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April 2020: Zoom Security + waiting rooms

Last week, Zoom released an important update to help make meetings more private and secure.

Please update to the latest version of Zoom.

The most noticeable change for meeting hosts is a new "Security" icon in Zoom meeting controls, which gives hosts easy control over essential meeting controls, including waiting rooms. Starting April 20th, waiting rooms will be on by default for all new meetings.

The new Security icon gives hosts and co-hosts an all-in-one place to quickly:

Screenshot showing the new Security icon in a Zoom meeting.

The Security icon replaces the Invite button in the meeting controls. The Invite button has been moved to the Participants panel, and hosts can add additional guests there.

More information: Zoom published a video tour of the new security toolbar icon.(opens in new window)