Release notes for November 16, 2020

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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

  • Non-video meeting interface will appear the same as a video meeting with video off - Windows, macOS, Linux
    Meetings scheduled with video off will now just show profile pictures or names, rather than the plain screen with meeting info and options.

New and enhanced features

  • Meeting/webinar features
    • Enhanced gallery view for iPad - iOS
      Gallery view on iPads now supports up to 4x4 videos, and up to 5x5 for 11" and 12.9" iPad Pros. Multi-pin, multi-spotlight, and custom gallery view organization also supported.
    • Share multiple programs at once - Windows, macOS
      Users can select multiple desktop programs at once for sharing, instead of sharing their entire desktop. Other programs and unoccupied areas in the desktop will not be visible to the viewer. The sharer will always know which applications they are sharing by an extensible green border. Only the user employing this feature will need to be on version 5.4.3, viewers can be connected with older versions.
    • Increased support for Virtual Background on Android - Android
      Use of Virtual Background on Android now supported with Adreno 615, 616, 618, or 620 GPUs.
  • Meeting features
    • Enhanced in-meeting user abuse reporting - Windows, macOS, Linux, Android, iOS, Web client
      Simplified process for meeting hosts and attendees to report abuse to Zoom.
    • Suspend participant activity - Windows, macOS, Linux, Android, iOS
      New option in the Security panel to immediately suspend all participant activities, which will mute all video and audio, stop screen sharing, end all breakout rooms, and pause recording.
  • Chat features
    • Pin chat messages - Windows, macOS, Linux, Android, iOS
      Users can pin a message in a channel, which is displayed at the top of the channel. Pins can be removed, replaced, or hidden. A log of pinned messages is accessible in the channel options panel.

Resolved Issues

  • Resolved issue for a subset of users regarding scheduling an alternative host while chat and contacts are disabled - Windows
  • Resolved issue for a subset of users regarding Egnyte flagging Zoom files as malware - Windows
  • Security enhancements
  • Minor bug fixes

New updates for the Outlook plugin

Resolved Issues

  • Minor bug fixes

New updates for Chrome OS

New and enhanced features

  • General features
    • Restrict users to joining meetings hosted by a specific account
      Admins can now restrict their users on ChromeOS to join meetings hosted by specific accounts. This is controlled by the Google Admin console with the SetAccountIDsRestrictedToJoin policy.

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