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Zoom Quarterly Lifecycle Policy



Recently, Zoom announced a Quarterly Lifecycle Policy pertaining to Zoom client versions. This policy will assist all desktop, laptop, and mobile users with having the best possible online classroom and meeting experience with the Zoom product. The new Zoom Quarterly Lifecycle Policy went into effect on November 5, 2022.

With this in mind, we encourage all users to stay up-to-date with the latest Zoom client version. Please review the table below for the most recent information regarding devices and Zoom application versions.

Product Upcoming Enforcement Next Enforcement Following Enforcement
5 Nov 2022 4 Feb 2023 Early May 2023
Zoom client (Windows, MacOS, Linux, iOS, Android, Intune, and Blackberry) 5.8.6 5.10.3 TBA
Zoom Rooms (includes Zoom Room Controllers* and Zoom Room Whiteboards) 5.8.3 5.10.3 TBA
Outlook PlugIn** 5.8.6 5.10.3 TBA

*Note: Zoom Room Controllers will not be included in this enforcement until February 2023.

**Note: The Outlook plugin will not be enforced for the foreseeable future, but we still highly recommend updating to these noted versions, or migrating to using the Outlook add-in instead.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why is a minimum client version necessary?

  • The latest client version contains feature updates, security enhancements, and application fixes. The minimum client version enforcement is an effort to ensure that each leader and participant has the most secure and successful online experience with Zoom.

How often do I need to update the Zoom client?

  • Zoom will require a new minimum version every 3 months (the first weekend of February, May, August, and November). We encourage all users to update Zoom on their devices regularly.

Which devices are included in the Zoom client life cycle policy?

  • This policy will affect the Zoom client for meetings (Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android, Intune, and Blackberry).

What if the minimum client version date approaches and I don’t update Zoom?

  • If the client version falls below the minimum, you will be prompted to update Zoom when you attempt to join your next meeting. As a time-saver, we recommend adding a calendar reminder to check for Zoom updates once a month.

    If unable to immediately update, Zoom will provide the option to join a meeting through the web client instead. Users will only receive a notification if the Zoom client is below the minimum version.

How can I know which version of Zoom that I have?