Release notes for September 22, 2021
For full notes including version numbers, please see the operating system release notes.
Windows | macOS | Linux | Android | iOS*
*The iOS release requires Apple approval and may take a few additional days to appear in the App Store.
Note: The client release for Windows has been delayed until Sept 23, 2021.
New and enhanced features
Pro subscriptions through Google Play - Android
Zoom Android app users in select countries can purchase a monthly or annual Zoom Pro subscription in the Zoom app through the Google Play subscription service. Subscriptions are limited to 1 license and are managed through Google Play, not the Zoom Billing page in their account.
Unique file names for local recordings - Windows, macOS, Linux
Each file created as part of a local recording will be given a unique file name. The type of file will start the name (video, audio), followed by a string of numbers. Users will also be provided suggestions on what to rename the files, if they choose to further customize the file names.
Additional MSI/PLIST/GPO options
Disable auto launch SSO URL - DisableAutoLaunchSSO - Windows, macOS, Android, iOS
Disabled by default, this option prevents Zoom from automatically launching the previously used SSO URL. This is useful for users with multiple accounts, each having their own SSO URL.
Disable use of video filters - DisableVideoFilters - Android
Disabled by default, this option prevents the use of video filters on the client. This option brings the Android mobile app into parity with the other desktop clients and mobile app.
Support for additional time zones - Windows, macOS, Linux, Android, iOS
Scheduling on the client now supports the GMT -7 Yukon, GMT +2 Chisinau, and GMT +5:30 Colombo time zones, which were already supported when scheduling in the web portal.
Stop incoming video - Windows, macOS, Linux, Android, iOS
Users in a meeting can easily disable all incoming video through in-meeting controls. This may be done to preserve bandwidth for shared content, or to avoid mental fatigue from viewing multiple, active video participants. The account owner and admins can enable this for use in meetings at the Account-, Group-, and User-level web settings. Once enabled through web settings, users must then enable it for use in the Desktop client's Video settings.
Poll access for alternative hosts - Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS
If meeting hosts add alternative hosts to their meeting, they can allow alternative hosts to add or edit polls. The alternative host in the meeting will have the additional in-meeting options to add or edit a poll, which launches the web portal to make the changes.
Additional support for Video filters - Android
Users can apply video filters to alter the look of their video with color grading, foreground and frame filters.
Easier emoji selection for in-meeting chat - Windows, macOS
After entering ‘:’ and two or more letters, available emojis matching that description will be shown. For example, entering “:jo” will provide the following matching emojis: :joy:, :joy_cat:, :joystick:, :majong:, and :black_joker:
Aligned separate audio tracks for local recordings - Windows, macOS, Linux
When recording separate audio tracks for a local recording, the audio tracks will be aligned, in that each track is in sync with each other and start at the same. Recording tracks will increase in size slightly, as extra padding will be added to each file to ensure tracks all begin at the same time.
Notifications regarding conflicting microphone settings - iOS
When iOS users take advantage of new microphone settings, such as Standard, Voice Isolation, and Wide Spectrum, these OS-level settings may have an impact on microphone behavior within a meeting. If there is a conflict between OS and Zoom app settings, the user will be warned of the effect.
Hide self-view when sharing - iOS
When sharing their screen, users can swipe their self-view video panels towards the edge of the screen to temporarily hide that video panel. This allows them to see the entire screen without obstruction. Swiping away from the edge of the screen will make the self-view reappear.
Keyboard shortcut for Dual-monitor mode - macOS
A new keyboard shortcut, ⇧⌘D, can be used to quickly toggle the use of the Dual-monitor mode.
Updated recording privacy disclaimer - Windows, macOS, Linux, Android, iOS
The recording disclaimer has been updated to provide clearer information regarding how their data is being handled and who can access it.
Security settings overview - Windows, macOS, Linux, Android, iOS
The host and co-host in a meeting can quickly check what security features are currently in effect for the meeting they are hosting. This information is accessible through the in-meeting encryption shield, located in the top-left corner of the meeting.
