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Release notes for August 4, 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Note: The information in the past release notes may have been superseded by subsequent release notes.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 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. 

August 3, 2020 version TBD

Changes to existing features

    • Meeting and webinar passwords now called Passcodes - Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android
      Meeting and webinar passwords will now be called Passcodes to prevent confusion with your individual user password, which should never be shared. 
    • Removed ability for external contacts to add new members to channels and group chats - Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android
      For security and privacy purposes, external contacts can no longer add new members to channels and group chats. Only channel members that are part of the channel admin’s organization will be able to add new members to channels and group chat. 
    • Show annotator’s name by default - Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android
      The Show Names of Annotators option while sharing content is now on by default. 
    • Removed appended space after @mentions - Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android
      When users enter a chat @mention, a space is no longer automatically appended after the @mention. Spaces are still appended when users enter multiple subsequent @mentions.

New and enhanced features

  • Meeting/webinar features
    • Video filters - Windows, macOS
      Users can apply video filters to alter the look of their video with color grading, foreground and frame filters.
    • Share PowerPoint or Keynote as Virtual Background in Beta - Windows, macOS
      Users can select a PowerPoint or Keynote file to use as their virtual background and move through the slides with the left and right arrows. This option is under Share Screen in the advanced options. It is currently a beta feature. 
    • Adjust Touch Up My Appearance - macOS, Windows, iOS,
      Users can adjust the skin smoothness applied with the Touch Up My Appearance feature. 
    • Adjust video brightness - Windows, macOS
      Users can choose to adjust the brightness of their video automatically or manually with a slider in their video settings. This feature is useful in low-light environments.
    • Improved background noise suppression - Windows, macOS
      Users can adjust the background noise suppression applied, choosing to enable Low, Medium, High, or Automatic background noise suppression. 
    • Settings for hardware acceleration for screen sharing and whiteboard - Windows
      Users can now choose to enable hardware acceleration for screen sharing or whiteboard individually. 
    • Toggle aspect ratio for video feeds - iOS, Android
      Mobile users can now switch between Scale to fit and Original ratio for viewing attendee videos 
    • Support for Virtual Background on additional processors - Windows
      Virtual Background is now supported on Intel i3 quad core generation 8 or higher.
    • Support for gallery view for 49 participants on additional processors - Windows
      AMD Ryzen 5 series now supports gallery view with 49 participants when only a single monitor is being used. AMD Ryzen 7 and 9 series and Intel i5 4-core 4th generation or higher now supports gallery view with 49 participants on single or dual monitors. 
    • Share part of screen - Linux
      Users can now select part of their screen to share instead of sharing the entire desktop or an entire application. This is available on the Advanced Screen Sharing tab.
  • Meeting features
    • Share files with Microsoft SharePoint - Windows, macOS
      Users can now share files from SharePoint directly through IM chat.
    • Improved Waiting Room notifications - macOS, windows, linux, android, iOS
      Host now receives more notifications about attendees entering the waiting room, including during screen share and when Zoom is minimized/hidden. 
    • Additional meeting reactions - Windows, macOS, iOS, Android
      In addition to the clapping and thumbs up reactions, meeting participants can now react with a heart, surprised face, laughing face, or party emoji. Those receiving the reactions will also need to have the latest version of the Zoom client to see them. 
    • Chat features
    • Removed ability for external contacts to add new members to channels and group chats - Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android
      For security and privacy purposes, external contacts can no longer add new members to channels and group chats. Only channel members that are part of the channel admin’s organization will be able to add new members to channels and group chat. 
    • Invite members by channel - Windows, macOS, iOS, Android
      Users can add others to a channel or group chat by selecting an existing channel and inviting all of those members to a new channel or group chat.
    • Record and send a voice message - Windows, macOS
