Zoom releases new updates to improve security and add new enhancements
Since August, there have been a significant number of changes to the Zoom platform. Please update Zoom to the latest version to take full advantage of these changes.
To improve security, Zoom will require all meetings to be protected with a passcode or waiting room starting Sunday, September 27, 2020. Since April, most newly scheduled Harvard Zoom meetings have been passcode-protected by default. However, this change may impact:
- Meetings—including recurring meetings—scheduled before April 8, 2020
- Meetings hosted using a personal meeting link or ID (PMI)
- Users who have disabled the default passcode protection
To ensure that these changes don’t disrupt your upcoming meetings, add a passcode to your Zoom meetings.
After September 27, Zoom will automatically add a waiting room to any meetings that are not passcode-protected. Waiting rooms require the host to admit individual participants before they can join a meeting. You can learn more about waiting rooms in documentation from HUIT.
New and enhanced features
- Participate in up to 5 Concurrent Meetings
- Self-Select Breakout Rooms
- Studio Effects
- Custom Gallery Views
- Zoom Display Name now set via Peoplesoft
For general updates on new Zoom features visit the Zoom blog. This is where all major updates from Zoom are featured.