Zoom Updates Zoom Meetings, Webinars Software, Hardware for Zoom Rooms
Zoom just delivered a few new updates for the Zoom Meetings and Zoom Video Webinars application as well as announced new hardware solutions for Zoom Rooms.
Adding something called “vanishing pen annotation,”a Zoom user can now highlight text or objects on the shared screen without having to undo or erase highlight annotations. Use the vanishing pen to highlight text or objects and the highlight will disappear over time, allowing you to direct attendees’ attention without needing to constantly undo or erase your annotations. This feature is also available in Zoom Video Webinars.
In edition to vanishing annotation, you can now add whiteboard on Zoom’s mobile application. Create straight lines and perfect shapes when annotating on a tablet device using the Zoom mobile app with whiteboard auto-shapes, which automatically corrects your annotations into their intended shape. This provides organizations with a valuable tool for live whiteboarding during all-hands, training meetings and customer/sales webinars.
Zoom’s latest release also brings more emoji reactions to the meeting, including the ability to choose a skin tone for emojis. For larger accounts, the full emoji set must be enabled by admins and account owners. If the meeting reactions feature is enabled, account owners and admins can allow meeting participants to use the full emoji suite or stick with the standard set of six emojis.
Facebook has added support for Zoom on Portal TV. Now you can connect with your work colleagues or friends and family through Zoom on the largest screen in your home.
Zoom account owners and account admins can now add a user’s manager to appear on an employee’s Zoom profile. This can be done manually. Adding the manager to an employee’s profile can also be done automatically via SSO SAML Mapping. Customers interested in this functionality should contact Zoom Support or their CSM for assistance.
Zoom Phone customers will now be able to trigger and receive mass notifications using InformaCast from Singlewire Software to stay informed about crisis events that may impact their well-being. This allows organizations to issue communications regarding crises at a moment’s notice and protect their on-site stakeholders.