Get Enhanced Security with Zoom 5.0!

Update required

May 14, 2020 |


New Zoom features have arrived! On April 27, the platform released a new update to increase the security of online interactions. The update will include special encryption, which will provide higher security to avoid unwanted access to sensitive data. Zoom 5.0 provides high-speed performance on devices, fast authentication, and protection of confidential data. The update is quick and easy to install and will become a requirement for all Zoom users after May 30.

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What’s New?

  • Secure meetings: the ability to lock your meetings after all the participants have arrived.
  • Remove or report unwanted participants: remove unwanted participants from the meeting and keep them from re-entering again. By reporting a user, the Zoom’s safety team will review any potential threat and take appropriate measures.
  • Enable Waiting Rooms by default: keep participants in the waiting space before entering the scheduled conference.
  • Complex conference IDs: eleven-digit meeting IDs that prevent unwanted leakage of sensitive information.
  • Conference authentication: allow only authentic users to enter, such as specific domains of educational and business accounts. 
  • And more!


Passwords Required on Meetings After May 29

To further increase your security, Zoom 5.0 requires all meetings to set a password. This will help reduce unauthorized disruption of meetings so you can stay secure.

Already have meetings scheduled for after May 29? Make sure you have passwords enabled on them! If you didn’t use a password when you scheduled your upcoming sessions, you can edit and add passwords to your existing scheduled meetings. This will also need to be done with your Personal Meeting Room if you are using that. Resending the invitations with the newly added password will minimize any potential disruption to your scheduled meetings. Learn more about adding passwords to meetings and webinars.


Need Help?

We’re here to assist you! Contact IT Solutions and we’ll help you get Zoom 5.0 up and running in no time. For more tips and information, check out our Zoom guide.


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