Photo: ymphotos (Shutterstock) The dreaded “ Zoombombing ” is a risk for all Zoom meetings, even private rooms secured with a passcode and data encryption . All it takes is for the invite to wind up in the wrong hands, and suddenly you have someone screaming randomly in your work meeting—or worse.
While Zoom has always had some privacy and reporting tools that aim to keep meetings safe from trolls, the company is adding new anti-Zoombombing features that let hosts pause all meeting activity and remove disruptive guests. The new security options are rolling out now for both free and paid users on Mac, PC, Linux, iOS, and Android.
You’ll find the new options under the security “shield” icon when you’re in a meeting, but only if you’re a host or co-host. The first—Zoom’s equivalent of a nuke—lets you immediately turn off all in-call activity, including video, audio, text chat, annotations, screen sharing, and call recording. It also disables all breakout rooms.
data-style=”Number” data-type=”List”> Click/tap the Security icon from the call menu
Select “Suspend Participant Activities.”
The host will be asked if they want to report a participant to Zoom’s security team. Check the box next to “Report” if so, then click “Suspend.”
If you chose to report the meeting, follow the on-screen instructions then select “Submit.” The reported users will be removed from the meeting. When you’re ready to resume, click the Security icon in the call menu and re-check each feature you want to turn […]