Release notes for Zoom Rooms for iPad

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Upcoming Release

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


Current Release

November 7, 2022 version 5.12.6 (869)

New and enhanced features

  • General features
    • Connect to a webinar as a panelist
      Users can pair their desktop/mobile client to a Zoom Room, and then join a webinar as a panelist. 
    • Whiteboard updates 
      If a user pairs the desktop/mobile client to the Zoom Room while the new whiteboard is open, that whiteboard will then belong to that user’s account. 
  • In-meeting features
    • Companion mode enhancements
      Users in companion mode who join a Zoom Room meeting will be displayed in the participant list nested under the Zoom Room’s entry, instead of as a separate entry. 
    • Updated webinar privacy disclaimer
      The webinar disclaimer has been updated to provide additional clarity regarding how data is being handled and who can access it.
  • Zoom for Home features
    • Saving whiteboards to the cloud
      Personal Zoom Room users can save their whiteboards to the cloud if this feature is enabled. If saving whiteboards to the cloud is disabled, the Zoom Room will display a notification. 

Resolved issues

  • Minor bug fixes
  • 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Note: The information in the past release notes may have been superseded by subsequent release notes.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.

October 16, 2022 version 5.12.2 (812)

Resolved issues

  • Minor bug fixes
  • Security enhancements

September 26, 2022 version 5.12.0

New and enhanced features

  • General features
    • Display Common Area Phones in the contacts list 
      Users can invite common area phone to a meeting from the contact list.
    • One-time password requirement for suspicious logins
      When Zoom Rooms administrators sign in to a Zoom Room using their work email and password, they may be asked to enter a one-time password, sent to their account email, when Zoom detects a suspicious login. A login may be considered suspicious if it originates from a different country or device, among other factors.  After entering the one-time password, the sign in will succeed.
    • Multi-language calendar parsing for Microsoft Teams meetings and Google Meet 
    • Scheduling meetings on Google calendar 
      Calendar events will only appear on the resource calendar and not the service calendar when a user schedules a meeting and has full access to the calendar resource.
    • Zoom Whiteboard export 
      Users can export their whiteboards via email or chat.
    • Display favorites in the contact list 
  • In-meeting features
    • Zoom Translated Captions
      Zoom Rooms in meetings where the host has a Zoom Translated License will be able to pick between multiple closed captioning channels such as CART, Live Transcription, and Live Transcription translations.
    • Support up to 25 custom languages for interpretations 
      The number of custom language interpretations allowed for a scheduled meeting has been upgraded to 25. 
    • Support for meeting polls
      Polls can be launched during a meeting, allowing participants to provide responses. 
    • Meeting assistant updates 
      Meetings assistants are displayed as participants in meetings they join. Assistants can change the name displayed in the participants menu when joining.
    • Reactions for Zoom Rooms 
      Zoom Room users can send and receive reactions in meetings and webinars. 
    • Closed captioning notification 
      If saving transcripts is disabled, participants will not receive the following notification in a meeting: “A participant has enabled Closed Captioning [Who can see this transcript]?”
    • High Fidelity Audio mode 
      Zoom Rooms has added a High Fidelity Audio option in the client to allow for professional audio transmission in music education and performance applications. Professional audio interface, microphone, and headphones are recommended.
    • Share screen and audio 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. Computer audio and video audio from a screen share can also be shared. 
    • Support for Smart Gallery in E2EE meetings  
    • Enhanced in-meeting user abuse reporting 
      Simplified process for meeting attendees to report abuse to Zoom.
    • Display phone numbers during PBX calls 
    • Fixed avatar in-meeting in shared Zoom Rooms 
      If the room does not have a profile avatar, a default one will be displayed.
  • Management features
    • List Reservation Only Rooms on the Zoom Rooms page 
      Reservation Only Rooms will show up in both Workspace and Zoom Rooms hierarchy. Reservation Only Rooms can easily be toggled to Scheduling Display Only Rooms.
    • Idle Time-out power saving mode 
      Administrators can use Idle Time-out mode to automatically turn off Zoom Room displays and dim controllers after a period of inactivity. This setting is mutually exclusive with scheduling periods for devices to enter power saving mode. 
    • Passcode failure alerts 
      Zoom administrators are notified via webhook, Dashboard, and email when someone in a Zoom Room has failed to enter the correct passcode three times within a 24 hour period. Alerts are automatically cleared at the beginning of the next day. 
    • Cloud recording limit 
      If a participant tries to record a meeting after the cloud recording storage limit is reached, the Zoom Room will display a message explaining why the meeting can't be recorded. 
  • Zoom for Home features
    • User presence status options 
      Personal Zoom Room users can set their status to “busy”, in addition to “available”, “away”, and “do not disturb”. If contacts set their status to “busy” that status will be displayed when viewing the contact list. 
    • Zoom Phone call history 
      Call history saves a record of received, outgoing, and missed calls. Users can view the caller name, number, and call duration with timestamps.
  • Zoom Whiteboard
    • New shape tool menu 
      The new menu supports additional shapes for whiteboard collaborations.

