Zoom: Upcoming and Recent Changes


This article provides a list of recent and upcoming changes to Zoom. 


New Updates for March 1, 2021

New and Enhanced Features

  • Custom gallery view order can be used when non-video participants are hidden-if they choose to turn on their video, they will be added to the bottom-right corner of the last page of gallery view

New Updates for February 28, 2021

Changes to Existing Features

  • Hosts can send one-time message to registrants before event start and one-time message after
  • Hosts can see donation information for donation-enabled events in directory and search pages

New Updates for February 21, 2021

New and Enhanced Features

  • Retiring current single sign-on (SSO) certificate ahead of expiration Friday, March 26, a new SSO certificate will publish the week of February 22-no action required for identity provider  (IDP) users-otherwise, admins can begin certificate rotation

New Updates for February 7, 2021

Changes to Existing Features

  • Mute All/Unmute All funtion has been added to the host menu within the SIP/H.323 in-meeting controls
  • Support added for forcing video and screen share content as single stream

 Resolved Issues

  • All devices can now view screen shares after leaving a Breakout Room
  • Resolved when devices are unable to send/receive audio and video when called from a meeting if AES256 encryption is not supported by device.

New Updates for February 3, 2021

New Updates for the Zoom Client

  • iOS release-requires Apple approval and takes few days to appear in App store

New Updates for February 1, 2021

New and Enhanced Features

  • play videos by choosing video file, opened by Zoom, and played as shared content
  • on Windows, macOS- blur background for privacy

New Updates for January 31, 2021

Changes to Existing Features

  • if original host joins after other host logs on, original host always regains control
  • authenticate guest list
  • setup Micorsoft Teams integration for Zoom rooms

New Updates for December 25, 2020

Changes to Existing Features

  • SIP/H.323 devices now support up to 100 breakout rooms

New Updates for December 20, 2020

New and Enhanced Features

  • addition of external SSO profiles to view cloud recordings
  • enable or disable on-demand and cloud recording sharing
  • able to display poll results on cloud recordings
  • able to convert Zoom meeting to OnZoom meeting

New Updates for December 7, 2020

New and Enhanced Features

  • Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS-iPad only-visibility of pop up notification prompting users to confirm or update emergency address in unknown location

New Updates for December 6, 2020

New Features and Enhancements

  • join button for free events-no registration

New Updates for November 28, 2020

New Features and Enhancements

UX improvements:

  • prompts to try and sign in if registering for event-not on OnZoom
  • upgrade Zoom client if cannot join after period of time
  • can immediately join after registering if event has already started

New Updates for November 25, 2020

New and Enhanced Features

  • meeting attendee from H.323/SIP device can have meeting translated in preferred language

New Updates for November 22, 2020

New and Enhanced Features

  • Admins can configure and customize disclaimers for terms and conditions before meeting
  • Added support to create up to 25 polls

New Updates for November 16, 2020

New and Enhanced Features

  • Windows, macOS, Linux, Android, iOS-users can pin messages at top of channel-can be removed, replaced, or hidden

New Updates for November 13, 2020

New and Enhanced Features

  • Accounts w/ increased breakout room capacity-able to utilize on ChromeOS

New Updates for November 8, 2020

New and Enhanced Features

  • Participants invited by host or cohost-bypass waiting room
  • requires client/app version 5.4.0 or higher
  • Enable kiosk for specific Zoom rooms-allows visitors to easily connect to virtual receptionist-requires version 5.3.0


Need Additional Help?

Please fill out the Zoom Web Conferencing help form with as much detail as possible, or contact the ET&S Help Desk team on your local campus. 


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