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Zoom 5.4.9 (59931.0110) – Client for Meetings

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Zoom 5.4.9 (59931.0110) – Client for Meetings

Zoom is a client for meetings that provides simplified video conferencing and messaging across any device. It ofers enterprise video conferencing with real time messaging and content sharing.

Whether you are connecting multiple conference rooms or meeting with attendees from their personal desktops or mobile devices, coming together face-to-face on Zoom is as simple as a single touch. With the highest video and audio quality, bringing your team together feels just like you are in the same room. Feature-rich and simple-to-use, Zoom mobile and desktop apps bring the whole experience together with built-in cross-platform group chat.

This program enables quick adoption with meeting capabilities that make it easy to start, join, and collaborate across any device. Also it enables internal and external communications, all-hands meetings, and trainings through one communications platform.

Zoom Meetings syncs with your calendar system and delivers streamlined enterprise-grade video conferencing from desktop and mobile.

Zoom is built for modern teams

  • HD video and audio. Bring HD video and audio to your meetings with support for up to 1000 video participants and 49 videos on screen.
  • Built-in collaboration tools. Multiple participants can share their screens simultaneously and co-annotate for a more interactive meeting.
  • Meet securely. End-to-end encryption for all meetings, role-based user security, password protection, waiting rooms, and place attendee on hold.
  • Recording and transcripts. Record your meetings locally or to the cloud, with searchable transcripts.
  • Streamlined calendaring. Support scheduling or starting meetings from Outlook, Gmail, or iCal.
  • Team Chat. Chat with groups, searchable history, integrated file sharing, and 10 year archive. Easily escalate into 1:1 or group calls.

Zoom Meetings for desktop and mobile provides the tools:

  • Focus on your meeting – click record to leave the note taking to Zoom’s auto-generated, searchable transcripts
  • Share and play videos with full audio and video transmit without uploading the content
  • Look meeting-ready with Virtual Backgrounds and Touch Up My Appearance

A thoughtful approach to mobile meetings:

Today’s mobile professionals need to be able to work and video conference wherever they are. Zoom Meetings for mobile provides the same great experience that you’d expect from the desktop client and more.

  • Turn on Virtual Backgrounds and select the image of your choice (iPhone 8+ required)
  • Share your screen and co-annotate
  • Use Safe Driving Mode or Apple Carplay (iPhone only)

Zoom Chat

Integrated persistent messaging streamlines workspace collaboration across the desktop and mobile clients.

  • Create private or public groups
  • Share files and search content
  • Seamlessly start a meeting

Keep participants engaged

Power interactive meetings from any location.

  • Enable polling and Q&A
  • Allow virtual hand-raising
  • Track engagement with Attention Indicator

Administration and remote assistance made easy

Centralized IT management and remote assistance simplifies deployment and support.

  • Track utilization and usage trends
  • View version distribution
  • Assign granular permission settings (account, group, and user level)

Expanded Audio

Add audio options for everyone.

  • Free VoIP and toll-based dial-in for 55+ countries
  • Global toll free and call-out
  • Dedicated dial-in numbers

One unified app for phone, video, meetings, and chat

  • Seamlessly make and receive phone calls, share content, participate in video meetings, and send chat messages from Zoom desktop and mobile apps
  • Easily elevate phone calls to a Zoom Meeting without requiring participants to hang up and dial-in to a separate conference bridge
  • Native apps for Windows, MacOS, iOS, and Android are designed for ease of use while maximizing voice and video quality of service.

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Changes in Zoom 5.4.9 (59931.0110) (January 11, 2021):

Changes to existing features

  • Blocking or warning of unencrypted traffic
    All unencrypted Zoom traffic will be blocked from connecting to meetings or webinars. Other external unencrypted traffic, such as phone dial-in and RTMP streaming, will be allowed, but warn all participants that the meeting is not entirely encrypted.

New and enhanced features

  • General features
    • Additional MSI/GPO option
      • Do Not Disturb when sharing – EnableDoNotDisturbInSharing
        Enabled by default, admins can deploy the client with more control over the Silence system notifications when sharing desktop desktop client setting, which silences Zoom notifications and sets your Zoom status to Do Not Disturb.
      • Enforce internal meeting authentication – SetDevicePolicyToken
        Account admins can deploy a more nuanced authentication and restricted account profile, forcing their users to be authenticated for internal meetings, while allowing users to join external meetings with the security settings put in place by the external account.
  • Meeting features
    • Host can admit participants from the Waiting Room while within a Breakout Room
      Host is notified of participants in the Waiting Room, even while currently in a Breakout Room. The host can admit each participant one at a time, or all at once. If pre-assignments for breakout rooms are active, participants will be asked to join their pre-assigned breakout rooms. Otherwise, the host can assign participants directly to the breakout room of their choosing.

