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Zoom: Zoom announces new feature to make video calls more secure

Video conferencing platform Zoom has announced that it is going to roll out support for end-to-end encryption (E2EE) to users starting next week.
In a press release, the company announced that the initial rollout of this feature will be through a technical preview and will require users — free and paid — to arrange video calls with 200 participants that are end-to-end encrypted.
To use it, customers will be required to enable E2EE meetings at the account level and opt-in to E2EE on a per-meeting basis.
Once it is rolled out, hosts can enable the setting for E2EE at the account, group, and user level. This then can be locked at the account or group level. In order to use this feature, all participants must have the setting enabled to join an E2EE meeting, said the company in a blog post.
“In Phase 1, all meeting participants must join from the Zoom desktop client, mobile app, or Zoom Rooms,” added Zoom.
In order to ensure that a particular meeting is being encrypted, participants will have to look for a green shield logo in the upper left corner of their meeting screen with a padlock in the middle. This indicates that their meeting is using E2EE. Also, participants will also see the meeting leader’s security code that they can use to verify the secure connection.
The company said it plans to roll out Phase 2 in 2021, and will include better identity management and E2EE SSO integration.

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