Release notes for January 24, 2022

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Release notes for the Zoom client

For full notes including version numbers, please see the operating system release notes. 
Windows | macOS | Linux | Android* | iOS*  

*Note: The mobile releases require additional approval from their respective app stores and may take a few additional days to be available for download.

Note: This client release has been delayed and will be available soon. 

Changes to existing features

  • Enable Language Interpretation by default - Windows, macOS, Linux, Android, iOS
    Account owners and admins can enable the Language Interpretation feature by default when scheduling Zoom meetings. Previously, when scheduling a new meeting, the Language Interpretation feature was always off by default.

New and enhanced features

  • General features
    • Additional MSI/PLIST/GPO/MDM options
      • Require client or app authentication when joining a webinar - EnforceAppSignInToJoinForWebinar - Windows, macOS, Linux, Android, iOS
        Disabled by default, this requires the desktop client or mobile app to be signed in to a Zoom account to join any webinars. If the host requires specific authentication, the user joining will have to pass that specific authentication check as well.
      • Require authentication when joining a webinar - EnforceSignInToJoinForWebinar - Windows, macOS, Linux, Android, iOS
        Disabled by default, this requires attendees to be signed in to a Zoom account to join any webinars. Attendees can be signed-in on the web portal when joining through the join URL, or on the desktop client or mobile app directly. If the host requires specific authentication, the user joining will have to pass that specific authentication check as well.
      • Require post-meeting virtual background auto-reversal - EnableAutoReverseVirtualBkgnd - Windows, macOS, Linux, Android, iOS
        Disabled by default, this enforces the use of the post-meeting virtual background auto-reversal setting, which is controlled by account admins.
      • Disable use of Meeting Reactions - DisableMeetingReactions - Windows, macOS, Linux, Android, iOS
        Disabled by default, this option disables the use of reactions for any meetings hosted or joined by this device.
      • Disable use of Non-verbal feedback - DisableNonVerbalFeedback - Windows, macOS, Linux, Android, iOS
        Disabled by default, this option disables the use of non-verbal feedback for any meetings hosted or joined by this device.
      • Require hardware acceleration to optimize video sharing - EnableHardwareOptimizeVideoSharing - Windows, macOS
        Enabled by default, this controls the state of the Use hardware acceleration to optimize video sharing option, found under the Advanced section of the Share Screen settings tab.
      • Require low-light video setting - EnableLightAdaption - Windows, macOS
        Disabled by default, this controls the state of the Adjust for low light video setting.
      • Set low-light video setting to Auto/Manual - EnableAutoLightAdaption - Windows, macOS
        Enabled by default, but dependent on the state of EnableLightAdaption, this option controls if the low-light video setting is set to Auto (enabled) or Manual (disabled). The manual option provides a slider control to adjust how much to compensate for low-light, whereas Auto will adjust this automatically.
  • Meeting/webinar features
    • Enhanced registrant authentication option - Windows, macOS, Linux, Android, iOS
      Allows hosts to require webinar and meeting registrants be signed-in to the Zoom account associated with the email they registered to join this session with. If trying to join without being signed-in or signed-in with the wrong account, they will be notified and given the option to sign-in or switch account. This feature will not be immediately available, as it is dependent on a backend server update currently scheduled for February 7, 2022.
    • Additional Blur Background enablement methods - Windows, macOS
      Users can quickly blur their backgrounds, without needing to access their Zoom client settings. The Blur My Background option is available from the start/stop video menu in the main toolbar, the 3-dot menu on the user’s video tile, and by clicking anywhere on your video image. The option is also available on the self-preview screen before the user enters a meeting.
    • Post-meeting virtual background auto-reversal - Windows, macOS, Linux, Android, iOS
      Users can select and use any virtual background before or during any Zoom meeting. However, after the meeting is over, the user's background will be automatically changed to a default virtual background chosen by the admin.
  • Meeting features
    • Create, remove, rename breakout rooms after launch - Windows, macOS, Linux
      Breakout rooms no longer need to be closed in order to rename or add/remove additional rooms. Account owners and admins can enable the ability for hosts to create, remove, and rename breakout rooms while they are open and in use. This feature requires client version 5.9.3 or higher and must be enabled by Zoom.
    • Add video to waiting room - Windows, macOS, Android, iOS
      Account owners, admins, and users can add a video when customizing the appearance of the waiting room in the web portal. Participants in the Waiting Room are able to view the video while they wait for the host to allow them into the meeting. This feature requires client version 5.7.3 or higher and is available for all paid accounts.
  • Chat features
    • Support for previewing public channels - Linux
      Public channels can be previewed before joining and will show the channel name, description, number of members, and some recent messages. Previewing is not available when Advanced Chat Encryption is turned on, and recent messages will not show if the channel admin has restricted new members from seeing previous messages.
  • Zoom Apps features
    • Collaborate with Zoom Apps - Windows, macOS
      The host can invite other meeting participants to collaborate on supported Zoom Apps, allowing them to work together directly in the Zoom App. This is similar to standard screen sharing, but collaboration allows for direct interaction with the document or project, rather than annotation on use of remote control. Zoom Apps supporting this feature will be available soon.

