Zoom announces new security features to tackle 'zoombombing' – Gadgets Now

Video conferencing platform Zoom has announced that it is set to roll out two new security features to remove and report disruptive meeting participants causing ‘zoombombing.’

As part of the new security enhancements, Zoom is going to roll out a new option for suspending participants. This can be enabled by clicking “Suspend Participant Activities” placed under the Security icon. The option to do so will be available to both hosts and co-hosts and will suspend all video, audio, in-meeting chat, annotation, screen sharing, and recording.

After this, Zoom will give the hosts or co-host the option to report a user from their meeting, share any details, and optionally include a screenshot.

“Once they click “Submit,” the reported user will be removed from their meeting, and Zoom’s Trust & Safety team will be notified. Hosts and co-hosts may resume their meeting by individually re-enabling the features they’d like to use. Zoom will also send them an email after the meeting to gather more information,” said Zoom is a blog post.

The Suspend Participant Activities feature is enabled by default for all free and paid Zoom users.

Further, meeting participants can now also report a disruptive user directly from the Zoom client by clicking the top-left Security badge.

“Both of these new features are available on the Zoom desktop clients for Mac, PC, and Linux, and our mobile apps, with support for the web client and VDI to come later this year,” said Zoom.


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