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New updates for April 27, 2020 Follow

Note: The information in the past release notes may have been superseded by subsequent release notes. Please review all current release notes carefully.

New updates for Web

Resolved issues

  • Resolved an issue where users needed to be authenticated and on the same account to view cloud recordings even if that setting is not turned on by admin or host

New updates for the Zoom client

For full notes including version numbers, please see the operating system release notes. 
Windows | macOS | Linux | iOS* | Android

*The iOS release requires Apple approval and may take a few additional days to appear in the App Store.

Changes to existing features 

  • Prevent private chatting with channel members outside of Zoom account or organization - Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android
    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.
  • Re-enable clickable links in meeting chat - iOS, Android
    Participants will be able to send clickable links through the in-meeting chat. The link must include http or https to be clickable. 
  • Copied URL will not include password if the web setting Embed password in meeting link for one-click join is disabled  - Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android
    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. 
  • Enable the setting Blur snapshot on iOS task switcher - iOS
    This setting blurs the preview screen in the iOS task switcher when multiple apps are open, to hide potentially sensitive information.  

New and enhanced features

    • AES 256-bit GCM encryption  - Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android
      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  - Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android
        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 - Windows, macOS
        Participants 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 - Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android
        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  - Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android
        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  - Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android
        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  - Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android
        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 - Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android
        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 - Windows
  • Minor bug fixes

New updates for the Outlook plugin

For full notes including the version number, please see the operating system release notes

New and enhanced features

  • Select data center regions when scheduling a meeting - Windows, macOS
    Users can now select which data center regions they would like their in meeting traffic to use when scheduling on the Zoom web portal. 
  • Enable Waiting Room when scheduling a meeting - macOS
    Users can now enable Waiting Room on a meeting by meeting basis when scheduling. 

Resolved issues

  • Minor bug fixes - Windows, macOS

New updates for the Recording Connector

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. 
  • New initial password generation
    When deploying a new Recording Connector virtual machine, for extra security, the initial password will be randomly generated. We do recommend still changing the admin password after initial deployment.
  • Admin authentication required for password changes
    If an admin changes the password for any of the users of the web console, they will be prompted to re-authenticate before the change is finalized.

Resolved issues

  • Minor bug fixes