Release notes for October 31, 2021

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Release notes for Zoom PWA

Note: The 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

Release notes for Web

New and enhanced features

  • Follow the user in-meeting policy
    Account owners and admins can restrict what in-meeting features users on the account have access to when joining both internal and external meetings. Features can be restricted by the administrator either for external meetings only or all meetings the user joins as required. This feature must be enabled by Zoom. This feature is supported on desktop clients (Windows, macOS, Linux) and mobile apps (iOS, Android).
    The restriction of the following features is supported:
    • Chat
    • File transfer
    • Screen sharing
    • Annotation
    • Whiteboarding
    • Local recording
    • Closed caption
    • Remote Control

Resolved issues

  • Minor bug fixes


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