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Zoom 5.6.3 (751) – Client for Meetings

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Zoom 5.6.3 (751) – 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 5.6.3 (751) (April 19, 2021):

New and enhanced features

  • General features
    • Enhanced Untrusted Server Certificate alerts. Untrusted Server Certificate alerts will now provide additional information about the error, such as the server name on the certificate is incorrect, failed revocation check, untrusted certifying authority, or an invalid certificate or associated chain. Users will also be able to view the certificates to assist in troubleshooting.
    • Enhanced data privacy notices. In-context user education for various features, such as polling, Q&A, chat, whiteboard, closed captioning, and others, informs the user who can see, save, and share the information before they provide it.
    • Improved power consumption. Technical enhancements to improve power consumption for the Windows desktop client.
  • Meeting/webinar features
    • New annotation tool: Vanishing Pen. In addition to the arrow and spotlight tools, Vanishing Pen will allow the annotator to mark on the shared screen to highlight certain information, but the markings will fade away within a couple of seconds. This provides easier highlighting of information without having to undo or erase annotations.
    • Clearer Original Sound designation when on/off. The in-meeting/webinar button for the Original Sound feature has been enhanced to provide a clearer designation of when the feature is on or off.
    • Enhancement to screen sharing Zoom windows. When sharing screen and allowing Zoom windows to be seen during the share, Zoom windows can be minimized.
  • Meeting features
    • Full emoji suite for Reactions . Any emoji available for Zoom chat can be used as a reaction in a meeting. The host can also restrict reactions to the standard set, or allow use of the full emoji suite. This feature requires client version 5.2.0 or higher.
  • Chat features
    • Manager field available in contact card . When a manager is added to your Profile details, either manually or mapped through SSO, this will also be available in the desktop and mobile clients. Only users in your account will be able to view your manager in your contact card.
    • Enhancements to deactivated user visibility . Deactivated users will no longer be searchable, unless there is existing chat history with that user. Profile information and available interaction options will be reduced in line with their diminished user status. Deactivated users will be listed at the bottom of any contact list or group.
  • Phone features
    • Recover call history, voicemail and recordings. If enabled by the admin, users can restore their soft-deleted history, voicemail, or recording within 30 days. After that, it will be permanently deleted from the account. This feature needs to be enabled by Zoom.
    • Support for hang up button on USB HID devices. Users with supported USB HID devices can use the hang up button on their device to hang up the current call or decline an inbound call notification.

Resolved Issues

  • Minor bug fixes
  • Security enhancements

Changes in Zoom 5.6.1 (617) (March 29, 2021):

  • Minor bug fixes
  • Security enhancements
  • Resolved an issue regarding gallery view video order with raise hand

Changes in Zoom 5.6.0 (589) (March 23, 2021):

Changes to existing features

  • Enhancement to 3-way calling for Zoom Phone 
    When users are in a 3-way call and a call participant leaves the call, the call will continue for the remaining 2 users.
  • Enhancement to MSI/GPO option: AutoUpdate
    The AutoUpdate option will now also remove the Check for Updates button in the client when left disabled. Installing with this option enabled will provide the button in the client and allow users to check for and install updates.

