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Zoom 5.7.4 (804) – Popular Client for Meetings

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Zoom 5.7.4 (804) – Popular 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 5.7.4 (804) (July 26, 2021):

  • Meeting/webinar features
    • Active Apps Notifier Enhancements
      The Active Apps Notifier will include forward capability for future apps that access meeting content.
  • Minor bug fixes

Changes in Zoom 5.7.3 (545) (July 19, 2021):

Changes to existing features

  • Consolidated chat search
    The Search and Jump to bars in the desktop client are consolidated into one unified search. Results can be sorted by type (contacts, channels, files, messages).

New and enhanced features

  • General features
    • Additional MSI/PLIST/GPO options
      • Require authentication when joining a meeting/webinar – EnforceAppSignInToJoin
        Disabled by default, this requires the desktop client or mobile app to be signed-in to a Zoom account to join any meetings or webinars. If the host requires specific authentication, the user joining will have to pass that specific authentication check as well.
      • Install latest version automatically – AlwaysCheckLatestVersion
        Disabled by default, if a user’s version is lower than the newest available version, then the app will download the newer version automatically.
      • Disable use of Closed Captioning – DisableClosedCaptioning 
        Disabled by default, this disables use of closed captioning in meetings or webinars.
      • Disable use of Q&A – DisableQnA
        Disabled by default, this disables use of Q&A in webinars.
      • Set behavior for Play sound when I receive a new message setting – PlaySoundForIMMessage 
        Enabled by default, this can disable the audio notifications when an IM message is received.
      • Show a preview of IM messages in system notification – ShowIMMessagePreview
        Enabled by default, this can disable the message previews in system notifications when an IM message is received.
      • Mute IM notifications when in a meeting – MuteIMNotificationWhenInMeeting
        Enabled by default, this can prevent users from muting IM message system notifications when in a meeting.
    • Consistent date formatting
      Date formatting for chats, meetings, and call logs are adjusted to align with date formatting used in other desktop and mobile versions.
  • Meeting/webinar features
    • Reintroducing: Active Apps Notifier
      When an app has real-time access to meeting/webinar content, such as video, audio, and/or chat, the Active Apps Notifier will appear in the same window as the current meeting in the top-left corner next to the encryption icon. Details of which apps have access and which participant approved the app are displayed. Clicking on the app opens the Marketplace page to provide more information about the app and its developer.
    • Local Recording support for Immersive View 
      Hosts using the Immersive View feature can record this view locally to the device. When in Immersive View, only the immersive scene will be captured, while other video thumbnails will not be recorded.
    • Watermark enhancements
      Watermarks will display the entire email address over a participant’s shared screen and video tile, as well as displayed over their video in most video layouts (Speaker, Gallery, Side-by-side). The watermark is also visibly more apparent as a tiled pattern across the video or shared screen.
    • Non-verbal feedback enhancement: Coffee cup
      The Coffee cup option, indicating you are temporarily away from the meeting, is returning to Non-verbal feedback options. This non-verbal feedback option feature requires client version 5.7.3 or higher.
    • In-meeting chat emoji support
      Participants can select and use emojis directly in the in-meeting chat panel.
  • Meeting features
    • Focus mode 
      In focus mode, only the host can see participants’ videos or profile pictures when video is off. Additionally, participant’s screen sharing can only be viewed by the host, who can switch between multiple shared screens and optionally allow participants to view others’ shared screens. Focus Mode is activated from the “More” menu on the toolbar. The account owner and admins can enable Focus mode for use in meetings through web settings. This feature will not be immediately available, as it is dependent on a web release currently scheduled for August 7, 2021.
    • Post-meeting survey 
      Meeting hosts can now configure a post-meeting survey to launch at the end of a meeting. This survey can be created using the native Zoom survey tools, or a link to a 3rd-party survey can be used instead. Participants will be prompted with the survey once the meeting ends.
    • Add video to waiting room
      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 must be enabled by Zoom.
    • Mute and Video Off when joining a recorded/live streamed Meeting
      When participants join a meeting that is already being recorded and/or live streamed, they will join with their video off and muted until they consent to the recording prompt. After consenting, they will be able to unmute and turn on their video, if the host allows them to.
  • Chat features
    • Video playback directly in Zoom chat 
      Users can send and receive video files in Zoom Chat, then download and play the video directly in the Zoom client. Video files are limited to MP4, M4V, and MOV types, and limited to 30MB. If larger than this or not in a supported format, the video will transfer through normal file transfer. Sending videos on the mobile app will transcode the video file into an MP4 (H.264 codec with ACC stereo audio) with 720p resolution maximum.
  • Phone features
    • Call queue and auto receptionist SMS (Power Pack) 
      If enabled by the account owner or admin, phone users can send or receive SMS messages using phone numbers associated with call queues or auto receptionists. This feature requires the Power Pack add-on.
    • Meet and chat options 
      Users can access options to meet or chat with the associated users when viewing the History, Voicemail, Lines, or SMS tabs. The meet and chat options only appear if the associated phone number belongs to an internal Zoom user. Chat option only appears for customers who have chat deployed.
    • View contact card and presence 
      Users can view users’ contact card, profile picture, and presence status in the History, Voicemail, Lines, or SMS tabs. This only applies if the associated phone number belongs to an internal Zoom user.