      Users can now record and send a voice message in a one-on-one chat or a channel. 
    • Manage channel posting permissions - Windows, macOS, Android, iOS
      Channel and group chat admins can manage the posting permissions to choose who can send messages in their channel or group chat. They can choose to select everyone, admin only, or admin plus specific users.
    • Improved user and channel mentions search and selection - Android, iOS
      The user and channel mention search now appears above the keyboard and allows you to quickly tap the contact or channel to select. Slash commands are also supported. 
    • Improved chat message editing - Android, iOS
      Users can now more easily edit messages with an improved interface. 
    • Microsoft SharePoint File Storage Integration - Windows, macOS, Android, iOS
      Users can now upload or download files from Microsoft SharePoint.
    • Mute channel notifications - Windows, macOS, Android, iOS
      Users can now mute channel or group chat notifications, which will remove all push notifications as well as the red icon next to the channel or group chat name, on the Chat tab in the header of their client, and on the Zoom app on their dock. Users can hover over the channel name and click the downward arrow to find this setting.
    • Indicator when user is typing - Android, iOS
      Users can now see whether the other party in the one-on-one chat is typing or attempting to upload a file or image.
    • Ability to receive contact requests when chat is disabled - Android, iOS
      Users can now receive contact requests even if chat is disabled by their admin. Users can view contact requests by tapping Settings then Chat.
    • Support first name only for @mentions - Windows, macOS, Android, iOS
      When users press backspace on an @mention to delete the user’s last name, it will continue to support the @mention functionality.
  • Phone features
    • Transfer call to any meeting  - macOS, Windows, Linux, iOS, Android
      Users can transfer the active call to any meeting or enter a meeting URL. 
    • Hot key support - macOS, Windows, Linux
      Users can use keyboard shortcuts to control Zoom Phone, such as accept/decline call, end call, mute/unmute, and hold call. 
    • View transcriptions of call recordings - macOS, Windows, Linux, iOS, Android
      Users can view the transcript of their ad-hoc or automatic call recordings while playing back the recording.
    • Combined search results for extension and direct numbers  - macOS, Windows, Linux, iOS, Android
      Search results in Zoom Phone combine each phone user’s extension and direct numbers into a single search result. Previously, there were separate search results for each number.
    • Icons for call quality and encryption - macOS, Windows, Linux, iOS, Android
      While in a call, users will see icons to indicate call quality and encryption.
  • General features
    • Security section when scheduling a meeting - macOS, Windows, Linux, iOS, Android
      To allow easier access, Passcode and Waiting Room settings are displayed under the Security section when scheduling a new meeting. 
    • Screen reader alerts - Windows, macOS, Android, iOS
      Users can now enable screen reader alerts to choose which notifications they would like their screen reader to announce. 
    • Dark mode support - Android, iOS
      If users have enabled dark mode on their mobile device, Zoom will appear in dark mode. 
    • Improved video and content sharing - Windows, macOS, Android, iOS
      Upgrades to video and content sharing to improve video quality, decrease bandwidth and CPU usage, and improve text clarity
    • Improved Chat UI - Android, iOS
      The attendee can swipe away in-meeting chat messages and mute in-meeting chat.
    • Save a Multi-page Whiteboard - Windows, macOS, Linux
      Meeting attendees can save a multi-page whiteboard as a single PDF or multiple PNGs.
    • Support for Split Screen Multitasking on iPad - iOS
      Users can now split the iPad screen between Zoom and other apps. 
    • Sync Zoom presence to Outlook - Windows, macOS
      A user’s presence in Zoom can be synced to Outlook, sharing whether a user is in a meeting, busy, or available. The Outlook icons will be used for the status, but the wording will match what is displayed in Zoom. Users can manually override their status in Outlook.
    • Set Zoom as the default communication option in Outlook  - Windows, macOS
      Users can set Zoom as their default communication option in Outlook, allowing users to meet, chat, or call their contacts through Zoom with one-click.

Resolved Issues

  • Fixes an issue where the incorrect date was showing when scheduling new meetings for a subset of users - Windows
  • Fixes an issue where users received multiple notifications simultaneously of audio changes - Windows, macOS
  • Fixes an issue where Zoom windows were shared when the user checked the option Optimize Share for Full Screen Video Clip - Windows
  • Fixes an issue where the Zoom app freezes when users try to access photos from within the Zoom app - iOS
  • Minor bug fixes