Zoom is finally getting end-to-end encryption.

At first it wasn’t there at all, then it would only be there for paying customers and eventually it will now be there for all users of Zoom: end-to-end encryption, Zoom has certainly seen a huge increase in usage when the pandemic started. However, it also received a lot of criticism because the service is not exactly safe.

End-to-end encryption on Zoom
It has since indicated that this will be end-to-end encryption. It comes in four phases, or actually there will be four test periods. The first will start soon and will take 30 days. What follows in the phases after that has yet to be announced. Secretly, there is a small difference between people who have a paid account and people with a free account. If you have a free account, you must confirm this account once, probably by leaving your phone number.

If you want to know if the end-to-end encryption is on, you can see it in the top left corner of Zoom. If you see a green shield there, you are indeed in a call with end-to-end encryption. Also new is that there is a security code on the screen, with which you can confirm that you are on the right call.

There is more to Zoom. The video conference service will be provided with a marketplace called OnZoom. Here you can schedule virtual events. This could be paid events, such as cooking classes. However, a maximum of 1,000 people can participate. Payments can be made by credit card or Paypal. However, it is currently only available in the United States. This will have to change sometime in 2021, when the opportunity also comes to Europe.