New Updates for Linux 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, WindowsMac, iOSAndroid and Web


Upcoming Release

January 20, 2019 Version TBD

Changes to Existing Features

  • Updated Zoom Client
    Zoom has refreshed the desktop user experience of its flagship Meetings and Chat service. The client is now more modern, sleek, and frictionless. New Chat features include channels, personal channel, starred messages, and contacts.
  • Chat Groups Renamed Channels
    Chat groups have been renamed channels.

New and Enhanced Features 

  • Meeting/Webinar Features
    • Audio Watermark
      If an attendee records the meeting, their personal information can now be embedded in the audio as an inaudible watermark. This option requires enabling "Only signed-in users can join the meeting" or "Only signed-in users with specified domains can join meetings".
    • Screen Sharing Enhancements
      • Ability to Stop a Participant’s Share
        The host can now stop a participant’s screen share by going to the Participant List and selecting More next to the sharing participant’s name.
      • Improvements for Direct Share
        While direct sharing to a Zoom Room, the green screen share indicator bar will now automatically hide when the mouse is not moving and reappear when the mouse moves.
    • Annotation Enhancements
      • Indicator that a Participant is Annotating
        The host can now identify which participants are annotating by viewing the participants list. The participants who are annotating will have an indicator in the color they are using to annotate.
      • Support for Multiple Pages on Whiteboard
        Hosts can now enable multiple pages for whiteboard. If enabled, they can create new pages, close pages, and navigate between multiple pages.
    • Allow Removed Participants to Rejoin
      Hosts can now allow meeting participants and webinar panelists to rejoin after they have been removed. This feature needs to be enabled on the web under Meeting, Group, or Account Settings.
    • Improvements to the Raise Hand Feature
      The raise hand feature will now prompt users to link their audio if necessary to make it easier to speak in the meeting.
    • Support for Scheduling a Meeting or Webinar as Public
      Hosts can now schedule a meeting as public through the Zoom client to share it on the calendar of public events.
  • Meeting Features
    • Warning When Scheduling a Meeting Longer than 40 minutes
    • Basic users will now be warned if they schedule a meeting longer than 40 minutes through the Zoom client or mobile app.
    • Breakout Room Enhancements
      • Set a Timer for Breakout Rooms
        Hosts can now set a timer for breakout rooms. Once the configured time has passed, the breakout rooms will automatically close and users will be returned to the main session. Hosts can also choose to be notified when the time ends.
      • Ability to Force Participants into Breakout Rooms
        The hosts can now force participants to join the breakout rooms from the main session.
      • Ability to Disable Returning to the Main Session
        The host can now prevent participants from returning to the main session from the breakout room. They will return to the main session when the host closes the breakout rooms manually or the set time expires.
  • Chat Features
    • Personal Space for Note Taking
      Write messages to yourself to take notes and save links within the Zoom chat window.
    • Star Individual Messages
      Star individual messages, making them easily accessible to revisit them later.
    • Star Contacts and Chat Channels
      Star Contacts and Chat Channels so that they are always easily accessible at the top of your Zoom chat window.

Resolved Issues

  • Minor Bug Fixes 

 


Current Release

December 16, 2018 2.6.149990.1216

Download type: Manual
Download here: Download Center 
Download instructions: Installation Instructions

New and Enhanced Features

  • User Features
    • Waiting Room for External Participants
      Added an option where signed in users on an account are automatically admitted into the meeting. Users who are not signed in or external to the account will be put into the waiting room.

Resolved Issues

  • Minor Bug Fixes

Previous Releases

November 30, 2018 Version 2.6.146750.1204

Download type: Manual
Download instructions: Installation Instructions

Resolved Issues

  • Fixed an issue where users were being prompted to trust a server certificate upon installation.
  • Minor Bug Fixes

November 30, 2018 Version 2.5.146186.1130

Download type: Prompted
Download instructions: Installation Instructions

Resolved Issues

  • Fix for CVE-2018-15715
  • Minor Bug Fixes

September 24, 2018 Version 2.4.129780.0915

Download type: Manual
Download instructions: Installation Instructions

New and Enhanced Features

  • Meeting/Webinar Features
    • Virtual Background Enhancements
  • Meeting Features
    • Meetings Scheduled with Default Audio Type
      Meetings will now be scheduled using the default audio type selected on the user's My Meeting Settings page. A different audio type can be selected when scheduling.
  • Chat Features
    • Extended Storage of Local Chat Messages
  • General Features
    • Improved Support for USB Headset devices using HID
      If Skype for Business is running, Zoom will disable headset/HID support to prevent Skype and Zoom from both responding to headset commands. This ensures users will not hear a dial tone from Skype when attempting to answer a Zoom call with their headset.

