Starting next week, all Zoom users will be able to encrypt their end-to-end video conferences. This new option will initially only be available in experimental form (“technical preview”) and will not allow you to use all of Zoom’s features. This will prevent users from logging in until the host arrives or performing live transcription or cloud recording. In addition, the number of participants is limited to 200.
To use end-to-end encryption, you must check the corresponding box in the account settings. In this case, the encryption keys are generated locally on the machines and distributed by an asymmetric cryptography algorithm. A small padlock on a green background will then appear on the graphical interface. In addition, the creator of the meeting will be able to share with the participants a series of security codes, with which they can verify that the connection is well encrypted from end to end.
Zoom plans to roll out additional security features in the coming months, on a three-phased schedule. In 2021, the publisher notably wants to strengthen its authentication processes.