)

Download type: Manual

Note: The client release for Windows has been delayed until March 2, 2021.

New and enhanced features

  • Meeting/webinar features
    • Enhanced custom gallery view with hidden non-video participants 
      Custom gallery view order can be utilized even when non-video participants are hidden. When a non-video participant turns on their video, their video will be added to the bottom-right corner of the last page of gallery view.
    • Clearer designation of shared content 
      When sharing begins, a notification is provided over the shared content, clearly showing what you are sharing and when participants are able to see the content. Requires at least 80% of participants to be on version 5.5.4 or higher for the host to be notified that the shared content is visible to participants.

Resolved Issues

  • Minor bug fixes
  • Security enhancements
  • Resolved an issue regarding slides as virtual background not recording properly
  • Resolved an issue for a subset of users regarding pinning a non-authenticated users
  • Resolved an issue for a subset of user regarding audio echo 

February 8, 2021 version 5.5.2 (12494.0204)

Download type: Manual

Resolved Issues

  • Minor bug fixes
  • Resolved an issue for a subset of users regarding screenshots disappearing before being sent in chat.

February 3, 2021 version 5.5.1 (12488.0202)

Download type: Manual

Resolved Issues

  • Minor bug fixes
  • Resolved an issue with the GPO/MSI flag “SetAccountIDsRestrictedToJoin” not working properly

February 1, 2021 version 5.5.0 (12454.0131)

Download type: Manual

Changes to existing features

  • Relocated and enhanced attendee view controls for webinars 
    The options to push particular video layouts to webinar attendees has been moved from the Participants list to the View Options button, located in the top-right corner of the main video window. The layout options Follow Host’s View, Speaker, Gallery, and Standard (shared content with video thumbnails) now include Side-by-side: Speaker, and Side-by-Side: Gallery while sharing content. Custom Gallery view orders are now supported for use by panelists, but cannot be deployed to attendees. Webinar attendees can no longer control their view of the webinar, giving the host and co-host(s) exclusive control.
  • Persistent non-verbal feedback 
    Non-verbal feedback, which is now included in meeting reactions, will return to the previous behavior, in which they are persistent until the attendee or host removes them. This includes the Yes, No, Slower, and Faster options.
  • Enhancement to alternative host feature 
    If the original host joins after the alternative host, the original host will always regain control of the meeting and become host. In addition, the alternative host will change roles. If the co-host feature is enabled for the meeting, the alternative host will become a co-host. If the co-host feature is disabled, the alternative host becomes a normal participant.

New and enhanced features

  • General features
    • Block or allow only participants from specific countries/regions 
      When scheduling meetings, the option “Approve or deny entry to users from certain regions and countries” will be available under Advanced Options. Host can either allow only participants from specific countries/regions to join, or block all participants from specific countries/regions.
    • Enhancements to Outlook calendar integration
      If MAPI is enabled, deleted meetings on the client and web will also delete the associated Outlook calendar event, as long as the event was not a web-scheduled recurring or PMI meeting. For On-Premise users, MAPI allows meeting change and deletion syncing.
    • View synced contacts in sub-folders
      If users set up contacts integration and their contacts are organized into sub-folder in the third-party service (Outlook, Exchange, or Google), they can view those sub-folders in the contacts directory.
    • Rotate camera
      Users on the desktop client for macOS can now rotate their camera video feed 90°. This can be done multiple times to completely flip the video, allowing for inverted cameras configurations.
    • Additional MSI/GPO options 
      • Require new SSO login upon client start - DisableKeepSignedInWithSSO
        Disabled by default, this option will prevent the client from utilizing the last SSO session info, requiring a fresh login for every re-opening of the client.
      • Require new Google login upon client start - DisableKeepSignedInWithGoogle
        Disabled by default, this option will prevent the client from utilizing the last Google session info, requiring a fresh login for every re-opening of the client.
      • Require new SSO login upon client start - DisableKeepSignedInWithFacebook
        Disabled by default, this option will prevent the client from utilizing the last Facebook session info, requiring a fresh login for every re-opening of the client.
      • Set audio signal processing for Windows audio devices - SetAudioSignalProcessType
        Default value is Auto (0), but can also be set to Off (1)(raw audio mode) or On (2)(Windows default signal processing).
      • Audio noise suppression - SetSuppressBackgroundNoiseLevel
        Default value is Auto (0), but can also be set to Low (1), Medium (2), or High (3). The High option requires an audio enhancement package (included in the MSI), and if not present,- the client will revert to Auto.
  • Meeting/webinar features
    • Share and play video files directly into meeting
      The Video option under Advanced share options will allow you to choose a video file, which will be opened by Zoom and played in the meeting as shared content. Host has typical video player controls (pause/ play, volume control, full screen, video length/elapsed time), which are not seen by other participants during share. MP4 and MOV files are supported, and max video resolution is 1080p.
    • Blurred background
      Users can now choose to blur their background rather than selecting a specific virtual background, providing added privacy when a branded background is unavailable or unnecessary.
    • Share mono or stereo sound
      When sharing content and wanting to share computer sound as well, users can select between mono or stereo audio. Only the user sharing their audio will need to be utilizing this client version or higher.
  • Meeting features
    • Meeting reactions for End-to-End Encrypted meetings 
      Meeting reactions can now be utilized in E2EE meetings.
    • 1:1 private chat for End-to-End Encrypted meetings 
      1:1 private chats can now be utilized in E2EE meetings, allowing for messages to all participants and private messages between 2 participants.
  • Phone features 
    • SMS for international phone numbers 
      Users can send/receive SMS for certain countries/regions. Messages sent to international telephone numbers will be metered according to the international messaging rate table. This feature needs to be enabled by an admin.
    • Support for SMS and MMS messages in a single message bubble
      Text (SMS) and images (MMS) can be shown in a single message bubble. Previously, text and images had to be in separate message bubbles.
    • Add contacts without specifying an email address
      Users can add phone contacts by specifying a name and phone number. Previously, users had to use calendar integration to add contacts without an email address.
    • Additional ringtone
      Users can set their ringtone to a beeping sound.
    • Voicemail notifications 
      Users will see a notification when they receive a new voicemail.
    • Group call pickup
      Account owners and admins can use the web portal to create call pickup groups and add phone users as members. All groups members will see call notifications whenever there’s an inbound call to a member. This feature is also supported on certain Yealink devices. This feature needs to be enabled by Zoom.
  • Chat features
    • Back to previous chat
      The ability to return up to the previous chat channel or contact, as well as go forward. This allows you to respond to an urgent request or message, then quickly return to the channel you were previously working in without needing to search for it among others.
    • Request contact connections directly from chat channel 
      When creating a new channel or adding contacts to a channel, a contact request will be automatically sent if the associated email is not already an existing contact. Upon accepting the request, that contact will automatically be added to the channel. These pending requests can also be removed, and the requester will be notified when the request has been accepted.

