Release notes for May 13, 2023
Changes to existing features
Updates to hub and assets navigation menus
The hub's navigation menu is updated to consolidate features that belong to the same category and provide more consistency:
- The Event Listing Profile tab is renamed to Profile.
- The Event Organizers tab is renamed to Team.
- Users must expand the Resources tab to view the sub-tabs, Content Library and Recordings.
- Users must expand the Settings tab to view the sub-tabs, Hub Settings, Business Information, and Billing.
- The My Assets section is renamed to Recent Activity, showing the most recent events, recordings, and content library assets generated by hub users. This section shows users the most recent activity within assets across the hubs they're a part of. Users can filter by assets they own and assets owned by other members within this page.
Zoom Sessions licensing included in Zoom One Enterprise plan
Zoom Sessions will be included in the Zoom One Enterprise Plus plans instead of Zoom Webinar 1000. Adding Zoom Sessions to ZoomOne Enterprise+ unlocks the premium webinar features on zoom.us and gives the user additional access to Zoom Sessions on Zoom Events. Previously, Zoom Webinar 1000 was included in Zoom One Enterprise Plus. This feature will not be immediately available, as it is dependent on a backend server update currently scheduled for June 5, 2023.
New and enhanced features
Calendar view for created events
Hub users can switch between the List and Calendar views in the hub's Events tab. Hub users can view all events created in the hub in a calendar view. They can click an event on the calendar and view details about the event and actions to take.
Change ticket permissions after registration
Hosts can change the permissions of a ticket, even after registrants have been added. The host can change a private ticket to public, regardless of whether the ticket has registrations or not, and vice versa. All future registrations will be impacted by the updated rule.
Edit the lobby end time after lobby has ended
Hosts and co-editors can edit the lobby closing time even if the lobby has ended. The lobby can be extended to any time that's within Zoom Events' maximum allowed time range, regardless of its event status or lobby status. As long as the lobby is open, all information in the lobby is available (i.e., recordings and session resources are available). Hosts can edit the lobby closing time to a maximum of 2 years after the event ends.
Event setup features
Specify domains and email addresses for event authentication
Hosts can select Sign in to Zoom as the authentication option for their events (single session, recurring sessions, and multiple sessions events), then specify a domain and/or users' email addresses. After publishing their event, they will receive a group join link. Hosts can copy the group-join link, copy the group-join link in an email draft, and send the email draft to themselves. The event page and the event join link will be protected by the authentication option(s); only users who authenticate through the domain or who use the email address that the host specified can access and join the event.
Hide Free label for events from Zoom Event screens
In the Event Configuration tab, hosts can enable or disable the Hide "Free" label from Zoom Event screens toggle for their events. When enabled, the Free label is removed from the registration page, emails, and ticket/registration sections. This feature only affects the attendee view; there are no changes to the host view. This feature is disabled by default for every new event.
Note: The Free label is shown by default if the event is not paid or if a ticket does not have a set price.
Centralized event setup header with publishing updates
In the event setup, the header is updated to be a centralized location where the event date is always visible in the header. Additionally, the publish page displays the dates and links, the event information that has been set up, and what will be locked after the event is published. In the centralized event header, hosts can access the following actions:
- View and edit the event's dates and links (registration links, group join links, etc.)
- Preview the event detail page
- Manage co-editors
- Publish the event
Networking & Chat features
Event Staff Chat
Special-role users can use Event Staff Chat, a space for special-role users to facilitate extra communication, before, during, and after the event through the Event Portal. Event Staff Chat is available in the Event Portal while the event lobby is open. When the event lobby closes, Event Staff Chat will no loner be available in the Event Portal.
Payments & Billing features
User can own different types of Zoom Events/Zoom Sessions Unlimited licenses
Account admins can purchase multiple, different types of Zoom Events/Zoom Sessions Unlimited licenses and assign those licenses to the same user. For example, a user can own different Unlimited licenses at the same time, such as one Zoom Events 100, one Zoom Sessions Unlimited 100, and one Zoom Events 500. When an account admin assigns multiple Zoom Events Unlimited and/or Zoom Sessions Unlimited licenses to a user, the user can create and manage multiple hubs with different capabilities. If the account admin needs to downgrade or upgrade the license(s), they can downgrade/upgrade the specific license(s) of the user and know which hub and events that are associated with the license will be impacted. All license transfers follow the existing process; the assets belonging to the license (hub) will transfer to the next hub owner. Additionally, the events metering is still tied to each hub. Account admins can only assign different types of Zoom Events Unlimited and Zoom Sessions Unlimited licenses to a user; any other license combination is currently not supported. This feature will not be immediately available, as it is dependent on a backend server update currently scheduled for May 27, 2023.
These APIs allow users to retrieve a JSON equivalent of the CSV downloads available in the Analytics section of the event creation flow. This currently supports two particular reports, General Ticket Registration and Event Attendance Details. This feature will not be immediately available, as it is dependent on a backend server update currently scheduled for the end of May 2023.
Return webinar/meeting ID in List Sessions API
The webinar and/or meeting ID can be pulled from the session API and used with webinar APIs. This feature will not be immediately available, as it is dependent on a backend server update currently scheduled for the end of May 2023.
Zoom Events webhooks
Zoom Events webhooks return a minimal set of data, though not limited to the ID attribute. Users can make subsequent API calls using the ID attribute to retrieve other data related to the record. The webhook event for when a session has ended is implemented in this feature. This feature will not be immediately available, as it is dependent on a backend server update currently scheduled for the end of May 2023.
- Resolved an issue where the My Assets event listing page and UI were inconsistent with the Hub event listing page and functionalities.
- The Separate email invitation from ticketing feature was removed due to issues with deployment and will be available in another upcoming release.
- The Group join link for a multiple sessions event feature was removed due to issues with deployment and will be available in another upcoming release.