Release notes for Zoom Events

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Upcoming Releases

Details about upcoming releases will be posted as they become available.


Current Release

November 27, 2022

Resolved issues

  • Minor bug fixes

Notes

  • The Zoom Events settings added to Zoom web portal feature was rolled back due to issues with deployment and will be available in another upcoming release.
  • The Separation of Zoom Events chat and Meeting chat feature was rolled back due to issues with deployment and will be available in another upcoming release.

Previous Releases

November 6, 2022

View the daily release page for links to related support articles.

New and enhanced features

  • Payments & Billing features
    • Business information required at account level to open events to India
      Business information must be added at the account level to make free events open to India. Users can enter business information at the account level so that hub-level events inherit the account business information to allow free events in India.

Resolved issues

  • Minor bug fixes

Notes:

  • The Zoom Events settings added to Zoom web portal feature was rolled back due to issues with deployment and will be available in another upcoming release.
  • The Separation of Zoom Events chat and Meeting chat feature was rolled back due to issues with deployment and will be available in another upcoming release.

October 22, 2022

Changes to existing features

  • Support for Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN) and Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) in Zoom Events
    Zoom Events now supports PSTN and SIP so that more users can join events from their devices. All events will support PSTN and SIP by default, depending on the license and account setting. When creating events, hosts can disable PSTN and/or SIP. There are 4 possible ways to use PSTN and SIP to join a Zoom Event:
    • Toll dial-in (free to use for all paid Zoom Meetings accounts)
    • Premium toll dial-in
    • Toll-free dial-in
    • Call me
  • Join event without a Zoom account
    A Zoom account is no longer needed to join a Zoom Event. Guest users can register and join Zoom Events without the need to create a Zoom account.
    Note: Guest users will not have full parity (e.g., chat and networking are currently not included) with Zoom account users.
  • Users without a Zoom account can submit reports to Zoom Trust and Safety
    Users who join a Zoom Event without a Zoom account (guest users) can submit reports to the Trust and Safety team to remove offensive content. Guest users will receive the Trust and Safety form in their personal email, and they can confirm their reports in their personal email.
  • Country/Region column removed from Registration table
    The Country/Region column has been removed from the Registrant table displayed in the Registration tab under the Manage section.
  • Expiring the summit event type
    After October 25, 2022, hosts will not be able to start existing summit events that are set for a future date.

New and enhanced features

  • General features
    • Reduced footer section size
      The size of the footer section of the Zoom Events platform has been reduced to make room for a company’s branding style-elements and colors to be visible.
    • Enhancements to the event moderator roles and permissions
      Each event moderator now has the ability to enable an additional Event alternative host permission that allows them to have alternative host control for the entire event on top of the default chat moderator permission.
  • Host features
    • Set reminders to prompt users to join event
      Hosts can enable reminders to prompt attendees—when they are signed into Zoom Events—of their upcoming event. The reminders allow attendees to click the Join button to immediately join their event. Reminders can be sent to:
      • Roles that can start a session (hosts and alternative hosts)
      • Roles that cannot start a session (attendees, speakers, and interpreters)
    • Host and moderator can remove videos
      Hosts and moderators can report and remove any video that they deem inappropriate, without Trust and Safety having to take action. They can also report videos to Zoom. When a video is reported to Zoom, the reporter will receive a confirmation email.
  • Event setup features
    • Visible color palette in rich-text editors
      The color palette is now visible to make selecting colors easy wherever rich-text editors are available.
    • In-product messaging announcing new and updated features
      Messages are delivered to event organizers within the product, announcing new and updated features and helping them to stay up-to-date with product changes.
    • Emails tab in the event creation flow
      A new Emails tab has been added under the Manage section when creating an event. From the Emails tab, hosts will be able to see the content of various event-related emails and the registrants who have received those emails, in addition to resending and testing event-related emails.
    • Enhancements to expo non-spatial view
      There are several enhancements to provide a non-spatial view booth customization experience equivalent to the spatial view booth customization. Expo’s non-spatial view now includes customization and configuration options; customized elements apply automatically to the non-spatial view. Customizations or configurations that do not apply to both views (spatial/non-spatial) are clearly called out to hosts. Previously, the non-spatial view had limited configuration options and most customization options only applied to the spatial view.
  • Attendee features
    • Report and remove videos
      Attendees can report any video that they deem inappropriate with the same standard Trust and Safety reporting flow for session recordings. They can report videos to Zoom and the event organizer.
  • Speaker features
    • Add individual sessions to speaker’s calendar
      The calendar invitations speakers receive will be for the specific session(s) in the events they are assigned to speak at, reducing scheduling confusion and opening up calendar space. Previously, the calendar invitations would block off the entire duration of the event, regardless of how many sessions the speaker was invited to.
    • Improved visibility if event is a meeting or webinar
      The event type—meeting or webinar—is made more visible in the emails, ticket, event lobby, and in the speaker portal to help the speaker better prepare for their session.
    • Control speaker visibility at the event level
      When Hide this Speaker is selected in the Speakers tab, speakers are hidden at the event level and from the event speaker list (from every single session they are added to). Previously, when Hide this Speaker was selected at the session level, speakers would only be hidden from the session list but remain visible in the event speaker list.
  • Sponsor features
    • Sponsor representatives listed by order of addition
      Sponsor representatives appear in the order that the hosts added them—when creating the event—when viewing the sponsor representatives list in the event creation flow and the Sponsors tab on the event details page. Previously, the sponsor representatives were not listed in any specific order.
  • Chat features
    • Special roles can upload files in public chat
      Speakers (panelist/speaker) and sponsors (sponsor/sponsor representative) can upload files to public chats to share information with attendees. Previously, special roles could not upload files to Zoom Event public (lobby) chat.
  • Networking features
    • Schedule video meetings in 1:1 chat
      Users can schedule 30-minute video meetings from the profile cards of users they are connected with, and the chat toolbar during a 1:1 chat with users they are connected with.
    • Initiate 1:1 video calls and chats from connection’s Profile Card
      Users can initiate calls and chats from their connections’ profile cards and 1:1 chats.
    • Differentiate users with special roles in profile cards
      Special role users’ profile cards will display a badge on their profile cards to indicate their special role. The profile card badge automatically works for users based on their ticket type. Only one badge at a time will be displayed, based on the highest priority role. This feature applies to hosts, moderators, speakers, sponsors, exhibitors, and interpreters.
  • Analytics features
    • Improvements to visualization of analytics
      Improvements to make it easier to visualize data in each tab under the Analytics section have been made. There are several enhancements to the data visualization and information architecture of charts and tables for Registration & Ticketing, Expo, and Sponsors.
    • Add poll data to the Survey & Polls charts and tables
      In the Survey & Polls tab, summary polling metrics and a new polls table are added. Hosts can now see the average polls response rate across all the polls of the event. The polls table includes poll name/question, session name (which session conducted a poll), poll response rate per poll, and poll results. Hosts can export this aggregated polling data in a CSV report. Additionally, in the analytics Sessions tab, the Event Sessions table now includes average poll response rate per session and ability to download all polls results of the session.
    • Added attendee duration at booth metric
      The amount of time an attendee stays at an expo booth is now included as a metric. The duration is based on when the attendee clicks the Join button to join a booth and when the attendee clicks on the Leave button to leave a booth.
    • Improved data refresh rate of CSV download files
      The refresh rate of CSV download files has been reduced from several hours to several minutes to provide more real-time data.
    • Report file download indicator
      The Zoom Events platform now indicates that a report download is already in progress. This feature introduces a download indicator, which is shown once a report is selected, so users will know that the reports are being prepared. Upon file selection, the download indicator is displayed. This indicator is dismissed once the file is downloaded.
  • Hub features
    • Content Library available for all Zoom Events platform uploads
      The host and co-editors with granted permissions to the content library can use the content library across the entire Zoom Events platform. The content library and image crop tool will appear when the host or co-editors upload images or video in Zoom Events. The original image will be saved in the content library, allowing the user to re-crop original image as desired and will eliminate the need to upload images twice to re-crop them. This creates a unified experience across Zoom Events. Previously, the content library was not available across the entire Zoom Event platform.
    • Enhancements to the Content Library crop tool
      When users upload a new photo to the content library, the crop tool will immediately launch to ensure that the photo fits the correct image dimensions; the original image will be saved to the content library, but the cropped image will save only to where it’s being uploaded. Hosts can use the same image from the content library in any of the different upload image options across the Zoom Events platform.
    • Update to event and recording list verbiage
      The Listed column in the Event Listings and Recordings tabs has been renamed to the List on Hub column.
  • Ticketing features
    • Option to send calendar reminder without ICS file
      Hosts can control if registrants’ Zoom Events ticket confirmation email will include the ICS file—that registrants use to add the event to their personal calendar—as an attachment. Hosts can enable or disable this feature in Advanced Options.
    • Updates to marketing opt-in/opt-out verbiage
      The marketing verbiage has been updated so that hosts can ask external registrants to opt in or opt out of marketing communications upon registration. Hosts can also choose to omit asking external registrants if they want to opt in or opt out of marketing communications.
  • Integration features
    • Pardot enhancements
      There are several enhancements to the Pardot integration:
      • Sync attendance data to a Pardot list
      • Map Zoom Events fields to Pardot
      • Capture valuable data from Zoom Events forms and send to Pardot contact fields
    • General availability for Marketo
      Event organizers can automatically create Marketo programs mapped to their Zoom Event and sessions. They can also send registrants and attendance status to Marketo.

Resolved issues

  • Minor bug fixes
  • Resolved an issue where the expo floor would receive errors when the dates/times were changed by the event organizer.

October 9, 2022

New and enhanced features

  • Chat features
    • Expo booth and sponsor group chat
      When users join a booth in expo, they can now communicate in a group chat with other users and sponsors in that booth. Booth or sponsor group chats will not be visible to users unless they join the booth. The booth owner is automatically assigned as the chat admin, and both the booth owner and booth representative(s) are placed in the chat channel.

