Zoom has updated its eponymous video conferencing app to version 5.6, enhancing three-way calling for Zoom Phone so that the call will continue for the remaining two users when a call participant leaves. The update also allows narrowing of chat searches to include only results containing @mentions of a person, enhances emoji selection by displaying available matching emojis after entering a colon and two or more letters, enables webinar hosts and panelists to send files in chat (requires version 5.6 or higher), enables users to copy their direct phone number from profile card or phone settings, and resolves an issue with video virtual backgrounds being flipped or rotated. Shortly after this release, Zoom issued version 5.6.1 to provide unspecified minor bug fixes and security enhancements. (Free, 24 MB, release notes, macOS 10.9+)
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