Zoom has taken the initiative to work on the issues raised in the past. A new Zoom 5.0 is rolling out this week, which is designed to address some of the many complaints that Zoom has seen witnessed in the past few weeks.
Before that, Zoom had asked for a 90-day freeze for the development of features that will enable fixing of privacy and security issues and plans to come up with better security infrastructure. The new update brings one exciting feature in the form of a security icon that groups together a number of Zoom’s security features, allowing users to lock meetings, remove participants, restrict screen sharing, and chatting in meetings.
“I am proud to reach this step in our 90-day plan, but this is just the beginning. We built our business by delivering happiness to our customers. We will earn our customers’ trust and deliver them happiness with our unwavering focus on providing the most secure platform,” said Eric S. Yuan, CEO of Zoom.
Zoom’s waiting room feature is available by default for basic, single-license pro, and education accounts. The feature keeps the participants on hold in a virtual room before they’re allowed to let into a meeting. The contact sharing option is a new improvement allowing large organizations to link contacts with multiple accounts. It will allow people to do an easy and secure search for meetings, chat, and phone contacts preventing people from a lesser-known email domain added to a strange company directory.
What’s more? Passwords are now set by default for all those accessing cloud recordings aside from the meeting host (requires a complex one). At the same time, administered accounts can manually define password complexity for organizations.
The video conferencing app will also ensure upgrading to the AES 256-bit GCM encryption standard. The update still doesn’t bring end-to-end encryption, but surely is an improvement for the transmission of meeting data and resistance against tampering. After seeing the concerns that some meetings were being routed through servers in China, business customers can also control the regions on seeing meeting traffic for the zoom meetings.
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In the past few months, the number of Zoom users has risen to 200 million from 10 million daily users. With the rise in issues and the need for improvement, the CEO of Zoom promised to deploy the changes. It is quite evident that Zoom backend developers are going through a constant battle to improve the functioning and security of users.