15.10.20

Zoom rolls out end to end encryption

Zoom encryption

Zoom has confirmed the roll out of its end to end encryption (E2EE), becoming available as a technical preview for both free and paid users in October 2020.

Users will be able to host up to 200 participants in an E2EE meeting on Zoom, providing added security and privacy for Zoom sessions. 

The move comes after an announcement by Zoom in May 2020 after calls to add the security feature were spearheaded by an open letter to Zoom CEO Eric Yuan, launched by FireFox search browser developer Mozilla in partnership with the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF). The letter was signed by more than 19,000 Zoom users after Zoom announced that end-to-end encryption would only be available to paid users. 
 
This rollout marks the first phase of Zoom’s E2EE rollout, with additional phases to be announced in the near future.