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Release notes for the Zoom PWA Follow


Upcoming Release

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

October 31, 2021

Note: This PWA release was delayed until November 6, 2021. 

New and enhanced features

  • Meeting/webinar features
    • Profile photos for in-meeting chat
      In-meeting chat now displays the participants’ profile photos, just as they appear in Zoom Chat. If no image is available for a participant, the participant’s initials appear. The account owner and admins can enable this for use in the Account-level web settings, and users can also control this feature in the client settings as well.
    • Non-verbal feedback enhancement: Coffee cup
      The Coffee cup option, indicating you are temporarily away from the meeting, is returning to Non-verbal feedback options in the web client.
    • Adjustable rectangle for virtual mask
      The rectangle shape used as a mask can now be adjusted in shape and size.
  • Meeting features
    • Two-way chat with Waiting Room participants
      The meeting Host and Co-hosts can now chat back-and-forth with participants in the Waiting Room. Waiting Room messages can be sent to all participants in the Waiting Room or just individual participants. Only the host/co-host can see responses from those in the Waiting Room.

Resolved Issues

  • Minor bug fixes
  • Security enhancements

Current Release

October 17, 2021

Resolved issues

  • Security enhancements

 Previous Releases

Note: The information in the past release notes may have been superseded by subsequent release notes. Please review all current release notes carefully. 

September 26, 2021

Note: The PWA/web client release has been delayed until October 3, 2021. 

New and enhanced features

  • Meeting/webinar features
    • Upload custom mask backgrounds
      Web client users can upload their own background for use with the masking feature in addition to the standard backgrounds provided by Zoom. The chosen background is persistent between sessions. Backgrounds uploaded by admins through the web portal are also available for use.
    • Poll access for alternative hosts
      If meeting hosts add alternative hosts to their meeting, they can allow alternative hosts to add or edit polls. The alternative host in the meeting will have the additional in-meeting options to add or edit a poll, which launches the web portal to make the changes.
  • Meeting features
    • Participant attendance status
      If the host has the Google or Outlook calendar integration configured, Zoom will display a list of others invited to the meeting but not yet in attendance, allowing for quick checks if everyone is in attendance yet. Their invite response (Accepted, Declined, Maybe) is listed with their name and the host can easily invite them to the meeting from the participants panel. This feature can be enabled for use in meetings at the Account-, Group-, and User-level web settings, and will initially be available only for free users as part of a beta.
    • Share screen to all Breakout Rooms
      When sharing screen in the main session, the host or co-host can share their screen to all active Breakout Rooms. Any active sharing in the breakout sessions are interrupted and any annotation or whiteboarding prompts the sharer to save them before viewing the shared screen from the host. Host and participants must be using the web client or Zoom app version 5.7.0 or higher to utilize and see this feature.

Resolved Issues

  • Minor bug fixes
  • Security enhancements
  • Resolved an issue for a subset of users regarding joining a meeting from the waiting room
  • Resolved an issue regarding user IDs generated for webhooks when joining through the web client without being authenticated

August 22, 2021

New and enhanced features

  • General features
    • New Admin Policy: SetAccountIDsRestricted
      Admins can restrict the PWA to joining meetings hosted by specific account IDs. An admin will need to contact Zoom Support to acquire their account ID.
  • Meeting/webinar features
    • Mirror video support
      The web client now supports the ability to mirror your view of your video stream.
    • Persistent device selection between sessions
      When setting your preferred webcam, speaker, and microphone, this choice will be saved for your next use. Users can still quickly switch to other devices as needed.
    • Mute and Video Off when joining a recorded/live streamed meeting
      When participants join a meeting that is already being recorded and/or live streamed, they will join with their video off and muted until they consent to the recording prompt. After consenting, they will be able to unmute and turn on their video, if the host allows them to. This brings the web client into parity with the desktop and mobile clients.
    • Support for additional reaction skin tones
      Users can choose from more skin tones for their reactions, such as Raise Hand.
  • Meeting features
    • Support for Focus Mode
      In focus mode, only the host can see participants’ videos or profile pictures when video is off. Additionally, participant’s screen sharing can only be viewed by the host, who can switch between multiple shared screens and optionally allow participants to view others’ shared screens.

June 29, 2021

Introducing the Zoom PWA
The Zoom PWA (Progressive Web App) is a new, more powerful version of the Zoom web client. This PWA, intended as a replacement for our ChromeOS app as we reach the final year of support for all ChromeOS apps, mirrors all of the same features currently available for the ChromeOS app, yet allows for more functionality planned for later this year.