Day 1 of Zoomtopia has officially wrapped and the agenda did not disappoint. Our founder and CEO, Eric Yuan, unveiled his vision for the future of frictionless video communications while our Chief Product Officer, Oded Gal, walked us through the latest product announcements. Plus, we all enjoyed a little musical teaser from the legendary Dave Matthews.
In case you missed it, here are just a few highlights…
Introducing OnZoom: A Marketplace for Immersive Experiences
Today, Zoom proudly unveils the public beta for OnZoom, a one-of-a-kind online events platform and marketplace that supports – and salutes – the creativity, perseverance, and innovation that enabled so many people to adapt their in-person events to virtual or hybrid experiences.
We were humbled and inspired by all of the amazing ways the world adapted to a literal shutdown of in-person events amid COVID-19. When business owners, entrepreneurs, and organizations of all sizes had to find some way – any way – to stay the course and continue providing services to their customers, many turned to Zoom. OnZoom simplifies that experience.
An extension of Zoom’s unified communications platform, OnZoom is a comprehensive solution for paid Zoom users to create, host, and monetize events like fitness classes, concerts, stand-up or improv shows, and music lessons on the Zoom Meetings platform. Read further here
New end-to-end encryption offering
We’re excited to announce that starting next week, Zoom’s end-to-end encryption (E2EE) offering will be available as a technical preview, which means we’re proactively soliciting feedback from users for the first 30 days. Zoom users – free and paid – around the world can host up to 200 participants in an E2EE meeting on Zoom, providing increased privacy and security for your Zoom sessions.
We announced in May our plans to build an end-to-end-encrypted meeting option into our platform, on top of Zoom’s already strong encryption and advanced security features. We’re pleased to roll out Phase 1 of 4 of our E2EE offering, which provides robust protections to help prevent the interception of decryption keys that could be used to monitor meeting content. Read further here
Zapps: Bringing Best-of-Breed Apps to the Zoom Experience
The “best of breed” strategy is an increasingly popular approach when it comes to choosing and supporting today’s workplace applications. Its effectiveness is limited, however, if your team members can’t access their apps where, when, and how they need them. We’re introducing Zapps to change that.
Zapps give access to best-of-breed applications throughout your Zoom meeting workflow, to be more efficient and effective before, during, and after your virtual meetings, helping to operationalize your best-of-breed strategy and enhance productivity.
Here’s more about how Zapps can transform your Zoom experience to make coming together more productive, more delightful, and even more fun. Read further here
New Zoom Enhancements to Help Customers Re-Enter the Office & Enable Hybrid Workforces
Around the world we are in different stages of addressing COVID-19, with many still working from home while others are reopening or using a hybrid model. No matter where they are in the process, all businesses want to keep their employees and clients safe. The traditional workplace is going to evolve and adapt, and Zoom is working to ease the transition with some upcoming platform enhancements.
We’re announcing many of these features today at our annual user conference, Zoomtopia 2020, with most anticipated to come by the end of the year.* We’ve also expanded our hardware certification program to offer you the solutions essential for your business needs.
Check out all the ways Zoom is helping organizations re-enter offices safely, enabling hybrid workforce collaboration, and supporting additional Zoom for Home devices to enable productivity no matter where you are. Read further here