Resolved Issues

  • Minor bug fixes
  • Security enhancements
  • Resolved an issue regarding inaccurate call status on call monitoring - Windows, macOs, Linux, Android, iOS
  • Resolved an issue regarding removed imported contacts - Windows, macOS, Linux, Android, iOS
  • Resolved an issue regarding a link to the Settings page in the web portal not accounting for a vanity URL - Windows, macOS, Linux
  • Resolved an issue regarding the Slow/Fast update cadence option being removed from IT installed desktop clients - Windows, macOS
  • Resolved an issue regarding the join different meetings simultaneously on desktop feature not working properly - Windows, macOS
  • Resolved an issue for a subset of users regarding slides not advancing for viewers - Windows, macOS
  • Resolved an issue for a subset of users regarding no video preview when using external cameras - Windows, macOS
  • Resolved an issue regarding mirror video not functioning properly during an immersive view - Windows, macOS
  • Resolved an issue for a subset of users regarding the Receive Queue Calls toggle not being visible when there are more than 25 call queues - Windows, macOS
  • Resolved an issue regarding the MSI MuteVoIPWhenJoinMeeting option - Windows
  • Resolved an issue regarding an inaccurate error message when trying to pair with a nearby Zoom Room - Windows
  • Resolved an issue for a subset of users regarding crashes when selecting a file or virtual background - Windows
  • Resolved an issue regarding joining an OnZoom lobby on Windows 8 - Windows
  • Resolved an issue regarding the video resolution of the thumbnail view of a meeting not adjusting when the thumbnail view is resized - macOS
  • Resolved an issue regarding not being able to minimize meeting windows - Linux
  • Resolved an issue regarding the toggle for Waiting Room resetting itself when scheduling - iOS
  • Resolved an issue regarding a user’s display name not being used when joining a meeting - iOS

Release notes for Zoom for Intune

For full notes including version numbers, please see the operating system release notes. 
Intune for Android | Intune for iOS

Note: The mobile releases require additional approval from their respective app stores and may take a few additional days to be available for download.

Changes to existing features

  • Enable Language Interpretation by default - Android, iOS
    Account owners and admins can enable the Language Interpretation feature by default when scheduling Zoom meetings. Previously, when scheduling a new meeting, the Language Interpretation feature was always off by default.

New and enhanced features

  • General features
    • Additional MSI/PLIST/GPO/MDM options
      • Require client or app authentication when joining a webinar - EnforceAppSignInToJoinForWebinar - Android, iOS
        Disabled by default, this requires the desktop client or mobile app to be signed in to a Zoom account to join any webinars. If the host requires specific authentication, the user joining will have to pass that specific authentication check as well.
      • Require authentication when joining a webinar - EnforceSignInToJoinForWebinar - Android, iOS
        Disabled by default, this requires attendees to be signed in to a Zoom account to join any webinars. Attendees can be signed-in on the web portal when joining through the join URL, or on the desktop client or mobile app directly. If the host requires specific authentication, the user joining will have to pass that specific authentication check as well.
      • Require post-meeting virtual background auto-reversal - EnableAutoReverseVirtualBkgnd - Android, iOS
        Disabled by default, this enforces the use of the post-meeting virtual background auto-reversal setting, which is controlled by account admins.
      • Disable use of Meeting Reactions - DisableMeetingReactions - Android, iOS
        Disabled by default, this option disables the use of reactions for any meetings hosted or joined by this device.
      • Disable use of Non-verbal feedback - DisableNonVerbalFeedback - Android, iOS
        Disabled by default, this option disables the use of non-verbal feedback for any meetings hosted or joined by this device.
  • Meeting/webinar features
    • Enhanced registrant authentication option - Android, iOS
      Allows hosts to require webinar and meeting registrants be signed-in to the Zoom account associated with the email they registered to join this session with. If trying to join without being signed-in or signed-in with the wrong account, they will be notified and given the option to sign-in or switch account. This feature will not be immediately available, as it is dependent on a backend server update currently scheduled for February 7, 2022.
    • Post-meeting virtual background auto-reversal - Android, iOS
      Users can select and use any virtual background before or during any Zoom meeting. However, after the meeting is over, the user's background will be automatically changed to a default virtual background chosen by the admin.
  • Meeting features
    • Add video to waiting room - Android, iOS
      Account owners, admins, and users can add a video when customizing the appearance of the waiting room in the web portal. Participants in the Waiting Room are able to view the video while they wait for the host to allow them into the meeting. This feature requires client version 5.7.3 or higher and is available for all paid accounts.

Resolved Issues

  • Minor bug fixes
  • Security enhancements
  • Resolved an issue regarding inaccurate call status on call monitoring - Android, iOS
  • Resolved an issue regarding removed imported contacts - Android, iOS
  • Resolved an issue regarding the toggle for Waiting Room resetting itself when scheduling - iOS
  • Resolved an issue regarding a user’s display name not being used when joining a meeting - iOS

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Resolved issues

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