Resolved Issues

  • Security enhancements
  • Minor bug fixes

January 11, 2021 version 5.4.9 (59931.0110)

Download type: Manual

Changes to existing features

  • Blocking or warning of unencrypted traffic
    All unencrypted Zoom traffic will be blocked from connecting to meetings or webinars. Other external unencrypted traffic, such as phone dial-in and RTMP streaming, will be allowed, but warn all participants that the meeting is not entirely encrypted due to unencrypted end-points.

New and enhanced features

  • General features
    • Additional MSI/GPO option
      • Do Not Disturb when sharing - EnableDoNotDisturbInSharing
        Enabled by default, admins can deploy the client with more control over the Silence system notifications when sharing desktop desktop client setting, which silences Zoom notifications and sets your Zoom status to Do Not Disturb.
      • Enforce internal meeting authentication - SetDevicePolicyToken
        Account admins can deploy a more nuanced authentication and restricted account profile, forcing their users to be authenticated for internal meetings, while allowing users to join external meetings with the security settings put in place by the external account.
  • Meeting features
    • Host can admit participants from the Waiting Room while within a Breakout Room 
      Host is notified of participants in the Waiting Room, even while currently in a Breakout Room. The host can admit each participant one at a time, or all at once. If pre-assignments for breakout rooms are active, participants will be asked to join their pre-assigned breakout rooms. Otherwise, the host can assign participants directly to the breakout room of their choosing.

Resolved Issues

  • Resolved an issue with green tint on users videos seen by other participants
  • Security enhancements
  • Minor bug fixes

December 21, 2020 version 5.4.7 (59784.1220)

Download type: Manual

New and enhanced features

  • General features
    • Enhanced cloud contact integration for chat/call features 
      Contacts imported through the contact integration can now be easily added as a Zoom contact. Once approved as a Zoom contact, you will have the ability to call or meet with them and see their Zoom status.
  • Meeting/webinar features
    • Enhanced nonverbal feedback and reactions 
      Nonverbal feedback options are moved to the Reactions button, and all reactions will be shown in the corner of the participants’ video. The host will see each participant’s reactions in the participant list, as well as the aggregate numbers of each reaction at the bottom of the list.
    • Raise hand for host and co-host
      Hosts and co-hosts can utilize the raise hand feature along with meeting participants and webinar attendees.
    • Poll reports available during live session 
      The meeting or webinar host will now have the option to download the full poll results when the poll has ended during the live session, rather than waiting until the meeting or webinar has ended. This will launch their browser and begin the download of the CSV poll report.
  • Meeting features
    • Improved grouping of security options when scheduling 
      The “Only authenticated users can join” option is now located in the Security section of the scheduling window, grouping it with Passcode and Waiting Room options to allow for easier selection and use of security features.
  • Phone features
    • Support for text messaging (SMS and MMS)
      Users with Zoom Phone Pro licenses can use their assigned direct phone numbers to send or receive text messages (SMS and MMS). See our text messaging FAQ for more information.
    • Enhancements for call queues with call monitoring
      If call monitoring is enabled for a call queue, members and supervisors can easily monitor their queues and use call monitoring features.
    • Call end chime
      Users will hear a chime and see a notification when a call ends abruptly, typically from poor network connection or the other caller ending the call.
    • Launch an external app or a URL for incoming calls
      Users can configure Zoom Phone to launch a specific app or URL when receiving a call. They can pass additional parameters to the app or website with % arguments; for example, name and caller ID.

