Zoom Version 5.5.0

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February 5, 2021

Zoom continues to update its platform with its most recent release this week. To ensure you have access to the latest features, please update your Zoom desktop client regularly. Update by starting Zoom, clicking on your photo/icon in the upper right corner, then clicking on Check for Updates.

New is Version 5.5.0

Key Changes to Existing Features:

  • Persistent Non-Verbal Feedback
    Non-verbal feedback, which is now included in meeting reactions, will return to the previous behavior, in which they are persistent until the attendee or host removes them. This includes the Yes, No, Slower, and Faster options.
  • Enhancement to Alternative Host Feature
    If the original host joins after the alternative host, the original host will always regain control of the meeting and become host. In addition, the alternative host will change roles. If the co-host feature is enabled for the meeting, the alternative host will become a co-host. If the co-host feature is disabled, the alternative host becomes a normal participant.

Meeting Features:

  • Blurred Background
    Users can now choose to blur their background rather than selecting a specific virtual background, providing added privacy when a branded background is unavailable or unnecessary.
  • Share mono or stereo sound
    When sharing content and wanting to share computer sound as well, users can select between mono or stereo audio. Only the user sharing their audio will need to be utilizing this client version or higher.