Release notes for September 26, 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.

Changes to existing features

  • Zoom Chat changing to Zoom Team Chat - Windows, macOS, Linux, Android, iOS
    The out-of-meeting, persistent chat experience is renamed to Zoom Team Chat. This change is only to the various UI elements and has no effect on associated features and functionalities.
  • Split of Meetings and Teams Chat for mobile - Android, iOS
    The Meet & Chat tab of the mobile app is now separated into two tabs: Meetings and Team Chat. The Meetings tab provides the Start, Join, Schedule and Screen Share options, as well as see upcoming meetings, while the Team Chat tab is dedicated to 1:1 chats, group chats, and chat channels.
  • New Zoom icon for desktop and mobile apps - Windows, macOS, Linux, Android, iOS
    As part of our ever-evolving products and brand, the icon for the desktop client and mobile apps is updated with a new logo.

New and enhanced features

  • General features
    • Enhanced CarPlay support - iOS
      Apple CarPlay users can now see and join their upcoming meetings on their car’s display unit.
    • Profile Card enhancements - Windows, macOS, Linux
      Profile cards have been visually enhanced to better convey information about users and contacts. Work location (Office or Remote), location, and local time are spaced properly, even when fewer of those items are provided by the user. The location field supports hyperlinks. The email address field on the Contact tab of the Profile Card now displays a copy to clipboard button on hover. A reminder that profile cards can be viewed in meetings. You can also see them in Zoom Team Chat by hovering over a user’s profile photo or @ mention name.
    • Additional MSI/PLIST/GPO/MDM options
      • Preset use of hide self view in meetings - HideSelfView - Windows, macOS, Linux
        Disabled by default, this option controls the use of the Hide Self View option. This option is currently available during meetings and webinars, but will include an additional out-of-meeting option in the client video settings.
      • User different proxy pre-detection method - PreproxyDetectPolicy - Windows
        This option controls the use of an admin-defined proxy pre-detection method, which can be faster for some PAC cases. If this option is not defined, the default Zoom proxy detection is used.
      • Allow older version to be installed - AllowDowngrade - Windows (MSI only)
        With this option enabled, a user or admin can bypass the default prevention of installing an older version of the desktop client. This is currently only supported on MSI deployments (with support for GPO coming soon)
  • Meeting/webinar features
    • Sign language interpretation - Windows, macOS, Linux, Android, iOS
      Meeting hosts can assign participants as sign language interpreters, interpreting one language into sign language in real-time. The host can assign interpreters when scheduling or during the meeting. These interpreters are displayed in a dedicated window, which can be repositioned and resized by the attendee choosing to view sign language interpretation. This requires version 5.11.3 or higher for desktop and 5.12.0 or higher for mobile. The host must be a Licensed user on a Business, Education, or Enterprise account, or Pro account with the Zoom Webinars add-on plan.
    • Decline meeting invitation with message - Windows, macOS, Linux, Android, iOS
      When the host of an active meeting invites a contact directly to join, the invitee can send a message when declining the invite, to provide context around the reason for declining. Some preset responses are provided by Zoom, but custom text can be used as well. The message will appear as a chat message in Zoom Team Chat for the person requesting you join.
    • Enhanced in-meeting audio controls - Windows, macOS
      The desktop client settings for original sound, noise suppression, and other advanced audio controls have been updated to be clearer and easier to use. The in-meeting original sound toggle has been also enhanced to indicate the current status and effect when the toggle is clicked.
    • Enhanced Self-view and Non-video participants controls - Windows, macOS, Linux
      The Hide Self View option in client settings is persistent across meetings, reducing the need to be set each meeting. Additionally, the Hide Self View and Hide Non-Video Participants options are included in the in-meeting View controls, for easier access.
    • Enhanced in-meeting toolbar for mobile - Android, iOS
      The control toolbar is swipeable, so that more meeting controls are more immediately accessible, instead of being accessed through the More option. This enhancement will not be immediately available for all users, as it is rolling out over time.
  • Meeting features
    • Schedule recurring meetings - Windows, macOS
      Users can schedule a recurring meeting from the desktop client, setting a specific recurrence pattern, just as they can in the scheduler in the web portal. This feature will not be immediately available for all users, as it is rolling out over time.
  • Whiteboard features
    • Rich-text options for text and shapes - Windows, macOS
      Text objects, sticky notes, and shapes can be more finely formatted with additional rich-text options, including bold, italics, underline, font size, bulleted and numbered lists, and more.
  • Chat features
    • Set reminders for messages - Windows, macOS, Android, iOS
