Videoconferencing app, Zoom has announced it has decided to provide end-to-end encryption (E2EE) to all customers. Zoom CEO Eric Yuan said initial support for E2EE calls would roll out in July 2020, as part of Zoom beta releases. Zoom plans to verify all users who enable the feature.
The main aim of the encryption is to help the company balance customers’ need for privacy, while also fighting abuse. The video conferencing app had faced criticism from civil rights groups for its plans to exclude free calls from encryption services, which secure communication so they can only be read by the users involved.