Resolved Issues

  • Minor bug fixes
  • Security enhancements

December 8, 2020 version 5.4.6 (59296.1207)

Changes to existing features

      • Change to default behavior of desktop notifications for upcoming meetings
        New users will have this setting enabled by default, reminding them of upcoming meetings through a desktop notification. Existing users will not be affected, keeping this setting as it currently is on their profile. This can be enabled through the Settings page in the Zoom web portal, or in the desktop client’s general settings.

New and enhanced features

      • General features
        • 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.
        • Additional MSI/GPO option 
          • Disable video filters - DisableVideoFilters
      • Meeting features
        • Enhanced co-host privileges over Breakout Rooms
          Co-hosts have the same breakout room controls as the meeting host, such as starting or ending breakout rooms, assigning participants, etc.
        • Move participants to main session from breakout room
          Hosts and co-hosts have the option to assign a participant back to the main session, rather than ending all breakout sessions.
      • Phone features
        • Enhanced notification for unknown emergency address 
          For users that have enabled nomadic emergency services, we enhanced the visibility of the pop-up notification that prompts users to confirm or update their emergency address when they are in an unknown location. A user's current emergency address is also now persistently shown in the Phone tab in the client settings.

Resolved Issues

      • Resolved issue for subset of users regarding local chat transcripts saving in the incorrect location
      • Security enhancements
      • Minor bug fixes

November 16, 2020 version 5.4.3 (58891.1115)
Download type: Manual

Changes to existing features

      • Non-video meeting interface will appear the same as a video meeting with video off
        Meetings scheduled with video off will now just show profile pictures or names, rather than the plain screen with meeting info and options.

New and enhanced features

      • Meeting/webinar features
        • Share multiple programs at once 
          Users can select multiple desktop programs at once for sharing, instead of sharing their entire desktop. Other programs and unoccupied areas in the desktop will not be visible to the viewer. The sharer will always know which applications they are sharing by an extensible green border. Only the user employing this feature will need to be on version 5.4.3, viewers can be connected with older versions.
      • Meeting features
        • Enhanced in-meeting user abuse reporting 
          Simplified process for meeting hosts and attendees to report abuse to Zoom.
        • 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.
      • Chat features
        • Pin chat messages 
          Users can pin a message in a channel, which is displayed at the top of the channel. Pins can be removed, replaced, or hidden. A log of pinned messages is accessible in the channel options panel.

Resolved Issues

      • Resolved issue for a subset of users regarding scheduling an alternative host while chat and contacts are disabled 
      • Resolved issue for a subset of users regarding Egnyte flagging Zoom files as malware
      • Security enhancements
      • Minor bug fixes

November 9, 2020 version 5.4.2 (58740.1105)

Resolved issues

      • Minor bug fixes 

October 28, 2020 version 5.4.1 (58698.1027)
Download type: Manual

Resolved issues

      • Minor bug fixes 

October 26, 2020 version 5.4.0 (58636.1026)
Download type: Manual

New and enhanced features

      • General features
        • Sync sub-folders in cloud contacts
          When syncing contacts from Office 365, sub-folders will now be synced in addition to the main contacts folder.
        • Enhanced login for Zoom for Government users 
          When downloading the desktop client from the Zoom for Government web portal, the switcher dropdown will be immediately available.
      • Meeting/webinar features
        • Disable Windows audio signal processing 
          Allows the user to control how audio signal is processed: by Windows drivers (On) or captured/played by Zoom in raw mode (Off). This may improve audio and requires an audio device which supports raw mode.
        • Virtual Background support for additional CPUs
          Virtual Backgrounds are now supported for i3 5th-gen and above, i5/i7/i9 3rd-gen and above, all including Y-series. These CPUs will support Virtual Backgrounds at 15fps and 360p.
        • Scheduling with custom Join Before Host time limit 
          Users can schedule meetings with Join Before Host set to allow participants to join 5, 10, or 15 minutes before the scheduled start time. Can only be used when the meeting ID is set to generate automatically. 
      • 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 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. 
        • Additional share options with Proximity Share to Zoom Rooms 
          Proximity share now supports sharing specific apps, share computer audio, and optimize for full screen video.
        • Change ringtone for meeting invites and phone calls 
          Users can change their ringtone from a predetermined list. The ringtone applies to incoming meeting invites and phone calls.
        • Improved pre-assigned Breakout Rooms behaviour 
          Pre-assigned attendees joining after the Breakout Rooms have been started will now automatically be assigned to their Breakout Room.
      • Chat features
        • Search starred messages 
          Users can search through their starred messages, or filter a search to only starred messages.
        • File size restrictions 
          Account admins can limit the file size allowed in IM chat.
      • Phone features
        • Bootstrap mode for nomadic emergency services 
          If bootstrap mode is enabled by an account owner or admin, phone users can report their current locations as company locations and/or report underlying network data for existing company locations. User-reported location and network data must be approved by administrators before it becomes actively part of defined company locations. These operations will send email notifications to admins (at most one email per day).
        • Call notifications for busy call queue members 
          If enabled, call queue members can receive call queue calls when they are busy on a call.
        • Opt out of specific call queues 
          Users who are members of multiple call queues can opt out of specific call queues to disable call notifications from those call queues.