      Zoom Team Chat users can improve their efficiency and responsiveness by setting configurable reminders for any Zoom Team Chat message. All messages with a reminder are easily accessible in a dedicated Reminders section at the top of the left Zoom Team Chat panel, joining the Mentions, Missed Calls, Bookmarks, and other sections. This can also be configured to not be displayed with the other options through client settings. This requires version 5.12.0 or higher.
    • Virtual background and touch up appearance support for Video Messaging - Windows, macOS, iOS
      When sending a Video Message in Zoom Chat, the user’s previously selected virtual background and their touch up setting are applied to the video. An option to open virtual background and filter settings is provided for quick access. This feature must be enabled by Zoom and the device must support the virtual background type you want to utilize.
    • Restrict who can add channel members - Windows, macOS, Linux, Android, iOS
      When updating or editing a chat channel, the channel admin can choose to allow anyone in the channel to add new members, or they can restrict this ability to only channel owners and admins. If external users are allowed in the channel, they can also select which user types are allowed to add external members to the channel.
    • Additional keyboard shortcuts for Zoom Team Chat - Windows, macOS, Linux
      To assist users with screen readers, several keyboard shortcuts are added to quickly bring the screen focus to commonly used areas of chat, including switching to the chat list, jumping to the most recent message, jumping to start of unread messages, and adding members to chat or channel.
    • Request private channel access from channel and message links - Windows, macOS, Linux, Android, iOS
      When a link to a private channel or message in a private channel is shared with a user that is not currently a member of that private channel, they can request access to join. The channel admin receives the request in that channel, and if approved, the requestor is notified of the approval.
    • Enhanced link previews for chat message and channel links - Windows, macOS, Linux
      When a Zoom Team Chat message or channel is deeplinked in chat, the preview will provide additional information. Deeplinks to public channels provide channel type, name, and description info. Deeplinks to messages in public channels provide original sender name, date/time, and a short snippet of the message. Deeplinks to private channels and messages within are only provided if the user is already a member of that private channel.
    • Add chatbots and chat apps to folders - Windows, macOS, Linux
      Chatbots and Zoom Chat apps from the marketplace can be sorted into chat folders. Previously, only chat contacts, group chats, and chat channels could be assigned to a folder. This must be enabled by Zoom.
  • Phone features
    • Create a personal contact from Zoom Phone - Windows, macOS, Linux
      Users can select an inbound/outbound number from their phone history, SMS or Voicemail and save it as a personal contact for future reference.
    • Ability to star personal contacts - Windows, macOS, Linux
      Users can go to their contacts tab, and star a contact in their personal contacts section for ease of access.
    • Video mail/video greeting virtual background - Windows, macOS, Android, iOS
      If the feature is enabled by their admin, users can record a video greeting or video mail using a virtual background. The custom and Zoom-provided virtual backgrounds will be available for use, although custom backgrounds can only be uploaded via the web portal.
  • Contact Center features
    • Make outbound calls in Not Ready status - Windows, macOS
      Supervisors or agents can make outbound voice calls while in the Ready or Not Ready status. As a result, they will receive inbound engagement notifications while in the outbound call. Previously, they could only make outbound calls while in the Not Ready status.
    • Upgrade voice or SMS to video - Windows, macOS
      Account owners and admins can allow agents to upgrade an active voice or SMS engagement to video engagement.
    • Launching a URL during inbound calls - Windows, macOS
      Supervisors or agents can set the desktop client to automatically launch a URL when they receive a voice call. They can also insert parameters to pass details about the consumer.
    • Enhanced filters for Closed engagements tab - Windows, macOS
      Supervisors and agents can filter the Closed engagements tab by channel (Voice, Video or Messaging). The Messaging channel filter consolidates web chat, in-app chat, and SMS engagements.
    • Specify skills when transferring - Windows, macOS
      When agents transfer an engagement to a queue that contains an agent routing profile, they can specify the inputs required by the agent routing profile.
    • Agent avatar in transfer window (voice) - Windows, macOS
      When transferring a voice engagement, agents can see other agents’ contact center avatars. Agents’ contact center avatars are separate from their Zoom profile pictures and can be customized by admins.
    • Enhancements to viewing recordings - Windows, macOS
      There are several enhancements to make it easier for admins, supervisors, and agents to view engagements that contain multiple recordings.
    • Enhancements to internal calling from Zoom Contact Center to Zoom Phone - Windows, macOS
      When supervisors or agents make outbound calls or transfer calls to Zoom Phone users, the search results will display users’ profile pictures and presence statuses.

