In response to recent security issues, Zoom Support posted the following information on their support site, “On April 5, 2020, Zoom will enable the Waiting Room feature and two meeting password settings for all Basic users and Pro users with a single license, including K-12 education accounts who have the 40-minute limit temporarily waived.”
This change may impact previously organized Zoom events for Palm Sunday — or any post-Palm Sunday Service online Zoom social get-together. The article goes on to say:
Zoom is enabling two password settings by default: require a password for Personal Meeting ID (PMI) and require a password for meetings which have already been scheduled. These settings are designed to prevent unwanted participants from joining your meeting. For most meeting attendees, the join flow will remain the same, whether they join by clicking a link in a meeting invite or join through the desktop calendar integration. Users who join by manually entering in the meeting ID will need to enter the password when joining a meeting. If you sent the meeting invitation before the password was enabled, you will need to send it out again or send the invitees the password. For scheduled meetings, the meeting password will be in the invitation.
For instant meetings, the password will be displayed in the Zoom Client. The password is also included in the meeting join URL.Zoom Help Center: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/360041408732/
In addition to adding passwords to meetings, Zoom are introducing meeting “Waiting Rooms” (Lobbies). You can read the full article on all these changes here.
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