Resolved issues

  • Minor bug fixes

September 18, 2022

Changes to existing features

  • Event creation workflow dashboard
    Introduction of a dashboard—in phases—that guides you as you create an event. This first phase introduces a landing page that anyone who can edit an event lands on by default. In addition, a suggested step workflow guide indicating which steps have been completed and which ones have not, an outline of the fields that successful events include, what is required to get registration up and running, and what needs to be done before starting the event. Basic data points showing the number of registrations and tickets sold for the event, and the number of event views.
  • Consolidate all event creation flows
    The single-session/series event creation flow is consolidated with the conference creation flow, resulting in one Create Event option. After clicking Create Event, hosts can select their event type: Single Session, Multiple Sessions, or Recurring Series Event. This simplifies and streamlines all creation flows into one event creation process for hosts.
  • Expansion of Zoom Events availability
    Free events are now open to accept registrants from India.

New and enhanced features

  • General features
    • Auto transfer/unlink events
      Zoom Events supports the migration of company assets from a user to another user. When unlinking a user’s company account, the Zoom account admin is prompted to move the assets from that user account to another user on the organization’s Zoom account. Once the assets are moved, the user is removed from the organization’s Zoom account and a free account will be created and linked to the user. When removing a user account, the Zoom account admin is prompted to move the assets from the user being removed to another user on the organization’s Zoom account. Once the selected assets are moved, the rest of the removed-user’s assets and data are cleared.
  • Event setup features
    • Net Promoter Score (NPS) integration
      Net Promoter Surveys are now delivered to hosts as they are interacting with the Zoom Events platform to collect voluntary, anonymous feedback regarding hosts’ experiences with the product.
    • Blank date in the event card
      When creating a new event, the date fields in the event card will be blank so that the host can select their event dates and times. Previously, the event card already had dates filled out, causing an error for hosts.
    • Support for booth and session customization and configuration
      Sponsors and booth owners can use Expo Builder tools to brand, customize, and market their booths in expo. They can also preview the booth with their customizations. Previously, sponsors and booth owners were limited on customization options and branding for their booths.
    • Non-sponsored booths can add a Privacy Policy URL
      Sponsors and non-sponsored (exhibitor) booths now have the option to include the URL to their company’s privacy policy when editing their booth.
  • Meeting/Zoom Webinar integration features
    • Auto-complete email addresses
      As the host types in an email address in an email field, the complete email address will appear and can be selected to complete the entry. The auto-completed email address feature only suggests users on the organization's Zoom account, or email addresses that the host has previously entered when adding users as special roles in their Zoom Events. The name associated with the email address will appear for reference.
  • Attendee features
    • Improvements to survey visibility
      Hosts can enable new survey-related features designed to promote event and session-level surveys to aid in increasing the response rate to surveys.
    • Enhancements to displayed event interpreters
      There are several enhancements to displaying interpreters on a session tile. A session’s interpreters are listed—along with the language they are responsible for—in the session lobby. In addition, the session tiles now include the full names of the available languages that are interpreted during the session.
  • Speaker features
    • New speaker landing page
      There are several enhancements to the speaker landing page. These enhancements are designed to simplify how speakers join events and edit their session details and speaker bio. Task notifications now alert speakers to edit their speaker bio and/or sessions in Zoom Events.
    • Email requirement for speaker roles
      This feature requires a speaker role to include an associated email address to ensure that all of the speaker role users for an event can receive important information and notifications regarding the event.
    • Apply Zoom Events Profile details to speaker bio
      Users invited to be a speaker can apply the information from their Zoom Event Profile to their speaker bio for the session they are speaking at, saving them time and eliminating repetitive work if invited to be a speaker at multiple sessions.
  • Networking features
    • Recommended connections during event
      The matching feature provides an easy way for attendees to build their professional and social network by easily browsing through other attendee profiles and recommending other event attendees based on similar interests.
    • Networking directory in the People tab
      The conference lobby Speaker tab will be updated to People tab. In the People tab, attendees can view all event participants in the directory while they participate in a Zoom Event. Attendees may also search, sort, and order participants by priority based on special roles.
    • Enhancements to Networking Profile and profile creation flow
      There are several enhancements to Zoom Events networking to provide a more simplified process to manage and create user profiles. The landing page for Zoom Events users also includes design enhancements that make event navigation and contact management more organized. With these enhancements, users can easily watch past events, view connections’ profiles without leaving a page, include profile customization, and have an aligned and focused view of their events, chats, and connections when scrolling.
  • Chat features
  • Analytics features
    • Enhancements to the Survey & Polls charts and tables
      In the Survey & Polls tab, the survey table is updated and a new polls table is added to include more aggregated attendee survey and polling data. The survey table includes single-survey response rates. The polls table includes poll name/question, session name (which session conducted a poll), poll response rate per poll, and poll results. Hosts can export this aggregated attendee survey and polling data in a CSV report. Additionally, in the analytics Sessions tab, the Event Sessions table now includes average poll response rate per polls, number of surveys taken, and an option to download the session survey (and its responses).
    • Engagement data added to Attendee Report
      Additional columns for Session Attendance and Event Attendance Detail reports to provide additional in-meeting engagement data for the session attendance report provided to hosts.
    • Session PDF download data added to Session Detail table and Attendance files
      Hosts and users with access to the Analytics tab can see how many times PDFs in a session are downloaded in the session table, in addition to seeing who downloaded the PDFs in the attendee files.
    • Improved data refresh rate for CSV files
      The refresh rate of data sources and reports has been updated, giving hosts—at the time of download—access to a variety of CSV files that contain near real-time information for registration, attendance, and engagement.
    • Additional tracking added to attendance reports
      Two new columns—Source of Registration and Unique Identifier—have been added to the Registration Report, Event Attendance Details, and Session Attendance reports to provide additional tracking information. Source of Registration data comes from pre-registration guest information or public registration source tracking. Unique Identifier data comes from pre-registration inputs.
    • Enhancements to the Analytics Overview tab
      There are several enhancements to improve the Analytics Overview tab’s landing page. In the Overview tab, additional data has been added to provide more useful information and provide customers with helpful data to guide their decisions regarding their event.
    • Enhancements to Event Session table
      There are several enhancements to improve visibility of the Event Session table. Hosts can now customize and filter session tables for relevant information. The Event Session table is easier for users to find and access the additional information that is available within the table.
  • Hub features
    • Manage when to publish session recordings in the lobby
      Hosts can control when they publish and display session recordings to the event lobby by enabling the Published toggle. Previously, the recordings were automatically published in the lobby as soon as they were available; hosts could not control this behavior.
    • Updates to verbiage related to recordings
      The following terms related to recordings have been updated to provide a better understanding of the toggle action:
      • For general recordings: When viewing recordings under the My Recordings section, the Publish column is now the Publish to Event column.
      • For recordings posted to a hub: When viewing the Recordings section under a hub, the List column is now the List on Hub column.
  • Ticketing features
    • Status of sent registration and invitation emails
      Event organizers can see the status of registration and invitation emails—process of being sent or already sent—in addition to managing emails that failed to deliver from an event’s Registration tab.
    • First and last-name fields added to pre-registration
      Hosts can enter the first and last name of users they want to pre-register—manually or via a .csv file—for an event.
    • Updates to verbiage related to tickets
      The following terms under the Ticket tab have been updated:
      • The Tickets section is now Ticket Types.
      • The + Add Ticket button is now + Add Ticket Type.
      • When adding a ticket, the Add Ticket title is now Add Ticket Type.
      • When adding a ticket, Ticket Name is now Ticket Type Name.
      • When adding a ticket, Set Ticketing Permissions is now Set Ticket Type Permissions.
  • Payment & Billing features
    • Centralized billing control
      Account admins can enable or disable paid events and fundraising at the corporate account level within the Zoom Events platform. Additionally, a payment method and billing address can be selected at the hub level.
    • Support for post-registration payout
      Payout for an event occurs after the post-registration period for a ticket type ends. Previously, payout for an event occurred after the event ended.
    • Payment card Authorization and Capture occurs at the same time
      The card authentication and payment capture will occur at the same time. As a result, paid ticket registration, only using PayPal, will open to registrants 26 days before the event starts. Previously, paid ticket registration (using PayPal) was 28 days before an event began, and the card authentication and payment capture lagged 2 days after each other.
    • Renaming of payment and billing terminology at the hub and account level
      Several payment and billing terms at the hub and account level have new names.
      • Account level
        • The Corporate-level heading is renamed to Organization.
        • Under the Billing Management tab, the Payment Methods tab is renamed to Payout Methods.
        • Under the Billing Management tab, the Billing Address tab is renamed to Billing Information.
      • Hub-level Billing Management tab
        • The Payment Methods tab is renamed to Payout Methods.
        • The Billing Address tab is renamed to Billing Information.

Resolved issues

  • Minor bug fixes

August 21, 2022

Changes to existing features

  • Event moderators can be assigned additional special roles
    Event moderators can be assigned additional special roles. Users who are already assigned a special role can also be assigned the chat moderator role.
    Note: Event moderators cannot be assigned the interpreter role.
  • Host can be assigned as a speaker
    Hosts can now be assigned as a speaker, granting themselves additional functionality, to the sessions at their event.
  • Grace period provided before event deletion
    Users’ events are no longer deleted immediately if their Zoom Events license is improperly assigned or expired. Instead, users will now receive email notices and see banner messages in Zoom Events notifying them that they no longer have a Zoom Events license, and users are granted a grace period to reapply for a new license. When a user’s license expires, they will receive email notices and see banner messages in Zoom Events notifying them they no longer have a Zoom Events license.