Resolved Issues

      • Resolved issue with inaccurate Zoom Phone status 
      • Resolved issue with status sync between Zoom and Outlook 
      • Resolved issue for a subset of users regarding downloading files to external drives
      • Security enhancements
      • Minor bug fixes

October 13, 2020 version 5.3.2 (53291.1011)
Download type: Manual

Changes to existing features

      • General features
        • AutoUpdate disabled by default for MSI/GPO installations 
          The AutoUpdate flag is now set to “false” by default.

New and enhanced features

      • General features
        • Additional MSI/GPO options 
          • Record and send a voice message - ShowVoiceMessageButton
      • Webinar features
        • Hyperlink support for Q&A 
          Links sent in Q&A responses are now clickable by attendees.
        • Q&A indicates other panelist is responding to question 
          Questions will now indicate when another panelist is currently typing a response, ensuring you are not working on the same question.
        • Dismissed Q&A questions hidden from attendees 
          Questions dismissed by the host or panelists are now hidden from attendees view, avoiding unnecessary confusion.

Resolved Issues

      • Minor bug fixes

September 28, 2020 version 5.3.1 (52879.0927)
Download type: Prompted

Resolved Issues

      • Resolved issue with a subset of users losing Starred contacts and having issues with searching users
      • Minor bug fixes

September 21, 2020 version 5.3.0 (52670.0921)
Download type: Manual

New and enhanced features

      • General features
        • Calendar Integration sync improvement 
          Deleting a meeting in the desktop client will now delete the calendar event on the synced calendar, if write permission is given.
        • Enhanced Edit Country interface when scheduling 
          Adjusting the dial-in countries included in a meeting’s invite when scheduling is now enhanced to make adding, removing and reordering countries easier.
        • Enhanced integration with Outlook client 
          The Zoom desktop client integration with the Outlook client now provides the option to sync your Zoom status and profile picture to Outlook.
        • Studio Effects 
          Users can now apply eyebrows, mustache and beard, and lip color filters as part of their video appearance. This feature is currently in beta.
        • Enhanced scheduling with default settings
          Scheduling a new meeting will always check the user’s web settings and use those as the default. Any changes from the default will be saved for that meeting only.
        • Additional MSI/GPO Options 
          • Spotlight Self when speaking - zPolicy_EnableSpotlightSelf
          • Display up to 49 participants per screen in Gallery View - zPolicy_Enable49Video
          • Remind me () minutes before my upcoming meetings - zPolicy_EnableRemindMeetingTime
          • Default video rendering method 
            zPolicy_VideoRenderMethod
      • Meeting/webinar features
        • Roll-up Closed Captioning
          Closed captioning will now roll up as new captions are added. Users can also move through captioning by dragging the text.
        • Virtual Background not compatible explanation 
          When you are unable to use the virtual background feature, the desktop client will provide clarification, for example, the i7-5500U processor is not currently compatible with this feature.
      • Meeting features
        • Self-select Breakout Room 
          The host can now create breakout rooms with the option for participants to self-select which breakout room they would like to join. If enabled, participants can move freely between breakout rooms, without needing the host’s help. Both the meeting host and participants need to be on Client 5.3.0 or later to self-select Breakout Rooms. 
        • Share files with Microsoft SharePoint
          Attendees can now share files from SharePoint directly through in-meeting chat.
      • Chat features
        • Hide chat bots in IM list
          Users can hide chat bots deployed by their admin they do not have use for.
        • Right-click menu for links in IM chat
          Right-clicking a link will now display a menu, providing options to copy or open the link.
        • Improved image preview and image viewer
          Images sent in IM chat integrate better with sent text, and images will open within the Zoom desktop client’s new image viewer.
        • Enhanced Link Preview
          Zoom meeting links will now show more details, such as meeting name, ID, start time, Join button, and meeting duration when done.
        • Enhanced Search
          Desktop users can filter by Order, Sent by, and date filters for file search. Mobile users can filter by Order for file search. All image search results will display as thumbnail previews. Channel and contact results will also be split into their own categories. Users can also clear the list of recent searches. 
        • Mark as Unread for images and files 
          Transferred files and images can also be marked as unread. 

