Release notes for August 17, 2020

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Note: The information in the past release notes may have been superseded by subsequent release notes.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. 

New and enhanced features

  • General features
    • Allow Host to unmute participants using pre-approved consent - Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android
      The host can schedule meetings and webinars with Request permission to Unmute Participants, which allows participants to pre-approve the host’s ability to unmute them as needed when joining a meeting. This pre-approval will remain in place for all meetings with this host, and can be revoked by the participant at any time.
    • Additional MSI Option - Windows
      Admins will now be able to manage the following features via MSI:
      • Disable Automatically enter full screen when viewing shared content
        IT Admins can now disable this setting on the client via MSI.
  • Chat features
    • Admin control of who (internal/external) can add more members to a channel - Windows, macOS, Linux, Android, iOS
      For security and privacy purposes, channel admins can control if external contacts can add new members to channels and group chats. Channel can be configured to allow either all channel members or only fellow organization members to add new members to channels.
  • Phone features
    • Highlight text to dial - Windows, macOS
      Users can highlight a phone number, right-click, then select an option to dial the highlighted number.
    • Inbound call notification for internal safety response team - Windows, macOS, Linux, Android, iOS
      Members of the internal safety response team will see a special inbound call notification when a phone user calls an emergency number (PSAP). The notification allows members to answer calls that are still dialing, or listen in on calls that were answered by the PSAP.
    • Email notifications for emergency calls from mobile app - Android, iOS
      Members of the internal safety response team will receive an email notification when a phone user calls an emergency number from the mobile app.
    • Proximity call flip - iOS, Android
      Users move an active call to a Zoom Room that’s in close proximity. This is supported on Zoom Rooms with a phone license.

Resolved Issues

  • Occasional calls not appearing on mobile app - Android, iOS
    Fixes an issue where some calls were declined on the mobile app due to weak network.
  • Call queue continues routing calls to users after sign-out - Windows, macOS, Android, iOS, Linux
    Resolved issue with users leaving call queue and still receiving calls active in the queue.
  • 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

  • Support for allow host to unmute participants with pre-approved consent - Windows, macOS
    The meeting host can now schedule a meeting which will allow participants to pre-approve consent to be unmuted by the meeting host. 

Resolved issues

  • Minor bug fixes

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