New and enhanced features

  • General features
    • Remove image download option from emails
      The image download option has been removed from the Zoom Events emails. Previously, a download button was available for Zoom Events users to download images in Zoom Events emails.
  • Event setup features
    • Event discoverability controls moved to the Basic Information tab
      The controls for managing whether an event is private or discoverable by the public has been moved from the Advanced Options tab to the Basic Information tab, allowing the host to select the event’s discoverability at the beginning of the event creation process.
    • Marketing consent update
      Updated verbiage clarifies what it means for hosts to disable the marketing consent checkbox. In addition, hosts can indicate whether they would like to capture marketing consent from attendees or not.
    • Support for 300 non-sponsored booths in expo
      The number of non-sponsored booths during an expo has increased from 200 to 300 booths.
  • Attendee features
    • System-readiness testing tool
      Attendees can use a test tool—accessible from the registration detail page or the event lobby (web)—to see if their system (browser, internet speed, etc.) meets the requirements for a Zoom Events experience.
    • Enhancements to attendees’ session-join experience
      Attendees can join a session from their preferred platform without needing to check whether they have signed out from the same session or not. This feature allows attendees to join a session on other platforms by making the join call to action available on the native Zoom client and browser lobby. If attendees confirm that they would like to join the same session on another platform, they will be automatically signed out of their previous platform by Zoom Events.
    • Export Itinerary events to personal calendar
      Attendees can view a message in the lobby, notifying them that they can export the event calendar as an ICS file in the conference lobby Itinerary tab. Attendees can export their event agenda from the lobby Itinerary tab to their personal (external) calendar through an ICS calendar file with all their agenda’s sessions.
      Note: When attendees export events to their personal calendar and subsequently add more sessions to their calendar, their personal calendar will not update with the added sessions.
  • Hub features
    • Report a recording
      Users can report any recording in Zoom Events to the Trust and Safety team using the Report Recording function which is located under the video’s title and description.
  • Ticketing features
    • Set custom registration date outside of event date/time
      Hosts can set a custom registration end date and time outside of the event’s date and time; however, this must be set before the event lobby is closed. This allows hosts to keep registration open and sell tickets after an event is over so that people who haven’t attended the event can purchase tickets can view video recordings.
  • Integration features
    • Enhancement to Zoom Events and Pardot integration
      Zoom Events organizers can sync event-level attendance data to a selected Pardot list in real time. They can also send all registration responses and custom field data from Zoom Events registrants to Pardot.

Resolved issues

  • Minor bug fixes
  • Resolved an issue where error messages would disappear too quickly.
  • Resolved an issue where hosts could not see registration, attendance, and engagement data from the Host Analytics Dashboard in real-time.

July 24, 2022

Changes to existing features

  • Publication of event with minimal content
    Only the Basic Information tab needs to be completed to publish an event.
  • Invite co-editors throughout event creation
    Hosts can now add or invite co-editors at any step during the event creation process. An Invite Editors button is available in every tab of the event creation flow; hosts can save their added/invited editors when they republish their event. Previously, hosts could only add co-editors in the event creation Basic Info tab and adding co-editors was not part of the republish process.
  • Remove "Allow Participants to Unmute themselves" setting for Zoom Events
    The setting, Allow Participants to Unmute themselves, will be deprecated and removed from the platform.

New and enhanced features

  • General features
    • Distinguish Zoom Events page names
      The Zoom Events page titles are distinguished when they are indexed on a search engine. Each page’s path will display a unique title so users can easily identify a page.
    • Display interpreters on session cards
      When a session has assigned language interpreters, the session information card displays a Live Interpreters label and the supported languages.
  • Host features
    • Hide or display bookmarked session numbers
      Hosts can now choose whether to show or hide the number of users who bookmarked a session in the conference lobby Sessions tab.
    • Hide or display sponsorship tier labels
      Hosts can choose to display or hide sponsorship tier labels from attendee view on the event details page, event lobby Sponsors tab, and the expo non-spatial view.
    • Separate poll edits from event edit submissions
      When a speaker submits session and poll edits, the host can separately review (as well as separately approve or reject) the session edits and the poll edits. The approval process for session edits and poll edits are split into two separate approvals by the host.
    • Control special role access to events
      Hosts can now control attendee permissions for all special roles (except for moderators) by granting all attendee permissions, revoking attendee permissions, or pre-registering special roles for a specific ticket. Previously all special roles had access to all sessions in the event.
    • Manage when to publish session recordings in the lobby
      Hosts can control when they publish and display session recordings to the event lobby by enabling the Published toggle. Previously, the recordings were automatically published in the lobby as soon as they were available; hosts could not control this behavior.
  • Event setup features
    • Enhancements to Pre-registration
      There are several enhancements for the pre-registration process for events. Hosts can control whether pre-registered guests will receive a join link or require registration and disable email notifications, and attendees who receive a join link can join the lobby and receive the terms of use. Hosts can also do the following actions:
      • Bulk-upload external tickets and registrations, providing support for customers that register off the Zoom Events platform (other ticketing or manual registration lists)
      • Generate 2 different email templates to attendees
      • Add or delete pre-registered attendees
      • Extract registration or join links from registration management
    • Rich text editing for description fields
      Hosts can personalize their events through branding elements, using a rich text editor for description fields in the event creation flow. The rich text editor allows hosts to edit text for event content (session description, booth description, speaker biography, sponsor description, and so on).
  • Attendee features
    • Audio transcription for Zoom Events recordings
      When enabled by hosts, attendees can view post-event session recordings on a fullscreen playback page from the conference event lobby, along with audio transcription. Zoom Events audio transcription includes the following features:
      • Search and jump to a desired location in the transcript
      • View avatars to the left of each speaker name in the transcript
      • Option to play highlights only
    • Highlight audio transcription for recordings
      When watching recordings, yellow highlights will appear on the recording’s progress bar. These highlights will display the same highlights as the audio transcription highlights. When Only play highlights is enabled, the recording player will jump directly to the first highlight (instead of playing from the beginning of the recording) and will continue to play only highlighted sections.
    • Audio transcription auto-scroll
      When attendees jump to a different location in the audio transcript while watching a recording, the Resume Transcript Auto-Scroll button will appear. Attendees can click this button to automatically adjust the audio transcript to sync with the current video playback.
    • Mobile and tablet web support for expo Sponsors tab
      A web-based Sponsors tab experience on mobile web and tablet web is now available for attendees. In the mobile-based Sponsors tab, attendees can view expo sponsor information in portrait or landscape mode.
  • Networking features
    • Networking for mobile browser
      Users can view their own profile card and set their networking mode when attending a Zoom Event from their mobile browser, in addition to initiating 1:1 chats and sending connection requests to other users.
  • Chat features
    • View active particpants in chat
      Zoom Events users can now easily view and find active participants in their lobby or session chat. This feature is limited to active chat participants only (people who actually sent messages in chat) and to the 100 last active people (maximum).
  • Analytics features
    • Enhancements to the Host Analytics Dashboard sorting functionality
      Hosts (and those with access to the Host Analytics Dashboard) can now sort data in each column in the Event SessionsEvent Expo, and Event Sponsors sections in the Host Analytics Dashboard. Data can be sorted in ascending or descending order.
    • Download reports on live session viewers and viewing duration in the Analytics Sessions tab
      Hosts can now see the specific session livestreaming (in lobby) that attendees viewed and the viewing duration from the Event Attendance Detail and Session Attendance CSV reports.
      Note: This feature only applies to new livestreams and recordings. It will not retroactively give data for livestreams and recording from older events.
    • Structure expo analytics data around booth data
      The Host Analytics Dashboard Expo tab now structures all data around booth data instead of sponsor data so that hosts can view and download both non-sponsored and sponsored booth data. The Event Expo CSV will display data for both sponsored and non-sponsored booths. The Expo Attendance by Sponsor CSV file is renamed to Expo Attendance by Booth; the Attendance by Sponsors pop-up window is renamed to Attendance by Booth and will display a list of booths instead of sponsors. Previously, the Expo tab data was structured around sponsors instead of booths, leaving out non-sponsored booth data.
  • Ticketing features
    • License usage information and bulk quantity updates to ticket modifications
      In the Tickets tab of the event creation flow, hosts can view their license limits and usage and number of sold tickets. Hosts also have ticket quantity controls and can edit their quantity of tickets for their event. Hosts can make batch changes to the ticket quantity by modifying all ticket quantities and saving them at one time (which validates against licensing rules).
    • Access control for tickets for hosts
      Tracks are removed as a dependency for ticket creation. By default, tickets will have access to all sessions in the event. For multi-session events, hosts can restrict the sessions that each ticket has access to. Hosts can define ticket access before they open registration or update permissions for each ticket for their event.
    • Ticket access for attendees
      When attendees order tickets, they can now view the ticket description. Attendees can only register for a ticket once but will be allowed to register for other tickets in the event; the previous tracks restriction will no longer be applicable. When they register for multiple tickets, they can join sessions included in the tickets.
  • Integration features

Resolved issues

  • Minor bug fixes
  • Resolved an issue where a removed attendee could still view an event on their personal calendar or upcoming meetings list after an event host or chat moderator removed them from that event.
  • Resolved an issue where hosts couldn’t reference a name entry in registrant management against the attendee email because anonymous behavior was tied to the Zoom account.
  • Resolved an issue where the majority of the Host Analytics Dashboard CSV files were refreshed every 4 hours instead of updating closer to the current time (for accurate reporting).

July 10, 2022

New and enhanced features

  • Payments & Billing features
    • Centralized billing control
      Account admins can enable or disable paid events and fundraising at the corporate account level within the Zoom Events platform. Additionally, a payment method and billing address can be selected at the hub level.

Resolved Issues

  • Minor bug fixes

June 26, 2022

Changes to existing features

  • Networking profile and chat integration in expo
    There are several enhancements to integrate the networking profile card and networking chat experiences into expo. Attendees can hover over an avatar to display another particitrongt’s networking profile card. The chat panel aligns with Zoom Events networking chat, which includes a chat list and chat channels. Previously, attendees created expo name tags and only had limited 1:1 expo chats.
  • Manage and Analytics sections in event creation flow
    Manage
    and Analytics sections are added to the conference event creation flow to provide a space for existing event controls, host analytics, and other event management information. Under the Manage section, hosts can control tickets, advanced options, lobby and expo chats, registrant management, event change history, moderation, and integrations in the new sub-tabs. Under the Analytics section, the hosts can access all Host Analytics Dashboard functionalities in the new sub-tabs. Previously, these functionalities lived in the individual event’s dropdown menu.
  • Remove Expo Chat data from the Host Analytics Dashboard
    Due to the new Zoom Events chat navigation feature, the existing Expo 1:1 chat will be removed from Zoom Events. Expo Chat data will be removed from the Host Analytics Dashboard and will be included in the overall networking/chat analytics.
  • Special role consolidation
    The primary speaker, speaker, alternative host, and panelist special roles will be consolidated into 2 roles: speaker and alternative host. Speakers can join an event as webinar panelists or meeting attendees and will have alternative host access by default. An event host can choose to disable a speaker's alternative host access on a per session basis. Alternative hosts can start a session without being part of the speaker list for the event. Each session is required to have one assigned person with alternative host access.
  • In-session speaker access controls
    The host or co-editor can configure a speaker’s access to an event. A host can configure if the speaker will appear on the Session Details page, speaker editing permissions for assigned sessions, and permission to start assigned sessions.