Resolved Issues

      • Resolved issue with Breakout rooms not following main session’s settings/restrictions 
      • Resolved issue with some webinar chats not being saved
      • Resolved an issue where some users joined a meeting with the previously signed-in account’s profile picture
      • Resolved an issue with keyboard focus shifting away from CC input when host performs certain actions
      • Resolved issue with chat messages being copyable in HIPAA compliant meetings
      • Resolved issue with voicemails not able to be retrieved on desktop client
      • Resolved issue when updating client 5.0 via MSI, but Zoom is defaulting to previous version 
      • Resolved issue with View More Settings option in client not routing to customer’s vanity page, if logged in via SSO 
      • Resolved issue with untrusted security warnings not providing more details
      • Minor bug fixes

September 8, 2020 version 5.2.3 (45120.0906)
Download type: Manual

Changes to existing features

      • Disable telephone options for Webinar attendees 
        We have temporarily disabled the telephone options for webinar attendees and plan to re-enable them in the next few weeks. In the meantime, attendees may connect to Webinar audio through the Zoom desktop client, web client, or mobile app. Webinar hosts and panelists can still join by telephone, as well as through computer audio. 

Resolved Issues

      • Minor bug fixes

September 1, 2020 version 5.2.2 (45108.0831)
Download type: Manual

New and enhanced features

      • Meeting/webinar features
        • Custom languages for language interpretation 
          Custom languages are now supported, in addition to the default languages provided. Custom languages must be configured on the web portal by the host. Interpreters and participants accessing the custom languages will need to be on client 5.2.1 or later to use custom languages.
        • High Fidelity Audio mode 
          This option in Advanced Audio enhances “Original Audio” mode, allowing for disabling echo cancellation & post-processing, while raising audio codec quality to 48Khz, 96Kbps mono/192kbps stereo for professional audio transmission in music education and performance applications. Professional audio interface, microphone, and headphones required.
        • Custom gallery view organization 
          Host and co-host can now re-order the gallery view to suit their needs, and choose whether to deploy this view to participants, or allow participants to create their own custom views. Simply click and drag videos to the position you want them in gallery view, and this layout will remain in place until released.
        • Multi-pin and multi-spotlight 
          With host permission, users will now be able to pin up to 9 participants on their end. The host can also spotlight up to 9 participants for everyone in the meeting.
      • Webinar features
        • Phone audio options for Webinar attendees 
          Webinar attendees can now access Phone Call and Call Me options for audio, in addition to the Computer Audio option. An admin must enable the premium Call-Out feature on the web portal, which requires the Audio Conferencing add-on.

Resolved Issues

      • Minor bug fixes

August 17, 2020 version 5.2.1 (44052.0816)
Download type: Manual

New and enhanced features

      • General features
        • Allow Host to unmute participants using pre-approved consent
          The host can schedule meetings and webinars with Request permission to Unmute Participants, which allows participants to pre-approve the host’s ability to unmute them as needed when joining a meeting. This pre-approval will remain in place for all meetings with this host, and can be revoked by the participant at any time.
        • Additional MSI Option
          Admins will now be able to manage the following features via MSI:
          • Disable Automatically enter full screen when viewing shared content
            IT Admins can now disable this setting on the client via MSI.
      • Chat features
        • Admin control of who (internal/external) can add more members to a channel
          For security and privacy purposes, channel admins can control if external contacts can add new members to channels and group chats. Channel can be configured to allow either all channel members or only fellow organization members to add new members to channels.
      • Phone features
        • Highlight text to dial
          Users can highlight a phone number, right-click, then select an option to dial the highlighted number.
        • Inbound call notification for internal safety response team
          Members of the internal safety response team will see a special inbound call notification when a phone user calls an emergency number (PSAP). The notification allows members to answer calls that are still dialing, or listen in on calls that were answered by the PSAP.

Resolved Issues

      • Call queue continues routing calls to users after sign-out
        Resolved issue with users leaving call queue and still receiving calls active in the queue.
      • Minor bug fixes

August 4, 2020 version 5.2.0 (42619.0804)
Download Type: Manual

Changes to existing features

        • Meeting and webinar passwords now called Passcodes
          Meeting and webinar passwords will now be called Passcodes to prevent confusion with your individual user password, which should never be shared. 
        • Show annotator’s name by default
          The Show Names of Annotators option while sharing content is now on by default. 
        • Removed appended space after @mentions
          When users enter a chat @mention, a space is no longer automatically appended after the @mention. Spaces are still appended when users enter multiple subsequent @mentions.

