Release notes for December 7, 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.

Note: The client release has been delayed until December 8, 2020. 

Changes to existing features

  • Change to default behavior of desktop notifications for upcoming meetings
    New users will have this setting enabled by default, reminding them of upcoming meetings through a desktop notification. Existing users will not be affected, keeping this setting as it currently is on their profile. This can be enabled through the Settings page in the Zoom web portal, or in the desktop client’s general settings.

New and enhanced features

  • General features
    • Partially encrypted meeting warning - Windows, macOS, Linux, Android, iOS, web client
      Unencrypted connections, such as audio through phone dial-in, unencrypted SIP/H.323 devices, or streaming via RTMP, will alert the host and other attendees that some aspects of the meeting are not fully encrypted due to unencrypted end-points.
    • Additional MSI/GPO option - Windows, macOS
      • Disable video filters - DisableVideoFilters
  • Meeting features
    • Enhanced co-host privileges over Breakout Rooms - Windows, macOS, Linux
      Co-hosts have the same breakout room controls as the meeting host, such as starting or ending breakout rooms, assigning participants, etc.
    • Move participants to main session from breakout room - Windows, macOS, Linux
      Hosts and co-hosts have the option to assign a participant back to the main session, rather than ending all breakout sessions.
  • Phone features
    • Enhanced notification for unknown emergency address - Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS (iPad only)
      For users that have enabled nomadic emergency services, we enhanced the visibility of the pop-up notification that prompts users to confirm or update their emergency address when they are in an unknown location. A user's current emergency address is also now persistently shown in the Phone tab in the client settings.

Resolved Issues

  • Minor fixes related to macOS Big Sur update - macOS
  • Resolved issue for subset of users regarding local chat transcripts saving in the incorrect location - Windows
  • Security enhancements
  • Minor bug fixes

New updates for the Outlook plugin

Resolved Issues

  • Minor bug fixes

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