Resolved issues

  • Minor bug fixes
  • Security enhancements

July 24, 2022 version 5.11.3

Resolved issues 

  • Minor bug fixes
  • Security enhancements

June 26, 2022 version 5.11.0

New and enhanced features

  • General features
    • Whiteboard enhancements
      Users can start a meeting from an open whiteboard, access their whiteboard content, as well as access their existing whiteboards on Zoom Rooms Touch devices.
    • Zoom Rooms Voice Commands
      Zoom Rooms Voice Command accuracy has been improved and is now in general availability.
    • Upgrade alerts for free accounts
      Personal Zoom Room users with a free account will receive a notice when their remaining meeting time reaches ten minutes. The notice includes information on how to upgrade.
    • Proxy Support for Zoom Rooms integrated with Zoom Phone
      Zoom Rooms have proxy capability when Zoom Phone is enabled and configured within the web portal.
    • Turkish and Polish Language support
    • User interface enhancements
      Settings, sign-in, and various sections in the user interface have been updated for Zoom Rooms Controller to match the look and feel of the new user interface.
    • Multiple-day meeting display
      Scheduled meetings that run for multiple days will be displayed on the Zoom Rooms display for each applicable day.
    • Calendar integration parsing enhancement
      Enhanced parsing for bluejeans invitations, bluejeans sip addresses, and google meet invitations in outlook/exchange.
    • Zoom Room API functions
      Organizations can use API commands to answer or decline meeting invites, and mute or unmute microphone input.
    • Spam call indicator
      Users can see a spam call notification if one is detected.
  • In-meeting features
    • Disable Broadcast Message from host to breakout rooms
      Admins on the account can now disable the ability for meeting hosts to broadcast messages to all breakout room participants.
    • Multi-pin and multi-spotlight
      With host permission, users will now be able to pin up to 9 participants on their end. The host can also spotlight up to 9 participants for everyone in the meeting.
    • Watermark enhancements
      Meeting hosts can edit the visual watermark, and turn it on or off during a meeting. Watermarks will display the entire email address over a participant’s shared screen and video tile, as well as displayed over their video in most video layouts (Speaker, Gallery, Side-by-side). The watermark is also visibly more apparent as a tiled pattern across the video or shared screen.
    • Toggle participant entry tones
      If the Zoom Room is the meeting host, participant entry tones can be toggled on or off from the room controller.
    • Smart Gallery Improvements
      Remote meeting attendees will be able to see which camera feeds belong to the same Zoom Room. Zoom Room camera feeds will sort together by default. Smart gallery is enabled by tapping Multi-stream on the zoom room controller.
    • Optimized in-meeting chat experience
      The chat interface will not be covered by the meeting interface or the “participant is talking” notification.
    • Optimized user interface
      The meeting interface has been optimized to resemble the standard Zoom Rooms meeting interface.
    • Optimized video utilization
      The video layout has been optimized to make it as large as possible for the iPad screen ratio of 4:3.
    • Breakout rooms management
      Meeting hosts can use the features of breakout rooms with a Zoom Rooms controller or touch screen.
  • Controller features
    • Dark Mode for user interface
      Administrators can change the current primarily white background user interface to Dark Mode.
  • Zoom for Home features
    • Touch up my appearance
      Gives the picture display a softer focus and enhances digital appearance in real-time when enabled.
    • Shared lines
      The Shared Lines feature allows multiple users to share one extension number for outgoing calls.