New and enhanced features

  • General features
    • Web browser support for Zoom Events
      Attendees, hosts, speakers, and other special roles can now join and experience Zoom Events from a web browser. This new feature includes a web-based Zoom Events experience. Additionally, participants can join expo from the event lobby on a web browser. The web browser support for expo gives users the same experience as they do on the Zoom desktop client. This also includes a web-based Sponsors tab where attendees can view expo sponsor information. Previously, Zoom Events was only available on the desktop client.
      Note: Web-based sessions and web-based expo are only available on desktop web browsers for attendees.
    • Audio transcription for Zoom Events recordings
      Users can now view audio transcription for post-event session recordings on a hub or an event organizer’s My Recordings page. Zoom Events audio transcription includes the following features:
      • Search and jump to a desired location in the transcript
      • View avatars to the left of each speaker name in the transcript
        Note: Audio transcription is not available yet for attendee recordings in the event lobby.
    • Refresh the Incidents table
      In the Moderation tab, there is now a Refresh button for the Incidents table. The Refresh button will indicate a new incident report, notifying the host or moderator that they can manually refresh the table for new reports. This functionality allows them to just refresh the table instead of refreshing the entire page. The Incidents table will also display a timestamp of when it was last updated.
  • Host features
    • Customizable sponsorship tier labels
      Event organizers can now rename sponsorship tier labels for their event. Zoom Events will provide the default tiers (Platinum, Gold, and Silver) that event organizers can rename as needed. Changes to sponsor tier names will be reflected in the event details page, the Sponsors tab (within the event lobby), and expo (if expo is enabled and only in non-spatial view).
    • Enhancements to registration management
      Hosts can now determine attendees’ tickets by viewing attendee ticket names and registration source in registration management. Hosts can also scroll horizontally to view all information on the registration management interface.
    • Include special-role attendance data in analytic reports and charts
      Hosts (and those with access to the Host Analytics Dashboard) can now view special role registration and attendance data in the Host Analytics Dashboard. Special role tickets and host/co-host attendance can be viewed in all the attendance reports, registration reports, and registration and attendance summaries. Previously, only the chat transcript and lobby attendance report included special role data.
    • Include Q&A and Poll summaries in the Engagement Summary
      The Host Analytics Dashboard (Analytics and Control) now displays high-level engagement summary from event attendees: such as chats (lobby, session, 1:1), survey and poll responses, Q&A interactions, reactions, and Raise Hands.
    • Enhancements to the Host Analytics Dashboard sorting functionality
      Hosts (and those with access to the Host Analytics Dashboard) can now sort data in each column in the Event Sessions, Event Expo, and Event Sponsors sections in the Host Analytics Dashboard. Data can be sorted in ascending or descending order.
    • Access-controlled ticket visibility (before registration)
      Hosts can control the visibility of a ticket option or restrict the availability of tickets. Hosts can set the ticket visibility rule to Public, which allows all attendees to view and register for the event associated with the ticket, or Private, which restricts visibility of the ticket to only the invitation list (invited attendees).
  • Event setup features
    • Speaker Portal (speaker landing page)
      Speakers have a landing page that allows them to easily access their assigned sessions. From the speaker landing page, speakers can edit their sessions, view their upcoming events, and view/edit their speaker bio. A Speaker indicator will appear on their assigned upcoming events.
      Note: If a speaker is invited to edit a session, and the event is still in the Draft state, the speaker will see the event as part of the event list on their Upcoming Events page.
    • Session durations for multiple time zones
      When a host creates an event across multiple time zones, the host will be able to create sessions that go beyond 11:59 PM to accommodate for time differences. Previously, hosts could only create sessions that ended at 11:45 PM.
    • Control expo livestream at the session level
      The host, sponsor representatives, sponsors, booth owners, and booth representatives now have the ability to enable or disable livestreaming at the expo booth session level. This feature allows them to start the session and turn on or off expo livestreaming for that meeting or session in their expo space. Previously, hosts controlled expo booth livestreaming from the Host Analytics Dashboard control panel. This feature requires client version 5.11.0 or higher.
  • Chat features
    • Web-based chat
      Zoom Events chat can now be accessed outside of the Zoom desktop client and mobile app, allowing for flexibility in developing new Zoom Events-specific chat formats.
    • Mobile web browser support for chat navigation
      Zoom Events users can participate in any chat regardless of where they are in the event. Attendees can easily participate in any chat using the navigation in the Chat panel on a mobile web browser. The mobile web browser provides chat navigation and usage for group and 1:1 chats in Zoom Events.
    • Display special role users at the top of chat lists
      All Zoom Events participants can view active chat users, special roles users, other attendees in chat. Participants can click the total number of users to view a list of all current active chat participants (up to 100). The top 5 users with special roles are displayed at the top of their public chat list first, followed by the most recent active participants. Roles are in priority order:
      1. Host
      2. Moderator
      3. Speaker
      4. Sponsor
      5. Exhibitor
      6. Interpreter
    • Differentiate users with special roles in chat
      In Zoom Events chat, special roles–hosts, speakers, sponsors, and moderators–will be differentiated with a displayed title and different colored text bubbles.
    • Chat load screen
      After users start chat and wait for it to load, a loading screen will appear, letting users know that the chat loading progress is happening. If a loading error occurs, users can click the Try again button.
    • Block/unblock other participants in group chats
      In group chats, attendees can selectively block and unblock other participants in group and expo chats. They can also report messages and users to the event organizer and moderator. The block list is available in the Zoom web portal or Zoom client settings.
  • Hub features
  • Meeting/Zoom Webinar integration features

Resolved issues

  • Minor bug fixes
  • Security enhancements
  • Resolved an issue where hosts could not reference a name entry in registration management with a corresponding attendee email, due to the anonymous behavior tied to the Zoom account.

May 31, 2022

Changes to existing features

  • Zoom Events chat navigation
    Zoom Events users can participate in any chat regardless of where they are in the event. Attendees can easily participate in any chat using the navigation in the Chat panel. Previously, users could only navigate and participate in specific chats, depending on the event areas they were in.

Resolved issues

  • Minor bug fixes
  • Security enhancements

May 29, 2022

Changes to existing features

  • Co-editors can save and republish events on assigned pages
    Co-editors can only save and republish content on pages that were assigned to them. Hosts can then update the entire event accordingly.
  • Republish button support for expo
    Hosts and co-editors (with editing permission) can publish or update expo by using the Republish button. This will save and update changes (live) to expo only at the expo level. The Republish button will save and publish updated content, which will be visible to attendees.

New and enhanced features

  • General features
    • Include Pre-Registration tickets in Host Analytics Dashboard metrics
      Data from pre-registration tickets is now accounted for in the registration and attendance metrics in Host Analytics Dashboard.
    • Session engagement visualization in Host Analytics Dashboard
      The Host Analytics Dashboard (Analytics and Control) now displays high-level engagement summary from event attendees: such as group chat participation, 1:1 chat participation and survey response.
  • Host features
    • Review reported incidents without downloads
      When reviewing reported incidents, hosts and chat moderators can view any attached screenshots in the image viewer window without downloading the image. Previously, hosts had to download screenshots to view them.
    • Add or hide marketing opt-in
      Under Registration Requirements, hosts can choose to display or hide the optional Marketing Opt-In check box at event registration.
    • Host Analytics Dashboard permissions
      Hosts can grant access to the Host Analytics Dashboard to anyone they prefer. Hosts can grant up to 10 users access to event analytics. In addition, Hosts can also delete access and resend access links. Previously, analytics were only accessible to the host who created the event. The person with the access will be able to view and manage Host Analytics Dashboard via the email link that is sent to them.
  • Event setup features
    • Enable or disable Q&A controls at the session level
      Hosts can now enable or disable Q&A at the session level. Previously, hosts could only configure Q&A controls at the event level.
  • Networking features
    • Introducing: Zoom Events Networking
      Hosts can now allow attendees to discover other participants, make connections, and exchange information with each other all within Zoom Events. Some new features include:
      • People Profiles: Before or during an event, attendees can create a profile with a photo, name, job title, description, and more. They can also set their default networking mode, e.g. Feeling Social or Simply Exploring. Attendees can set their availability, ask others to connect, engage in private, 1:1 chat as well as group chats to make introductions. After an event, these profiles remain and attendees can review their contacts and connections.
      • Networking Directory: Before an event, attendees can explore the Networking Directory within the event page. They can view others’ profiles and ask to connect as well.
      • Discovery Tools: Before, during or after an event, attendees can search the Networking Directory for a specific name or may filter by certain attributes, such as location, to search for others with similar interests. Within the event, attendees can view who else is participating in chat as well as send contact requests.
    • Attendee profile and presence
      Zoom Events attendees can now create and access their profile page to:
      • See their upcoming events
      • See their past events
      • Manage their connections
      • Edit their profile and preferences
    • Networking analytics
      Data related to Zoom Events networking, including profile creation, connections made, is now available in the Host Analytics Dashboard.
  • Attendee features
    • Show the number of lobby chat participants
      After 1,000 users join the lobby chat, the total number of participants will be displayed as 1,000+, 2,000+, and so on.
  • Payment & Billing features
    • US tax exemptions
      In the United States, taxes will be excluded from ticket purchases for Zoom Events being hosted from a tax-exempt account. Zoom Events hubs will recognize and display the Zoom account’s tax-exempt status.
  • Hub features
    • Audio transcripts are now available Zoom Events recordings.
    • Simplified Hub creation and publishing process.

Resolved issues

  • Minor bug fixes
  • Security enhancements

May 21, 2022

Changes to existing features

  • Assign both Zoom Events license and Zoom Webinars license with larger capacity to a user
    Users can hold separate licenses for Zoom Events and Zoom Webinars with larger capacity. With the Zoom Events license alone, the user will be able to schedule stand-alone Zoom webinars through the web portal, too. Zoom Events capacity will be limited by the Zoom Events license. The capacity of stand-alone Zoom Webinars scheduled through the web portal will be limited by the larger capacity of the Zoom Webinars license or Zoom Events license. Additionally, admins will receive clear instructions when assigning, removing, and reassigning licenses to users within the account. Previously, users could not be assigned both Zoom Events and Zoom Webinars licenses.

Resolved issues

  • Minor bug fixes

May 15, 2022

Changes to existing features

  • Session durations for multiple time zones 
    When a host creates an event across multiple time zones, the host will be able to create sessions that go beyond 11:59 PM to accommodate for time differences. Previously, hosts could only create sessions that ended at 11:45 PM.

