Release notes for June 21, 2021

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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.

Note: The client release for Windows has been delayed until June 22, 2021.

New and enhanced features

  • General features
    • Support for gender pronouns - Windows, macOS, Linux, Android, iOS
      If enabled by account admins and added to their profile by either the user directly or through SAML mapping, a user’s gender pronouns are displayed in their contact card and as part of their display name in meetings and webinars.
    • Scheduling privilege and alternative host between linked master/sub accounts - Windows, macOS, Linux, Android, iOS
      Users can add alternative hosts and assign scheduling privileges to other users who are in the same organization, now including users in sub-accounts and the master account. Account owners and admins must link the master/sub account in IM settings to see this account-level setting.
    • Authentication profile enhancement: Domain block-list - Windows, macOS, Linux, Android, iOS
      Configured at the account, group, and user-level settings, users authenticated with a specific domain are blocked from joining meetings and webinars hosted by this account.
    • Consistent date formatting - macOS, iOS
      Date formatting for chats, meetings, and call logs are adjusted to align with date formatting used in other desktop and mobile versions.
    • Improved iPad visual experience - iOS (iPad only)
      Various enhancements to the visual experience of the Zoom mobile app on iPads, taking advantage of the additional screen space and aligning some items with the desktop experience.
    • Update to ARM version of desktop client - Windows
      When a user installs the non-ARM version of the desktop client, they will be prompted to update to the ARM version of the client. This prompt is disabled if AutoUpdate is disabled through admin install of MSI or GPO options.
      Note: The ARM version of the client does not currently support Virtual Background.
  • Meeting/webinar features
    • Custom video filters - Windows, macOS, iOS
      Account admins can upload custom frame or foreground stickers for users on their account to use. Images must be in either PNG or JPG file format and can be up to 1 MB in size.
    • Request Live Transcription enablement as participant - Windows, macOS, Linux, Android, iOS
      Meeting participants and webinar attendees can request the host enable Live Transcription, avoiding interrupting the host to request this verbally or through chat. This can be also requested anonymously.
    • Pairing with Zoom Rooms on Zoom desktop client - Windows, macOS
      Users can pair their desktop client with their Zoom Rooms or Zoom for Home device. When a meeting is started on the desktop client, users can choose to start the meeting on the paired device.
    • NDI live streaming consent - Windows, macOS, Linux, Android, iOS
      Participants are notified when live streaming through an NDI device begins, providing them the option to consent or leave the meeting.
    • Hide full transcript panel - Windows, macOS, Linux, Android, iOS
      When enabled through web settings, the side-panel that displays the full transcript of Closed Captioning or Live Transcription is disabled. Captioning is only visible in the video window of the meeting or webinar.
    • Secure share with window filtering - Windows
      Found in the Advanced section of the Screen Share settings, this additional screen capture mode prevents background information, such as windows seen when minimizing a window and maximizing another, from being unintentionally shared. This will only share the content of the window you selected to share and blurs everything else.
    • Potential security issue warning during share - Linux
      When using Zoom in certain Linux distros with the Xfce desktop manager, Zoom warns the user when sharing that background information, such as windows seen when minimizing a window and maximizing another, may be visible to others. The Security icon changes color and provides further information.
    • Ask to confirm leaving a meeting support for mobile - Android, iOS
      The mobile app includes the Ask to confirm when leaving a meeting option. This functions the same as it does on the desktop client.
  • Meeting features
    • Information Barrier enhancement: Support for Breakout Rooms - Windows, macOS, Linux, Android, iOS
      Breakout Rooms can be used when the Information Barrier feature is enabled, allowing use of breakout sessions while preventing unauthorized sensitive data from being shared.
      Note: This feature is dependent on a web release scheduled for July 3, 2021. 
    • Share screen to all Breakout Rooms - Windows, macOS, Linux
      When sharing screen in the main session, the host or co-host can share their screen to all active Breakout Rooms. Any active sharing in the breakout sessions are interrupted and any annotation or whiteboarding prompts the sharer to save them before viewing the shared screen from the host. Host and participants must be on version 5.7.0 or higher to utilize and see this feature.
  • Webinar features
    • Webinar File Transfer enhancement: file type and panelists restrictions - Windows, macOS, Linux
      Account owners and admins can control file sharing in webinars, disabling entirely or restricting it to webinar hosts or panelists to share files in a webinar, as well as allowing specific file types and file size.
  • Chat features
    • Improvements to chat sidebar - Windows, macOS, Android, iOS
      Various improvements to the chat sidebar, including: Separate sections for starred messages/contacts, single- and multi-user chats, and named channels, quick access icons for @me mentions, bookmarked messages, files, and contact requests, and changing the icon for named channels to #. Lastly, starred messages will now be referred to as bookmarked messages, to differentiate from starred contacts and channels.
    • Record and send a voice message support for Linux - Linux
      Users can now record and send a voice message in a one-on-one chat or a channel.
    • Enhanced data privacy notification for chat channels with enhanced chat encryption - Windows, macOS, Linux, Android, iOS
      Channel members are provided additional information regarding what information can be seen by others who are not members of the channel.
  • Phone features
    • Display additional phone numbers in user contact card - Windows, macOS, Linux, Android, iOS
      Users that have multiple numbers associated with their profile (work number, personal number, etc) will have these additional numbers shown on their contact card, and when clicked upon, will initiate a call to that number.
    • Enhancements to invite by phone - Windows, macOS, Linux, Android, iOS
      Users can use search through their directory of users when inviting participants by phone. They can also enable options to play greeting before the call is connected and require the participant to press 1 before begin connected. Users with Zoom Phone can change their caller ID before inviting by phone.
    • Check connection to Zoom Phone server- Windows, macOS, Linux, Android, iOS 
      Users can access Statistics settings to check their connection to the Zoom Phone server to troubleshoot connectivity issues.
    • Enhancement to call logs - Windows, macOS, Linux, Android, iOS
      If a call queue member makes a call using the call queue’s direct phone number, the associated call log entry will show the call queue’s direct phone number. Previously, call logs only displayed the member’s direct phone number.

Resolved issues

  • Minor bug fixes
  • Security enhancements
  • Resolved an issue regarding a slight delay in virtual background when joining a meeting - Windows, macOS
  • Resolved an issue for a subset of users regarding hiding self-view in fullscreen - Linux
  • Resolved an issue with the video playback feature and stereo audio in a video - Windows, macOS
  • Resolved an issue for a subset of users regarding presenter view of a shared Powerpoint presentation - Windows
  • Resolved an issue regarding link preview inconsistencies - Windows, macOS, Android, iOS

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