ZM End-to-End encrypt for paying customers only

Zoom Video Communications (NASDAQ:ZM) is strengthening the end-to-end encryption on its video conferencing platform but is only rolling it out for its paid customers.

In a security update over the weekend, the tech stock confirmed the plan, noting that all users would have 256-bit GCM encryption regardless of the license type as of May 30. In an interview with Reuters, Alex Stamos, Facebook’s former security chief and Zoom consultant, said Zoom made the decision based on technology, safety, and business factors, though the plan to limit stronger encryption to only paying customers could change.

Personally, I don’t think this is such a bad thing. If someone really feels like they need end-to-end, then they’re not having casual conversations and should be willing to pay $15/mo (Or $13.99 with discount code!) for a Pro account. And if people aren’t will to pay for it and go somewhere else, resources are freed up.…