Zoom new developments

From Seeking Alpha

During today’s Zoomtopia event, Zoom Video unveiled some new developments for its communications platform and Phone product, including:

OnZoom, a way for small businesses and Zoom content partners to host free, paid, and fundraising events, which launches today in beta with WW (Weight Watchers) an initial partner;

New end-to-end encryption, which can be enabled at the account, group, and user levels and launches in technical preview for free and paid users next week;

Customizable software development kit for developers and companies to add Zoom’s platform to their custom video-based applications (available now on Android, iOS, and web);

Zapps, which let developers “create apps that power workflows before, during, and after the meeting,” which is launching with over 25 partners that include Slack, Zendesk, and Box;

Social distancing-related features Zoom Rooms Kiosk Mode, which allows a business to display a receptionist on a screen at the building’s entry point, and Scheduling Display People Counting, which provides a capacity count for in-person meetings;

Zoom Rooms get Alexa for Business integration and in-room attendees can now connect/control the Room through a mobile device or laptop to avoid touching a shared device.

Next year, Zoom Room whiteboards will get a slate of enhancements, including persistent whiteboard, snapshots, and templates;

New Zoom Phone features, including E911 to alert safety teams and 911 simultaneously, Team SMS, and AI-backed spam detection;

By year’s end, Zoom for Home will be supported on Amazon’s Echo Show, Google’s Nest Hub Max, and HP’s Collaboration G6 24/27 All-in-One. Next year, Home will launch in the Lenovo ThinkSmart View, Portal TV from Facebook, and Neat’s Farme and Bar One devices.

Sources: Press release, blog.