Soon, Zoom will require much more frequent updates

The company Zoom has stated that it would require its customers to regularly update their software.

The firm has updated its help website to specify the minimum version of their software required for users to sign in and attend meetings.

According to the video conferencing software vendor, this frequency is “in accordance with industry conventions” and the programme will be updated at least once every 90 days (about 3 months).

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To continue using the desktop client, users must upgrade to a newer version of the software or switch to the web-based interface. For the time being, the bare minimum operating system need for using Zoom is 5.3.0 on Windows, macOS, iOS, and Android.

As of the 10th of October 2022, version 5.12.2 was made available to users of the Fast Track auto-update version.

Since the upgrade was released on the Slow Track on October 27, 2022, it is probable that all accounts on this channel are now running version 5.12.2. Zoom claims that the Slow Track will get updates once every two months, albeit these upgrades may skip over older versions in favour of newer ones.

Then there are the people who have chosen to forego automatic updates. Periodically, they will be prompted to upgrade; currently, that prompt is for all devices to update to version 5.11.0.

Zoom has a history of consistent updates since the firm actively seeks out and fixes security vulnerabilities in an attempt to provide users with the best possible experience. It was recently revealed that Zoom and Google Meet will be interoperable, enabling users to join calls from any platform.