Zoom has introduced a new security menu so that users can easily access privacy tools. The move comes after strong criticism over the platform’s lack of adequate safety measures.
Zoom CEO Eric S Yuan had recently apologised for the security issues plaguing the video conferencing app, and promised to look into the concerns.
The video conference app has now introduced a dedicated icon for security at the bottom of the screen. The security icon replaces the invite button in the app.
The invite button has been moved to the participants panel. Hosts can add additional guests there.
Zoom posted a message on Twitter informing users about the update.
We implemented an important update to help make your meetings more private and secure. The most visible change that meeting hosts will see is an option in the Zoom meeting controls called Security… [Blog Post] https://t.co/Vkbb0osrd2 #meethappy
— Zoom (@zoom_us) April 9, 2020
As per the company blog, the new icon simplifies how hosts can quickly find and enable many of Zoom‘s in-meeting security features.
The icon will be visible only to hosts and co-hosts and allows them to easily protect themselves.
Lock the meeting
Enable waiting room
Restrict participants’ ability to a) share their screens b) chat in a meeting c) rename themselves d) annotate on the host’s shared content.
“The addition of this persistent security icon helps augment some of the default Zoom security features in your profile settings and enables Zoom users to more quickly take action to prevent meeting disruption,” the blog mentioned.