Understanding Zoom Events client versions

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Keeping the client version up-to-date for the Zoom desktop client and Zoom mobile app ensures that certain features are available for an optimal event experience and allow for updated security settings. Additionally, this will also align Zoom features and functionality more so they can be used during meeting and webinar events.

This article covers:

Prerequisites for Zoom Events

  • Zoom account

How to understand the minimum client version

The version of the Zoom client that is needed for Zoom Events depends on the features that you want to access and use. The latest version of the Zoom desktop client and mobile app will include the most recent updates and features.

Notes:

  • There is a dependency with Windows' Webview package for Windows platform; while version 5.7.6 does support Zoom Events, it may cause a blank lobby experience for attendees.
  • For attendee access to the latest Zoom Events and Webinar features, we highly encourage attendees to update to the latest version of the Zoom desktop client/mobile application.

5.7.6 and higher

Feature Windows macOS
Watch meeting livestreaming
Watch webinar livestreaming
Join meeting
Join webinar
Send chat messages
Host/moderator uploaded review of attendees’ Report and Remove of chat
Attendee Report and Remove of chat
Attendee Report and Remove the event lobby
Watch event recordings
Attendee Report and Remove recording (once session has been recorded)
Reset lobby or Expo chat
Webinar - Q&A
Attendee polls Host’s poll will not be displayed. Host’s poll will not be displayed.
Raise hand
Language interpretation
Closed captions
In-session Branding Only shows images, but not the name tag. Only shows images, but not the name tag.
Downloadable materials (PDF) for attendees in the lobby
View the event/speaker/session/sponsor’s uploaded video in the lobby
Sponsored sessions
Attendees can change screen names (meeting)
Attendees can share their screens (meeting)
Expo
Zoom Rooms (attendee)    

5.8.6 and higher

Feature Windows macOS
Watch meeting livestreaming
Watch webinar livestreaming
Join meeting
Join webinar
Send chat messages
Host/moderator uploaded review of attendees’ Report and Remove of chat
Attendee Report and Remove of chat
Attendee Report and Remove the event lobby
Watch event recordings
Attendee Report and Remove recording (once session has been recorded)
Reset lobby or Expo chat (all messages removed)
Webinar - Q&A
Attendee polls
Raise hand
Language interpretation
Closed captions
In-session Branding  
Downloadable materials (PDF) for attendees in the lobby
View the event/speaker/session/sponsor’s uploaded video in the lobby
Sponsored sessions
Attendees can change screen names (meeting)
Attendees can share their screens (meeting)
Expo
Zoom Rooms (attendee)    

5.9.1 and higher

Feature Windows macOS
Watch meeting livestreaming
Watch webinar livestreaming
Join meeting
Join webinar
Send chat messages
Host/moderator uploaded review of attendees’ Report and Remove of chat
Attendee Report and Remove of chat
Attendee Report and Remove the event lobby
Watch event recordings
Attendee Report and Remove recording (once session has been recorded)
Reset lobby or Expo chat (all messages removed)
Webinar - Q&A
Attendee polls
Raise hand
Language interpretation
Closed captions
In-session Branding  
Downloadable materials (PDF) for attendees in the lobby
View the event/speaker/session/sponsor’s uploaded video in the lobby
Sponsored sessions
Attendees can change screen names (meeting)
Attendees can share their screens (meeting)
Expo
Zoom Rooms (attendee)    

5.10.0 and higher

Feature Windows macOS
Watch meeting livestreaming
Watch webinar livestreaming
Join meeting
Join webinar
Send chat messages
Host/moderator uploaded review of attendees’ Report and Remove of chat
Attendee Report and Remove of chat
Attendee Report and Remove the event lobby
Watch event recordings
Attendee Report and Remove recording (once session has been recorded)
Reset lobby or Expo chat (all messages removed)
Webinar - Q&A
Attendee polls
Raise hand
Language interpretation
Closed captions
In-session Branding
Downloadable materials (PDF) for attendees in the lobby
View the event/speaker/session/sponsor’s uploaded video in the lobby
Sponsored sessions
Attendees can change screen names (meeting)
Attendees can share their screens (meeting)
Expo
Zoom Rooms (attendee)
Zoom Events networking and profiles

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