 Resolved Issues

  • Meeting invitation improvements
    When inviting a user to a meeting utilizing Zoom’s Chat Service, if the user initiating the call ends the current meeting, the invitation to the other participant will stop ringing
  • Minor Bug Fixes 

August 19, 2018 Version 2.4.121350.0816

Download type: Manual
Download instructions: Installation Instructions

Resolved Issues

  • Minor bug fixes

July 15, 2018 Version 2.3.128305.0716

Download type: Manual
Download here: Download Center 
Download instructions: Installation Instructions

Resolved Issues

  • Minor bug fixes

July 1, 2018 Version 2.2.128200.0702
Download type: Manual
Download here: Download Center 
Download instructions: Installation Instructions

Resolved issues

  • Minor bug fixes 

June 24, 2018 Version 2.2.128100.0627
Download type: Manual
Download here: Download Center 
Download instructions: Installation Instructions

Changes to existing features 

  • Removing a User
    If a host removes a user from a meeting, they will be banned from the remainder of that meeting session.  

New and enhanced features

  • Meeting features
    • Non-verbal feedback
      During a presentation, participants can provide non-verbal feedback without interrupting the flow of the presentation. Participants have the ability to raise their hand, signal yes or no, indicate to go faster or slower, and use emojis. The host has the ability clear all non-verbal feedback indicators at any time.
    • Improved First Join Experience
  • Meeting/Webinar features
    • Improved Audio and Video Quality with Low Bandwidth connections
    • Reduction of Typing/Keyboard Noise
    • Accessibility Improvements
  • Chat Features
    • Improvements to Multiple User Chats
      When a multiple user chat is created, the creator is automatically made the admin for the chat and has the ability to remove new members. They can also assign an admin and choose if new members can see the previous chat history.
    • Delete a message
      You can delete a message that you sent at any time. The message is removed from the IM application so that recipients no longer have access to it within Zoom. Only the sender sees a notification that the message was deleted.
    • Edit a message
      You can edit the content of a message that you sent in the past. The search results that recipients see in the chat will reflect the content of your edited message.
    • Other performance enhancements

Resolved issues

  • Unable to View Encrypted Chat Messages
  • Minor bug fixes 

May 20, 2018 Version 2.1.103753.0521
Download type: Manual
Download here: Download Center 
Download instructions: Installation Instructions

New and Enhanced Features

  • Better Visibility of Zoom Privacy Policy and Terms of Service

Resolved Issues

  • Minor Bug Fixes

April 5, 2018 Version: 2.0.123200.0405
Download type: Manual
Download here: Download Center 
Download instructions: Installation Instructions

New and Enhanced Features

  • Minor Enhancements

Resolved Issues

  • Bug Fixes 

April 1, 2018 Version: 2.0.123086.0330
Download type: Manual
Download here: Download Center 
Download instructions: Installation Instructions

New and Enhanced Features

  • Screen Share Whiteboard
  • Text Annotation Tool when Screensharing
    A text tool for typing on the screen share or whiteboard has been added to the annotation tools.
  • Edit a message
    You can edit the content of a message that you sent in the past. The search results that recipients see in the chat will reflect the content of your edited message.
  • Delete a message
    You can delete a message that you sent at any time. The message is removed from the IM application so that recipients no longer have access to it within Zoom. Only the sender sees a notification that the message was deleted.
  • Multiple participants can share their screen simultaneously
    Hosts can choose to have multiple participants share their screens. To make full use of this feature, dual monitors are recommended for participants. During a meeting, the host clicks the arrow next to the Share Screen button to control this feature. Note that participants on mobile devices only see the most recently shared screen.
  • Accessibility Enhancements
  • Minor Enhancements

