Beginning May 30, 2020, all Zoom clients must be on 5.0+ in order to join any meeting, as GCM Encryption will be fully enabled for all Zoom meetings.
What is GCM Encryption? GCM Encryption provides an increased protection for meeting data.
What if I don't upgrade by May 30th? If an older client attempts to join a GCM meeting, the user will be prompted for confirmation before upgrading. Some versions will offer users the option to join via Web and do the client upgrade later.
To update your Zoom app, please visit zoom.com/download.
Additional noteworthy 5.0 enhancements:
- New Encryption Shield - This will appear in the upper left of your Zoom Meeting window and indicates a secure, encrypted meeting. After May 30, the shield will be green for all users, denoting enhanced GCM encryption. Clicking the icon also takes you to the Statistics page for additional encryption details.
- Report a User - Hosts can report users to Zoom’s Trust & Safety team, who will review any potential misuse of the platform and take appropriate action.
Enable Waiting Room - All hosts may now turn on the Waiting Rooms while their meeting is already in progress.
Lock Meeting - Lock your meeting after everyone has arrived to prevent any unwanted disruptions.
Security controls are now grouped together and found by clicking the Security icon on the host meeting menu bar. These controls allow the host to enable or disable the ability for participants to: Screen share, chat, rename themselves.
Once you upgrade your Zoom version, please be sure to review the release notes to find out more about what 5.0 will bring!
You can also read Zoom's 5.0 page found here: https://zoom.us/docs/en-us/zoom-v5-0.html.