Important Notice: Please begin updating all your clients to Zoom 5.0. After May 30, 2020, all Zoom clients on older versions will receive a forced upgrade when trying to join meetings as GCM Encryption will be fully enabled across the Zoom platform. Click here for more information on the changes and how to update your Zoom application or download now.

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New updates for Zoom Room Appliances Follow

Upcoming Release

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

May 24, 2020 version TBD

New and enhanced features

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

Resolved issues

  • Security enhancements
  • Minor bug fixes

Current Release

April 26, 2020 version 5.0.0 (13930.0426)

New and enhanced features

  • Recording permissions
    Admin users can restrict recording permissions from the web so that meeting hosts cannot allow attendees to record. 
  • 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 Virtual Room Connector will support GCM encryption when it is automatically enabled for all accounts on May 30. For H.323/SIP devices, GCM encryption will be used between the Cloud Room Connector and the Meeting connector, to ensure codec compatibility.

Changes to existing features

  • Problem reports
    In addition to basic logs, users can send audio, content sharing, and crash dump logs with a problem report using the Zoom Rooms Controller.

Resolved Issues

  • Security enhancements
  • Minor bug fixes

Previous Releases

April 7, 2020 Version 4.6.4 (50000.0407

Resolved issues

  • Minor bug fixes
  • Security enhancements