New and enhanced features

  • Attendee features
    • Updated message when a host cancels conference
      When a host cancels a conference with attendees who are in the active lobby, attendees will see a new, updated message that replaces the current wording: “[EventName]'s lobby is closed because this event has been canceled. For more information regarding this action, contact the event organizer.”

Resolved issues

  • Minor bug fixes
  • Resolved an issue in the Host Analytics Dashboard where the session Q&A metrics downloaded empty data.

May 6, 2022

New and enhanced features

  • Meeting/Zoom Webinars integration features
    • Support for shared Zoom Rooms
      Host or co-editors can register a shared Zoom Room (for example, a comtrongy Zoom Room) for event sessions. Additionally, attendee ticket links will also be generated for that shared Zoom Room (for example, listed on the comtrongy Zoom Room’s directory).

May 1, 2022

Changes to existing features

  • Enhancements to the Host Analytics Dashboard
    There have been several enhancements to the Host Analytics Dashboard (Analytics and Control) interface to improve organization, create an intuitive design for users, and provide quick access to key event data. Analytics metrics are now organized in 7 main tabs: Overview, Registration & Ticketing, Sessions, Attendees, Expo, Sponsors, and Surveys & Polls. Additionally, new registration summary charts and attendance summary charts have been added to help customers comprehend and discover relevant data and drive actionable insights.
  • Deprecate "Allow Participants to Unmute themselves" for Zoom Events
    The Allow Participants to Unmute themselves setting will be deprecated and removed in July 2022.

New and enhanced features

  • General features
    • Display pending pre-registration guest list
      Internal and external pre-registrants will display on the Manage Registration page and reflect the relevant status. After pre-registering an external attendee, the pre-registered attendee will now be displayed on the registrant management page. Previously, external pre-registered attendees would not appear on the registrant management page until they accepted their event invitation.
    • Add engagement data and registration questions to attendee report
      The past report title of Session Attendance has been renamed to Event Attendance Details. Additionally, this report will include extrongded reporting capabilities such as new columns for the number of tickets per attendee, ticket types, ticket names, and custom registration questions. This report remains to include user-based entries.
    • Enhancements to the registration report
      The previous report title of Registrant Report has been renamed to Registration Report. This report now includes a list of registrations with ticket types, ticket names, registration questions, and all existing fields. This report is updated to include ticket-based entries instead of user-based entries.
    • Increase character limit for Speaker Bios
      The character limit for Speaker Bios has been increased to 2,000 from 1,024.
    • Enhancements to email notifications
      There are several enhancements to the Zoom Events email notifications to ensure that the wording, design, and logic are consistent with the Zoom Events platform. Zoom Events email notifications have been enhanced for clarity.
    • Extrongd timeline for speakers to join by direct join link
      Hosts can create direct join links for speakers one week before an event starts, allowing speakers to join 1 week before the event. Previously, speakers could only use the direct join link to join the event 1 hour before the event.
  • Host features
    • Session-level attendee data
      Hosts can now view and download session attendance data for each individual session. The Session Attendance report includes:
      • Display name, registrant email, marketing opt-in
      • Session attendance, duration spent, number of chat messages
      • Number of tickets, ticket type, ticket name, registration Q&A
    • Add Expo booth visit data to Expo attendance by sponsor
      Hosts and Expo sponsors can now download a report to view who visited their Expo booths. This report will include metrics on attendees who:
      • Visited an Expo booth
      • Clicked on booth info
      • Downloaded any file
      • Attended any booth sessions
  • Event setup features
    • Custom session start times
      Hosts can now manually enter a custom start time and duration for their event’s sessions. Previously, when a host set the time and duration for a session, the time was displayed in a dropdown menu which only displayed 15-minute intervals.
    • Set lobby open/close time
      Hosts can now set a specific time for opening and closing the event lobby. Previously, hosts could only select the dates on when the lobby would open and close.
    • Display host’s comtrongy logo on event pages
      Event creators can upload a logo during the event creation process to reflect on all pages of their event and brand their event.
    • Standardize uploaded image sizes
      All uploaded cover images, additional event profile images, in-session branding virtual background and webinar wallpaper images, sponsor images, and the session image in the event creation process will have a minimum resolution of 1920x1080 pixels.
    • Simplify Expo sponsor creation process
      The Sponsor creation process has been simplified with only 4 required fields (including 2 default images in place) to publish an event:
      • Sponsor’s Name
      • Sponsor’s Email for Ticket
      • Sponsor’s Logo (with default image)
      • Sponsor’s images (with default image)
    • Expo setup enhancements
      There are several enhancements to the Expo setup. The number of required Expo fields is reduced and simplified to allow an event to be published. The new Expo feature, Suggestions, provides helpful recommendations that prompt hosts through the Expo setup process and informs hosts of optional fields to complete for an optimal Expo experience. Additionally, there are several enhancements to the Preview functionality to improve accuracy on how the Expo floor and booths appear to attendees.
  • Meeting/Zoom Webinars integration features
    • Configure custom livestreaming at the session level
      Custom livestreaming service settings can now be configured for each session in the Sessions tab. Previously, these settings could only be configured within a live session once the event had started.
    • Edit ongoing session polls
      The host, alternative host, co-editors, and speakers (who have been given permission) can now edit and create new polls or quizzes while a session is live/ongoing. The new or updated polls/quizzes will be published and available during the live session.
      Note: Edits made by speakers are still submitted for approval to the host or alternative host before they can be published.
  • Attendee features
    • Direct attendees/pre-registered attendees to specific ticket
      When attendees or pre-registered attendees click View Ticket in their event confirmation emails, they will be automatically directed to their specific ticket for that event. Previously, attendees/pre-registered attendees were taken to the general Tickets page.
    • Pre-registration geographic availability
      Geographic availability now applies to Zoom Events pre-registration. Pre-registered attendees will comply with Zoom Events geographic availability.
    • Join Expo booth sessions without live streaming
      Expo attendees can join booth sessions even if sessions are not livestreaming. Previously, attendees were unable to join any Expo sessions without live streaming.
  • Hub features
    • Editing permission for hub owners and managers
      Hub owners and hub managers can now edit all events within their hub. Previously, hub owners and hub managers could not edit events within their hub.
  • Payment & Billing features
    • Support for partial refunds for single-session/event series
      Zoom Events now has a partial refund functionality for single-session and event series. Event organizers can now accept attendees’ partial refund requests. The event organizer can partially refund attendees in the following scenarios:
      • Event level: Some occurrences of the entire event series can be cancelled and the amount of those occurrences will be partially refunded.
      • Ticket level: Some tickets of the entire order can be cancelled and refunded.
    • Extrongded list of countries for paid events
      The geographic availability where hosts can create paid events has been extrongded to additional countries. The country list includes:
      • Belgium
      • Austria
      • Portugal
      • United Arab Emirates (AE)
      • Argentina

Resolved issues

  • Minor bug fixes
  • Security enhancements
  • Resolved an issue where the host or chat moderator refreshed the Moderation tab and were directed to the Analytics tab instead of their current page.
  • Resolved an issue where the setting for third-party livestreaming configuration for single-session events was missing in Advanced Options.

April 19, 2022

New and enhanced features

  • Webinar Backstage
    Webinar Backstage provides a virtual green room for hosts and panelists to meet privately before, during, and after a webinar.
    Note: Hosts must have a Zoom Events license.

Resolved issues

  • Minor bug fixes

April 17, 2022

Changes to existing features

  • Enhancements for Expo maximum capacity
    Newly enhanced capacities allow for the following capacities:
    • 100 sponsored booths
    • 200 non-sponsored booths
    • Up to 300 maximum total Expo booths per event
    • 20 maximum sponsor representatives per sponsor
    • 20 maximum booth representatives per booth owner
    • Up to 1,500 concurrent users on the Expo floor
  • New Zoom Events minimum client version
    Zoom Events’ basic minimum version is now 5.7.6. Other updated client versions are recommended for both the host and attendee for access to the latest Zoom client features and enhancements.

New and enhanced features

  • General features
    • Sponsor representatives available to any sponsorship tier
      The ability to add sponsor representatives is now available for all sponsorship tiers. Previously, only the Platinum sponsorship tier had the functionality to add sponsored representatives.
    • Enhancements to email notifications
      There are several enhancements to the Zoom Events email notifications to ensure that the wording, design, and logic are consistent with the Zoom Events platform. Zoom Events email notifications have been enhanced for clarity.
  • Event setup features
    • Allow lobby to open to special roles
      Once an event is published, special roles will be able to access the conference lobby. They can access the event lobby before the event’s start time to start practice sessions and view event details.
    • Enhancements to live streaming and recording enablement
      Hosts can now enable live streaming and recording settings after a ticket has been sold for published events that have not taken place yet.
  • Meeting/Zoom Webinars integration features
    • Increased maximum number of polls and poll questions
      Zoom Events webinar sessions now allow up to 50 polls, up to 10 questions per basic poll, and up to 50 questions for an advanced poll/quiz. Zoom Events’ advanced polling feature now aligns with the web portal’s advanced polling feature.
  • Hub features
    • Hide host mentions on the hub public profile page
      Hub public profile pages no longer display the Hosts tab and the number of hosts associated with that hub. Users in Organizer Mode will still be able to view this number under Hub Users. Hub public profile pages no longer display the number of events on the Events tab.
  • Payment and billing features
    • Separate paid event creation from paid ticket creation
      Hosts can now schedule paid events on any date. Only the attendee paid ticket registration is limited by the hub’s payment provider requirements:
      • PayPal: 29 days
      • Stripe (users in the US): 12 months
      • Stripe (users outside of the US): 89 days

        Availability for the paid ticket registration will follow the payment provider’s requirements. Attendees can now view the paid event registration open date and choose to receive an email reminder to return to the paid event page to complete registration once it’s available. Previously, hosts were limited and could not schedule their paid events beyond their hub’s payment provider scheduling requirements.

Resolved issues

  • Minor bug fixes
  • Security enhancements
  • Resolved an issue where a single-session event’s capacity was limited by a Zoom Meetings license rather than a Zoom Events license.
  • Resolved an issue in Webinar Backstage where lobby live streaming continued and the session Join button was not grayed out after the host or speaker clicked End webinar for all.
  • Resolved issues with outdated Zoom Events emails by changing current email wording, removing unimportant sections, and fixing broken logic for all Zoom Events users.

