Release notes for April 3, 2022

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Release notes for Zoom Events

Changes to existing features

  • Record locally at the event level
    Recording of conferences (across all sessions) and events can now be recorded locally instead of only to the cloud. The Host must enable the local recording option.
  • Enhancements to Attendee Expo tools
    Attendees’ will now have toolbars for the Expo floor and booths, displayed in the bottom left corner of the screen. The Expo floor toolbar will display icons for Settings (includes Preferences and Spatial View), Near Me, Expanded Map, and zoom in/out. The Expo booth toolbar will display icons for Settings, Near Me, and Leave Booth. Previously, Attendees’ Expo tools were located in a horizontal header bar.

New and enhanced features

  • General features
    • Support for Invited registrants for free and paid events
      On the Manage Registration page, Hosts can view, search, and filter invited registrants' information and attendance and registration status for free and paid events. Invited registrants’ role will display as Guest, and their status will display as Invited.
    • Support for Expo roles in registrant management
      On the Manage Registration page, Hosts can now view, search by email address, and filter all Expo roles and registration status. Expo registrants' roles will display as Expo, and their status will display as Invited.
    • In-session chat and reactions metrics
      In the Host Analytics Dashboard (Analytics & Control), metrics for in-meeting chats and in-session webinar reactions are now included in the Event Sessions section.
  • Host features
    • Support for Pre-registration (Free events, Public Hubs only)
      Hosts can pre-register users from their Zoom account by directly sending them emails with event join links when publishing an event. Pre-registration eliminates the need for Attendees to register before joining a Zoom Event.
    • Control of live-streaming to Lobby for sessions set up as a meeting
      Hosts of sessions set up as meetings can now manually start when the meeting is streamed to the Lobby.
    • Tutorial for first-time event Hosts
      A user tutorial is provided on the My Events page the first time the user signs into Zoom Events. Afterward, a floating reminder at the bottom of the page reminds the user of the available video tutorial. In addition, the user’s default Hub is automatically created the first time they sign in.
    • Replace Host name/email with the event contact’s name/email
      The Host name and Host Profile will not be displayed on Attendees’ ticket details, event details page, or the ticket confirmation page. The event contact’s name and email address will be displayed instead of the Host name and Host Profile link. Previously, the Host name and Host Profile were visible on the Attendee-facing side (ticket confirmation, Hub event list directory page, etc.) and on the event organizer-facing side (event creation and Manage page) in Zoom Events.
    • Download Session Q&A and Poll results from Session Detail Table
      Session Q&A and Poll results can now be accessed from within Zoom Events’ Session detail table.
    • Publication of event with minimal content
      Only the Basic Information tab needs to be completed to publish an event.
    • Attendee engagement data added to Attendee reports
      New columns added to Session Attendance Report: Lobby Chat Sent, Survey Taken, Duration (Mins), and Chat Messages Sent (includes both lobby session chats and in-meeting session chats (per session)).
  • Event setup features
    • Enable/disable Q&A sub-options at the event level
      In the Advanced Options tab when creating a Conference, you can toggle and select the sub-options under the toggle that controls the Webinar - Q&A.
    • Extend end time of a conference’s last day
      The originally scheduled end time of a published conference’s last day can be extended.
  • Meeting/Webinar integration features
    • Support for Zoom Rooms and Zoom Personal Room
      Host, Speakers, and Attendees can attend events from a Zoom Room or a Zoom Personal Room.
    • Conduct polls during an ongoing session
      Fill-in-the-blank, rank order, and quiz poll types can be conducted during an ongoing session.
    • Reactions for Webinar Zoom Events
      Webinar Attendees can use reactions, similar to reactions in meetings. The stream of submitted reactions is displayed in the bottom-right corner of the main webinar window, visible to the Host, Panelists, and Attendees. This is disabled by default and can be controlled at the account, group, and user level.
      Note: This feature requires version 5.9.6 or higher to send and see reactions.
    • Webinar In-session Branding
      Hosts can customize the appearance of the in-webinar experience by adding a wallpaper behind the video tiles, setting a common virtual background for all Panelists, and providing name tags for each Panelist. Event Hosts can set this at the event level and also make changes for individual sessions.
      Note: This requires version 5.10.0 or higher to use and/or view, but does not require this version to join the webinar.
  • Attendee features
    • Pre-registration for external Attendees (Free events, Public Hubs only)
      Attendees can receive join links in an email invitation after being pre-registered for an event by the Host when the event is published.
    • Back to the Lobby call to action
      The lobby window on the Zoom client will be brought to the front of a user’s screen when a session ends or will be opened if the lobby window was closed.
  • Ticketing features
    • Booth Owner and Booth Representative special-role ticket support
      On the Tickets page in the event creation flow, the Special Role Tickets section will include rows and information for the Expo roles, Booth Owner and Booth Representatives. Additionally, when a special-role user receives an email or consolidated email (for a multi-role account holder) for their Expo role, the Booth Owner and Booth Representative roles will be labeled and displayed with role-specific information in their individual sections.
  • Hub features
    • Hide link to a Hub
      On the Hub Settings page, the event organizer can select the Hide this hub option to hide the Hub link in an event’s details page and Hub’s listing page.
    • Pre-publish default Hub with simplified onboarding flow
      When a first-time user signs in to Zoom Events, a default Hub is already created and published for them, allowing them to immediately create events. The first-time user will also experience an onboarding tutorial (and tooltips) that will explain the Hub processes.
    • Anonymous users cannot access on-demand recording library
      Users who are not signed in to their Zoom Events account are required to accept Zoom’s Terms of Service and the Event Participants Terms of Use (and the Host’s privacy policy, if applicable) to access and view the on-demand recording library.
  • Payment & Billing features
    • Decouple paid event creation from paid ticket creation
      Hubs that enabled a payment provider can schedule and publish paid events for future dates beyond the limitations of Stripe and PayPal for when paid tickets have not yet been created for the event.

Resolved issues

  • Minor bug fixes
  • Security enhancements
  • Resolved an issue where the Expo and Sponsor maximum capacity were not established, affecting Expo’s performance.

Release notes for OnZoom

New and enhanced features

  • Record locally at the event level
    Recording of conferences (across all sessions) and events can now be recorded locally instead of only to the cloud. The Host must enable the local recording option.
  • Updated OnZoom onboarding videos
    OnZoom’s onboarding videos are now updated, creating a more on-brand, in-depth tutorial for first-time OnZoom Hosts.

Resolved issues

  • Minor bug fixes

Release notes for Meeting Connector 

Resolved issues

  • Security enhancements 

Release notes for Web

Resolved issues

  • Minor bug fix

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