Immediately after its launch, Zoom’s popularity zoomed up in a matter of weeks, but then, its privacy and security issues came under the scanner. There are a number of security issues and there are a number of privacy loopholes which have all tumbled out. The CEO was even forced to apologise for all the fallacies. Zoom has now announced a slew of new features which are aimed at keeping the app private and secure.
Zoom’s new features have come into effect from April 4, and it will be available for all basic and Pro users. The video conferencing app has already enabled the ‘Waiting Room’ feature which lets the host control participation in meetings. What it essentially does, is that it gives the host or admin the option to either accept participants individually or all at once in a group.
What are the changes made?
“We highly recommend using this feature to secure your meetings and prevent unwanted participants if a link is shared outside of the intended participants,” Zoom said in a blog post.
Zoom is also introducing two password setting where a person needs a password for Personal Meeting ID (PMI), and the other requires a password for meetings which have already been scheduled. What this means is that users who manually join a meeting by entering the meeting ID will have to enter the password as well.
For meetings which are scheduled, the password will be available only at invitation. As far as instant meetings are concerned, users will be able to find the password either in the Zoom Client or the Zoom Rooms Controller. It’s also available in the meeting join URL.