New and enhanced features

      • Meeting/webinar features
        • Video filters
          Users can apply video filters to alter the look of their video with color grading, foreground and frame filters.
        • Share PowerPoint as Virtual Background in Beta
          Users can select a PowerPoint file to use as their virtual background and move through the slides with the left and right arrows. This option is under Share Screen in the advanced options. It is currently a beta feature. 
        • Adjust Touch Up My Appearance
          Users can adjust the skin smoothness applied with the Touch Up My Appearance feature. 
        • Adjust video brightness
          Users can choose to adjust the brightness of their video automatically or manually with a slider in their video settings. This feature is useful in low-light environments.
        • Improved background noise suppression
          Users can adjust the background noise suppression applied, choosing to enable Low, Medium, High, or Automatic background noise suppression. 
        • Settings for hardware acceleration for screen sharing and whiteboard
          Users can now choose to enable hardware acceleration for screen sharing or whiteboard individually. 
        • Support for Virtual Background on additional processors
          Virtual Background is now supported on Intel i3 quad core generation 8 or higher.
        • Support for gallery view for 49 participants on additional processors
          AMD Ryzen 5 series now supports gallery view with 49 participants when only a single monitor is being used. AMD Ryzen 7 and 9 series and Intel i5 4-core 4th generation or higher now supports gallery view with 49 participants on single or dual monitors. 
      • Meeting features
        • Share files with Microsoft SharePoint
          Users can now share files from SharePoint directly through IM chat.
        • Improved Waiting Room notifications
          Host now receives more notifications about attendees entering the waiting room, including during screen share and when Zoom is minimized/hidden. 
        • Additional meeting reactions
          In addition to the clapping and thumbs up reactions, meeting participants can now react with a heart, surprised face, laughing face, or party emoji. Those receiving the reactions will also need to have the latest version of the Zoom client to see them. 
      • Chat features
        • Invite members by channel
          Channel and group chat admins can add members by selecting an existing channel and inviting all of those members to a their channel or group chat.
        • Record and send a voice message
          Users can now record and send a voice message in a one-on-one chat or a channel. 
        • Manage channel posting permissions
          Channel and group chat admins can manage the posting permissions to choose who can send messages in their channel or group chat. They can choose to select everyone, admin only, or admin plus specific users.
        • Microsoft SharePoint File Storage Integration
          Users can now upload or download files from Microsoft SharePoint.
        • Mute channel notifications 
          Users can now mute channel or group chat notifications, which will remove all push notifications as well as the red icon next to the channel or group chat name, on the Chat tab in the header of their client, and on the Zoom app on their dock. Users can hover over the channel name and click the downward arrow to find this setting.
        • Support first name only for @mentions
          When users press backspace on an @mention to delete the user’s last name, it will continue to support the @mention functionality.
      • Phone features
        • Transfer call to any meeting 
          Users can transfer the active call to any meeting or enter a meeting URL. 
        • Hot key support 
          Users can use keyboard shortcuts to control Zoom Phone, such as accept/decline call, end call, mute/unmute, and hold call. 
        • View transcriptions of call recordings
          Users can view the transcript of their ad-hoc or automatic call recordings while playing back the recording.
        • Combined search results for extension and direct numbers  
          Search results in Zoom Phone combine each phone user’s extension and direct numbers into a single search result. Previously, there were separate search results for each number.
        • Icons for call quality and encryption 
          While in a call, users will see icons to indicate call quality and encryption.
      • General features
        • Security section when scheduling a meeting 
          To allow easier access, Passcode and Waiting Room settings are displayed under the Security section when scheduling a new meeting. 
        • Screen reader alerts
          Users can now enable screen reader alerts to choose which notifications they would like their screen reader to announce.  
        • Improved video and content sharing
          Upgrades to video and content sharing to improve video quality, decrease bandwidth and CPU usage, and improve text clarity
        • Save a Multi-page Whiteboard
          Meeting attendees can save a multi-page whiteboard as a single PDF or multiple PNGs.
        • Sync Zoom presence to Outlook 
          A user’s presence in Zoom can be synced to Outlook, sharing whether a user is in a meeting, busy, or available. The Outlook icons will be used for the status, but the wording will match what is displayed in Zoom. Users can manually override their status in Outlook.
        • Set Zoom as the default communication option in Outlook 
          Users can set Zoom as their default communication option in Outlook, allowing users to meet, chat, or call their contacts through Zoom with one-click.

Resolved Issues

      • Fixes an issue where the incorrect date was showing when scheduling new meetings for a subset of users 
      • Fixes an issue where users received multiple notifications simultaneously of audio changes 
      • Fixes an issue where Zoom windows were shared when the user checked the option Optimize Share for Full Screen Video Clip 
      • Minor bug fixes

July 10, 2020 version 5.1.3 (28656.0709)
Download Type: Manual

Resolved issues

      • Fixes a security issue affecting users running Windows 7 and older

July 5, 2020 version 5.1.2 (28642.0705)
Download Type: Manual

Resolved Issues

      • Minor bug fixes

June 29, 2020 version 5.1.1 (28546.0628)
Download Type: Manual

Changes to existing features

      • Uploaded Virtual Background will not be shared across users on the same device
        Uploaded Virtual Backgrounds will now be specific to the user who is signed in. If a user uploads virtual backgrounds, they will not be visible in Zoom client settings for other users who sign in on the same device.

