Latest update to Zoom looks to tighten up security, hides meeting ID from title bar


Sometimes even the smallest updates can have big importance, especially for software that is used by many. Zoom has been in the limelight lately for the wrong reasons lately, with various privacy and security issues being reported. Now, the app is getting an update that should help make meetings more secure.

According to The Verge, Zoom has started to hide meeting ID numbers from the title bar in the latest update. It's an important update because there are people who are carelessly taking screenshots of their meetings and sharing it on social media these days, exposing the meeting ID at the same time. This was the exact mistake made by UK's Prime Minister Boris Johnson about two weeks ago.


Besides the above, Zoom has also added a new button to the toolbar for the host to directly access security functions. The invite button has also been moved to the participant's panel. Prior to this, Zoom also had to create a new waiting room feature, to help prevent meetings from Zoombombing, as well as remove the Facebook SDK from their iOS app to stop sending data to Facebook.

It's a good thing that Zoom is so responsive when it comes to making these changes, as it is currently the best time for the company to maintain its growth in the video conference software market. With that said, what are your thoughts on the changes so far? Do you find Zoom more secure now? Let us know on our Facebook page and stay tuned to for more updates.