Resolved issues

  • Minor bug fixes
  • Security enhancements

April 24, 2022 version 5.10.3 (480)

New and enhanced features

  • General features
    • Zoom Whiteboard
      The virtual whiteboarding experience has been redesigned to bring you the all-new Zoom Whiteboard, a cross-platform visual collaboration solution. With Zoom Whiteboard, you can brainstorm and collaborate on a persistent, expandable, digital canvas. All Zoom Rooms can open, view and save whiteboards from a desktop client paired to the Zoom Room. Zoom Rooms for Touch can also create and save whiteboards. This feature is separate from the “classic” whiteboard feature, which will continue to be available. The administrative controls for the new Zoom Whiteboard on Zoom Rooms are found in the Zoom web portal on the Zoom Rooms account settings page, and on the pages for lower tiers of the Zoom Rooms location hierarchy.
    • Zoom Event tickets
      Zoom Event organizers or hosts can now invite Zoom Rooms that are listed in an organizations directory to an event. The event will appear on the Zoom Room's calendar, which allows users to join the event from the room.

Resolved issues

  • Minor bug fixes

April 2, 2022 version 5.10.0 (421)

New and enhanced features

  • General features
    • User interface updates
      The Zoom Rooms user interface (UI) has been updated to provide a more consistent experience. The new UI aligns with the Zoom desktop and mobile clients, matches Zoom’s current branding, and provides an optimized information architecture to better meet user needs. The in-meeting experience has been updated for Windows, Mac, and iPad Zoom Rooms. It has also been updated for Zoom Rooms Appliances and iOS and Android Zoom Rooms controllers. The out-of-meeting experience has been updated for Windows-attached and Web Zoom Rooms controllers. See our blog post for more information. 
    • Support for joining Zoom Events via pairing with Zoom Rooms
      Attendees can start or join live sessions via a Zoom Room that is paired to their Zoom clients on laptops or mobile devices. Start/Join buttons are only accessible on the Zoom client interface. 
    • Hide user personal information in contact details
      Enable this setting to hide users’ personal information in the contact details page. The affected fields are: personal note, company, department, manager, job title, locations, internal number, extension, direct number, phone number, email.
    • Removal of Calendar Integration error message 
      Previously, when a Zoom Room was not linked to a calendar, a prominent error on the Zoom Rooms Controller home page appeared: "This room needs to be connected to a calendar. Contact your Zoom Rooms admin". This error message has been updated to suggest that connection to a calendar is not mandatory. Organizations that do not wish to connect their Zoom Rooms to a calendar can have their admins hide the upcoming meetings list on Zoom Rooms Controllers, which removes the message completely.
  • In-meeting features
    • Live transcription (automated captions) notification
      If saving transcripts (captions) is disabled for the meeting, attendees will be notified. 
    • Reclaim host in breakout rooms
      The original meeting host can reclaim the host privileges in a breakout room if they leave and rejoin the meeting. 
    • Additional  chat settings
      Meeting and Webinar hosts can tap the Security button on the Zoom Rooms user interface to set the chat privileges for participants, attendees and panelists.
    • Persistent notification for waiting room
      When an attendee is in the Waiting Room a persistent notification will display on the Zoom Rooms display. 
    • Live streaming notification
      All attendees will see a notification when the meeting or webinar host starts a live stream. Attendees who join the session after the live stream has started will be notified when they enter. 
    • Enhanced in-meeting user abuse reporting 
      Users submitting reports will be required to include their email addresses.
    • Screen sharing indicator
      The green Share Content button on the room controller will change to a red Sharing Content button when a screen share initiated by the Zoom Room is in progress.
    • Web settings for gallery view
      Attending a webinar as a Zoom Room will display  gallery view according to web settings, such as show non-video participants. 
    • Gallery view when an attendee is spotlighted
      Zoom Rooms users can switch to gallery view when an attendee is spotlighted.
    • Language Interpretation relay enhancement
      Language interpreters can listen to either the main audio or another translator’s audio, which can be useful when a translator doesn’t know the main language being spoken, but knows another language the audio is being translated to. This feature must be enabled by Zoom.
  • Management features
    • Microsoft calendar authentication notification
      Microsoft plans to disable basic authentication for Microsoft Exchange Web Services for Office 365. If a Zoom Room calendar integration to a Microsoft O365 calendar service encounters authentication errors because of this change, a notification message will display.  Customers are encouraged to update any Zoom Rooms calendar integration with Microsoft O365 to use OAuth instead of basic authentication by re-authorizing their calendar integration in the Zoom admin portal. 
    • OnZoom disclaimer
  • Zoom for Home features
    • Support for displaying Zoom Events on the calendar
      After registration, Zoom Events will appear on the user’s calendar with a join option.

