The popular video communications app, Zoom has announced on Wednesday that it has introduced over 100 features to its video conferencing as a part of its 3-month plan to address privacy related concerns. The company also announced the progress it has made on a transparency report that references information related to requests Zoom receives for records, data or content.
The video conferencing platform has seen a sharp increase in the number of users since the COVID-19 pandemic forced lockdowns in most of the countries around the world. Users expressed a number of security concerns from “Zoombombing” to other more serious security concerns.
These security concerns have forced the company to make a number of major security upgrades to better protect its users. One of which includes a 90-day plan by the company to address these privacy and security concerns. It also hired several security experts including former Facebook security chief Alex Stamos.
It also plans to provide end-to-end encryption for video calls to paying and free users, with a trial version set to be launched this month.
These features should provide more protection for users, making their connections more secure while on video call sessions.