New and enhanced features

      • Meeting/webinar features
        • Support for account managed Virtual Backgrounds
          Account owners and admins can now add virtual backgrounds to the Zoom web portal for all users on their account. If the virtual background setting is locked, users will only have access to the admin uploaded virtual backgrounds and the Zoom default backgrounds and will not be able to add their own from the Zoom client when logged in to that Zoom account. This setting is available at the account and group level and requires Zoom client version 5.1.1.
      • Chat features
        • External Contact Invitation Privacy Disclosure
          When users send or accept an external contact invitation, they will be shown a privacy disclosure explaining that their profile information and, depending on the account IM Settings, their presence status will be visible to the external contact upon successful connection.
        • Edit the most recent message by pressing the Up key
          When the Zoom chat window is in focus, users can edit the most recent chat message by pressing the Up key.
        • Push notifications for file downloads
          Users can now receive push notifications when a share file downloads successfully, or if the file fails to download.
      • General features
        • Italian and Vietnamese language support
          The Zoom client now supports Italian and Vietnamese. By default, Zoom will match the operating system’s language if supported and users can manually select a language of their choice.

Resolved Issues

      • Minor bug fixes

June 15, 2020 version 5.1.0 (27830.0612)
Download Type: Manual

Changes to existing features

      • Ask all to unmute for meetings of 200 participants or fewer
        The meeting host can now ask all participants to unmute for meetings with 200 participants or fewer. This option is available in the host controls by clicking Participants, then More. This feature requires the desktop client 5.1.0 for the participants you are unmuting, as well as the host. If participants are on the Zoom client 5.0.5 or earlier, they will stay muted and not be prompted to unmute.

New and enhanced features

      • Webinar features
        • Option to delete questions
          The host or panelists can now choose to delete questions submitted through the Q&A during a webinar.
      • Phone features
        • Personal locations for nomadic emergency services
          Users can define locations and specify an emergency address. The Zoom client will automatically save the IP address or wireless access point identifiers for the location. When a phone user places an emergency call from a defined location, the associated emergency address will be sent to emergency responders.
        • Reconnect option
          Users will see a notification to manually reconnect to the Zoom Phone server if they disconnect.
        • Enhancements to hiding outbound caller ID
          Users can also dial *67 before entering a phone number to hide their outbound caller ID. If users hide their caller ID, a disclaimer will warn them that it will not be effective in all countries or regions.
        • Display names for phone numbers
          When selecting their outbound caller ID numbers, users can see display names set in the web portal. This makes it easier for users to identify numbers. The display name does not affect your caller ID.

Resolved issues

      • Minor bug fixes

June 2, 2020 version 5.0.5 (26213.0602)
Download Type: Manual

Changes to existing features

      • Re-enable GIPHY
        GIPHY will be re-enabled for Zoom chat. 

New and enhanced features

      • Chat features
        • Improved transparency of channel privacy controls
          When adding new channel members in the add members modal, users can now easily view their channel privacy controls which increases transparency around which type of users can be added and what message history will be available to the new users upon joining. Channel admins can even edit these privacy controls while adding the new user at the same time, thus enhancing privacy awareness for all of our customers. 
        • Enabling public channel admins and members to add external users
          Channel admins and members can now add external users into their public channels. In order to do so, the channel admin must enable this privacy setting, which is available when creating or editing a channel or adding a member. For the sake of security, this new privacy option to add external users will be turned off by default for both private and public channels and admins must opt into it. 

Resolved Issues

      • Minor bug fixes

May 24, 2020 version 5.0.4 (25694.0524)
Download Type: Manual

Changes to existing features

      • Removing old and adding new MSI switches and registry keys upon updating
        When updating Zoom to the latest version of the IT admin package (MSI), all MSI switches and registry keys will be removed and readded according to the keys designated in the command line.

Resolved issues

      • Minor bug fixes

May 17, 2020 version 5.0.3 (24951.0515)
Download Type: Manual

Changes to existing features

      • New default screen sharing settings for accounts with single Pro licenses
        Accounts with single Pro licenses will now have the screen sharing setting Who can share? defaulted to Host Only. The meeting host will be able to change this setting in their meeting settings or during the meeting in progress, from the Security icon.
      • Language Interpretation flag icon will be replaced by language abbreviation
        The icon next to the interpreted language will now list the language abbreviation, instead of a flag.
      • Require consent if the host mutes and then unmutes a participant
        If the host mutes and then unmutes a participant individually, the participant will now receive a prompt, asking them to consent to be unmuted.
      • Remove Unmute All option
        The option to unmute all participants at once has been removed since participants now always have to consent when the host unmutes them. By default, participants can unmute themselves. The host can now enable or disable the setting to allow participants to unmute themselves from the Security icon, which can also be found in the Participants panel.

New and enhanced features

      • Meeting features
        • Access meeting information when screensharing
          Participants can now access the meeting information, such as meeting ID and password, when sharing their screen. This information can be accessed from the toolbar, under the More option.
        • New ringtone for Waiting Room and when participants join or leave a meeting
          They will hear a new chime when a participant has entered the Waiting Room or when a participant joins or leaves the meeting if the meeting host has the setting Play sound when participants join or leave enabled.

Resolved Issues

      • Fixed an issue where Virtual Background did not work with some AMD processors
      • Minor bug fixes

May 10, 2020 version 5.0.2 (24046.0510)
Download Type: Prompted

Changes to existing features

      • Enhanced privacy design in contact details and user profile page
        Personal information, such as email address, personal meeting ID and phone number, will be partially masked with asterisks (*). Full details will only be shown when the user explicitly clicks on the “show” option.

