In a new announcement, video conferencing app Zoom announced that it will provide end-to-end encryption (E2EE) to Zoom free users as well as, premium users. Earlier Zoom announced that its end-to-end feature will be available to only paid users.
Latest announcement for Zoom Free users
To prevent the misuse of the platform, Zoom will provide E2EE features only to those users who will verify their phone numbers via a text message. Zoom believes that the text-based authentication method will reduce the misuse of the platform.
E2EE beta will be available from early July 2020. Admin and account owners will enable or disable it at the account and group level. The E2EE will limit a few features including disabling calls from traditional phone lines or SIP/H.323 hardware conference room systems.