Zoom has been criticized for using substandard encryption during its first releases. The first phase of Zoom deployment lacked E2E support within the browser, and meeting participants needed to join from the Zoom desktop app, mobile app, or Zoom Room for E2E-enabled meetings. Which”.
The feature is released as a 30-day technical preview, during which ZOOM aims to collect customer feedback on their experience with E2e. Zoom creates individual encryption keys that are used to encrypt audio and video calls between conference participants. as such The keys are stored within the users’ devices, and are not shared with “Zoom” servers, which means The company cannot access or intercept meeting content.
“This feature has been in great demand from our customers, and we’re excited to make it a reality, as we were able to develop this security feature in just six months,” said Jason Lee, Chief Information Officer at Zoom.
The Zoom Cloud Meeting Server generates encryption keys for each meeting and distributes them to meeting participants using the Zoom application as they join typical meetings.
This launch is the first in four stages of Zoom’s plans to introduce end-to-end encryption, and the next phase is currently scheduled to launch next year.