Resolved Issues

  • Resolved an issue with green tint on users videos seen by other participants
  • Security enhancements
  • Minor bug fixes

Changes in Zoom 5.4.7 (59784.1220) (December 21, 2020):

New and enhanced features

  • General features
    • Enhanced cloud contact integration for chat/call features
      Contacts imported through the contact integration can now be easily added as a Zoom contact. Once approved as a Zoom contact, you will have the ability to call or meet with them and see their Zoom status.
  • Meeting/webinar features
    • Enhanced nonverbal feedback and reactions
      Nonverbal feedback options are moved to the Reactions button, and all reactions will be shown in the corner of the participants’ video. The host will see each participant’s reactions in the participant list, as well as the aggregate numbers of each reaction at the bottom of the list.
    • Raise hand for host and co-host
      Hosts and co-hosts can utilize the raise hand feature along with meeting participants and webinar attendees.
    • Poll reports available during live session
      The meeting or webinar host will now have the option to download the full poll results when the poll has ended during the live session, rather than waiting until the meeting or webinar has ended. This will launch their browser and begin the download of the CSV poll report.
  • Meeting features
    • Improved grouping of security options when scheduling
      The “Only authenticated users can join” option is now located in the Security section of the scheduling window, grouping it with Passcode and Waiting Room options to allow for easier selection and use of security features.
  • Phone features
    • Support for text messaging (SMS and MMS)
      Users with Zoom Phone Pro licenses can use their assigned direct phone numbers to send or receive text messages (SMS and MMS).
    • Enhancements for call queues with call monitoring
      If call monitoring is enabled for a call queue, members and supervisors can easily monitor their queues and use call monitoring features.
    • Call end chime
      Users will hear a chime and see a notification when a call ends abruptly, typically from poor network connection or the other caller ending the call.
    • Launch an external app or a URL for incoming calls
      Users can configure Zoom Phone to launch a specific app or URL when receiving a call. They can pass additional parameters to the app or website with % arguments; for example, name and caller ID.

Resolved Issues

  • Minor bug fixes
  • Security enhancements

Changes in Zoom 5.4.6 (59296.1207) (December 8, 2020):

Changes to existing features

  • Change to default behavior of desktop notifications for upcoming meetings
    New users will have this setting enabled by default, reminding them of upcoming meetings through a desktop notification. Existing users will not be affected, keeping this setting as it currently is on their profile. This can be enabled through the Settings page in the Zoom web portal, or in the desktop client’s general settings.

New and enhanced features

  • General features
    • Partially encrypted meeting warning
      Unencrypted connections, such as audio through phone dial-in, unencrypted SIP/H.323 devices, or streaming via RTMP, will alert the host and other attendees that some aspects of the meeting are not fully encrypted.
    • Additional MSI/GPO option
      • Disable video filters – DisableVideoFilters
  • Meeting features
    • Enhanced co-host privileges over Breakout Rooms
      Co-hosts have the same breakout room controls as the meeting host, such as starting or ending breakout rooms, assigning participants, etc.
    • Move participants to main session from breakout room
      Hosts and co-hosts have the option to assign a participant back to the main session, rather than ending all breakout sessions.
  • Phone features
    • Enhanced notification for unknown emergency address
      For users that have enabled nomadic emergency services, we enhanced the visibility of the pop-up notification that prompts users to confirm or update their emergency address when they are in an unknown location. A user’s current emergency address is also now persistently shown in the Phone tab in the client settings.

Resolved Issues

  • Resolved issue for subset of users regarding local chat transcripts saving in the incorrect location
  • Security enhancements
  • Minor bug fixes

Changes in Zoom 5.4.3 (58891.1115) (November 16, 2020):

Changes to existing features

  • Non-video meeting interface will appear the same as a video meeting with video off
    Meetings scheduled with video off will now just show profile pictures or names, rather than the plain screen with meeting info and options.

New and enhanced features

  • Meeting/webinar features
    • Share multiple programs at once
      Users can select multiple desktop programs at once for sharing, instead of sharing their entire desktop. Other programs and unoccupied areas in the desktop will not be visible to the viewer. The sharer will always know which applications they are sharing by an extensible green border. Only the user employing this feature will need to be on version 5.4.3, viewers can be connected with older versions.
  • Meeting features
    • Enhanced in-meeting user abuse reporting
      Simplified process for meeting hosts and attendees to report abuse to Zoom.
    • Suspend participant activity
      New option in the Security panel to immediately suspend all participant activities, which will mute all video and audio, stop screen sharing, end all breakout rooms, and pause recording.
  • Chat features
    • Pin chat messages
      Users can pin a message in a channel, which is displayed at the top of the channel. Pins can be removed, replaced, or hidden. A log of pinned messages is accessible in the channel options panel.
  • Phone features
    • Enhancements to History and Voicemail tabs
      The History and Voicemail tabs have UI enhancements to better indicate the location, caller ID, and whether it’s a spam call. Call history entries with a location but no caller ID will indicate the phone number on the first row and location on the second row. Previously, the location was on the first row for these call history entries.

