Video conferencing software maker Zoom is introducing new features to tackle trolls and “zoombombers.”
The business has introduced three new features designed to make it much easier to spot and eliminate meeting disruptors: the capability to pause meetings before malicious celebrities are kicked out, a feature which allows users (not only hosts and co-hosts) report annoying callers, along with also a notifier that scans interpersonal websites for Zoom assembly links at danger of being bombed.
Beneath the safety icon, users are now able to make the most of this “Suspend Player Actions” option to clear out disruptors before dispensing meetings.
When the suspend feature is on, all action will briefly be paused; it will also temporarily stop screen recording and sharing tasks. The attribute should already be accessible to both paid and free users.
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The capability to record irritating users also resides beneath the safety icon, but it is well worth noting accounts owners and admins will need to allow the feature from preferences. Contrary to Suspend Participant Activities, the new reporting feature is not enabled by default.
Things get a bit more interesting with the newest”At-Risk Meeting Notifier.” As previously mentioned, the attribute will track societal media and other websites for publicly shared assembly connections, and automatically alert admins once a meeting was deemed at risk of being disrupted.
Besides sending an email regarding the threat, the notifier may also offer ideas for the best way best to take care of the scenario — anything by deleting the assembly and establishing a fresh one to allowing stronger security settings.
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It remains to be seen if the new attributes will help users prevent disruptors. It is worth noting that this is hardly the first-time Zoom has attempted to present new functionalities to handle trolls.
Following a collection of zoombombings at the start of the pandemic, Zoom finally declared a lot of new steps directed at thwarting disruptions, such as improved security features and an excess confirmation coating. Nonetheless, it appears that did not quite solve the matter.
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