Zoom With Support for Apple Silicon Set to Launch Today

Popular videoconferencing app Zoom is due to be updated with native support for Apple Silicon Macs today.

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A Zoom support document, spotted by 9to5Mac, contains release notes for an update scheduled to be released today. The most notable update is support for ‌Apple Silicon‌ processors, and Zoom will release a separate installer for the app on ‌Apple Silicon‌ Macs.

The update also includes enhanced cloud contact integration for chat and call features, enhanced nonverbal feedback and reactions, "raise hand" for host and co-host, poll report availability during live session, and more.

Although native support for ‌Apple Silicon‌ will undoubtedly please users with an M1 MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, or Mac mini, the Intel version of Zoom running under Rosetta 2 emulation performed surprisingly well.

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Top Rated Comments

Mitthrawnuruodo Avatar
46 months ago
So, how much malware in this version?
Score: 15 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Mitthrawnuruodo Avatar
46 months ago

Not malware. Just that Zoom employees are capable of monitoring your video sessions and have used this to disrupt certain meetings of a more politically-sensitive nature.
I regard Zoom, in itself, as malware:

https://www.macrumors.com/2019/07/10/apple-update-remove-zoom-server/
https://www.macrumors.com/2019/07/16/apple-second-automatic-zoom-vulnerability-patch/
https://www.macrumors.com/2020/04/01/zoom-end-to-end-encryption-claims-misleading/
https://www.macrumors.com/2020/03/27/zoom-ios-app-stops-sending-facebook-data/
https://www.macrumors.com/2020/04/14/zoom-accounts-sold-on-dark-web-hacker-forums/
etc.

Not gonna trust them, for a long, long time...
Score: 15 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Abazigal Avatar
46 months ago

was not aware of malware related issues about Zoom!
Good to know.
Not malware. Just that Zoom employees are capable of monitoring your video sessions and have used this to disrupt certain meetings of a more politically-sensitive nature.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Sarkany Avatar
46 months ago
Wouldn’t be caught dead using this company’s ****** app. Don’t enjoy being spied on.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
martyjmclean Avatar
46 months ago

So, how much malware in this version?
3x less!

*Because what's left now runs 3x faster!
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Eddy Munn Avatar
46 months ago
Holy moly—I presumed it was already optimised because of how fast and how much battery life I was getting.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)