Zoom Update

Zoom Update

The big Zoom software update was version 5.0 which updated automatically on May 31, 2020. The latest update on June 15, 2020 is version 5.1 which includes the following features:

  • Improved muting control functionality
    • For security, unmuting by the host sends a notification to the participant to unmute themselves so that participants agree and are aware they are unmuting themselves. The meeting host can now unmute all participants for meetings with 200 participants or fewer. This option is available in the host controls by clicking Participants, then More.
  • Improved Mobile identification
    • Personal locations for nomadic emergency services – Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android
      • Users can define locations and specify an emergency address. The Zoom client will automatically save the IP address or wireless access point identifiers for the location. When a phone user places an emergency call from a defined location, the associated emergency address will be sent to emergency responders.
    • Reconnect option – Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android
      • Users will see a notification to manually reconnect to the Zoom Phone server if they disconnect.
    • Enhancements to hiding outbound caller ID – Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android
      • Users can also dial *67 before entering a phone number to hide their outbound caller ID. If users hide their caller ID, a disclaimer will warn them that it will not be effective in all countries or regions.
    • Display names for phone numbers – Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android
      • When selecting their outbound caller ID numbers, users can see display names set in the web portal. This makes it easier for users to identify numbers. The display name does not affect your caller ID.

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