Advanced chat encryption Follow

Overview

Advanced chat encryption will securely send chat messages between Zoom users. Encrypted messaging encrypts all chat messages using TLS 1.2 with Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) 256-bit algorithm.

This article covers:

Prerequisites

  • Zoom desktop client
    • Windows: 4.1.8826.0925 or higher
    • macOS: 4.1.8826.0925 or higher
  • Zoom mobile app
    • Android: 4.1.8855.0925 or higher
    • iOS: 4.1.8855.0925 or higher

Note: Some older versions of Zoom, including Windows and Mac version 3.5.37712.0111 or higher, iOS version 3.5.37749.0111 or higher, and Android version 3.5. 37712.0111, support advanced encrypted chats, but will not have full functionality.

Limitations after enabling advanced chat encryption 

After you enable advanced chat encryption, users and admins can't use these chat features:

User

Admin

Enabling advanced chat encryption

To enable the advanced chat encryption for all members of your organization:

  1. Sign in to the Zoom web portal.
  2. In the navigation panel, click Account Management then IM Management.
  3. Click the IM Settings tab.
  4. Verify that the Enable advanced chat encryption option is enabled.
    If the setting is disabled, click the toggle to enable it. If a verification dialog displays, choose Turn On to verify the change.

Using encrypted chat

Chats will display a lock icon to indicate that advanced chat encryption is enabled.

If you enable advanced encrypted chat, users will not see the encrypted chat until they open Zoom. Notifications (including those on the lock screen) will state that they have received an encrypted chat.