Resolved Issues

  • Resolved issue for a subset of users regarding scheduling an alternative host while chat and contacts are disabled
  • Resolved issue for a subset of users regarding Egnyte flagging Zoom files as malware
  • Security enhancements
  • Minor bug fixes

Changes in Zoom 5.4.2 (58740.1105) (November 9, 2020):

  • Minor bug fixes

Changes in Zoom 5.4.1 (58698.1027) (October 28, 2020):

  • Minor bug fixes

Changes in Zoom 5.4.0 (58636.1026) (October 26, 2020):

New and enhanced features

  • General features
    • Sync sub-folders in cloud contacts
      When syncing contacts from Office 365, sub-folders will now be synced in addition to the main contacts folder.
    • Enhanced login for Zoom for Government users
      When downloading the desktop client from the Zoom for Government web portal, the switcher dropdown will be immediately available.
  • Meeting/webinar features
    • Disable Windows audio signal processing
      Allows the user to control how audio signal is processed: by Windows drivers (On) or captured/played by Zoom in raw mode (Off). This may improve audio and requires an audio device which supports raw mode.
    • Virtual Background support for additional CPUs
      Virtual Backgrounds are now supported for i3 5th-gen and above, i5/i7/i9 3rd-gen and above, all including Y-series. These CPUs will support Virtual Backgrounds at 15fps and 360p.
    • Scheduling with custom Join Before Host time limit
      Users can schedule meetings with Join Before Host set to allow participants to join 5, 10, or 15 minutes before the scheduled start time.
  • Meeting features
    • End-to-end (E2E) encryption for meetings
      End-to-end (E2E) Encryption for meetings is now available in technical preview. Account owners and admins can enable end to end encryption for meetings, providing additional protection when needed. Enabling end-to-end (E2E) encryption for meetings requires all meeting participants to join from the Zoom desktop client, mobile app, or Zoom Rooms. Users will not be able to join by telephone, SIP/H.323 devices, on-premise configurations, or Lync/Skype clients, as these endpoints cannot be encrypted end-to-end. Zoom web client and third-party clients leveraging the Zoom SDK are also not supported at launch. Enabling this setting also disables the following features: join before host, cloud recording, streaming, live transcription, Breakout Rooms, polling, and meeting reactions. This setting is enabled in the Zoom web portal at the account, group, and user level and can be locked at the account or group level.
    • Additional share options with Proximity Share to Zoom Rooms
      Proximity share now supports sharing specific apps, share computer audio, and optimize for full screen video.
    • Change ringtone for meeting invites and phone calls
      Users can change their ringtone from a predetermined list. The ringtone applies to incoming meeting invites and phone calls.
    • Improved pre-assigned Breakout Rooms behaviour
      Pre-assigned attendees joining after the Breakout Rooms have been started will now automatically be assigned to their Breakout Room.
  • Chat features
    • Search starred messages
      Users can search through their starred messages, or filter a search to only starred messages.
    • File size restrictions
      Account admins can limit the file size allowed in IM chat.
  • Phone features
    • Bootstrap mode for nomadic emergency services
      If bootstrap mode is enabled by an account owner or admin, phone users can report their current locations as company locations and/or report underlying network data for existing company locations. User-reported location and network data must be approved by administrators before it becomes actively part of defined company locations. These operations will send email notifications to admins (at most one email per day).
    • Call notifications for busy call queue members
      If enabled, call queue members can receive call queue calls when they are busy on a call.
    • Opt out of specific call queues
      Users who are members of multiple call queues can opt out of specific call queues to disable call notifications from those call queues.

Resolved Issues

  • Resolved issue with inaccurate Zoom Phone status
  • Resolved issue with status sync between Zoom and Outlook
  • Resolved issue for a subset of users regarding downloading files to external drives
  • Security enhancements
  • Minor bug fixes

Changes in Zoom 5.3.2 (53291.1011) (October 13, 2020):

Changes to existing features

  • General features
    • AutoUpdate disabled by default for MSI/GPO installations
      The AutoUpdate flag is now set to “false” by default.

