Zoom update hides meeting ID numbers from the title bar

Zoom update hides meeting ID numbers from the title bar

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Zoom’s latest update might help keep more meetings secure. The videoconferencing software now hides Meeting ID numbers from the title bar, meaning if you screenshot your meeting, your ID code won’t be in the shot.

This happened to UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson. He took a screenshot of his remote Zoom meeting and exposed the meeting ID to a sensitive government call. Keeping that ID number private is essential to protecting yourself and other participants from unwanted attendees tuning into your discussions.

The other updates are relatively minor, including a built-in security menu button in the meeting host’s toolbar as well as moving the invite button.

Zoom said earlier this month that it’s enacting a feature freeze…

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