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Zoom has announced today the launch of an automatic update feature designed to streamline the update process for desktop clients.

The new feature is currently available only for desktop Zoom clients on Windows and macOS, with the Linux platform not currently supported.

Zoom says that mobile device users can also keep their apps automatically updated through their respective app stores' built-in automated updaters.

"For most individual users, automatic updates will be enabled by default. When enabled, users will have the opportunity to opt-out of automatic updates for their desktop client after the first install or first update where this feature is present," said Jeromie Clark, Security & Privacy Technical Product Manager at Zoom.

"Users can also change this preference at any time by checking or unchecking 'Automatically keep my Zoom up to date' under Zoom > Settings > General."

Zoom users will be able to switch between Slow and Fast update frequencies, with less frequent updates and a focus on maximizing stability when the Slow option is selected. The latest features and updates will be installed as soon as they're available when choosing the Fast update channel.

However, regardless of the chosen update channel, critical Zoom client security updates will automatically roll out to all users with automatic updates enabled.

While the platform also provided automatic updates before this to enterprise users, this update "expands the intended audience to include all individual desktop client users who are not members of an enterprise organization."
 
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