In its ongoing efforts to beef up security, Zoom is preparing to allow hosts to report participants who misbehave.
Zoom has become a critical component to individuals and organizations alike during the coronavirus pandemic. The company has, however, come under criticism for lax security and privacy, prompting many companies and organizations to ban the app. As a result, Zoom committed to a 90-day moratorium on new features while its engineering teams focused on security and privacy improvements.
One of the biggest issues the company has been trying to address is Zoom-bombing, where an uninvited participant gains access to a meeting and commandeers it. Zoom-bombers have subjected legitimate participants to lewd drawings, racial slurs and more.
According to notes on Zoom’s site, the company is releasing an update on April 26 that will allow hosts to report those participants who misbehave.
Setting to allow host to report participants to Zoom
Account owners and admins can now enable a setting to allow the host to report participants to Zoom. This feature will generate a report which will be sent to the Zoom Trust and Safety team to evaluate any misuse of the platform and block a user if necessary. This setting is available at the account, group, and user level and can be locked at the group or account level. This setting requires the Zoom client version which will be released on April 26, 2020.
This is another welcome improvement to Zoom and should help improve the experience for all involved.