Zoom has been one of the most used platforms to connect with friends or family as well as do business meetings, especially during the lockdown.
It has also come out with some new features to make the experience more interactive yet taking care of privacy as well! Below are the new features of this platform that you can definitely explore.
UPGRADED SECURITY OF DATA
Zoom is one platform that has always kept security as the prime focuses when it comes to the data and it’s privacy. To level it up zoom has introduced the following features to ensure enhanced security.
1. ALL MEETINGS WILL NEED PASSWORDS
Having a meeting password is important because anyone who knows the Meeting ID can join the meeting. This can also result in issues like anyone crashing a meeting since some people also share their Meeting Ids or links on social media.
To avoid this zoom provides a password for all the meetings. This includes previously scheduled meetings, personal meeting ID, or new meetings.
2. DEFAULT ON MODE OF WAITING ROOMS
With this issue of crashing a meeting, fear of entering without even letting the host know was quite a concern. To avoid this Zoom has a feature called Waiting Rooms. This feature lets the host manually allow for people to enter the meeting. It is very useful because it lets the host be aware of who is a part of the meeting. Not only this by turning it on to default mode it adds an extra layer of security preventing zoom bombers.
Although entering the meeting could take a little longer time nevertheless, the added layer of security it offers will definitely make the wait worth it!
3. SCREEN SHARING BY HOST ONLY (DEFAULT MODE)
The feature of screen sharing by host only on default mode will prevent any unnecessary sharing of images or data that could be offensive.
4. UPGRADED ENCRYPTION
Zoom is also upgrading to the AES 256-bit GCM encryption standard. AES 256-bit GCM is like a block cipher mode of operation which provides data integrity and authenticated encryption. This up-gradation ensures to offer increased protection of all your meeting data which will also avoid tampering.
5. COMPLEX PASSWORDS
Complex passwords are being added for all those people who access cloud recordings. These are set by default and for administered accounts, the admins also can define the complexity of the password. This again works towards making the platform safe and secure.
6. REPORT UNWANTED USERS OR ZOOM BOMBERS
Along with complexity in passwords to maximize security, the host will also get an option to report a user A the security icon in case they feel something is inappropriate. They also get access to not allowing the participants to rename themselves.
7. MANAGING CHAT BETTER
The option to chat in between makes zoom more communicable but the snippet version wasn’t that good. So now the users will get the option to have their zoom chats not show as a snippet version of the chats they do in between.
These features will make sure that the data is safe and monitored. Not only this it will also make sure that no zoom bombers or crashers enter the meeting as well as avoid inappropriate data to be exchanged during the meetings. So use the platform worry-free to connect, engage, build relationships, or connect with your dear ones!