Zoom introduced two new security features to remove and report disruptive meeting participants. In additon to this, Zoom has shared information about an internal tool they’re using to help prevent meeting disruptions before they happen.
Stop the meeting by clicking Suspend Participant Activities
To suspend participant activities, under the security icon, hosts and co-hosts now have the option to temporarily pause their meeting and remove a disruptive participant. If the meeting hosts or co-hosts suspect a participant, they can click “Suspend Participant Activities,” to stop all video, audio, in-meeting chat, annotation, screen sharing, and recording during that time will stop, and Breakout Rooms will end.
Furthermore, the hosts or co-host will be asked if they would like to report a user from their meeting, share any details, and optionally include a screenshot. Meeting participants can also report a disruptive user directly from the Zoom client by clicking the top-left security badge. Zoom will also send them an email after the meeting to gather more information. The Suspend Participant Activities feature is avalaible by default for all free and paid Zoom users.
At-Risk Meeting Notifier gives alert by email
Zoom’s At-Risk Meeting Notifier scan public social media posts and other websites for publicly shared Zoom Meeting links. If it detects a meeting that looks to be at high risk of being disrupted, it automatically alerts the account owner by email and provides advice on what to do. Deleting the vulnerable meeting and creating a new one with a new meeting ID, enabling security settings, or using another Zoom solution, like Zoom Video Webinars or OnZoom are some of the advice.