Release notes for March 22, 2021 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.
Note: The client releases for Windows and macOS have been delayed until March 23, 2021.

Changes to existing features

  • Enhancement to 3-way calling for Zoom Phone - Window, macOS, Linux, Android, iOS
    When users are in a 3-way call and a call participant leaves the call, the call will continue for the remaining 2 users.
  • Enhancement to MSI/GPO option: AutoUpdate - Windows, macOS
    The AutoUpdate option will now also remove the Check for Updates button in the client when left disabled. Installing with this option enabled will provide the button in the client and allow users to check for and install updates.

New and enhanced features

  • General features
    • Additional MSI/GPO options - Windows, macOS
      • Enable Share Clipboard during remote control - EnableShareClipboardWhenRemoteControl
        Disabled by default, if enabled it will turn on "Share Clipboard" in remote control. 
      • Hide incoming calls while in meeting - HidePhoneInComingCallWhileInMeeting
        Disabled by default, if enabled it will prevent incoming call notifications while you are in a meeting.
    • 64-bit Zoom client - Windows
      A separate installer for the 64-bit version of the Zoom client for Windows is available on the Downloads page.
  • Meeting/webinar features
    • Enhanced device testing for Epic integration - Windows, macOS, Linux
      Users that join a Zoom meeting with their healthcare provider from Epic’s patient portal will now be able to test their camera, speakers, and microphone on their device. The clear pass/fail results are shared with their healthcare provider, informing them of any technical issues they may have in advance of their Telehealth visit.
    • Additional authentication option: Users in my account - Windows, macOS, Linux, Android, iOS
      An additional authentication method can be selected, requiring users joining your meeting or webinar to be signed-in to their profile within your account. This option is in addition to the existing authentication profiles: users who are signed into Zoom, users who are signed in to selected email domains, and users who are externally authenticated.
    • Revoke pre-approved consent to unmute - iOS
      iOS users that provided a host pre-approved consent to be unmuted can now revoke that consent through app settings.
  • Webinar features
    • Additional attendee view controls - Windows, macOS, Linux
      Attendee view layout controls will also be available in the Participants panel, under More. This is in addition to the attendee view controls available in the View options.
    • Enhanced practice session and live webinar notifications - Windows, macOS, Linux, Android, iOS
      Notifications regarding if your webinar is still in practice session or live will be visible to all panelists, as well as the host.
    • File transfer for webinar chat - Windows, macOS, Linux
      Webinar hosts and panelists will be able to send files in chat. To send or receive files, users must be on version 5.6.0 or higher.
  • Chat features
    • Enhanced search filter: @me mentions - Windows, macOS, Linux, Android, iOS
      Chat searches can be narrowed to just include results containing mentions of the person who is searching.
    • Search in channel within channel options - Windows, macOS
      The option to search within a specific chat channel can also be selected directly in that channel’s information panel, directly below Add Members.
    • Easier emoji selection - Windows, macOS, Android, iOS
      After entering ‘:’ and two or more letters, available emojis matching that description will be shown. For example, entering “:jo” will provide the following matching emojis: :joy:, :joy_cat:, :joystick:, :majong:, and :black_joker:
  • Phone features 
    • Power Pack experience - Windows, macOS
      If users have the Power Pack add-on, they can view phone lines and use in-call controls from a small panel that’s always on top of other applications. Phone users can also quickly find contacts and view their missed calls and voicemail.
    • Call monitoring for shared line groups - Window, macOS, Linux, Android, iOS
      If enabled by the admin, shared line group members who are monitors can listen, whisper, barge, or take over calls received by or sent to the shared line group.
    • UI enhancement for unknown location notification - Window, macOS, Linux, iOS
      If nomadic emergency service is enabled by the admin, users will see a red notification icon in the Phone tab if they haven’t enabled location permission. The icon also appears when support for personal locations is enabled and users are currently in an unknown location
    • UI enhancements for calls forwarded through auto receptionists - Window, macOS, Linux, iOS
      Calls forwarded through auto receptionists are labelled with the auto receptionist display name to make these easier to identify. This applies to incoming call notifications and call/recording/voicemail history.
    • Copy direct phone number - Window, macOS, Linux, Android, iOS
      Users can easily copy their direct phone number from their profile card or phone settings.
    • Recover call history, voicemail and recordings - Window, macOS, Linux, Android, iOS
      If enabled by the admin, users can restore their soft-deleted history, voicemail, or recording within 30 days. After that, it will be permanently deleted from the account. This feature needs to be enabled by Zoom.
    • Bypass waiting room when elevating call to meeting - Window, macOS, Linux, Android, iOS
      When users elevate a current phone call to a meeting, the other call participant will bypass the waiting room if waiting room is enabled for everyone and the bypass option is enabled.
    • Update emergency address - Window, macOS, Linux, iOS
      Users can set and update their emergency address directly in the client. Previously, users could only update using the web portal.
    • Incoming call notification includes caller ID or number - iOS (iPad)
      Incoming call notifications on the iPad version of the Zoom app will now also include the caller number or caller ID. 

Resolved Issues

  • Minor bug fixes
  • Security enhancements
  • Resolved an issue with video virtual background regarding the video being flipped or rotated - Windows, macOS
  • Resolved an issue regarding sharing slides on an iPad used as a second monitor - macOS
  • Resolved an issue for a subset of users regarding improper text alignment when including an english word within a sentence in Hebrew - iOS
  • Resolved an issue regarding removed webinar attendees trying to rejoin and incorrectly receiving message that they cannot rejoin due to declined registration - Windows, macOS, Linux, Android, iOS
  • Resolved an issue for a subset of users regarding adding additional wildcard domains for authentication profiles - Windows, macOS, Linux, Android, iOS
  • Resolved an issue for a subset of users regarding error 103033 when trying to join a meeting - Windows, macOS, Linux, Android, iOS
  • Fixed an issue where incoming Zoom Phone call notifications did not display the caller ID - iPad
  • Fixed an issue where the outbound caller ID was incorrect if the user’s default caller ID was set to a phone number that belonged to a shared line group - Windows, macOS, Linux, Android, iOS

New updates for the Outlook plugin

New and enhanced features

  • Additional authentication option: Users in my account
    An additional authentication method can be selected, requiring users joining your meeting or webinar to be signed-in to their profile within your account. This option is in addition to the existing authentication profiles: users who are signed into Zoom, users who are signed in to selected email domains, and users who are externally authenticated.

Resolved issues

  • Minor bug fixes
  • Resolved an issue for a subset of users regarding adding additional wildcard domains for authentication profiles
  • Resolved an issue for a subset of users regarding the Outlook plugin not recognizing the Zoom client on VDI environments
  • Resolved an issue regarding required tracking fields being bypassed
  • Resolved an issue regarding scheduling a meeting with audio type set as Both
  • Resolved an issue regarding meetings scheduled with Outlook not being recognized between Add-in and plugin

New updates for Chrome OS

Resolved Issues

  • Minor bug fixes
  • Security enhancements