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New updates for August 3, 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Note: The information in the past release notes may have been superseded by subsequent release notes.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.

The client release planned for August 3 has been deferred to August 4, 2020

New updates for Zoom Rooms

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

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

Changes to existing features

  • Management features
    • Meeting and webinar passwords now called Passcodes - Windows, macOS, iOS, Android, Windows Controller
      Meeting passwords will now be called Passcodes. This includes Room Meeting IDs.
    • Cloud recording storage - Windows, macOS, iOS, Android, Windows Controller
      If cloud recording storage capacity is reached, Zoom Rooms attendees will not be able to record. 

New and enhanced features

  • In-meeting features
    • Personal Zoom Rooms with Zoom Rooms Touch - Windows
      Zoom Rooms Touch devices can be used for Personal Zoom Rooms. 
    • Virtual background - Windows Controller
      Attendees can use a virtual background with a green screen. 
    • Support speaker switching with MXL microphones and camera presets - Windows, macOS, iOS, Android, Windows Controller
      Zoom Rooms with three MXL 404 microphones and a preset capable camera can be configured to support speaker switching. Once the microphones detect where a speaker is sitting, the camera preset is activated for that location.
    • Hand off a Zoom Phone call - Windows, macOS
      Users that initiate a phone call on their device can handoff the session to a Zoom Room that is in proximity.
    • Meeting history - Windows
      When meeting history is enabled, users that tap Join a Meeting on Zoom Room Touch devices will see a history of the previous meetings they have joined with IDs. 
    • Attendee audio status - Windows, macOS
      When users join a meeting their audio status will be displayed on their video thumbnails until they successfully connect to the meeting audio.
    • Admitting external attendees - Windows, macOS, iOS, Android, Windows Controller
      Attendees from the same account as the host can admit external attendees in the waiting room. This setting can be toggled on or off.
    • Original sound - Windows, macOS>
      If software audio processing (SAP) is disabled, Zoom Rooms will automatically enter original audio mode when music is detected. If no music is detected after one minute, the room will leave original audio mode.
    • Check out - Windows, macOS, iOS, Android, Windows Controller
      Users who end a scheduled meeting early will have the option to check out and free up the room for other users. 
    • View In-Meeting Private chats - Windows, macOS, iOS, Android, Windows Controller
      Private chat messages sent to the Zoom Room during a meeting can be displayed. 
    • Live transcription - Windows, macOS, iOS, Android, Windows Controller
      Meeting hosts in Zoom Rooms can turn on auto-transcription during a meeting. Live transcription will be generated automatically and appear on the room meeting display. This feature is currently in beta.
    • Language Interpretation - Windows, macOS, iOS, Android, Windows Controller
      If interpretation is being provided, a meeting attendee in a Zoom Room can select another audio channel to hear the meeting language translated.
    • Reactions - Windows, macOS
      Meeting attendees in a Zoom room will be able to view reactions from other users.
    • Whiteboard user experience - Windows
      Improved the dialog on Zoom Rooms Touch before closing a whiteboard. Users will be prompted to save or discard whiteboard content.
    • Unmute Zoom Rooms attendee in a webinar - Windows, macOS, iOS, Android, Windows Controller
      Webinar hosts can unmute a Zoom Rooms attendee without promoting the attendee to panelist.
    • Select screen sharing privileges - Windows, macOS, iOS, Android
      Meeting hosts using a Zoom Room can restrict the ability to screen share to the host only, or allow all participants to share. 
    • Searching participants - Windows, Android, Windows Controller
      Zoom Rooms users can search for participants from the participants list in a meeting.
    • One click to join the audio of a Google Meet meeting - Windows, macOS, iOS, Android, Windows Controller
    • Country selection when dialing - Windows, iOS, Android, Windows Controller
      Country flags have been replaced with country names.
    • Disable annotation saving - Windows, iOS, Android
      Administrators can disable the ability to save annotations on a whiteboard or a screen share.
  • Management features
    • Cloud recording storage - Windows, macOS, iOS, Android, Windows Controller
      If cloud recording storage capacity is reached, Zoom Rooms attendees will not be able to record.
    • Restart room controller from the web portal - Android
    • Under construction - Windows, macOS, iOS, Android
      Scheduling displays will display as under construction if the under construction status is enabled on the Zoom web portal.
    • Companion whiteboard user interface - Windows, macOS
      The companion whiteboard will display the Zoom Rooms background or the digital signage content when it is not in use.
    • Launch Zoom Rooms Controller from web portal - Windows, macOS
      Administrators can access a Zoom Room’s controller interface from the web portal.
    • Screen types reporting - Windows
      The type of screen being used (Logitech, Lenovo, etc) will be displayed with screen usage statistics reports on the web portal. 
    • Digital signage content display control - Windows, macOS
      Administrators can configure the time of day content is displayed.
    • Edge swiping in Windows 10 - Windows
      Administrators can disable edge swiping in Zoom Rooms if they are using an MSI installer.
    • Sign out from all devices - Windows, macOS, iOS, Android, Windows Controller
      Users can sign out of Zoom Rooms from the web portal.
    • Room Controls - Windows, macOS, iOS
      Support for incoming messages to prompt other controls. Support for Additional Rules: Room Operating Hours.
  • Scheduling display features
    • Passcode check - Windows, macOS, iOS, Android
      If a complex passcode is required, user created passwords for scheduled meetings will have to meet certain criteria to be considered secure.
  • Controller features
    • Support for Crestron Mercury Mini
    • Support for Polycom Trio C60
    • Rename participants from controller - Windows, macOS, Windows Controller
      Meeting hosts can rename participants from the Zoom Rooms controller. 

Resolved Issues

  • Minor bug fixes - Windows, macOS, iOS, Android, Windows Controller
  • Security enhancements - Windows, macOS, iOS, Android, Windows Controller