Participant attendance status - Windows, macOS, Linux
If the host has the Google or Outlook calendar integration configured, Zoom will display a list of others invited to the meeting but not yet in attendance, allowing for quick checks if everyone is in attendance yet. Their invite response (Accepted, Declined, Maybe) is listed with their name and the host can easily invite them to the meeting from the participants panel. This feature can be enabled for use in meetings at the Account-, Group-, and User-level web settings, and will initially be available only for free accounts as part of a beta.
Rich text formatting support - Windows, macOS, Android, iOS
Enhanced rich text message capabilities allow for better chat messages formatting options. These options are available for composing a new message, replies, and editing messages. Expanded options for the desktop client include bold, italics, underlining, strikethrough, highlight and text color, font size, bulleted and numbered lists, hyperlinks, and indenting. Mobile apps will gain the ability to bold, italicize, strikethrough, underline, and create a bulleted or numbered list.
Quote messages - Windows, macOS, Android, iOS
Users can quote specific messages sent in a channel, which helps avoid confusion and eliminates the need for others to scroll up to view the initial question or message. Images and bot messages cannot be quoted.
Additional customization for Personal Note - Windows, macOS, Linux, Android, iOS
The Personal Note can be configured to display for a specific period of time, as well as appearing above the text input box when someone is composing a message to you. For example, a user may say they are Out of office for the next few days, and that note will appear above the drafted message when someone is chatting directly with or mentioning them, warning them of the user’s current unavailability.
Support for search and Link Previews with Advanced Chat Encryption - Windows, macOS, Android, iOS
Chat history search and hyperlink previews are now supported when Advanced Chat Encryption is enabled. Search is limited to messages that have already been decrypted and are stored on the device being used to perform the search. Link previews must first be enabled by the account admin in the web portal, as the default for this setting is off.
Clearer notification when converting a group-chat into a channel - Windows, macOS, Linux, Android, iOS
When a multi-user chat is named, this converts the group chat into an official chat channel. The user changing the channel will be more informed of the effect of the change, and other users in the group will be notified of the changes as well, helping them locate the channel by its new name.
Updated New Chat button - Windows, macOS
To save space for chat contacts and channels, the New Chat button has been updated and moved in-line with other chat buttons, such as bookmarked messages, files, and contact requests.
Zoom Phone features
UI enhancement to phone number labels - Windows, macOS, Linux, Android, iOS
When searching for phone users using the dial pad or SMS search field, users can view the associated phone number labels by clicking or tapping the right arrow icon.
Prompt for emergency address - Windows, macOS, Linux, Android, iOS
If the admin has enabled nomadic emergency services and personal locations; or allowed users to manage their emergency address, users will receive prompts to confirm or update their emergency addresses until they do so.
- Minor bug fixes
- Security enhancements
- Resolved an issue regarding slow connections after switching networks - Windows, macOS, Linux, Android, iOS
- Resolved an issue for a subset of users regarding mute upon entry and recording disclaimer prompts - Windows, macOS, Linux, Android, iOS
- Resolved an issue for a subset of users regarding duplicated virtual background images set by admins - Windows, macOS, Linux, Android, iOS
- Resolved an issue for a subset of users regarding unmuting issues after taking a Zoom Phone call off-hold - Windows
- Resolved an issue regarding more than 30 participants sharing their screen simultaneously - Windows
- Resolved an issue for a subset of users regarding additional audio channels being ignored - Windows
- Resolved an issue regarding relaunched whiteboards appearing black - macOS
- Resolved an issue regarding using Keynote as virtual background - macOS
- Resolved an issue for a subset of users regarding notifications on Fedora - Linux
- Resolved an issue for a subset of users regarding audio echo in a meeting after returning from a call - Android
- Resolved an issue regarding missing call queue names when in dark mode - Android
- Resolved an issue regarding meeting transfer not being available when Zoom Chat is disabled - Android
- Resolved an issue for a subset of users regarding complex dial-strings and one-tap calling - iOS
- Minor bug fixes
- Resolved an issue where the app would crash on iOS 15 and iPadOS 15.
New and enhanced features
Disable video filters - DisableVideoFilters
Allows administrators to disable the video filters feature when deploying the Zoom for Intune Android app.