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Upgrade to Zoom 5.0

Zoom recently released Zoom 5.0, setting a new standard in video communications security. As of May 30, 2020, all Zoom desktop applications running older versions will be required to upgrade to Zoom 5.0, as new encryption will be fully enabled across the Zoom platform (you will not be able to use the Zoom app after May 30 until you've updated to 5.0).

If you'd like to update your Zoom desktop app before May 30, please visit the Zoom download page

Security enhancements within Zoom 5.0 include, but are not limited to:

  • Security Icon: Security controls are now grouped together and found by clicking the Security icon on the host meeting menu bar. These controls allow the host to enable or disable the ability for participants to screen share, chat, and rename themselves.
  • Report a User: Hosts can report users to Zoom’s Trust & Safety team, who will review any potential misuse of the platform and take appropriate action.
  • Enable Waiting Room: All hosts may now turn on the Waiting Rooms while their meeting is already in progress.
  • Lock Meeting: Lock your meeting after everyone has arrived to prevent any unwanted disruptions.
  • Remove Participants: The host may remove a participant and they will be unable to re-enter the meeting.

To learn more about Zoom 5.0, click here. If you need technical assistance, please contact the UMIT Service Desk at: (305) 284-6565 or