July 9 - Zoom Settings Changes

Technology Services will make the following Zoom settings changes on July 9 at 7:30 a.m. to increase security and usability. You can also find a list of these changes and past events on the Zoom Changelog.


Rename Meeting Authentication Options

The following are name changes only. Functionality for each will remain the same.

  • "Sign into Zoom.us" will be renamed to "Sign in to Zoom.us".
  • "Illinois email accounts" will be renamed to "Sign in with Illinois NetID and password".
  • Your authentication options will not change if you manually renamed them. However, there is a link to reset to default option names (shown below).

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Persistent chat message retention time

Beginning July 9, any persistent chat you save to the cloud will change from being retained for 2 years to 6 months.

Adding Pronouns in your Zoom profile

  • A new field will be available in your Zoom Profile to set Pronouns.
  • If pronouns are entered, there will be a prompt asking if you want to share Pronouns upon joining each meeting (shown below).
  • Visit the Zoom website for more information about adding and sharing your Pronouns.

prompt to share Pronouns during a Zoom meeting


Settings turned on by default

The settings below are not locked and can be changed by a meeting creator to meet any specific needs by visiting: illinois.zoom.us/profile/setting

Only the person sharing their screen can annotate

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Guests will now be labeled during meetings and webinars

  • In the participants list, any guests will now have "(Guest)" added to their display name.

Immersive View

immersive view settingExample of multiple video participants on a single background

Meeting participants can use non-verbal feedback

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