Resolved Issues

  • Minor bug fixes
  • Security enhancements
  • Resolved an issue regarding Webinar Q&A not showing some answered questions - Windows, macOS, Linux, Android, iOS
  • Resolved an issue regarding failed chat autosaves due to ellipsis in the meeting title - Windows, macOS, Linux
  • Resolved an issue regarding chat connectivity issues when switching from wired to wireless connections - Windows, macOS, Linux
  • Resolved an issue for a subset of users regarding the Integrate Zoom with Outlook adding extra information to contact cards - Windows, macOS
  • Resolved an issue for a subset of users regarding gray boxes over shared screen - Windows, macOS, Linux
  • Resolved an issue regarding saved whiteboards being overwritten - Windows, macOS, Linux
  • Resolved an issue regarding local recordings being stopped when host role is reassigned - Windows, macOS, Linux
  • Resolved an issue regarding higher CPU usage when using Zoom Whiteboard - Windows, macOS, Linux
  • Resolved an issue regarding losing call control between client and desk phone - Windows, macOS, Linux
  • Resolved an issue regarding drop-down menus in shared applications not being visible for viewers - Windows, macOS, Linux
  • Resolved an issue regarding drawing tools after double-clicking a location - Windows, macOS, Linux
  • Resolved an issue regarding the desktop meeting list not listing a rescheduled meeting - Windows, macOS, Linux
  • Resolved an issue regarding routing a blackmagic capture card through a virtual camera input - Windows, macOS, Linux
  • Resolved an issue for a subset of users regarding contact numbers found in the Start menu not passing to Zoom Phone properly - Windows
  • Resolved an issue regarding shared audio only being heard in one channel for bluetooth audio connections - macOS
  • Resolved an issue regarding Zoom windows being hidden when that screen is shared - macOS
  • Resolved an issue regarding text replacement macros not being used in chat - macOS
  • Resolved an issue regarding assigning alternative hosts - Linux
  • Resolved an issue regarding pinning your own video with 3 or more participants - Android, iOS
  • Resolved an issue regarding bluetooth devices connected to Zoom on iPad - iOS

Note: The Share in-meeting chat to Zoom Team Chat feature was pulled from release due to issues with deployment and will be available in another upcoming release.

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

  • Zoom Chat changing to Zoom Team Chat - Android, iOS
    The out-of-meeting, persistent chat experience is renamed to Zoom Team Chat. This change is only to the various UI elements and has no effect on associated features and functionalities.
  • Split of Meetings and Teams Chat for mobile - Android, iOS
    The Meet & Chat tab of the mobile app is now separated into two tabs: Meetings and Team Chat. The Meetings tab provides the Start, Join, Schedule and Screen Share options, as well as see upcoming meetings, while the Team Chat tab is dedicated to 1:1 chats, group chats, and chat channels.
  • New Zoom icon for desktop and mobile apps - Android, iOS
    As part of our ever-evolving products and brand, the icon for the desktop client and mobile apps is updated with a new logo.

