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Enhanced Password Capabilities for Zoom Meetings, Webinars & Cloud Recordings 
April 14, 2020 by Deepthi Jayarajan

The Zoom team has been hard at work delivering additional features that further secure your Zoom meeting and webinar experiences. This past weekend’s release included additional password protections, one of the best options for securing your meetings and webinars.

Here’s a quick overview of the new password options, Zoom’s random meeting ID generator, and other Zoom platform developments.

What’s new

Password requirements: For meetings and webinars, account owners and admins can now configure minimum meeting password requirements to adjust the minimum length and require letters, numbers, and special characters, or allow only numeric passwords. All free Basic accounts will have the alphanumeric option on by default.

Random meeting IDs: One-time randomly generated meetings IDs for newly scheduled meetings and webinars will be 11 digits instead of nine. Your Personal Meeting ID (PMI) will remain the same.

Cloud recordings: Password protection for shared cloud recordings is now on by default for all accounts. We’ve also enhanced the complexity of passwords on your cloud recordings. Existing shared recordings are not affected.

Third-party file sharing: You can once again use third-party platforms, such as Box, Dropbox, and OneDrive, to share across the Zoom platform. We temporarily disabled this feature and have restored it after a full security review of the process.

Zoom Chat message preview: Zoom Chat users can hide the message preview for desktop chat notifications. If this is turned off, you’ll simply be alerted that you have a new message without displaying any message content.

Additionally, we’ve fixed issues related to missing data and delay on the Zoom Dashboard. We will continue to monitor and make improvements to dashboard and reporting performance. 

For more information on these changes, please check out the Release Notes for 4.6.11. And check out this post detailing our Security icon and other recent security-related product updates.