April 3, 2022

Changes to existing features

  • Record locally at the event level
    Recording of conferences (across all sessions) and events can now be recorded locally instead of only to the cloud. The Host must enable the local recording option.
  • Enhancements to Attendee Expo tools
    Attendees’ will now have toolbars for the Expo floor and booths, displayed in the bottom left corner of the screen. The Expo floor toolbar will display icons for Settings (includes Preferences and Spatial View), Near Me, Extrongded Map, and zoom in/out. The Expo booth toolbar will display icons for Settings, Near Me, and Leave Booth. Previously, Attendees’ Expo tools were located in a horizontal header bar.

New and enhanced features

  • General features
    • Support for Invited registrants for free and paid events
      On the Manage Registration page, Hosts can view, search, and filter invited registrants' information and attendance and registration status for free and paid events. Invited registrants’ role will display as Guest, and their status will display as Invited.
    • Support for Expo roles in registrant management
      On the Manage Registration page, Hosts can now view, search by email address, and filter all Expo roles and registration status. Expo registrants' roles will display as Expo, and their status will display as Invited.
    • In-session chat and reactions metrics
      In the Host Analytics Dashboard (Analytics & Control), metrics for in-meeting chats and in-session webinar reactions are now included in the Event Sessions section.
  • Host features
    • Support for Pre-registration (Free events, Public Hubs only)
      Hosts can pre-register users from their Zoom account by directly sending them emails with event join links when publishing an event. Pre-registration eliminates the need for Attendees to register before joining a Zoom Event.
    • Control of live-streaming to Lobby for sessions set up as a meeting
      Hosts of sessions set up as meetings can now manually start when the meeting is streamed to the Lobby.
    • Tutorial for first-time event Hosts
      A user tutorial is provided on the My Events page the first time the user signs into Zoom Events. Afterward, a floating reminder at the bottom of the page reminds the user of the available video tutorial. In addition, the user’s default Hub is automatically created the first time they sign in.
    • Replace Host name/email with the event contact’s name/email
      The Host name and Host Profile will not be displayed on Attendees’ ticket details, event details page, or the ticket confirmation page. The event contact’s name and email address will be displayed instead of the Host name and Host Profile link. Previously, the Host name and Host Profile were visible on the Attendee-facing side (ticket confirmation, Hub event list directory page, etc.) and on the event organizer-facing side (event creation and Manage page) in Zoom Events.
    • Download Session Q&A and Poll results from Session Detail Table
      Session Q&A and Poll results can now be accessed from within Zoom Events’ Session detail table.
    • Attendee engagement data added to Attendee reports
      New columns added to Session Attendance Report: Lobby Chat Sent, Survey Taken, Duration (Mins), and Chat Messages Sent (includes both lobby session chats and in-meeting session chats (per session)).
  • Event setup features
    • Enable/disable Q&A sub-options at the event level
      In the Advanced Options tab when creating a Conference, you can toggle and select the sub-options under the toggle that controls the Webinar - Q&A.
    • Extend end time of a conference’s last day
      The originally scheduled end time of a published conference’s last day can be extended.
  • Meeting/Webinar integration features
    • Support for Zoom Rooms and Zoom Personal Room
      Host, Speakers, and Attendees can attend events from a Zoom Room or a Zoom Personal Room.
    • Conduct polls during an ongoing session
      Fill-in-the-blank, rank order, and quiz poll types can be conducted during an ongoing session.
    • Reactions for Webinar Zoom Events
      Webinar Attendees can use reactions, similar to reactions in meetings. The stream of submitted reactions is displayed in the bottom-right corner of the main webinar window, visible to the Host, panelists, and Attendees. This is disabled by default and can be controlled at the account, group, and user level.
      Note: This feature requires version 5.9.6 or higher to send and see reactions.
    • Webinar In-session Branding
      Hosts can customize the appearance of the in-webinar experience by adding a wallpaper behind the video tiles, setting a common virtual background for all panelists, and providing name tags for each panelist. Event Hosts can set this at the event level and also make changes for individual sessions.
      Note: This requires version 5.10.0 or higher to use and/or view, but does not require this version to join the webinar.
  • Attendee features
    • Pre-registration for external Attendees (Free events, Public Hubs only)
      Attendees can receive join links in an email invitation after being pre-registered for an event by the Host when the event is published.
    • Back to the Lobby call to action
      The lobby window on the Zoom client will be brought to the front of a user’s screen when a session ends or will be opened if the lobby window was closed.
  • Ticketing features
    • Booth Owner and Booth Representative special-role ticket support
      On the Tickets page in the event creation flow, the Special Role Tickets section will include rows and information for the Expo roles, Booth Owner and Booth Representatives. Additionally, when a special-role user receives an email or consolidated email (for a multi-role account holder) for their Expo role, the Booth Owner and Booth Representative roles will be labeled and displayed with role-specific information in their individual sections.
  • Hub features
    • Hide link to a Hub
      On the Hub Settings page, the event organizer can select the Hide this hub option to hide the Hub link in an event’s details page and Hub’s listing page.
    • Pre-publish default Hub with simplified onboarding flow
      When a first-time user signs in to Zoom Events, a default Hub is already created and published for them, allowing them to immediately create events. The first-time user will also experience an onboarding tutorial (and tooltips) that will explain the Hub processes.
    • Anonymous users cannot access on-demand recording library
      Users who are not signed in to their Zoom Events account are required to accept Zoom’s Terms of Service and the Event Participants' Terms of Use (and the Host’s privacy policy, if applicable) to access and view the on-demand recording library.
  • Payment & Billing features
    • Decouple paid event creation from paid ticket creation
      Hubs that enabled a payment provider can schedule and publish paid events for future dates beyond the limitations of Stripe and PayPal when paid tickets have not yet been created for the event.

Resolved issues

  • Minor bug fixes
  • Security enhancements
  • Resolved an issue where the Expo and Sponsor maximum capacity were not established, affecting Expo’s performance.

March 13, 2022

Changes to existing features

  • Publish, Republish, and Save buttons
    Hosts and Co-Editors (with editing permission) can publish or update event content and save changes without publishing them by using the Publish and Save buttons in the event creation flow. The Publish button will make the event updates go live. The Save button will save the updated content, but the content will not be visible to anyone who visits the event details page or lobby. The Republish button will save and publish updated content, which will be displayed to registrants and Attendees.
  • Publish and Save buttons support for Expo
    Hosts and Co-Editors (with editing permission) can publish or update Expo and save changes without publishing them by using the Publish and Save buttons in the Expo creation flow. The Publish button will save and make the Expo updates go live. The Save button will save the updated content, but the content will not be visible to Attendees.
  • Default data sharing and custom registration questions and marketing opt-in 
    Hosts can make certain custom registration questions mandatory. Attendees are required to give consent to the Host's privacy policy (if provided) and share registration information with the Host. During the registration process, Attendees will be asked to opt in if they want to receive marketing communications from the Host and Sponsors. Hosts will also be able to provide privacy policies even if they don’t have custom registration questions set up.
    Note: The marketing opt-in will always be optional to Attendees.
  • Mandatory data sharing report
    Hosts can make certain custom registration questions mandatory. Attendee contact information and answers to registration questions will always be shared with the Host. Hosts will also receive Attendees’ marketing opt-in preferences by referring to the new Marketing Opt-In column. These changes are applicable in the Registrant Report, Session Attendance, and Expo attendance by Sponsor reports.

New and enhanced features

  • General features
    • Conference lobby Speakers tab
      Attendees can easily access information about a Speaker from the Speakers tab in the conference event’s lobby. In the Speakers tab, Attendees can hover over a Speaker’s image to learn more about the Speaker as well as bookmark the Speaker’s sessions, view session details, and view all sessions the Speaker is associated with.
  • Host features
    • Expo Builder tutorial
      First-time Hosts now have an in-product tutorial to help them get started with Expo Builder. The in-product tutorial will highlight the set of features and functionalities of the Expo Builder tool.
    • Add multiple privacy policies for custom registration questions
      Hosts can now add up to 3 privacy policies for custom registration questions in the event creation flow.
  • Hub features
    • Hub visibility setting
      From the Settings page, Hub Owners and Hub Managers can make their Hub hidden by hiding the Hub link from the event details page and Hub listing view for Attendees.
  • Ticketing features
    • Edit ticket details after publishing paid or free events
      After a single-session event/event series or conference event is published, the Host can edit their event’s ticket details for any published event even if it already has registrants. The Quantity, Ticket Name, Description, Registration Starts/Ends fields are editable and will apply to future registration after they are updated. Additionally, Hosts can add to or delete the guest list.

Resolved issues

  • Minor bug fixes
  • Resolved issues where the design alignment and layout were inconsistent across the event flow creation.
  • Resolved issues in Expo to improve the Host experience throughout the Expo setup and configuration process.

March 6, 2022

Changes to existing features

  • Host features
    • Session-level and Speaker-level controls
      Hosts can manage individual conference event sessions and Speakers by enabling or disabling advanced settings at the session or Speaker level. The conference event creation workflow now has two new navigation tabs, the Sessions and Speakers tabs, which will replace the Agenda tab.
      • Session-level controls and settings are now located in the Sessions tab of the event.
      • Speaker-level controls and settings are now located in the Speakers tab of the event.
    • Change cloud recording and live streaming settings for live events
      Hosts can update cloud recordings and live streaming settings after a ticket has sold, after an event goes live, and during an event. Previously, Hosts could only set cloud recordings and live streaming settings before the event started.
    • Organizer Mode/Attendee Mode
      Users with a Zoom Events license can switch between Organizer Mode and Attendee Mode. Organizer Mode only includes event creation, event management, Hub management, and the Host profile functionality. Zoom Events-licensed users can switch to Attendee Mode to attend Zoom Events, access their tickets, view favorite events, and discover other Hubs.
  • General features
    • Pause and resume Expo
      Event organizers can pause and resume Expo—without having to completely delete Expo from their event—by enabling or disabling Expo from the control panel.
    • Event summary charts and survey results relocated to Analytics & Control
      Event summary charts and survey results are now located on a conference event’s Analytics & Control page. Additionally, survey results are now located in the new Survey tab. Previously, event summary charts and survey results were located on the Manage Registration page.
  • Attendee features
    • Attendee Mode
      Attendee Mode
      only includes Attendee-specific functionalities. Attendees can only access their favorite events, tickets, and Hubs.

