Zoom gets custom video filters and interface improvements on iPhone and iPad

Zoom Ipad Gallery View
Zoom Ipad Gallery View (Image credit: Zoom)

What you need to know

  • A new Zoom update is now available for iPhone and iPad.
  • New custom video filters have been added for meetings and webinars.
  • A host of interface improvements include support for gender pronouns.

A new update to the Zoom for iPhone and iPad app is now available for download from the App Store – and it's a biggie. The update not only brings support for new custom video filters but also offers numerous interface improvements as well.

The update's release notes don't go into too many details about what the new filters mean, or how they can be used, but it is at least a feature that's been added. It's far from the only one as well, with interface changes including the addition of support for gender pronouns in profile pages.

The full rundown of improvements and changes in Zoom for iPhone and iPad includes:

General Features:

  • Support for gender pronouns
  • Scheduling privilege and alternative host between linked master/sub accounts
  • Consistent date formatting
  • Improved iPad visual experience (iPad only)

Meeting/Webinar Features:

  • Custom video filters
  • Request Live Transcription enablement as participant
  • NDI live streaming consent
  • Hide full transcript panel
  • Ask to confirm leaving a meeting support for mobile

Meeting Features:

  • Information Barrier enhancement: Support for Breakout Rooms

Chat Features:

  • Enhanced data privacy notification for chat channels with enhanced chat encryption

Phone Features:

  • Display additional phone numbers in user contact card
  • Enhancements to invite by phone
  • Check connection to Zoom Phone server
  • Enhancement to call logs

A healthy collection of bug fixes and security improvements are also included, as is an issue that caused link preview inconsistencies. You can download the updated Zoom from the App Store now. It's free, after all.

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Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too. Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.