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Release notes for April 19, 2021 Follow

Release notes 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
    • Enhanced Untrusted Server Certificate alerts - Windows, macOS, Linux, Android, iOS
      Untrusted Server Certificate alerts will now provide additional information about the error, such as the server name on the certificate is incorrect, failed revocation check, untrusted certifying authority, or an invalid certificate or associated chain. Users will also be able to view the certificates to assist in troubleshooting.
    • Enhanced data privacy notices - Windows, macOS, Linux, Android, iOS
      In-context user education for various features, such as polling, Q&A, chat, whiteboard, closed captioning, and others, informs the user who can see, save, and share the information before they provide it.
    • Improved power consumption - Windows
      Technical enhancements to improve power consumption for the Windows desktop client.
  • Meeting/webinar features
    • New annotation tool: Vanishing Pen - Windows, macOS, Linux
      In addition to the arrow and spotlight tools, Vanishing Pen will allow the presenter to mark on the shared screen to highlight certain information, but the markings will fade away within a couple of seconds. This provides easier highlighting of information without having to undo or erase annotations. 
    • Auto-shapes for whiteboard annotation - Android, iOS
      Easily create straight lines, rectangles, and ovals when annotating on the Zoom mobile apps (only on tablets).
    • Clearer Original Sound designation when on/off - Windows, macOS, Android, iOS
      The in-meeting/webinar button for the Original Sound feature has been enhanced to provide a clearer designation of when the feature is on or off.
    • Enhancement to screen sharing Zoom windows - Windows, macOS
      When sharing screen and allowing Zoom windows to be seen during the share, Zoom windows can be minimized.
  • Meeting features
    • Full emoji suite for Reactions - Windows, macOS, Linux, Android, iOS
      Any emoji available for Zoom chat can be used as a reaction in a meeting. The host can also restrict reactions to the standard set, or allow use of the full emoji suite. This feature requires client version 5.2.0 or higher.
  • Chat features
    • Manager field available in contact card - Windows, macOS, Linux, Android, iOS
      When a manager is added to your Profile details, either manually or mapped through SSO, this will also be available in the desktop and mobile clients. Only users in your account will be able to view your manager in your contact card.
    • Enhancements to deactivated user visibility - Windows, macOS, Linux, Android, iOS
      Deactivated users will no longer be searchable, unless there is existing chat history with that user. Profile information and available interaction options will be reduced in line with their diminished user status. Deactivated users will be listed at the bottom of any contact list or group.
  • Phone features
    • Recover call history, voicemail and recordings - Windows, 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.
    • Support for hang up button on USB HID devices - Windows, macOS
      Users with supported USB HID devices can use the hang up button on their device to hang up the current call or decline an inbound call notification.
    • Support for tel: protocol links - Android
      Users can tap a telephone number in an email or web page to call that number with Zoom Phone.

Resolved Issues

  • Minor bug fixes
  • Security enhancements
  • Resolved an issue regarding Zoom Phone calls from call queues not being received on mobile - iOS
  • Resolved an issue regarding participant annotation on a shared whiteboard - Linux
  • Resolved an issue regarding switching between accounts - Linux
  • Resolved an issue regarding hiding self view - Linux
  • Resolved an issue regarding in-meeting chat transcripts being lost when using breakout rooms - Linux
  • Resolved an issue where users could not receive call queue calls while in a call using the system’s calling app - Android

Release notes for the Outlook plugin

New and enhanced features

  • Enhanced notifications when an event and calendar invite is changed
    When a Zoom meeting is edited and changed, causing the invite to also change, users are notified that all content in the event description has been updated with the standard invite. The previous description will be copied to the clipboard.

Resolved Issues

  • Minor bug fixes

Release notes for IBM Notes Plugin

Resolved Issues

  • Minor bug fixes