New Zoom features require users to update software
From: Division of Information Technology
Zoom continuously improves its software by adding new features and security settings. However, many users are missing out on the latest features because their software is out of date. Updating to the most recent version of Zoom gives users access to the latest features including the ability to
- send a request to the host asking they enable Live Transcription,
- share the screen to all active Breakout Rooms,
- recreate the feel of a class or conference room using Immersive View, and
- format text and use emojis in chat messages.
Plus, when all users have the most recent software installed, they experience enhanced collaboration and interaction within meetings and webinars.
Beginning the week of Aug. 16, Zoom users will be required to update outdated software before their next Zoom session can be initiated. Starting on Nov. 1, 2021, Zoom will begin prompting users to update their software if they fall more than nine months behind the latest software release. Update today to access the newest features and avoid meeting delays.
Technology-enhanced Learning and Online Strategies, a unit of the Division of Information Technology, is the service provider for Zoom at Virginia Tech. For assistance with updating software, contact 4Help.vt.edu.