In its company blog, Zoom has just announced that end-to-end encryption (E2EE) will be given as an option to both paid and free Zoom users starting October 19. The new security feature will be in a “technical preview” state within its first 30 days, with Zoom being open to user feedback during that period.
How E2EE aims to improve users’ Zoom meetings is by generating keys for the meetings directly the user’s machine and not on Zoom’s servers. Those keys will be encrypted when relayed through the company’s servers, so not even Zoom employees can see them. It’s an extra security layer for users to enable whenever they deem it necessary.