New and enhanced features

  • General features
    • Enhanced CarPlay support - iOS
      Apple CarPlay users can now see and join their upcoming meetings on their car’s display unit.
  • Meeting/webinar features
    • Sign language interpretation - Android, iOS
      Meeting hosts can assign participants as sign language interpreters, interpreting one language into sign language in real-time. The host can assign interpreters when scheduling or during the meeting. These interpreters are displayed in a dedicated window, which can be repositioned and resized by the attendee choosing to view sign language interpretation. This requires version 5.11.3 or higher for desktop and 5.12.0 or higher for mobile. The host must be a Licensed user on a Business, Education, or Enterprise account, or Pro account with the Zoom Webinars add-on plan.
    • Decline meeting invitation with message - Android, iOS
      When the host of an active meeting invites a contact directly to join, the invitee can send a message when declining the invite, to provide context around the reason for declining. Some preset responses are provided by Zoom, but custom text can be used as well. The message will appear as a chat message in Zoom Team Chat for the person requesting you join.
    • Enhanced in-meeting toolbar for mobile - Android, iOS
      The control toolbar is swipeable, so that more meeting controls are more immediately accessible, instead of being accessed through the More option. This enhancement will not be immediately available for all users, as it is rolling out over time.
  • Chat features
    • Set reminders for messages - Android, iOS
      Zoom Team Chat users can improve their efficiency and responsiveness by setting configurable reminders for any Zoom Team Chat message. All messages with a reminder are easily accessible in a dedicated Reminders section at the top of the left Zoom Team Chat panel, joining the Mentions, Missed Calls, Bookmarks, and other sections. This can also be configured to not be displayed with the other options through client settings. This requires version 5.12.0 or higher.
    • Virtual background and touch up appearance support for Video Messaging - iOS
      When sending a Video Message in Zoom Chat, the user’s previously selected virtual background and their touch up setting are applied to the video. An option to open virtual background and filter settings is provided for quick access. This feature must be enabled by Zoom and the device must support the virtual background type you want to utilize.
    • Restrict who can add channel members - Android, iOS
      When updating or editing a chat channel, the channel admin can choose to allow anyone in the channel to add new members, or they can restrict this ability to only channel owners and admins. If external users are allowed in the channel, they can also select which user types are allowed to add external members to the channel.
    • Request private channel access from channel and message links - Android, iOS
      When a link to a private channel or message in a private channel is shared with a user that is not currently a member of that private channel, they can request access to join. The channel admin receives the request in that channel, and if approved, the requestor is notified of the approval.
  • Phone features
    • Video mail/video greeting virtual background - Android, iOS
      If the feature is enabled by their admin, users can record a video greeting or video mail using a virtual background. The custom and Zoom-provided virtual backgrounds will be available for use, although custom backgrounds can only be uploaded via the web portal.

Resolved Issues

  • Minor bug fixes
  • Security enhancements
  • Resolved an issue regarding Webinar Q&A not showing some answered questions - Android, iOS
  • Resolved an issue regarding pinning your own video with 3 or more participants - Android, iOS
  • Resolved an issue regarding bluetooth devices connected to Zoom on iPad - iOS

Release notes for Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI)

New and enhanced features

  • Enhancements to breakout rooms audio and video broadcast
    There are several enhancements to improve breakout room functionality. Hosts can share a presentation from the main room to multiple breakout rooms. Hosts can also broadcast audio to breakout rooms. Users who join a breakout room, using the VDI Zoom Meeting client, can receive the same audio and share the session video from the main room that other participants receive.
  • Support for video filters for Linux VDI plugins
    VDI now supports video filters and its functionality for the Linux VDI plugins and platforms. Previously, video filters were only supported for the macOS and Windows plugins and platforms.

