Zoom didn’t seem quite ready for the popularity explosion suffered from one day to the next due to the crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The various security problems that plagued the platform have forced the company to act as quickly as possible, since release endless fixes and updates to fill these gaps.
The vast majority of news and improvements came with the Zoom version 5.0, which from the beginning of this month is available for download.
And now, to make sure everyone has one of the latest editions of the hottest video calling app, Zoom has decided to stop supporting to the previous versions from the next day May 30, so that from that day, Those with a Zoom version lower than 5.0 will not be able to participate in video calls.
Install the new version of Zoom to avoid problems from day 30
Through a statement published on its official blog, Zoom explain what version 5.0 has been one of the most important in the history of the platform, as it is part of the 90-day security improvement plan self-imposed by the company with the aim of improving the security of the service, and incidentally washing its image in the face of users.
One of its most important novelties was the introduction of a new encryption protocol Based on the AES 256 encryption system.
It is precisely this protocol that will cause that, as of the 30th of this month, users with previous versions of the app will not be able to join video calls or meetings.
This is what the company itself states:
It is certainly a wise move, especially now that rivals like Google Meet or Messenger Rooms They’ve caught up with features and availability, stealing some of the limelight from Zoom.
How to update to the latest available version of Zoom
In case of using Zoom on an Android device, just install the latest version available from Google Play to continue using the platform from the 30th without any problem.
If, on the other hand, you use Zoom on your Windows or Mac computer, you must go to the Zoom website, where you can download the latest version of Zoom Client for meetings.