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New updates for October 26, 2020 Follow

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
    • Sync sub-folders in cloud contacts - Windows, macOS, Linux
      When syncing contacts from Office 365, sub-folders will now be synced in addition to the main contacts folder.
    • Enhanced login for Zoom for Government users - Windows, macOS, Linux
      When downloading the desktop client from the Zoom for Government web portal, the switcher dropdown will be immediately available.
  • Meeting/webinar features
    • Disable Windows audio signal processing - Windows
      Allows the user to control how audio signal is processed: by Windows drivers (On) or captured/played by Zoom in raw mode (Off). This may improve audio and requires an audio device which supports raw mode.
    • Share files with Microsoft SharePoint on mobile - iOS
      Attendees can now share files from SharePoint directly through in-meeting chat on mobile devices.
    • Support for live streaming to Youtube on mobile - Android, iOS
      Hosts can live stream their meetings and webinars via the mobile app to Youtube.
    • Virtual Background support for additional CPUs - Windows
      Virtual Backgrounds are now supported for i3 5th-gen and above, i5/i7/i9 3rd-gen and above, all including Y-series. These CPUs will support Virtual Backgrounds at 15fps and 360p.
    • Scheduling with tracking fields - Android, iOS
      Scheduling meetings on the mobile app supports tracking fields selection.
    • Scheduling with custom Join Before Host time limit - Windows, macOS, Linux, Android, iOS, Outlook Plugin
      Users can schedule meetings with Join Before Host set to allow participants to join 5, 10, or 15 minutes before the scheduled start time.
    • Support flashlight when sharing camera - Android
      When sharing the front-facing or auxiliary camera, the flashlight can be enabled to provide extra lighting and improve the shared video.
  • Meeting features
    • End-to-end (E2E) encryption for meetings - Windows, macOS, Linux, Android, iOS
      End-to-end (E2E) Encryption for meetings is now available in technical preview. Account owners and admins can enable end to end encryption for meetings, providing additional protection when needed. Enabling end-to-end (E2E) encryption for meetings requires all meeting participants to join from the Zoom desktop client, mobile app, or Zoom Rooms. Users will not be able to join by telephone, SIP/H.323 devices, on-premise configurations, or Lync/Skype clients, as these endpoints cannot be encrypted end-to-end. Zoom web client and third-party clients leveraging the Zoom SDK are also not supported at launch. Enabling this setting also disables the following features: join before host, cloud recording, streaming, live transcription, Breakout Rooms, polling, and meeting reactions. This setting is enabled in the Zoom web portal at the account, group, and user level and can be locked at the account or group level. 
    • Additional share options with Proximity Share to Zoom Rooms - Windows, macOS, Linux
      Proximity share now supports sharing specific apps, share computer audio, and optimize for full screen video.
    • Change ringtone for meeting invites and phone calls - Windows, macOS, Linux, Android, iOS
      Users can change their ringtone from a predetermined list. The ringtone applies to incoming meeting invites and phone calls.
    • Improved experience for saving annotations on mobile - Android, iOS
      The annotation toolbar will provide a Save option, replacing the long press to save.
    • Improved pre-assigned Breakout Rooms behaviour - Windows, macOS, Linux, Android, iOS
      Pre-assigned attendees joining after the Breakout Rooms have been started will now automatically be assigned to their Breakout Room.
  • Chat features
    • Search in channel option added to channel info panel for mobile - Android, iOS
      Searching through a chat channel is now placed with other channel options within the channel info panel.
    • Search starred messages - Windows, macOS, Linux
      Users can search through their starred messages, or filter a search to only starred messages.
    • Share files with Microsoft SharePoint on mobile - Android, iOS
      Users can now share files from SharePoint directly through IM chat on mobile devices.
    • File size restrictions - Windows, macOS, Linux, Android, iOS
      Account admins can limit the file size allowed in IM chat.
  • Phone features
    • Bootstrap mode for nomadic emergency services - Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS
      If bootstrap mode is enabled by an account owner or admin, phone users can report their current locations as company locations and/or report underlying network data for existing company locations. User-reported location and network data must be approved by administrators before it becomes actively part of defined company locations. These operations will send email notifications to admins (at most one email per day).
    • Call notifications for busy call queue members - Windows, macOS ,Linux, Android, iOS
      If enabled, call queue members can receive call queue calls when they are busy on a call.
    • Opt out of specific call queues - Windows, macOS, Linux, Android, iOS
      Users who are members of multiple call queues can opt out of specific call queues to disable call notifications from those call queues.

Resolved Issues

  • Resolved issue with inaccurate Zoom Phone status - Windows
  • Resolved issue with status sync between Zoom and Outlook - Windows
  • Resolved issue for a subset of users regarding downloading files to external drives - Windows
  • Security enhancements
  • Minor bug fixes

New updates for the Outlook plugin

Resolved Issues

  • Minor bug fixes