Zoom recently indicated that it will offer end-to-end encryption for all users, through AES 256 GCM protection, however, chat functions will not be protected. In order to make the decision to offer end-to-end encryption Zoom consulted civil liberties groups, as well as security experts and governments. Users can access the encryption features through one-time verification, which will provide security to future calls.
Zoom initially stated that it would not offer encryption features to all users, but it changed course. Overall users may value the new security features, especially as many companies rely on the software to facilitate team communications as social distancing measures continue to be in place. The platform may see an increased user base among security-conscious users.
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