New and enhanced features

  • General features
    • Distribute target session to ticketing from Direct Join Link for Speakers
      The direct join link for Speakers is automatically connected with a session. When a Host uses a direct join link to invite a Speaker, the Speaker will receive an email with their session details and their event ticket with their session link.
    • Enhancements to edit Speaker bio/session functionalities
      There are several enhancements to improve the experience of editing a Speaker bio and assigned session functionalities so that Speakers can continue to edit their information. Speakers can view details about their edits being rejected by the Host and the Host’s message as well as easily access a link to edit their session or Speaker bio again from their email or the Notification Center.
    • Zoom Events branding for email invitation to edit a session
      When a Speaker is invited to edit their session, their email will display Zoom Events branding.
  • Host features
    • Support for Pre-registration (Internal events, private Hubs only)
      Hosts can pre-register users from their Zoom account by directly sending them emails with event join links when publishing a conference. Pre-registration eliminates the need for Attendees to register before joining a Zoom Event.
    • Export Expo Attendance by Sponsor report
      Event organizers now have the ability to provide reports on sponsored booths’ performances by using the Host Analytics Dashboard to export the Expo Attendance by Sponsor CSV report.
    • Export registrant management report
      Hosts can now download a CSV file of registrant metrics from the Manage Registration page, if registrants opt in to share their information.
    • Registration management support for direct join link Speakers
      On the Manage Registration page, Hosts can now view, sort, and filter Speakers who were invited to an event by a direct join link. Hosts can also resend direct-join invitations to these Speakers. The Speakers’ registration status will display as Direct-join.
    • Enhancements to Registrant and Session Attendance reports
      There are several enhancements to improve the experience of specifying registrant attendance metrics at the session, event, and conference lobby level.
    • Host can delete recordings before lobby closes
      The Host can delete conference event recordings before their conference lobby closes. Previously, Hosts could not delete a conference event’s recording before the lobby closed.
  • Event setup features
    • Disabled chat notification
      If an account admin has disabled Zoom Chat for the Host creating an event, the Host will receive a disabled chat notification about their web portal chat settings and how it will affect their event. Previously, in the event creation flow, there were no notifications or error messages that informed the Host that they could not enable their event’s chat feature.
    • Display session preview while Speaker is editing
      While a Speaker edits their session, they have the ability to preview their updates on their session details page.
  • Attendee features
    • Enhancements to registration flow for free and paid events
      There are several enhancements to make the registration flow for free and paid Zoom Events more efficient. Each registrant will have a streamlined registration flow, which depends on if they are internal/external registrants and if the event has custom questions.
    • Support for Pre-registration (internal-facing events only)
      Pre-registered Attendees will receive an invitation email from the Host with an event join link and can use the email to:
      • Add the event to a calendar
      • View event details
      • Join the event
  • Hub features
    • Enhancements to Attendees’ information architecture
      There are several enhancements to improve the Hub experience to provide an organized browsing experience for Attendees. After Attendees (users without Zoom Events license) sign in, they will land on the default Hub event listing page, if specified by the Hub Owner, or on the Tickets page, if no default Hub event listing page is specified.
    • Enhancements to event organizers’ information architecture
      There are several enhancements to improve the Hub experience to provide a more manageable event listing directory for event organizers, Hub Owners, and Hub Managers. After a user with a Zoom Events license signs in, they will use Organizer Mode and land on the Manage page. These users can also switch to Attendee Mode to browse upcoming events.
    • Separate Hub public event listing directory page from event publishing flow
      Hub Owners and Hub Managers can choose to list or unlist created events to their Hub’s public event listing page. Additionally, in the Hub’s Settings page, the event organizer can choose to Auto List Events, which automatically lists all the events created in the Hub on the Attendee-facing event listing directory.
    • Hub Branding video limit change
      The video upload attempt limit is now increased for the Hub Branding page. Hub Owners and Hub Managers can upload up to 100 videos every 30 days. Previously, the Hub Owner and Hub Manager previously could only attempt to upload 2 videos total. The Hub Branding can only host one video at a time.
    • Report Hub button relocation
      The Report Hub button is now located below the content on the Hub branding page. Previously, it was located at the top of the Hub branding page.

Resolved issues

  • Minor bug fixes
  • Resolved an issue where the content library’s moderation notifications were displayed incorrectly in the Zoom Events platform.
  • Resolved an issue where the moderation error message was displayed after users reached the video upload limit.

February 13, 2022

Changes to existing features

  • General features
    • Co-Editor support for Expo
      When Hosts add Co-Editors in the conference event creation flow, Hosts can select Expo as one of the options in the permissions dropdown menu. This allows specific Co-Editors the ability to make changes in the Expo tab.
    • Migrate all Expo fields into Expo tab
      All Expo fields are now located in the Expo tab in the conference event creation flow. Event organizers will now complete sponsored and non-sponsored booth setup, configuration, and edits in the Expo tab for their events.
  • Hub features
    • New Settings tab for Hub visibility
      Hubs now have a new Settings tab, which includes the Hub visibility setting, landing Hub option, and Hub deletion option. From the Settings tab, the Hub Owner can set one of their Hubs to be the landing Hub for Attendees to browse and discover events instead of using their default Hub’s public listing page.

New and enhanced features

  • Host features
    • Landing Hub support
      Hosts can now specify their landing Hub from their Hub’s Settings tab. All Attendees will now be directed to the Host’s landing Hub public event listing page instead of the Host’s default Hub event listing page.
    • ZIP file download option for Full Report
      Hosts can now download a Full Report as a ZIP file, which contains individual Host Analytics Dashboard reports. Previously, the Full Report option could only be downloaded as a single Excel (CSV) file that included all reports from the Host Analytics Dashboard.
  • Attendee features
    • Attendee landing Hub support
      When a landing Hub is specified, all Attendees will be directed to the landing Hub’s public event listing page. When no landing Hub is specified, all Attendees will land on the Tickets page instead of the default Hub’s event listing page. Previously, all Attendees were directed to the default Hub’s event listing page when they signed in to Zoom Events.
  • Hub features
    • Content library
      When an event organizer uploads an image in the event creation flow, they can choose to upload it to the content library. Hub Owners, Hub Managers, and Hosts can use the content library to manage shared content in each Hub when creating an event.

Resolved issues

  • Minor bug fixes
  • Security enhancements

January 23, 2022

Changes to existing features

  • General features
    • Zoom Events Expo
      The Expo feature allows event organizers to set up a virtual exhibition that connects Attendees and Booth Representatives (Sponsors and exhibitors) to discover more about their products and services.
  • Host features
    • Registrant Management
      The registrant management system provides support for Hosts to manage their registrants at the event level. Hosts can view, sort, and filter their events’ special roles and the regular Attendees info and registration status.
      Note: The Export function has been moved from Event Summary to the new Manage Registration page.
  • Payment & Billing features
    • Partial refund capabilities
      Hosts and Attendees now have partial refund capability to support the flexibility of canceling events or refunding tickets.

New and enhanced features

  • Hub features
    • Recording library
      The event organizer has the option to allow users who missed the event to watch event recordings.
  • Event setup features
    • Receive single-notification email for participants with several special roles
      Event participants with multiple special roles will receive only one email that notifies them of changes or updates to the event. Previously, event participants with multiple roles received multiple notifications regarding event changes (one email per role).
  • Host features
    • Add livestream and recording metrics to the Session tab
      Metrics for a lobby’s livestreaming and recording unique views are now included in the Session tab of the Host Analytics Dashboard.
    • Enhancements to the event session CSV file
      All event details and event session data are now included in a CSV file download.
    • Email notification for the restricted guest list
      For public events, email notifications can be sent to invited guests, who are uploaded through a CSV file.
    • Enhancements to the Duplicate Event option
      When an event organizer duplicates an event, the event, session, and ticket start date/time will be adjusted automatically to the current date.
  • Meeting or Zoom Webinars integration features
    • Event registration source tracking links
      Hosts can now generate a unique event link for each keyword and track the metrics on registrants’ and visitors’ event views through each link.
    • Enhancements to session polls
      If the advanced polls Zoom web portal setting is enabled, Hosts can create more types of poll questions (such as single choice, multiple choice, and so on) and have more advanced poll options.
      Note: Users below version 5.8.3 will not be able to view or participate in advanced polls.

Resolved issues

  • Minor bug fixes
  • Security enhancements

January 9, 2022

New and enhanced features

  • Event Setup
    • Workflow consolidation
      The UI for creating an event has been improved.
    • Allow image resizing for event creation
      Event creators can resize all uploaded images manually to fit into the allocated space (event cover, speaker, images, logos and sponsors).
  • Hub
    • Creating Events in a Hub
      The first-time event creation experience has been updated; creating an event now requires publishing your accounts default hub.
    • Hub user list is now searchable
      The list of Hub users is searchable and can be sorted alphabetically.
    • Multiple Recording Files
      If a session has multiple recording files, the longest file will be provided to attendees as the recorded session.
  • Speaker
    • Polls tab
      Speakers can add polls to their sessions. These polls are submitted to the Host, who will review and approve/reject them.
    • Direct join link and verification code
      Event organizers can easily copy a formatted message containing the join link and verification code.
  • Ticket Management
    • Public event email notifications
      All attendees who are invited to an event via the guest list csv will receive an email notification.
    • First-time event host
      A first-time event host whose account doesn’t have a billing address will be prompted to submit a billing address.
    • Gifted tickets
      Attendees who received gifted tickets will have the option to opt-in to providing contact information.
  • Chat
    • Reset chat
      The reset option in the control panel can be used to remove all messages in the lobby chat and individual session chats.
  • Analytics
    • Metrics
      Definitions of metrics have been added to the Zoom Events dashboard.

