Zoom is an online video conferencing tool that has seen a huge spike in users from office and school closures due to the pandemic. With the features it offers, it immediately became popular with schools but the app and the service have struggled with security.
Zoom bombing became a thing at one time and Zoom had to introduce features to counter it. Schools and offices have reopened in a few places but in many others, they have remained online.
Zoom end-to-end encryption
Zoom has made an effort to gain and retain its new users. New features have been added and he has now added end-to-end encryption for his calls.
End-to-end encryption is good for security but will disable some features in Zoom. That is why the feature is optional.
- Visit the Zoom app online.
- sign in with your Zoom account.
- In the left column, select Settings under the Personal section.
- Go to Meeting tab.
- Scroll down and turn on Allow the use of end-to-end encryption version.
- Zoom end-to-end encryption enabled.
As mentioned before, end-to-end encryption will prevent some features from working. In particular, these features;
- One-on-one conversations
- Votes for groups
- Live stream
- Transcripts for meetings
- Break rooms
- Arriving at a meeting before the guest arrives
- Signing up for meetings is done automatically
The trade value here is not bad, in most cases. Strangely, end-to-end encryption enables one-on-one chairs and break rooms. Both features can still work with encryption. Of course, there are chat apps (like Whatsapp) that offer end-to-end encryption for one-on-one chairs.
Encryption technical preview
The version has a ‘Technical Preview’ badge that allows encryption in Zoom. The feature, while available, is still in the testing phase and you can expect problems at times with a call.
Since it is a technical preview, it is possible that when it is released as a stable feature, the Zoom features that it enables are no longer disabled.
Encryption is used by all types of services; messaging services, file sharing services, registration services, email services and more. It certainly does not prevent these services from working. The limitation that encryption seems to add is the temporary Zoom feature.
If you decide to turn encryption on, you should notify others in advance who may send / receive a message one-on-one so that you can find another way to get in touch. to you, or you can turn encryption on / off when you need to use a special feature.
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