New! Get Automatic Updates in the Zoom Client
Updates are essential in the technology industry. When there are exciting new features or a software bug or vulnerability that needs resolution, we release updates to the Zoom client. Sometimes that update doesn’t get on everyone’s radar — many people get busy and forget to update their applications.
We are excited to announce we’re launching an automatic update feature designed to streamline this process and help make security second nature.
How to get updates automatically
To help simplify the update process, you can turn on automatic updates right in the Zoom client.
Here’s how it works:
- In Settings, under General, select the ‘Automatically keep my Zoom up to date’ checkbox to apply automatic updates.
- You will be prompted to enter admin credentials to give automatic updates permission to run, but it will only be required when enabling this setting.
- Once a new version of Zoom is available and you’re not in a Zoom Meeting, you will be prompted to update. If you’re in a meeting, you will be prompted with the update immediately after it ends.
- You may also express a preference for how frequently to receive updates. The ‘Slow’ option, selected by default, provides less frequent updates and focuses on maximizing stability. The ‘Fast’ option allows you to adopt the latest features and updates as soon as they become available. When critical security updates are involved, updates will go to everyone.
Users who enable this feature will automatically receive updates to Zoom software in the future. This feature may already be enabled for some devices on enterprise Zoom accounts, where the administrator has existing auto-update settings enabled. More on that in the Q&A section below.