Zoom announced today that it will release End-to-End Encryption (E2EE) for all users starting next week as part of a 30-day technical preview.
Users will know if their meeting is using E2EE if a green padlock logo appears in the upper left corner window.
"We are excited to announce that from next week, Zoom's end-to-end encryption (E2EE) offering will be available as a technical preview"which means we're asking for feedback from users for the first 30 days," Zoom's Max Krohn said today.
The Zoom E2EE and its current drawbacks
All E2EE encryption keys are generated by the meeting participants' devices instead of the Zoom servers, making all data exchanged unreadable by Zoom or other third parties, with the exception of each meeting participant.
To start using E2EE when participating in Zoom meetings, users must enable E2EE meetings at account and select the E2EE option per meeting.
Zoom estimates that the next phase of the E2EE launch will begin in 2021.