Technology News – Google and Zoom Updates

Google Updates – OIT Lunch & Learn (online session)

Google is changing things up again! Learn about the latest features Google has added to its G Suite products – multiple signature templates in Gmail, dashboard and drive shortcuts, the redesigned file and the folder sharing interface in Google Drive.


Register at or email
Tuesday, June 23; noon to 1 p.m.

Zoom Updates – Meeting Passwords

In anticipation of Zoom requiring meeting passwords, Zoom meetings will have passwords on by default starting June 13, 2020.

Key details about Zoom meeting passwords:

  • Only new meetings will be affected
  • Meeting passwords will be automatically added to the invitation when you schedule the meeting and embedded securely in the URL of the meeting
  • Meeting passwords will, by default, be a minimum of six numbers
  • If your meeting participants click on the meeting URL in the invitation or in the meeting list in their Zoom client, they will be able to join without entering a password
  • If your meeting participants join by dialing in with a telephone, by clicking the Join button on their client, or by going to, then they will have to enter the meeting password
  • For more details, see Zoom’s knowledge article on meeting passwords

To see an example of how required passwords will look, see the Zoom Passwords and Scheduling a Meeting article.

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