Resolved Issues

  • Bug Fixes 

November 30, 2017 Version Number: 2.0.115900.1201

Download type: Manual
Download here: Download Center 
Download instructions: Installation Instructions

New and Enhanced Features

  • Side-by-side mode for a shared screen
    Meeting and webinar participants who are viewing a shared screen can switch to Side-by-side Mode. This enables them to see the shared screen alongside either the Speaker View or Gallery View, depending on which view they choose. They can also adjust the location of the separator between the shared screen and video to change the relative size of each side.
  • Far end camera control
    Meeting hosts can take control of your camera and use Pan-Tilt-Zoom (PTZ) functionality of the camera on your Linux computer.
  • Remote Support
    Meeting hosts can remotely control and restart a Linux computer to provide support to another participant.

September 4, 2017 Version Number: 2.0.106600.0904

Download type: Manual
Download here: Download Center 
Download instructions: Installation Instructions

New and enhanced features

  • Group chat enhancement
    Group chats are now included in the contacts list. In addition, the Recent Chats section is separated from the Groups section in the left-hand pane of the Chat panel, and you can now search for group members, recent chats, and group chats.

Resolved issues

  • Minor bug fixes.

July 9, 2017 Version Number: 2.0.98253.0707

Download type: Manual
Download here: Download Center 
Download instructions: Installation Instructions

New and enhanced features

  • Reclaim host using the host key
    The meeting organizer can use the host key to reclaim host privileges for the meeting if another participant starts the meeting.
  • Accessibility enhancements
    The client includes improvements for users who are accessing Zoom using screen readers or keyboard navigation.
  • Screen share enhancements
    You can swap the position of the shared screen with the video of the person sharing the screen, so that the shared screen displays as a smaller thumbnail and the video of the person sharing the screen displays in the larger active window.
  • Co-hosts can control polls
    Co-hosts can launch and close a poll that was created by the meeting organizer.
  • New download packages for GCC
    Different 64-bit packages are available for GCC version 4.6 or below and for GCC version 4.7 or above. On the Zoom Download Center, if you choose Other Linux OS and 64 bit, you can choose either gcc 4.6 or gcc 4.7+.

Resolved issues

  • Minor bug fixes.

May 2, 2017 Version Number: 2.0.91373.0502

Download type: Manual
Download here: Download Center 
Download instructions: Installation Instructions

New and enhanced features

  • Meeting/Webinar features
    • Video filter
      If you select the Apply video filter option, your video display is retouched with a soft focus. Configure this setting in Video Settings.
    • Improved ability to invite rooms to meetings
      You can invite Zoom Rooms in your organization to meetings by using the Invite Zoom Rooms tab when you click Invite from your meeting in progress. You can also select a specific Room Connector when you call out to invite a room system to the meeting.
    • Virtual Background

Resolved issues

  • Additional bug fixes.

April 17, 2017 Version Number: 2.0.89826.0417

Download type: Manual
Download here: Download Center 
Download instructions: Installation Instructions

Change to an existing feature

  • Improved Google login
    Google has enhanced the login process and in the latest version of Zoom, logging into Zoom through Google takes advantage of these enhancements.
    Important: If you log in using Google, you must upgrade the client before April 20.

New and enhanced features

  • Meeting features
    • Increase in the maximum number of thumbnails
      Depending on your screen size and resolution, the maximum number of thumbnails in the active speaker view or a shared screen view will automatically adjust, displaying up to 6 thumbnails.
    • Scheduling Tracking Field
      You can set "Scheduling tracking fields" when scheduling meetings.
  • Webinar features
    • Display participant email addresses to hosts
      Hosts and co-hosts can hover over the name of an attendee to see their email address.

Resolved issues

  • Additional bug fixes.