New and enhanced features

  • General features
    • Additional MSI/GPO options 
      • Enable Share Clipboard during remote control – EnableShareClipboardWhenRemoteControl
        Disabled by default, if enabled it will turn on “Share Clipboard” in remote control
      • Hide incoming calls while in meeting – HidePhoneInComingCallWhileInMeeting
        Disabled by default, if enabled it will prevent incoming call notifications while you are in a meeting.
  • Meeting/webinar features
    • Enhanced device testing for Epic integration
      Users that join a Zoom meeting with their healthcare provider from Epic’s patient portal will now be able to test their camera, speakers, and microphone on their device. The clear pass/fail results are shared with their healthcare provider, informing them of any technical issues they may have in advance of their Telehealth visit.
    • Additional authentication option: Users in my account
      An additional authentication method can be selected, requiring users joining your meeting or webinar to be signed-in to their profile within your account. This option is in addition to the existing authentication profiles: users who are signed into Zoom, users who are signed in to selected email domains, and users who are externally authenticated.
  • Webinar features
    • Additional attendee view controls 
      Attendee view layout controls will also be available in the Participants panel, under More. This is in addition to the attendee view controls available in the View options.
    • Enhanced practice session and live webinar notifications
      Notifications regarding if your webinar is still in practice session or live will be visible to all panelists, as well as the host.
    • File transfer for webinar chat
      Webinar hosts and panelists will be able to send files in chat. To send or receive files, users must be on version 5.6.0 or higher.
  • Chat features
    • Enhanced search filter: @me mentions
      Chat searches can be narrowed to just include results containing mentions of the person who is searching.
    • Search in channel within channel options
      The option to search within a specific chat channel can also be selected directly in that channel’s information panel, directly below Add Members.
    • Easier emoji selection
      After entering ‘:’ and two or more letters, available emojis matching that description will be shown. For example, entering “:jo” will provide the following matching emojis: :joy:, :joy_cat:, :joystick:, :majong:, and :black_joker:
  • Phone features 
    • Power Pack experience
      If users have the Power Pack add-on, they can view phone lines and use in-call controls from a small panel that’s always on top of other applications. Phone users can also quickly find contacts and view their missed calls and voicemail.
    • Call monitoring for shared line groups 
      If enabled by the admin, shared line group members who are monitors can listen, whisper, barge, or take over calls received by or sent to the shared line group.
    • UI enhancement for unknown location notification 
      If nomadic emergency service is enabled by the admin, users will see a red notification icon in the Phone tab if they haven’t enabled location permission. The icon also appears when support for personal locations is enabled and users are currently in an unknown location
    • UI enhancements for calls forwarded through auto receptionists 
      Calls forwarded through auto receptionists are labelled with the auto receptionist display name to make these easier to identify. This applies to incoming call notifications and call/recording/voicemail history.
    • Copy direct phone number 
      Users can easily copy their direct phone number from their profile card or phone settings.
    • Recover call history, voicemail and recordings 
      If enabled by the admin, users can restore their soft-deleted history, voicemail, or recording within 30 days. After that, it will be permanently deleted from the account. This feature needs to be enabled by Zoom.
    • Bypass waiting room when elevating call to meeting
      When users elevate a current phone call to a meeting, the other call participant will bypass the waiting room if waiting room is enabled for everyone and the bypass option is enabled.
    • Update emergency address 
      Users can set and update their emergency address directly in the client. Previously, users could only update using the web portal.

Resolved Issues

  • Minor bug fixes
  • Security enhancements
  • Resolved an issue with video virtual background regarding the video being flipped or rotated
  • Resolved an issue regarding removed webinar attendees trying to rejoin and incorrectly receiving message that they cannot rejoin due to declined registration
  • Resolved an issue for a subset of users regarding adding additional wildcard domains for authentication profiles
  • Resolved an issue for a subset of users regarding error 103033 when trying to join a meeting
  • Fixed an issue where the outbound caller ID was incorrect if the user’s default caller ID was set to a phone number that belonged to a shared line group

Changes in Zoom 5.5.4 (13142.0301) (March 1, 2021):

New and enhanced features

  • Meeting/webinar features
    • Enhanced custom gallery view with hidden non-video participants. Custom gallery view order can be utilized even when non-video participants are hidden. When a non-video participant turns on their video, their video will be added to the bottom-right corner of the last page of gallery view.
    • Clearer designation of shared content. When sharing begins, a notification is provided over the shared content, clearly showing what you are sharing and when participants are able to see the content.

Resolved Issues

  • Minor bug fixes
  • Security enhancements
  • Resolved an issue regarding slides as virtual background not recording properly
  • Resolved an issue for a subset of users regarding pinning a non-authenticated users

Changes in Zoom 5.5.2 (12494.0204) (February 8, 2021):

  • Minor bug fixes
  • Resolved an issue for a subset of users regarding screenshots disappearing before being sent in chat.

Changes in Zoom 5.5.1 (12488.0202) (February 3, 2021):

  • Minor bug fixes
  • Resolved an issue with the GPO/MSI flag “SetAccountIDsRestrictedToJoin” not working properly

Changes in Zoom 5.5.0 (12454.0131) (February 1, 2021):

Changes to existing features

  • Relocated and enhanced attendee view controls for webinars
    The options to push particular video layouts to webinar attendees has been moved from the Participants list to the View Options button, located in the top-right corner of the main video window. The layout options Follow Host’s View, Speaker, Gallery, and Standard (shared content with video thumbnails) now include Side-by-side: Speaker, and Side-by-Side: Gallery while sharing content. Custom Gallery view orders are now supported as well. Webinar attendees can no longer control their view of the webinar, giving the host and co-host(s) exclusive control.
  • Persistent non-verbal feedback
    Non-verbal feedback, which is now included in meeting reactions, will return to the previous behavior, in which they are persistent until the attendee or host removes them. This includes the Yes, No, Slower, and Faster options.
  • Enhancement to alternative host feature 
    If the original host joins after the alternative host, the original host will always regain control of the meeting and become host. In addition, the alternative host will change roles. If the co-host feature is enabled for the meeting, the alternative host will become a co-host. If the co-host feature is disabled, the alternative host becomes a normal participant.

