- Licensed accounts can now host two meetings simultaneously
- The host can now activate Live Transcriptions and hide them from their own view.
- Immersive View mode allows for a more personal and interactive way to conduct meetings.
- Guests that join meetings with recordings enabled will be prompted for their consent. If they do not consent to being recorded, they will leave the meeting.
Hosting Two Meetings Simultaneously
Licensed accounts can now host two meetings simultaneously. If you are already in a meeting and an alternative host for your second meeting joins, they will be able to start the second meeting without ending the one you are currently in.
Likewise, if you assign a new host and leave your first meeting, and join your second meeting, the first meeting will remain intact.
Beware, however, if a third meeting is started, both the second and the first meeting will close. The Host and Alternative hosts will be asked to stop those meetings when joining a new one.
Hiding Live Transcriptions from view
Zoom recently added the ability to enable automatic transcriptions which would automatically transcribe and display speech as it is said. You activate this feature (Host only), by clicking on the closed caption button, and clicking Enable Auto-Transcriptions. This will globally enable transcriptions for all participants in the meeting.
If you find the transcriptions distracting for you but still want them enabled for your participants, you can choose to hide them from your view. When you activate the transcription feature, you will notice a new up arrow beside the Live Transcribe Button. Clicking this button will show a submenu that will allow you to view subtitle settings, view the full transcript, and lastly, Hide Subtitle.
Meeting and webinar hosts can select Zoom’s Immersive View the same way they would select the Speaker or Gallery View. When enabling Immersive View, hosts will have the option to automatically or manually place participants into a virtual scene of their choosing. Hosts can also easily move participants around that scene and even resize a participant’s image for a more natural experience.
Going Forward, the recording consent dialogue box and the audio prompt are now required for all guest participants. Guest users joining the meeting will be presented with a dialogue informing them that the meeting is being recorded and they need to consent to continue. They will also have the option to leave the meeting.