Zoom is working on bringing End-to-End Encryption to Zoom Mobile as well

While chatting online on apps like WhatsApp, Instagram and Zoom as well, people tend to get overly conscious about their privacy on the internet. Thus End-to-End Encryption came into the picture. As most people know and for those who don’t, End-to-end Encryption allows users to talk to people without letting other people access the chats or the media inside them whether it be voice notes or pictures and videos.

While sharing pictures and videos is only possible in the computer version of Zoom, you can share files by playing that on your device and then sharing the screen. But chatting is still possible, while in a meeting and those chats can often include sensitive information. So Zoom is working on bringing End-to-End Encryption to more of its services.

The first in line have the Zoom for mobile, with this new feature users will be able to turn on End-to-End Encryption that will enable a secure connection between the caller and the receiver using cryptographic keys that only they can access. Verifying the End-to-End Encryption will also be possible by sharing a security code with the person on the other end.

Right now, if you want to use End-to-End Encryption with someone then you have to have the same company’s Zoom account and for it to work, you will need the Desktop or the mobile app version of Zoom and the automatic call recording option would have to be turned off. If the account that you are using for this call is a company one then you will require the permission and the clearance of the account Admin that will have to enable the End-to-end encryption on the Web portal before it can be used.

Along with this, End-to-End Encryption will be available in the breakout rooms, which by the way are smaller rooms that break free from larger meetings after they end, provided that the Admin enables it from the web portal. Each breakout room will be provided with its Encryption key.

This feature first started to shoe back in October 2020 when during the Covid-19 pandemic the app was being used for school and office meetings and then there came a trend of “Zoom Bombing” which was just like photo bombing but on Zoom. At first, this feature was only available for paid “pro” users but after a lot of backlash from the public, Zoom decided to make this a free feature.

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