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New Minimum Zoom Desktop/Mobile App Version Requirement Effective Feb 17, 2022

Posted: 2022-02-08 16:06:23   Expiration: 2022-12-17 13:33:58

Disclaimer: This news item was originally posted on 2022-02-08 16:06:23. Its content may no longer be timely or accurate.

Effective February 17, 2022, the minimum version requirement for the Zoom computer and mobile application will be updated from 5.6.3 to 5.8.6. All UW-Madison Zoom accounts and individuals attending UW-Madison Zoom hosted meetings will be required to use version 5.8.6 or later.

Individuals who only use a web browser (example: Firefox, Chrome, Safari) to access Zoom at will not be affected.

The minimum version requirement is being updated to ensure all UW-Madison Zoom accounts and their attendees are using the latest privacy/security enhancements and features.

Prepare for this requirement

  1. Check your Zoom computer or mobile application version.
  2. Update the application if the minimum version is not 5.8.6 or later.
  3. Contact your IT department if you need help updating your Zoom computer or mobile application.

As Zoom releases new versions of their computer and mobile applications, we will adjust the minimum version from 5.8.6 to a version that includes the latest privacy and security enhancements. Announcements will be made in TechNews and the Zoom KnowledgeBase news section when the minimum version is modified.

Please contact Christina Gomez at with any questions.

Thank you,

DoIT Productivity & Collaborative Solutions

-- Zoom: Christina Gomez