Amidst all the changes and challenges that we’ve seen in 2021, our team at Zoho Meeting has been steadily working to develop new features and enhancements to help our users to adjust and thrive in the quickly changing work culture.
In 2021, Zoho Meeting was named a Leader in the web conferencing industry by G2, GetApp, and a Front Runner by Software Advice. The Infotech Research Group named Zoho Meeting a Champion in the web and video conferencing category. As we look back at the year we’ve had, we’re proud to present the list of the major features we released in 2021.
Webinars with 3000 attendees: Reach larger audiences worldwide using Zoho Meeting’s webinars. Zoho Meeting now lets you host webinars with up to 3000 attendees. Host webinars with high quality audio, video, and screen sharing.
YouTube live streaming: Sharing your webinar live on popular platforms increases your brand visibility, audience, and engagement. Stream your webinars live on YouTube to reach a wider audience. People who watch your webinar on YouTube can comment and ask questions.
Webinar registration improvements: You can now set a limit for the number of people who register for your webinar, or even restrict registrations from specified domains and countries. For example, if you do not want people to register from public domains like Yahoo or Gmail, you can block registrations from these domains. Similarly, you can limit participants to a specific area when you want to present localized content. Learn more
Automated recording and video recording: You can now enable or disable the automatic recording setting. Enable this setting permanently to automatically record your meeting so you don’t have to remember to manually record each time. You can also enable or disable video recording of your meetings.
New UI for meetings: The new, refined meeting UI is everything you need for a distraction-free, productive session. Focus on the discussion at hand with no clutter in the meeting window. Use the minimal meeting toolbar for anything you need during a meeting: taking notes, chat, adjusting settings, audio, or setting preferences. Set your meeting toolbar to disappear after use for a zero-clutter interface or make it stationary throughout.
File sharing and improved chat: Conveniently share files from your meeting window without switching tabs. Attach and share files with your meeting participants from the chat tab. Zoho Meeting’s chat now allows you to send files, voice messages, reply to specific messages, edit messages, and respond with emoji. Learn more
Meeting notes: Never worry about losing your notes or being caught without a pen again. Take contextual notes during your meeting using Session Notes. You can refer back to your notes from one meeting in any other meeting and associate them with other notes you create.
Mobile app improvements: Many of the major features in the Zoho Meeting web app have been incorporated into the mobile apps in 2021. This will empower you to use Meeting’s numerous features and functions whenever and wherever you want. Some of the main features that have been added in the mobile apps are screen sharing for all participants, file sharing, lock meeting (currently only in Android), improved chat, co-organizer support for webinars, “Allow to talk,” and post-webinar re-direction. Our iOS app now supports the voice over feature offered by the iOS platform. This will enable visually challenged individuals to understand UI elements through audio descriptions.
Integrations: In 2021, we released integrations with Microsoft Teams, Microsoft Outlook, and Zoho Notebook. The integrations with MS Teams and Outlook let you start, join, and schedule meetings from these platforms. The Zoho Notebook integration lets you create meeting notes during online meetings and re-use them later.
In addition to these major features, we have been able to roll out over 200 enhancements to improve your Zoho Meeting experience. We’re grateful to all our users for the year we’ve had and we hope to count on your continued support and feedback in 2022.
Wishing you a great holiday season and a wonderful new year!