While Zoom has been around a while, it is safe to say that it is only in 2020 that as a result of people being forced to work and study from home that the app exploded in popularity. Its explosion in popularity also led to people discovering many of the app’s shortcomings and security issues, many of which have since been dealt with.

However, this isn’t to say that Zoom is now the perfect platform, but the company has announced that they are working on ways to deal with some of their shortcomings. This includes a couple of new security features designed to help prevent internet trolls from disrupting meetings.

This comes in the form of being able to report disruptive participants, where other people in a meeting can report another user to the host/admin. The host/admin can then suspend the meeting’s activities while they remove the disruptive user. “Under the Security icon, hosts and co-hosts now have the option to temporarily pause their meeting and remove a disruptive participant. By clicking ‘Suspend Participant Activities,’ all video, audio, in-meeting chat, annotation, screen sharing, and recording during that time will stop, and Breakout Rooms will end.”

Zoom is also deploying a tool that scans the web and social media platforms for publicly-shared Zoom Meeting links. When it detects a meeting that looks like it has a high chance of being disrupted, it will alert the account owner to advise them on what to do, like deleting the meeting and creating a new one.

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