Resolved issues

  • Apply GPO upload bandwidth limitations to the Virtual Machine
    A fix was implemented to address an issue where bandwidth limit policies were applied to the VDI Plugin for meetings but were not being applied to the virtual desktop for Share Sessions
  • Optimizations when selecting a new Virtual Background and Avatar
    Improvements were made to update with a new virtual background after selecting an avatar.
  • Watermark flickering when joining a share session in progress
    VDI users joining a share session, where a watermark is being displayed, would see the watermark flicker several times. This issue has been resolved.
  • Improved logic check for displaying Raised Hands
    An issue has been fixed where a raised hand indication was not displayed after another instance of a hand being raised and lowered.
  • Update cursor selection for Linux Plugins
    A problem was fixed where the cursor incorrectly displayed the open “hand” graphic instead of the arrow.
  • Save entire screen share when saving annotations
    An issue was reported and fixed for a problem where users could add annotations to a screen share session, but when they saved the changes, only the changes were being saved instead of the annotations on top of the existing shared material.
  • Update Remove Spotlight option for Linux
    The option and graphic displayed to remove a spotlight when using a Linux plugin have been updated to match what is displayed for the standard client.
  • Tool menu not displayed when minimized for Linux
    A problem has been fixed when switching between windows and minimized views, where the tool menu would disappear in the minimized view the second time.
  • Incorrect call time for Zoom Phone on VMware
    An issue where the timestamps for Zoom Phone calls were incorrect for VMware was found, and changes have been made to log the correct time.
  • Improved AEC selection for Zoom Phone
    A change was made for Acoustic Echo Cancellation to prevent audio from cutting out when VDI Plugins were used with high-performance clients.
  • Improvement for desktop IP Phones in Fallback Mode for remote desktops
    When the VDI Zoom Meeting client is installed on a workstation and not a virtual desktop (to support local and remote access), a change was made to address a problem where the connection between the client and an IP Phone was lost when the VDI client checked for a VDI plugin after resuming from sleep.
  • Video loss issue for fullscreen mode and VMWare plugin
    An issue was found and corrected for a problem where the video was lost when a user entered fullscreen mode and then returned to window mode.
  • Audio volume improvements for Linux plugins
    The behavior for Linux volume adjustments has been updated to follow the same implementation as the Windows plugin, and volume changes apply to all applications that use the same device.
  • Improved update for Ask to Unmute/Mute status
    An issue has been addressed where the option for Ask to Unmute or Mute was not refreshed on a thumbnail video on time when someone raised their hand.
  • Sign language interpreters video display
    An issue was found and fixed for the ASL video displayed during a meeting.
  • VDI auto-update policy for local machine
    A change was made for the registry entry “EnableVDIPluginAutoUpgrade” to support adding the option under HKLM for the Windows client to disable VDI plugin auto-update on a workstation. Previously, the registry key would only disable the VDI auto-update when added to the registry for HKCU.
  • Update installation logic to allow VDI plugin process to continue
    Changes were made in both the standard client and the VDI client installers to prevent client installations from stopping the VDI plugin process when the user is in a meeting using the VDI plugin and they install the client during a meeting on the same device.
  • Update multi-language translation option to disable option for older plugins
    A backward compatibility issue was corrected to disable the translation options when older versions of the VDI plugin (that do not support the feature) are used.
  • Display watermark for Breakout Rooms
    An issue was discovered and fixed where watermarks were no longer displayed when a user joined a breakout room.

Release notes for Web

New and enhanced features

  • Device management features
    • Asset tag description
      Admins can assign a tag to their Zoom Phone Appliances (ZPA) devices for functions such as tracking and identification purposes. The existing managed devices will have a blank tag description field by default that can be updated as necessary.
    • Factory reset for Zoom Phone Appliances (ZPA)
      Admins can perform a factory reset on Zoom Phone Appliances (ZPA) directly from the Zoom web portal. This can be beneficial for devices that cannot be brought online or become misconfigured, and the action needs to be performed remotely.
    • Scheduled restart for Zoom Phone Appliances (ZPA)
      Admins can schedule a routine weekly restart/reboot for their Zoom Phone Appliances (ZPA) of their devices.
    • Reassign last user or common area Zoom Phone Appliance (ZPA)
      Enables admins to quickly re-assign users to devices from the Device List in the Zoom web portal. In this enhancement, the last User assigned to the Zoom Phone Appliance (ZPA) is available in the dialog box so the admin can click on the last User to quickly reassign the device to that user.

Resolved issues

  • Minor bug fixes
  • Resolved an issue where in a Zoom Room, two controllers were showing instead of one, and additionally, the controllers were showing offline while being online.

Release notes for Outlook plugin

New and enhanced features

  • Indonesian language support - Windows
    The Zoom Outlook plugin now supports Indonesian. By default, Zoom will match the operating system’s language if supported and users can manually select a language of their choice.

Resolved issues

  • Minor bug fixes
  • Security enhancements

Release notes for IBM Notes plugin

New and enhanced features

  • Insert Zoom invitation above or below the meeting agenda
    When scheduling a Zoom meeting, users have the option to place the Zoom meeting invitation above or below the meeting agenda by selecting or clearing the Insert Zoom meeting invitation above existing text check box in the scheduler settings.

Resolved issues

  • Minor bug fixes

Release notes for Skype for Business (Lync) plugin

Resolved issues

  • Minor bug fixes

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