Paid events, app stores and end-to-end encryption: how Zoom changes

Paid events, app stores and end-to-end encryption: how Zoom changes

The Zoom video calling platform introduces an entrance ticket for digital events and a system of direct access to work apps during online meetings

The OnZoom home page on Zoom Zoom, given the increase in users during the months of the health emergency, it invests in paid online events, a dedicated marketplace for additional applications and in the protection of video calls with end-to-end encryption.


Yes the section of the video chat app dedicated to online events will be called OnZoom. From gymnastics lessons to concerts, from cooking tutorials to improvised shows, the company opens to live broadcasts that users can watch as spectators of a TV program, up to a maximum of one thousand participants (depending on the license acquired) .

The organizers will also be able to set an admission ticket which will be sold directly on Zoom, through the PayPal circuits or the main credit cards. In addition, an option is being studied for non-profit associations: they will be able to receive donations from spectators through the platform with the online charity service Pledgeling.


Zoom introduces its applications: Zapps (photo: Zoom) Who often uses Zoom for work, knows well the annoyance of having to switch from one application to another to perform tasks while in a videocall. For this reason the platform has introduced a marketplace that allows you to add the most used applications directly to Zoom. In jargon, Zapps. The goal is to simplify the work of the teams before, during and after the meeting, explains the company on its blog.

End-to-end encryption

Zoom will protect its video calls with end-to-end technology (photo: Zoom) Zoom will finally start protecting video calls with end-to-end encryption -end. The platform faced a lawsuit for misleading marketing claims, as it claimed to protect its users with this system, despite the fact that it was not.

“We are thrilled to announce that starting next week, the offer Zoom's end-to-end encryption will be available as a technical preview, which means we are proactively soliciting user feedback for the first 30 days, ”the company writes in a blog post.

With this update, free and paid users will be able to host up to 200 participants in a meeting protected by end-to-end encryption, thus providing more privacy and security than ever before.

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