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Zoom Launches End-to-End Encryption for Free Meetings

Zoom’s end-to-end encryption has arrived, letting both free and paid users secure their meetings.

Zoom said the new end-to-end encryption feature, makes it much harder for anyone outside of the video call — including Zoom — access to the conversation, will roll out as a technical preview starting in Zoom 5.4.0 for desktop and mobile apps.

Zoom’s Chief Information Security Officer Jason Lee said end-to-end encryption was a “highly requested feature from our customers, and we’re excited to make this a reality.” It’s better late than never.

The initial launch is just the first of four phases Zoom is planning for its end-to-end encryption offering. The next phase, which is scheduled to include better identity management and support for single sign-on, is currently planned to launch next year.

Zoom E2EE is supported across Mac, PC, iOS, and Android apps, as well as Zoom Rooms, but not on web clients or third-party clients that use the Zoom SDK.

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