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Release notes for Zoom Events Follow

Upcoming Releases

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


Current Release

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

Previous Releases

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.