In today’s Tech News Tuesday podcast, we’re going to talk about the popular video conferencing tool, Zoom. With social distancing and remote work, many of us have turned to meeting on video.
Links in this episode: How to Keep Uninvited Guests Out of Your Zoom Event
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Bob: Hi, I’m Bob Clark.
Donna: And I’m Donna Botti. We’re with Delos Inc and we make the web work for you. In today’s Tech News Tuesday podcast, we’re going to talk about the popular video conferencing tool, Zoom. With social distancing and remote work, many of us have turned to meeting on video.
Bob: That’s right Donna. And for those of you who don’t know, Zoom is a cloud-based, video conferencing platform that can be used for video conferencing meetings, audio conferencing, webinars, meeting recordings, and live chat. This year the number of Zoom users has grown rapidly surrounding the concerns of coronavirus. It’s estimated that the company has added over two million monthly active users so far in 2020, while in all of 2019, it added just about 1.99 million users.
Donna: That’s a lot of zoomers! Unfortunately, the trolls, and just because they can, have discovered how to break into your Zoom meeting. It’s called Zoombombing. This could happen if you share your link to your meeting publicly, meaning it is out there in social media for example. And If your Zoom settings are not correct, they can take over your screen with shares of pornography and other things that you really don’t want as part of your meeting.
Bob: Yikes! That’s not very nice.
Donna: It isn’t and Zoom has published some tips and settings that you should be using when you are setting up a Zoom meeting, especially when it’s a publicly announced meeting. One of the things you can do in settings would be to turn off screen sharing for anyone but the host, and you can also use a virtual waiting room to admit people to.
Bob: You’ll want to learn how to use the mute all buttons in Zoom as well. You may even want to lock the meeting to invited attendees only.
Donna: So before you hold your next meeting, review these settings so you know how to remove people and disable other features to ensure no surprises at your next online event.
Bob: That’s it for today’s episode. You can find the link to the Zoom blog that has more tips, and a transcript of today’s podcast at DelosInc.com/130. Don’t forget to subscribe so you don’t miss out on our actionable digital marketing tips to grow your organization.