Zoom Update Adds Option To Stop Incoming Video In Meetings: How To Use It
Zoom has added a new feature called “stop incoming video” which allows users to block video feeds from other meeting participants. With the latest feature, Zoom users in a meeting can easily turn off all incoming videos. If you are using a restricted connection, this feature will help conserve bandwidth for shared content. Zoom has also made security and audio improvements to meetings with a new update. The host and co-host of a meeting can now also check which security features are currently in effect. Zoom supports rich text formatting in chat. Additionally, there is a new feature for Android that allows Zoom Android users to pay for a Pro subscription using Google Play billing instead of directly through Zoom.
Zoom announced the addition of the “stop incoming video” option via a support page. With this feature, users in a meeting can turn off all incoming video through the in-meeting controls. Zoom said this feature helps conserve bandwidth for shared content. The account owner and administrators can enable it for use in meetings in the web settings at the account, group, and user level.
How to activate the “stop incoming video” function
- Log in to the Zoom web portal as an administrator.
- In the navigation menu, click Account management so Account settings.
- Click it Meeting tongue.
- Under In a meeting (advanced), click it “stop incoming video” Function toggle to activate or deactivate it.
- If a verification dialog box appears, click To allow Where Deactivate to verify the change.
If you want to make this setting accessible to all users of your account, you can click on the button lock icon, followed by Lock to confirm the settings.
Zoom’s new security settings preview feature allows a meeting host and co-host to check which security features are currently in effect. These details can be accessed through the in-meeting encryption shield located in the upper left corner of the meeting.
Additionally, Zoom introduced rich text formatting support for all platforms for composing a new post, replying, and editing posts. This includes bold, italics, underline, strikeout, underline, text color, font size, bulleted and numbered lists, hyperlinks, and indentation for the desktop. Mobile applications will have the ability to bold, italicize, strike out, underline and create a bulleted or numbered list.
Android users in certain countries can purchase a monthly or annual Zoom Pro subscription in the Zoom app through the Google Play subscription service. Subscriptions are limited to 1 license and are managed through Google Play and not through their account’s Zoom billing page.
Zoom also introduced minor UI and UX improvements as well as some bug fixes and performance improvements. Notably, users must have version 5.8.0 or higher of the Zoom client on an Android, iOS, Windows, or Mac machine to access all the features mentioned above. Zoom has confirmed that the iOS version requires approval from Apple and that it may take a few extra days to appear in the App Store.