New and enhanced features

  • General features
    • Additional MSI/GPO options
      • Record and send a voice message – zPolicy_SetMessengerShowVoiceMessageButton
  • Meeting/webinar features
    • Poll reports available during live session
      The meeting or webinar host will now have the option to download the full poll results when the poll is ended. This will launch their browser and begin the download of the CSV.
  • Webinar features
    • Hyperlink support for Q&A
      Links sent in Q&A responses are now clickable by attendees.
    • Q&A indicates other panelist is responding to question
      Questions will now indicate when another panelist is currently typing a response, ensuring you are not working on the same question.
    • Dismissed Q&A questions hidden from attendees
      Questions dismissed by the host or panelists are now hidden from attendees view, avoiding unnecessary confusion.

Resolved Issues

  • Minor bug fixes

Changes in Zoom 5.3.1 (52879.0927) (September 28, 2020):

  • Resolved issue with a subset of users losing Starred contacts and having issues with searching users
  • Minor bug fixes

Changes in Zoom 5.3.0 (52651.0920) (September 21, 2020):

New and enhanced features

  • General features
    • Calendar Integration sync improvement
      Deleting a meeting in the desktop client will now delete the calendar event on the synced calendar, if write permission is given.
    • Enhanced Edit Country interface when scheduling
      Adjusting the dial-in countries included in a meeting’s invite when scheduling is now enhanced to make adding, removing and reordering countries easier.
    • Enhanced integration with Outlook client
      The Zoom desktop client integration with the Outlook client now provides the option to sync your Zoom status and profile picture to Outlook.
    • Studio Effects
      Users can now apply eyebrows, mustache and beard, and lip color filters as part of their video appearance. This feature is currently in beta.
    • Enhanced scheduling with default settings
      Scheduling a new meeting will always check the user’s web settings and use those as the default. Any changes from the default will be saved for that meeting only.
    • Additional MSI/GPO Options
      • Spotlight Self when speaking – zPolicy_EnableSpotlightSelf
      • Display up to 49 participants per screen in Gallery View – zPolicy_Enable49Video
      • Remind me () minutes before my upcoming meetings – zPolicy_EnableRemindMeetingTime
      • Default video rendering method
        zPolicy_VideoRenderMethod
  • Meeting/webinar features
    • Roll-up Closed Captioning
      Closed captioning will now roll up as new captions are added. Users can also move through captioning by dragging the text.
    • Virtual Background not compatible explanation
      When you are unable to use the virtual background feature, the desktop client will provide clarification, for example, the i7-5500U processor is not currently compatible with this feature.
  • Meeting features
    • Self-select Breakout Room
      The host can now create breakout rooms with the option for participants to self-select which breakout room they would like to join. If enabled, participants can move freely between breakout rooms, without needing the host’s help. Both the meeting host and participants need to be on Client 5.3.0 or later to self-select Breakout Rooms.
    • Share files with Microsoft SharePoint
      Attendees can now share files from SharePoint directly through in-meeting chat.
  • Chat features
    • Hide chat bots in IM list
      Users can hide chat bots deployed by their admin they do not have use for.
    • Right-click menu for links in IM chat
      Right-clicking a link will now display a menu, providing options to copy or open the link.
    • Improved image preview and image viewer
      Images sent in IM chat integrate better with sent text, and images will open within the Zoom desktop client’s new image viewer.
    • Enhanced Link Preview
      Zoom meeting links will now show more details, such as meeting name, ID, start time, Join button, and meeting duration when done.
    • Enhanced Search
      Desktop users can filter by Order, Sent by, and date filters for file search. Mobile users can filter by Order for file search. All image search results will display as thumbnail previews. Channel and contact results will also be split into their own categories. Users can also clear the list of recent searches.
    • Mark as Unread for images and files
      Transferred files and images can also be marked as unread.

Resolved Issues

  • Resolved issue with Breakout rooms not following main session’s settings/restrictions
  • Resolved issue with some webinar chats not being saved
  • Resolved an issue where some users joined a meeting with the previously signed-in account’s profile picture
  • Resolved an issue with keyboard focus shifting away from CC input when host performs certain actions
  • Resolved issue with chat messages being copyable in HIPAA compliant meetings
  • Resolved issue with voicemails not able to be retrieved on desktop client
  • Resolved issue when updating client 5.0 via MSI, but Zoom is defaulting to previous version
  • Resolved issue with View More Settings option in client not routing to customer’s vanity page, if logged in via SSO
  • Resolved issue with untrusted security warnings not providing more details
  • Minor bug fixes

Homepage – https://zoom.us/

Supported Operating Systems:

  • Android 5.0 or later
  • iOS 8.0 or later

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