Customers now have only one option: Zoom Progressive Web App (PWA).
The PWA can be set up as an Android app on Chrome OS.
Zoom’s original Chrome OS extension is no longer functional, thus users are left with only the PWA. The Zoom PWA is now necessary for Chrome OS users to participate in meetings, either by downloading it off the web or by using the Google Play Store. Direct links are the only way to access the original Chrome Web Store app.
When Zoom’s Chrome OS extension is opened, a notification appears notifying the user that they need to update in order to participate in meetings. The Zoom app for other platforms works the same way as the PWA, which can be downloaded from the Google Play store and installed like an Android app.
On a desktop computer running Windows or Mac OS X, you can select from a variety of gallery perspectives, breakout rooms, live transcriptions, designated interpreters, background protection, raised hand reactions, and other features. To register for a conference, Chrome OS users can download the Zoom PWA from the web or from Google Play. On Google Play, the app has received a rating of 3.5 stars.
Some of the advanced features of standalone Zoom apps, such as the ability to join breakout rooms, request remote control, create and launch polls and Q&A sessions, and activate or disable video reception will be included in the PWA, according to a company blog post.
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Additions and Improvements
When logged in using Google or SSO, participants can’t change their names. Admins can now prevent ChromeOS users who are logged in using Google or SSO from renaming themselves before entering a meeting. In the Google Admin panel, the GoogleLoginRenameDisabled and SSOLoginRenameDisabled policies can be used to prevent this from happening.
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As a ChromeOS participant, you’ll be able to make use of the additional Breakout Room capacity on ChromeOS accounts that have the functionality activated. The gallery view option is no longer supported on the majority of Chromebooks, which is a problem for Zoom’s PWA version for Chrome OS. Problems with microphone settings and random account signouts have been reported by certain users.