Zoom has been very popular these days during the COVID-19 outbreak and the company has now verified it that they will be adding end to end encryption for all users.
Zoom had said earlier that this feature would only be available to paid users, they have now chosen to change this.
we have identified a path forward that balances the legitimate right of all users to privacy and the safety of users on our platform. This will enable us to offer E2EE as an advanced add-on feature for all of our users around the globe — free and paid — while maintaining the ability to prevent and fight abuse on our platform.
To make this possible, Free/Basic users seeking access to E2EE will participate in a one-time process that will prompt the user for additional pieces of information, such as verifying a phone number via a text message. Many leading companies perform similar steps on account creation to reduce the mass creation of abusive accounts. We are confident that by implementing risk-based authentication, in combination with our current mix of tools — including our Report a User function — we can continue to prevent and fight abuse.
This will for sure make Zoom more reliable and it is good news that they are now combining the feature for all users.