Resolved issues

  • Minor bug fixes
  • Security enhancements

January 25, 2022 version 5.9.4 (280)

Resolved issues

  • Minor bug fixes 
  • Security enhancements 

January 9, 2022 version 5.9.3 (279)

Resolved issues

  • Minor bug fixes 

December 28, 2021 version 5.9.0 (253)

New and enhanced features

  • General features
    • Support for Zoom Workspace Reservation (Beta) 
      Users can reserve workspaces and Zoom Rooms on the web portal, kiosks, and Zoom Room for Touch devices. Users can check into workspaces through the web or on a Zoom Rooms for Touch device. Floor maps showing available and unavailable workspaces can be seen on digital signage, kiosks, and the web.

Resolved issues

  • Minor bug fixes

December 20, 2021 version 5.9.0 (253)

New and enhanced features

  • General features
    • Display gender pronouns 
      If enabled by account admins and added to their profile by either the user directly or through SAML mapping, a user’s gender pronouns are displayed in their contact card and as part of their display name in meetings and webinars.
    • Support for joining Google Meet meetings via PEXIP invite SIP URL
      Zoom Rooms can join Google Meet meetings via PEXIP invites with audio and video. Clicking the invite will dial the SIP URL of the meeting. 
  • In-meeting features
    • Optional Reclaim Host when rejoining
      When the original host of a meeting rejoins, they are now given the option to reclaim host controls or remain as a participant, in order to not disrupt the current host.
    • Profile pictures return when Focus Mode is turned off 
  • Management features
    • Support for Graph API
    • Disable phone controls 
      Administrators can disable or enable phone controls on Zoom Rooms controllers for rooms without 3rd party SIP or Zoom Phone entitlement. This setting can be disabled on accounts with an active audio plan. 
    • Disable in-meeting chat 
      Administrators can disable the display of in-meeting chat for Zoom Rooms. 
    • Improvements for Digital Signage 
      Administrators can choose to have Digital Signage content displayed whenever the Zoom Room is not in a meeting. A scheduled meeting will not stop the content from being displayed.  
    • Zoom Rooms kiosk/virtual receptionist 
      Administrators can enable kiosk mode which will allow visitors to use the Zoom Room to call a receptionist.
  • Zoom for Home features
    • Support for iPad 
      Zoom for Home features are accessible on iPad devices using the Zoom Rooms Controller app. This requires iPad OS 14.0 or later. 

Resolved issues

  • Minor bug fixes

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