A New Year Brings New Features: Default Language Interpretation, Add Video to Waiting Room, and More!
Happy New Year! As we move into 2022, we are excited to bring you our latest update and provide you with the tools you need to take your communication and collaboration to the next level.
This update includes new features and functionality such as the ability to enable language interpretation by default, Zoom Events Expo, and more!
Here are the highlights from our recent update:
We’ve included updates to help you streamline the setup of your meetings and create an equitable virtual meeting experience for everyone.
Enable language interpretation by default
Account owners and admins that would like to include interpreters in their meetings or webinars can enable the language interpretation feature by default when scheduling Zoom meetings to create a frictionless experience for all attendees, regardless of their native language.
Automated language support in the web client
The in-meeting user interface will display in the same language the web browser is set to streamline the meeting experience and reduce friction in the process of starting a meeting.
Add video to the Waiting Room
Meeting hosts can add a video when setting up the meeting Waiting Room in the web portal. Participants in the Waiting Room are able to view the video while they wait for the host to allow them into the meeting, providing a seamless method for distributing important information before the meeting begins. This feature requires client version 5.7.3 or higher and is available for all paid accounts.
Reset virtual backgrounds to default after each meeting
To automate the way users change virtual backgrounds and prevent sensitive information from being shared on them, admins can set a default virtual background that will automatically reset at the beginning of each meeting.
Enable or disable visual watermark during a meeting
To provide you with greater flexibility in how you manage your recordings, meeting hosts have the ability to enable or disable the visual Watermark feature during a meeting. All meeting participants are required to be on the latest version of the Zoom desktop client before joining a meeting.
Provide greater consistency in the user experience and enhance the hybrid work experience with these latest updates.
Support for Smart Gallery on Mac and Windows
Zoom Rooms Smart Gallery view displays multiple video feeds from a single conference room, enabling the Zoom Rooms camera to separate a room of participants and display these people in their own gallery space, greatly improving face-to-face communication with remote attendees. Zoom now offers support for Smart Gallery on both Mac and Windows and any certified USB camera. This helps organizations create a more equitable experience for hybrid and remote workers joining meetings hosted in on-site conference rooms.
New look and feel for Zoom Rooms Controllers
There is a new user interface on Zoom Rooms Controllers with the latest update of 5.9+ and is now consistent with the look and feel of the rest of Zoom Rooms and Zoom’s products.
Available today on most hardware devices.
We’re excited to bring you a brand new feature for Zoom Events to help you bring your attendees together, create new experiences, and build an unforgettable virtual event experience!
Expo can help create more opportunities for live networking among attendees, speakers, and sponsors. On the virtual expo floor, they can move freely around the space, network with individuals through one on one chat, and join other participants in Expo booths for topic-based conversations.
Attendees also can interact with sponsors, engage in live conversation, and explore topics in a deeper way. Booth representatives or sponsors can host multiple simultaneous conversations in a booth, and attendees can preview those meetings before deciding to join.
Zoom Events Expo is a valuable solution for:
- Hosts looking to elevate the virtual experience
- Attendee networking and interaction
- Increasing sponsor engagement
- Virtual and hybrid events
Zoom Developer Platform
In this release, we’re providing developers with more ways to increase the discovery of their app on the marketplace and showcase the value their app can offer.
New categories and tags on the App Marketplace
To help app developers drive the discovery of their app and enable more Zoom customers to find apps that work with Zoom, we’ve updated the app categories on the App Marketplace, providing developers with eight new categories to map their app to when submitting details in the app build flow, while at the same time updating some existing categories.
In this month’s release, we’ve provided new ways for you to easily bring more participants into your cloud phone conversations and to help you ensure that no call goes unanswered.
Add fourth party to a three-way phone call (beta)
Currently in beta, Zoom Phone users can now add four or more parties to the existing three-way calls to provide greater flexibility when starting a conference call. A caller can talk to the additional party before adding them to the conference to ensure they are ready to join. Participants will also receive a notification when the additional caller joins for enhanced transparency, and each participant of the conference can be individually dropped from the call by the conference initiator.
Alerts group call pickup members of missed calls
Customers need the ability to set up groups of users to handle incoming calls for each other when they are unavailable to help ensure no call goes unanswered. We have adjusted our group call pick-up feature to be more informative and less disruptive with a more subtle ringtone and a notification that informs group call members whether the call went to voicemail or one of their colleagues.
Stay up to date
For more information on the most Zoom platform updates, visit our release notes page. To see how Zoom can benefit all types of businesses and organizations, schedule a demo with a Zoom product specialist today!