Resolved Issues

  • Minor bug fixes
  • Security enhancements
  • Resolved an issue regarding gender pronouns being cut off when participant has video off and no profile pic
  • Resolved an issue for a subset of users regarding breakout room assignments prepared by co-host are lost when host joins
  • Resolved an issue regarding screen sharing not adhering to bandwidth constraints

Changes in Zoom 5.7.1 (543) (June 28, 2021):

  • Minor bug fixes
  • Resolved an issue for a subset of users regarding incorrect spacing when displaying gender pronouns with your name in a meeting

Changes in Zoom 5.7.0 (522) (June 22, 2021):

New and enhanced features

  • General features
    • Support for gender pronouns 
      If enabled by account admins and added to their profile by either the user directly or through SAML mapping, a user’s gender pronouns are displayed in their contact card and as part of their display name in meetings and webinars.
    • Scheduling privilege and alternative host between linked master/sub accounts
      Users can add alternative hosts and assign scheduling privileges to other users who are in the same organization, now including users in sub-accounts and the master account. Account owners and admins must link the master/sub account in IM settings to see this account-level setting.
    • Authentication profile enhancement: Domain block-list
      Configured at the account, group, and user-level settings, users authenticated with a specific domain are blocked from joining meetings and webinars hosted by this account.
    • Update to ARM version of desktop client
      When a user installs the non-ARM version of the desktop client, they will be prompted to update to the ARM version of the client. This prompt is disabled if AutoUpdate is disabled through admin install of MSI or GPO options.
      Note: The ARM version of the client does not currently support Virtual Background.
  • Meeting/webinar features
    • Custom video filters
      Account admins can upload custom frame or foreground stickers for users on their account to use. Images must be in either PNG or JPG file format and can be up to 1 MB in size.
    • Request Live Transcription enablement as participant
      Meeting participants and webinar attendees can request the host enable Live Transcription, avoiding interrupting the host to request this verbally or through chat. This can be also requested anonymously.
    • Pairing with Zoom Rooms on Zoom desktop client – Windows, macOS
      Users can pair their desktop client with their Zoom Rooms or Zoom for Home device. When a meeting is started on the desktop client, users can choose to start the meeting on the paired device.
    • NDI live streaming consent
      Participants are notified when live streaming through an NDI device begins, providing them the option to consent or leave the meeting.
    • Hide full transcript panel
      When enabled through web settings, the side-panel that displays the full transcript of Closed Captioning or Live Transcription is disabled. Captioning is only visible in the video window of the meeting or webinar.
    • Secure share with window filtering
      Found in the Advanced section of the Screen Share settings, this additional screen capture mode prevents background information, such as windows seen when minimizing a window and maximizing another, from being unintentionally shared. This will only share the content of the window.
  • Meeting features
    • Information Barrier enhancement: Support for Breakout Rooms
      Breakout Rooms can be used when the Information Barrier feature is enabled, allowing use of breakout sessions while preventing unauthorized sensitive data from being shared.
    • Share screen to all Breakout Rooms
      When sharing screen in the main session, the host or co-host can share their screen to all active Breakout Rooms. Any active sharing in the breakout sessions are interrupted and any annotation or whiteboarding prompts the sharer to save them before viewing the shared screen from the host. Host and participants must be on version 5.7.0 or higher to utilize and see this feature.
  • Webinar features
    • Webinar File Transfer enhancement: file type and panelists restrictions
      Account owners and admins can control file sharing in webinars, disabling entirely or restricting it to webinar hosts or panelists to share files in a webinar, as well as allowing specific file types and file size.
  • Chat features
    • Improvements to chat sidebar
      Various improvements to the chat sidebar, including: Separate sections for starred messages/contacts, single- and multi-user chats, and named channels, quick access icons for @me mentions, bookmarked messages, files, and contact requests, and changing the icon for named channels to #. Lastly, starred messages will now be referred to as bookmarked messages, to differentiate from starred contacts and channels.
    • Enhanced data privacy notification for chat channels with enhanced chat encryption
      Channel members are provided additional information regarding what information can be seen by others who are not members of the channel.
  • Phone features
    • Display additional phone numbers in user contact card
      Users that have multiple numbers associated with their profile (work number, personal number, etc) will have these additional numbers shown on their contact card, and when clicked upon, will initiate a call to that number.
    • View number of callers waiting in call queue
      Call queue members with the Power Pack add-on can view the number of callers waiting in the call queue.
    • Enhancements to invite by phone 
      Users can use search through their directory of users when inviting participants by phone. They can also enable options to play greeting before the call is connected and require the participant to press 1 before begin connected. Users with Zoom Phone can change their caller ID before inviting by phone.
    • Check connection to Zoom Phone server
      Users can access Statistics settings to check their connection to the Zoom Phone server to troubleshoot connectivity issues.
    • Enhancement to call logs
      If a call queue member makes a call using the call queue’s direct phone number, the associated call log entry will show the call queue’s direct phone number. Previously, call logs only displayed the member’s direct phone number.

Resolved issues

  • Minor bug fixes
  • Security enhancements
  • Resolved an issue regarding a slight delay in virtual background when joining a meeting
  • Resolved an issue with the video playback feature and stereo audio in a video
  • Resolved an issue for a subset of users regarding presenter view of a shared Powerpoint presentation
  • Resolved an issue regarding link preview inconsistencies

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Supported Operating Systems:

  • Android 5.0 or later
  • iOS 8.0 or later

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