Zoom updates iOS app amid criticism, stops sharing data with Facebook
Shubham Verma March 30, 2020
In a post on Zoom's blog, CEO Eric S. Yuan said that the company came to know about the collection of unnecessary data by Facebook, after which the protocols and process for implementing such features were put under review. "Zoom takes its users' privacy extremely seriously. We would like to share a change that we have made regarding the use of Facebook's SDK. We originally implemented the Login with Facebook feature using the Facebook SDK for iOS (Software Development Kit) in order to provide our users with another convenient way to access our platform," said Yuan. " therefore we decided to remove the Facebook SDK in our iOS client. Users will need to update to the latest version of our application once it becomes available in order for these changes to take hold, and we encourage them to do so.," he added.
Zoom, the video conferencing app that saw a monumental growth in adoption by volumes during the lockdowns in several countries to evade the further spread of coronavirus. Despite having a flurry of apps for video conferencing, Zoom emerged as the winner among users owing to the various features that give it an edge over the competition. It is suitable for web meetings, online collaborations between colleagues, and online sessions called 'breakout rooms'. You can read our guide on how you can effectively use Zoom and its various features.