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What’s New at Zoom – Week of April 13 (posted on 15 April 2020)

Below is an email received from Zoom on 15 April 2020 on “What’s New at Zoom – Week of April 13” summarizing Zoom’s latest enhancements to ensure the security and privacy of Zoom.


First, I want to highlight an upcoming enhancement to our Global Network. Starting April 18th, you will be able to customize which data center regions your account can use for real-time meeting data in-transit. For more information, please visit our Blog or register to our “Ask Eric Anything” webinar on April 15 where Eric will touch more on this new security feature. 

Configure meeting and webinar password requirements

  • Account owners and admins can now configure minimum meeting password requirements, including a minimum length, requiring letters, numbers, special characters, or only allowing numeric passwords. Past meetings scheduled with passwords will not be impacted. 

Meeting IDs up to 11 digits in length

  • One-time random meetings IDs for newly scheduled meetings and webinars can now be up to 11 digits long. Your Personal Meeting ID (PMI) will remain the same and already scheduled meetings will not be impacted. 

Password for Cloud Recordings 

  • We updated password guidelines for hosts when sharing their cloud recordings for meetings and webinars.  Default will now be ON, and require a complex password to access a shared recording. Existing shared recordings will not be impacted. 

Re-enable Third-party File Sharing

  • We have restored the functionality to share files from third-party platforms, such as Dropbox or OneDrive if configured for their Zoom account, for users on version 4.6.11.

Performance Tuning for Dashboard Data

  • Fixed performance issues related to missing data and delay on dashboard and reporting. We will continue to make improvements to this area. 

App Version

  • App version is accurately reflected in all areas. 

Message Preview Control (Only Applicable to Zoom Chat Users)

  • Users can enable or disable a setting to show a message preview for chat messages.

Please be sure to update to our latest release to take advantage of these new features, and subscribe to our Blog for more information and resources in the days to come.