Zoom is now rolling out end-to-end encryption for all users worldwide. This feature will be available as a technical preview for 30 days for all users to try and provide feedback. This feature is turned off by default, and users need to turn it on to enable enhanced protection in meetings. Enabling this feature will disable some of the features provided by Zoom, including host first join, cloud recording, streaming, real-time transcription, breakout room, polls, 1:1 private chat and meeting response. In addition, Zoom has added the function of real-time live broadcast meetings on YouTube for Android users.

Online meeting platform has Announce The Zoom desktop client version 5.4.0 for Mac and PC, the Zoom Android application and Zoom Rooms provide end-to-end encryption. The Zoom iOS app is still awaiting approval from the Apple App Store. After enabling this function, the meeting will be protected, even the Zoom server cannot access the encryption key used to protect the meeting.

The host needs to enable this feature, and other participants will distribute the generated encryption keys. It can be enabled in the web dashboard at the account, group and user level. They will also see the security code of the person in charge of the meeting, which can be used to verify the secure connection. The conference was also covered with a new green shield logo. Zoom said that this is only the first phase of the launch, and the company plans to introduce better identity management and E2EE SSO integration in the second phase. The second phase is tentatively scheduled for 2021.

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In addition, Zoom for Android has received a new update to version 5.4.0.434 and brought support for live streaming to YouTube. This feature is currently only available for Android users, and this option is located under the overflow menu in the meeting. After clicking this option, a web portal will open, asking users to link their YouTube accounts and go online.

In addition, the change log also recommends that the Zoom application update supports flash when sharing the camera, and has the function of changing meeting invitations and phone ringtones.


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