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New From Zoom: Vanishing Pen, InformaCast, New Meeting Reactions, and Zoom Team Chat Management

We're releasing exciting features this month, including updates to help you express yourself, collaborate, and manage your communications.
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Updated on September 13, 2022

Published on April 20, 2021

New Meeting Reactions

Giving our customers the functionality they need is core to our mission of delivering happiness, and in the latest round of updates to our platform, we’re providing exciting features to help you express yourself, collaborate, and manage your communications more effectively. 

These updates include enhanced screen annotation for Zoom Meetings and Zoom Webinars, new hardware solutions for Zoom Rooms, expanded management capabilities for Zoom Team Chat, and a streamlined mass communication solution for Zoom Phone.

Be sure to visit our support page for the full release notes and click the Follow button on the right side of the page to get our latest product updates. Here’s a roundup of the updates for this month:

Zoom Meetings 

Vanishing Pen Annotation

Highlight text or objects on the shared screen without having to undo or erase highlight annotations. Use the Vanishing Pen to highlight text or objects and the highlight will disappear over time, allowing you to direct attendees’ attention without needing to constantly undo or erase your annotations. This feature is also available in Zoom Webinars

Vanishing Pen

Whiteboard Auto-shapes on Zoom’s mobile application

Easily create straight lines and perfect shapes when annotating on your tablet device using the Zoom mobile app with Whiteboard Auto-shapes, which automatically corrects your annotations into their intended shape. This provides organizations with a valuable tool for live whiteboarding online during all-hands, training meetings, and customer/sales webinars. 

More emoji options for Meeting Reactions

Meeting participants have more ways to express themselves! Our latest release brings more emoji reactions to the meeting, including the ability to choose a skin tone for your emojis. For larger accounts, the full emoji set must be enabled by admins and account owners. If the meeting reactions feature is enabled, account owners and admins can allow meeting participants to use the full emoji suite or stick with the standard set of 6 emojis. 

Full Emoji Set

Zoom Rooms

Portal TV from Facebook
Facebook has added support for Zoom on Portal TV. Now you can connect with your work colleagues or friends and family through Zoom on the largest screen in your home. 

Portal TV

Zoom Team Chat

Add manager to user profile 

Zoom account owners and account admins can now add a user’s manager to appear on an employee’s Zoom profile. This can be done manually. Adding the manager to an employee’s profile can also be done automatically via SSO SAML Mapping. Customers interested in this functionality for their team chat should contact Zoom Support or their CSM for assistance.  

Zoom Phone


Zoom Phone customers will now be able to trigger and receive mass notifications using InformaCast from Singlewire Software to stay informed about crisis events that may impact their well-being. This allows organizations using Zoom's cloud phone services to issue communications regarding crises at a moment’s notice and protect their on-site stakeholders. 

Stay up to date

To get access to the latest features available on the Zoom platform, be sure to download the latest client at zoom.us/download. If you’d like to learn more about these features and how to set them up, please visit our support page.

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