New and enhanced features

  • General features
    • Block or allow only participants from specific countries/regions
      When scheduling meetings, the option “Approve or deny entry to users from certain regions and countries” will be available under Advanced Options. Host can either allow only participants from specific counties/regions to join, or block all participants from specific counties/regions.
    • Enhancements to Outlook calendar integration
      If MAPI is enabled, deleted meetings on the client and web will also delete the associated Outlook calendar event, as long as the event was not a web-scheduled recurring or PMI meeting. For On-Premise users, MAPI allows meeting change and deletion syncing.
    • View synced contacts in sub-folders
      If users set up contacts integration and their contacts are organized into sub-folder in the third-party service (Outlook, Exchange, or Google), they can view those sub-folders in the contacts directory.
    • Rotate camera
      Users on the desktop client for macOS can now rotate their camera video feed 90°. This can be done multiple times to completely flip the video, allowing for inverted cameras configurations.
    • Additional MSI/GPO options
      • Require new SSO login upon client start – DisableKeepSignedInWithSSO
        Disabled by default, this option will prevent the client from utilizing the last SSO session info, requiring a fresh login for every re-opening of the client.
      • Require new Google login upon client start – DisableKeepSignedInWithGoogle
        Disabled by default, this option will prevent the client from utilizing the last Google session info, requiring a fresh login for every re-opening of the client.
      • Require new SSO login upon client startDisableKeepSignedInWithFacebook
        Disabled by default, this option will prevent the client from utilizing the last Facebook session info, requiring a fresh login for every re-opening of the client.
      • Set audio signal processing for Windows audio devices – SetAudioSignalProcessType
        Default value is Auto (0), but can also be set to Off (1)(raw audio mode) or On (2)(Windows default signal processing).
      • Audio noise suppression – SetSuppressBackgroundNoiseLevel
        Default value is Auto (0), but can also be set to Low (1), Medium (2), or High (3). The High option requires an audio enhancement package (included in the MSI), and if not present,- the client will revert to Auto.
  • Meeting/webinar features
    • Share and play video files directly into meeting
      The Video option under Advanced share options will allow you to choose a video file, which will be opened by Zoom and played in the meeting as shared content. Host has typical video player controls (pause/ play, volume control, full screen, video length/elapsed time), which are not seen by other participants during share. MP4 and MOV files are supported, and max video resolution is 1080p.
    • Blurred background
      Users can now choose to blur their background rather than selecting a specific virtual background, providing added privacy when a branded background is unavailable or unnecessary.
    • Share mono or stereo sound
      When sharing content and wanting to share computer sound as well, users can select between mono or stereo audio. Only the user sharing their audio will need to be utilizing this client version or higher.
  • Meeting features
    • Meeting reactions for End-to-End Encrypted meetings
      Meeting reactions can now be utilized in E2EE meetings.
    • 1:1 private chat for End-to-End Encrypted meetings
      1:1 private chats can now be utilized in E2EE meetings, allowing for messages to all participants and private messages between 2 participants.
  • Phone features 
    • SMS for international phone numbers
      Users can send/receive SMS for certain countries/regions. Messages sent to international telephone numbers will be metered according to the international messaging rate table. This feature needs to be enabled by an admin.
    • Support for SMS and MMS messages in a single message bubble
      Text (SMS) and images (MMS) can be shown in a single message bubble. Previously, text and images had to be in separate message bubbles.
    • Add contacts without specifying an email address
      Users can add phone contacts by specifying a name and phone number. Previously, users had to use calendar integration to add contacts without an email address.
    • Additional ringtone
      Users can set their ringtone to a beeping sound.
    • Voicemail notifications
      Users will see a notification when they receive a new voicemail.
    • Group call pickup
      Account owners and admins can use the web portal to create call pickup groups and add phone users as members. All groups members will see call notifications whenever there’s an inbound call to a member. This feature is also supported on certain Yealink devices. This feature needs to be enabled by Zoom.
  • Chat features
    • Back to previous chat
      The ability to return up to the previous chat channel or contact, as well as go forward. This allows you to respond to an urgent request or message, then quickly return to the channel you were previously working in without needing to search for it among others.
    • Request contact connections directly from chat channel
      When creating a new channel or adding contacts to a channel, a contact request will be automatically sent if the associated email is not already an existing contact. Upon accepting the request, that contact will automatically be added to the channel. These pending requests can also be removed, and the requester will be notified when the request has been accepted.

Resolved Issues

  • Security enhancements
  • Minor bug fixes

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

Homepage – https://zoom.us/

Supported Operating Systems:

  • Android 5.0 or later
  • iOS 8.0 or later

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