With the confinement decreed in the first wave of the pandemic by COVID-19, the tools for working and communicating at a distance became unusually important both at work and at home. That’s when video call services took several steps forward and Zoom was one of those who best channeled the new demand.
Despite complaints about the security of its video calls and communications, Zoom has been able to maintain and evolve, and today is a tool at the level of others that were previously more popular such as Hangouts, Meet, Duo, Facetime or even Skype. Now, Zoom gets to work for memproving the system for managing trolls and unwanted guests.
Shared link search and collective moderation
Zoom has decided to make further progress in security and privacy with its video calls, and to this end has launched two new tools to allow better handling of trolls and unwanted guests on your platform. One is completely new and the other is the release of an option that only the creators of each call could control.
The first of the improvements consists of an online search system that tracks the network for the link to the meeting itself. With this functionality, Zoom aims to locate if the meeting link has been shared on public sites in order to prevent unauthorized additions in the first place. If the shared link is located, the creator of the meeting is notified by email so that he can take action against possible intrusions.
Zoom can now search the internet for your meeting link to find out if it has been shared without your consent
The second one is the one we mentioned that already existed, and it consists in making it available to all participants in a video call a button to request moderation of possible ‘trolls’ who are part of the meeting. If a participant is annoying or offensive, it is no longer only the creator of the meeting who must report it so that his activity is suspended and he is expelled from the room, the rest of the participants can collaborate in this task of maintaining the video call.
The two features are already spreading by all user accounts in the application and should soon be available to all. With this, Zoom takes another step forward in terms of security and privacy of your video calls and continues to strengthen a service that, to this day, remains one of the most popular on the market.
Via : Fonearena