Resolved issues

  • Minor bug fixes
  • Security enhancements

December 19, 2021

New and enhanced features

  • Event Setup
    • Simplified event creation
      The Summit option has been removed from the event creation flow. Summit-style events can still be configured using the conference workflow.
    • Agenda updates via CSV upload
      Zoom Events will honor the changes made to an uploaded CSV and update the changes in the appropriate areas of the Zoom Events agenda.
    • Change History
      Zoom Event hosts can sort and filter the change history by date/time, date range, name of editor and step name.
    • Add ability to enable/disable notifications
      Event creators will be able to enable/disable event notifications for Zoom Events Conferences. Managing notification controls will be included in the advanced options section of the event creation process.
  • Speaker
    • Quick join link
      Conference Hosts/Co-Hosts can generate a unique link for speakers to join a Zoom Events session without authentication.
  • Attendee Experience
    • Lobby window
      The Lobby window is now labeled with the event name.
    • Join error message
      Error codes have been optimized to provide clear messaging.
  • Analytics
    • Enhanced report download
      Zoom Event registrants who opt-out of sharing contact details will not have this information shared and other non-sensitive information will be visible to Hosts in the event summary.
    • Enriched Event and Session data
      Event session data such as attendees, Q&A, polls taken and session time have been added to the event data module.
  • Ticket Management
    • Tickets for free events
      Creating tickets for free events has been simplified.
  • Payments & Billing
    • Cancel order for single/series event
      Zoom Event Host can cancel an order for single/series events.

Resolved issues

    • Minor bug fixes

December 5, 2021

New and enhanced features

  • Event Setup
    • Add ability to enable/disable notifications
      Event creators will be able to enable/disable event notifications for Summit and Conference only. Manage notification controls will be added to the advanced options section of the event creation process.
    • Change custom registration once a ticket is sold
      Event creators will be able to change custom registration questions after at least one ticket has been sold. Once a conference is published, an event creator can add or delete registration questions.
  • Speaker
    • Add a default image for speaker
      Event creators will be able to create a generic profile image for the speaker. This image can be replaced with the speaker’s photo at a later time.
    • Who is this speaker
      Speaker images on the speaker tab of a Zoom Event conference have been increased from 64x64p to 160x160p. The name and title font sizes have also been increased to match the new image size.
  • Attendee Experience
    • Error message optimization-too early to join
      Zoom Event users will be notified through an optimized message of the specific time that they can join the event.
    • Error message optimization-too late to join
      Zoom Event users will be notified through an optimized message of the specific time that the event has ended.
    • Join and bookmark from session detail view
      Zoom Event users can join or bookmark an event from the session detail view.
    • Optimize itinerary introduction message
      Zoom Event users will receive an introductory message when the itinerary is opened. Zoom Event users can follow the link to open the session page.
  • Analytics
    • Align event summary registrant and ticket stats
      The total number of tickets sold equals the total registrants opt in plus the total registrants opt out combined.
  • Hub
    • Attendee notification when following a Hub
      Zoom Event attendees will receive an email when they follow a hub.
    • Alphabetical and searchable Hub user list
      Hub Owners/Managers can search for users within their hub.

Resolved issues

  • Minor bug fixes and enhancements

November 21, 2021

Changes to existing features

  • License capacity for events
    The ticket capacity for any Zoom Event is now determined by the Zoom Events license capacity for all event types: Single session, Summit, and Conference.
  • Scheduling paid events
    Hubs that have Stripe enabled as their payment provider and a billing address in the U.S. can schedule and hold paid events up to 12 months after publishing.
  • Zoom Events Hub features
    • Show Follow button for anonymous users
      Anonymous users, or those not signed in, can now follow a public Hub.
    • Hide associated Hubs on Host’s public profile page
      The Host’s public profile page will no longer display Hubs with which the Host is associated.
    • Allow Hub Managers to re-permission Hosts/Managers
      Hub Owners/Managers can re-permission Hub Managers to Hub Hosts. Hub Owners can also re-permission Hub Hosts to Hub Managers.
  • Zoom Event registration and Zoom desktop client credentials detection
    When registrants with calendars integrated into their Zoom desktop client are signed in to the client with credentials different than their Zoom Event registration credentials, they will see a View Event option. Only users signed in to the Zoom desktop client with the same credentials that are used for Zoom Event registration will see a Join button.

New and enhanced features

  • Host Analytics Dashboard
    The Host Analytics Dashboard has been updated to make the existing metrics more organized and intuitive. The data visualization and information for existing and new metrics are clearer to understand and easier to navigate.
  • Simplify registration process for free and paid Zoom Events
    Attendees’ registration process for free and paid events is now simplified and consolidated.
  • Payments & Billing disclaimer
    A disclaimer has been added to inform Hosts that their linked Stripe account should only be used for sales from events that are directly listed on Zoom Events. Payments made outside of Zoom Events will not be received.
  • Refund confirmation
    Hosts will now receive an email confirmation or in-app notification if their refund to Attendees is processed successfully. Previously, Hosts were not notified by email confirmations and in-app notifications for a successful refund.
  • Recorded event display options
    Hosts can now select one of two display options for recorded sessions:
    • Speaker + Share view. (Auto-selected by default)
    • Gallery + Share view
  • Disable closed captioning
    Hosts can now disable closed captions when live-streaming sessions to the Lobby.
  • Lobby messaging
    Updated messaging will display to Attendees when a Lobby has been closed.
  • Consolidated ticketing
    Attendees who attend different tracks or participants who have multiple roles will receive only one ticket that lists all tracks/roles rather than multiple tickets.
  • Canceling an event
    Hosts can cancel a live event from the Events page resulting in sessions ending immediately and the canceled event being removed from the web portal.

    Additionally, Attendees will see a message that the event was canceled followed by receiving an email notifying them that the event has been canceled and receiving a full refund if the canceled event was a paid event.

  • Control panel
    In the Control panel, the Control tab allows the Event Host/Moderator to enable or disable Lobby and Expo chats. A log of all moderation actions taken will be stored in the Control panel.
  • Zoom Events chat controls for Moderators
    In addition to the Event Owner, the Moderator role now has the ability to remove messages and users from the ZE Lobby group chats. Previously, only the Event Owner could moderate chats.

Resolved issues

  • Minor bug fixes
  • Security enhancements

November 7, 2021

Changes to existing features

New and enhanced features

Resolved issues

  • Minor bug fixes
  • Security enhancements

October 24, 2021

New and enhanced features

  • Zoom introduces Conference
    New to the Zoom Events platform, Conference allows Zoom Events license holders to host virtual events with concurrent sessions and much more.
  • Create Multi-Day Conferences
    You can now spread your event over several days to give your Attendees and Speakers more flexibility and interactivity.
  • Create Multi-Track Agendas
    Host concurrent sessions to appeal to audience members' interests. You can assign multiple Speakers to sessions and feature sessions in the Conference Lobby to attract more Attendees.
  • Batch Upload Sessions & Speakers
    Speed up event creation by uploading a CSV file with session dates, names, times, descriptions, speakers, and more.
  • Include Session Details with Video
    Prepare attendees for a successful event by sharing relevant pre-session information, such as Speaker bios and session-specific videos.
  • Add an Event Co-Editor
    Share the workload by assigning a Co-Editor to help add Hosts and Co-Hosts, edit sessions, and more.
  • Allow Speakers to Edit their Sessions
    Give Speakers control over their session information by allowing them to set their session start time, date, and duration, as well as select visuals or videos to represent their session. Speakers can now edit their own bios. You can review and approve edits submitted by your Speakers.
  • Conference Itinerary
    Help Attendees find and register for sessions by letting them select/search for their topics of interest and filter sessions by tracks, audiences, products, and levels.
  • Conference Event Page
    Keep track of all your events with:
    • Conference Lobby
    • Session directory
    • Featured sessions in the Home tab.
  • Session Chat
    Create a feeling of community by allowing Attendees to chat with other session Attendees before, during, and after a session.
  • Attendee Networking
    Facilitate new relationships and Attendee networking by letting attendees send contact requests.
  • Livestream to Lobby
    Stream live sessions into the Conference Lobby to give Attendees a preview of what’s going on before joining.
  • Streamlined Attendee Experience
    Attendees can now:
    • Bookmark sessions to build their own event itinerary.
    • Join any session directly from the itinerary.
    • Allow Sponsors to gain visibility with three built-in tiers (Platinum, Gold, and Silver); visible to Attendees from the event page.
  • Custom Event/Session Surveys
    Get some insight into your event with customizable surveys delivered after each session and after the event concludes.
  • Session Recordings
    Your session content can live on after the conference! Recordings are now visible in the Lobby after the event.
  • Analytics & Reporting
    Gain insight with Analytics and Reporting to understand attendance, engagement, and revenue.
  • Add Sponsors in 3 preset tiers
    Add sponsors in three preset tiers: Platinum, Gold, and Silver. Allow sponsors to submit their own content.

  • Edit a summit event
    After publishing a summit, the host can edit sessions and speakers.

Resolved issues

  • Minor bug fixes

October 9, 2021

New and enhanced features

  • Report page link on Zoom Events Hub public profile page
    Users can now report a Hub to Zoom Trust & Safety.
  • Auto-select video recordings with speaker + screen share views
    Recordings are now available in speaker + screen share view (if available) rather than speaker view only.

Resolved issues

  • Minor bug fixes

September 5, 2021

Changes to existing features

New and enhanced features

  • Singular location for Zoom Events Host Profile
    Previously, users could access the Host Profile link from multiple locations. Now, the Host Profile link can be accessed from a more visible, singular location. When a user clicks their name under their profile picture, it will take them to the Host Profile tab on the Manage page.
  • Zoom Events Hub Hosts can archive or unarchive past events
    The Hub Host can choose to archive or unarchive a past event in the event options. The archived events are hidden on the Hub’s public profile page.

Resolved issues

  • Minor bug fixes
  • Security enhancements

August 22, 2021

New and enhanced features

  • Reduced and simplified recording notifications
    “Recording is available” and “Transcript Available” emails will be combined and sent to the Host and Attendees when an event ends. Previously, separate emails were sent to Hosts and Attendees for “Recording is available” and “Transcript Available”.
  • Show Summit recording links on Attendees’ past event ticket
    After Attendees finish a Summit event, their event’s recording is displayed on their past event ticket page.
  • Increased uploaded video time to 60 seconds
    Hosts can now upload videos with a maximum duration of 60 seconds.

Resolved issues

  • Minor bug fixes
  • Security enhancements

August 15, 2021

Resolved issues

  • Minor bug fixes

August 10, 2021

New and Enhanced Features

  • Zoom introduces Zoom Events
    Zoom Events is a versatile, all-in-one platform that allows you to create a variety of engaging virtual experiences for Attendees. With Zoom Events, you can manage your own branded event hubs, customize ticketing and registration, control user access from one dashboard, and allow networking during your Zoom Events. Hosts can easily create multi-session events—which can be free or paid and public or private events. This platform is useful for businesses, organizations, and enterprises—both large and small—to reach out and engage with their Attendees.

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