Resolved issues

      • Minor bug fixes

April 30, 2020 version 5.0.1 (23502.0430)
Download Type: Manual

New and enhanced features

      • Support for setting to disable Personal Meeting ID (PMI)
        Client version 5.0.1 will support the web setting to disable the use of Personal Meeting ID (PMI). This web setting will be released on May 3, 2020. 

Resolved issues

      • Minor bug fixes

April 27, 2020 Version 5.0.0 (23168.0427)
Download Type: Manual

Changes to existing features 

      • Prevent private chatting with channel members outside of Zoom account or organization
        Users will no longer be able to privately chat with other members of the same channel if they are not on the same Zoom account or organization. To continue chatting with contacts outside of their Zoom account, they can add them as external contacts.
      • Copied URL will not include password if the web setting Embed password in meeting link for one-click join is disabled
        If the host has the web setting Embed password in meeting link for one-click join disabled in the Zoom web portal, the Zoom client will no longer include the password in the URL when inviting new participants. 

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. 
        • Meeting features
          • Report a user during a meeting
            The meeting host can now report a user during a meeting by clicking on the Security icon, then Report. This feature will generate a report which will be sent to the Zoom Trust and Safety team to evaluate any misuse of the platform and block a user if necessary. 
          • Additional feedback options at the end of a meeting
            Users will now have the ability to provide additional feedback if the setting Post meeting feedback survey is enabled. This feedback can also be viewed in Dashboard and can be downloaded as a spreadsheet. This setting was previously named Display end of meeting feedback survey.
          • Enhancements to meeting end/leave flow
            The host will now be required to assign a new host when leaving the meeting. Additionally, the pop-up message asking if the host would like to leave or end the meeting will now be displayed by the Leave button. 
          • 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.
          • Select data center regions when scheduling a meeting
            Users can now select which data center regions they would like their in meeting traffic to use when scheduling a meeting.
        • Chat features
          • Indication of an external user
            Users will have the label “External” next to their name if they are not part of your Zoom account. This label will be displayed in one on one messages. This label will also be displayed in the user’s profile details when you hover over their profile picture and in the channel members list. 
        • Phone features
          • Enhanced encryption
            Zoom supports secure voice calls across all supported SIP devices, desktop, and mobile clients. Zoom Phone supports standards-based encryption using SIP over TLS 1.2 Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) 256-bit algorithm for calls and during phone provisioning sessions. In addition, call media is transported and protected by SRTP with AES-256 bit algorithm for Zoom desktop and mobile clients, and with AES-128 bit algorithm for devices.

Resolved issues 

      • Resolved an issue where a subset of meetings were deleted when an invitee with scheduling privilege declined the invitation
      • Minor bug fixes

April 21, 2020 Version 4.6.12 (20613.0421)
Download Type: Manual

Changes to existing features

      • Re-enable clickable links in meeting chat
        Users will be able to send clickable links through the in-meeting chat. The link must include http or https to be clickable. 

Resolved issues

      • Security enhancements

April 12, 2020 Version 4.6.11 (20559.0413)
Download Type: Manual

Changes to existing features

      • Re-enable third-party file sharing
        Users on the Zoom desktop client 4.6.11 will be able to share files from third-party platforms, including OneDrive, Google Drive and Box if configured for their Zoom account. 

New and enhanced features

      • Support for meeting password requirements
        When scheduling a meeting, users on Zoom client 4.6.11 will be required to set a password that meets the requirements set by their account owner or admin set in the Zoom web portal. 
      • Show message preview
        Users can enable or disable a setting to show a message preview for chat messages. 

Resolved issues

      • Resolved an issue where the complete version number was not displayed
      • Minor bug fixes

April 7, 2020 version 4.6.10 (20033.0407)
Download Type: Prompted

Changes to existing features

      • Remove the meeting ID from the title bar
        The meeting ID will no longer be displayed in the title bar of the Zoom meeting window. The meeting ID can be found by clicking on the info icon at the top left of the client window or by clicking Participants, then Invite
      • Invite button under Participants
        The button to invite others to join your Zoom meeting is now available at the bottom of the Participants panel.
      • Local file transfer in meeting chat
        The feature file transfer in meeting chat has been re-enabled. Third-party file transfers and sharing clickable links are still disabled.
      • Automatic prompt to share reports and logs if Zoom client crashes
        Users will be asked if they would like to share reports and logs with Zoom if their Zoom client crashes. This feature can be disabled by admins. 

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.

Resolved Issues

      • Fixed CVE-2020-11443, thanks to the Lockheed Martin Red Team
      • Minor bug fixes

April 2, 2020 Version 4.6.9 (19253.0401)
Download Type: Prompted

Resolved issues

      • Resolved an issue where a malicious party could use UNC links to leak a user’s hashed password
      • Resolved an issue where some users could access chat in a webinar when chat was disabled