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PSA: Update Zoom on Mac to fix a bug that keeps your mic on after a meeting

PSA: Update Zoom on Mac to fix a bug that keeps your mic on after a meeting

If you're using Zoom on a Mac, it's time to make sure it's updated to version 5.9. Zoom has acknowledged a bug that causes the microphone on Macs running macOS Monterey to remain on even after leaving a meeting, which was first reported by The Register (via 9to5Mac).

According to a post on Zoom's community forum, users have been complaining about the issue since December. Many users have noticed an orange recording indicator light in Control Center when the Zoom isn't in use - the indicator light is a privacy feature introduced in Monterey that alerts you when an application is using your microphone. Ho. Doing this clearly raises some privacy concerns, given that Zoom has had a serious privacy vulnerability on Macs in the past. In 2020, the company was accused of misleading users about offering end-to-end encryption when it actually didn't at the time.

A Zoom representative later commented on the post, saying that Zoom "experienced a bug related to the Zoom client for macOS that could show that the orange indicator lights up even after leaving a meeting, call, or webinar. " The rep also noted that updating Zoom to version 5.9.3, which was released in late January, will fix the problem. Zoom previously fixed the bug in the 5.9.1 update. Because its release note states that Zoom "resolves an issue about the microphone light indicator being triggered in a meeting on macOS Monterey". Was. T works for everyone.

In a statement emailed to The Verge, Zoom spokesman Matt Nagel said, "Zoom client for macOS 5.9. Failure to do so." “Zoom has determined that audio data was not transmitted back to Zoom's platform as a result of this bug. As always, we recommend that users ensure that their Zoom client is updated to the latest version. ,

Dan Seifert, a colleague of mine, can confirm that the 5.9. was being used for calls), and the light disappeared shortly after installing the update. You can update Zoom on a Mac by opening the Zoom desktop client, clicking your profile picture in the upper-right corner of the window, and selecting "Check for Updates." Zoom will automatically find and install the latest updates.

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