March 20, 2017 Version Number: 2.0.87130.0317

Download type: Manual
Download here: Download Center 
Download instructions: Installation Instructions

  • Facebook Live and YouTube Live integration
    Live stream Zoom Video Webinars on Facebook and YouTube.
  • Attendee waiting room
    Hosts can enable a waiting room that lets them control when a participant joins the meeting. The host sees the list of participants in the waiting room, and then selectively allows them to join the meeting. If this option is enabled, the option to allow attendees to join the meeting before the host arrives is automatically disabled.
  • Minor enhancements
  • Bug fixes

January 16, 2017 Version Number: 2.0.81497.1116

Download type: Manual
Download here: Download Center 
Download instructions: Installation Instructions

  • Breakout session enhancements enable hosts to:
    • Rename a breakout session
    • Broadcast a message to all sessions
    • Move a user to another session after a breakout session begins
  • Reclaim host control of a meeting if a host assigns host privileges to a participant of a breakout session
  • Integration with 3rd party audio conference provider
  • Room System now available within the Invite window
  • The clipboard is available to a user who is controlling a screen remotely
  • Other minor enhancements
  • Bug fixes

Dec 16, 2016 Version Number:2.0.75971.1216

Download type: Manual
Download here: Download Center 
Download instructions: Installation Instructions

  • Added dual monitor support
  • Added minimized window mode
  • Other minor enhancements
  • Bug fixes

Oct 31, 2016 Version Number:2.0.70790.1031

Download type: Manual
Download here: Download Center 
Download instructions: Installation Instructions

  • Support German, French, Japanese, and Spanish localization
  • Support polling for meetings
  • IM enhancements
    • GIF support
  • Optimize performance when in full screen
  • Fix audio issues for several 32-bit operating systems
  • Other minor enhancements
  • Bug fixes

Aug 30, 2016 Version Number: 2.0.63547.0830

Download type: Manual
Download here: Download Center 
Download instructions: Installation Instructions

  • Support pause recording
  • Support enabling/disabling annotation on the web
  • Added saving chat
  • Other minor enhancements
  • Bug fixes

July 12, 2016 Version Number: 2.0.57232.0713

Download type: Manual
Download here: Download Center 
Download instructions: Installation Instructions

  • Added ALSA audio support
  • Support Arch Linux
  • Support CentOS, Oracle Linux, & RHEL 6.4 and higher for 64-bit architectures
  • Support Debian 7.7 and higher
  • Added in-meeting file transfer
  • Other minor enhancements
  • Bug fixes

May 31, 2016 Version Number: 2.0.52458.0531

Download type: Prompted
Download here: Download Center 
Download instructions: Installation Instructions

  • Support file transfer
  • Other minor enhancements
  • Bug fixes

Apr 30, 2016 Version Number: 2.0.49177.0430

Download type: Prompted
Download here: Download Center 
Download instructions: Installation Instructions

Mar 17, 2016 Version Number 1.1.44485.0317

Download type: Prompted 
Download instructions:Installation Instructions

  • Support Webinar
  • Support Remote Control
  • Other minor enhancements
  • Bug fixes

 

Jan 27, 2016 Version Number: 1.1.38634.0127

Download type: Prompted 
Download instructions:Installation Instructions

  • Support Cloud and Local recording
  • Added screen capture in chat
  • Bug fixes

Jan 7, 2016 Version Number: 1.1.37479.0107

Download type: Prompted 
Download instructions:Installation Instructions

  • 64-bit Client
  • Send and receive images in chat
  • Minor enhancements
  • Bug fixes

Nov 24, 2015 Version Number: 1.1.33228.1124

Download type: Prompted 
Download instructions:Installation Instructions

  • Bug fixes

Nov 20, 2015 Version Number: 1.1.32904.1120

Download type: Prompted 
Download instructions:Installation Instructions

  • Support meeting scheduler
  • Support tabbed chat
  • Added shortcuts for mute/unmute, start/stop video, and screen share
  • Bug fixes

Sept 18, 2015 Version Number: 1.1.26956.0918

Download type: Prompted 
Download instructions:Installation Instructions

  • Added manual proxy setting
  • Support log in with Google and Facebook
  • Added chat history
  • Added statistics panel
  • High PPI screen support
  • Bug fixes

Jul 31, 2015 Version Number: 1.0.22331.0731

Download Type: Manual
Download instructions: Installation Instructions

The 1.0 release of the Linux client includes the following features

  • HD video and audio conferencing
  • Desktop and application screen sharing
  • Group messaging
  • Sign in with Work Email and Single Sign-On
  • Start and Join video/non-video meetings
  • Support using Personal Meeting ID
  • Host Controls
  • Raise hand within meeting
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