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Zoom 5.5.1

Zoom updated its eponymous video conferencing app to version 5.5, enabling meeting hosts to play a video file as shared content and adding a blurred background option for all users. The release also relocates attendee view controls for webinars to the View Options button, enables macOS users to rotate their camera video feed by 90 degrees, lets you block or allow participants from specific countries or regions when scheduling a meeting, and enables you to view contacts organized into sub-folders from synced third-party services (Outlook, Exchange, and Google). Shortly after this release, Zoom issued version 5.5.1 to fix some minor bugs. (Free, 23.3 MB, release notes, macOS 10.9+)

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Comments About Zoom 5.5.1

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  1. There’s already a 5.5.2 available!

  2. Yup, looks like another tiny maintenance release:

    • Minor bug fixes
    • Resolved an issue for a subset of users regarding screenshots disappearing before being sent in chat.

    In case it’s not clear, our Watchlist items focus on updates that are sufficiently interesting, so we would have skipped this 5.5.2 release and waited for the next one with some notable changes. The main time we mention the really small ones is when there’s a big update (like 5.5) and then a tiny one before we finish writing (like 5.5.1). We do that because it could be confusing when users read about one version and immediately see a later one. :slight_smile:

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