Video conferencing app Zoom introduces end to end encryption feature for both paid and free users. This E2EE feature shall be available for users all across the globe.
The US-based company, Zoom announced to introduce the E2EE feature into its platform in the month of May and has released the draft design for the same on May 22.
The intent behind rolling out this feature was to secure calls so that the content can only be accessed by the participants of a call and not anyone else.
The end to end encryption feature is supported by Zoom across its PC, iOS, MAC, Android Apps, and Zoom Rooms. Zoom has disabled its web clients and 3rd party clients that use the Zoom SDK from using the E2EE feature.
Video meetings with a maximum threshold of 200 participants on the Zoom Rooms, Zoom Android App, and Zoom desktop client version 5.4.0 for PC and MAC will be supported by Zoom’s recently introduced end to end encryption feature.
iPhone users will have to wait for E2EE feature till the time Apple App Store does not approve this feature for its Zoom iOS app.
Zoom has made this amazing feature immediately available for its users as a part of a technical preview for gathering feedback from them for the coming thirty days.
A green colour shield will appear at the top-left side of a Zoom meeting window as soon as the end to end encryption feature is turned on. The appearance of a padlock sign will confirm if a Zoom meeting is encrypted or not. Now Create Your own dating and worldwide chatting app.
The E2EE feature can be enabled and locked by the account admins in their dashboard at all levels.
The participants of a Zoom meeting will be required to join from their Zoom mobile app, zoom rooms, or desktop version for enabling E2EE meetings in phase 1.
Zoom’s failure to provide end to end encryption feature in the past has invited a lot of backlash from not just its users but shareholders too. This video conferencing giant name was sued by one of its equity holders for not providing E2EE feature and since then the company is working on securing its users call by introducing the E2EE feature.
End to end encryption has been one of the most requested features and introducing this much-awaited feature will definitely take Zoom to new heights of success.
Zoom now comes up with E2EE feature for securing calls. The company has made this feature readily available as a part of technical preview in order to gain valuable inputs from the users based on their experience with E2EE enabled Zoom version.