UW-Madison Zoom - Minimum client version (mcv) for the Zoom computer and mobile application

Note: Effective August 29, 2022, meetings hosted by UW-Madison Zoom accounts will require attendees to use the Zoom computer and mobile application version 5.11.3 or later. The Zoom web application will not be impacted. This document explains how to check your Zoom computer or mobile application to see if you meet the new minimum client version requirement to start or attend a UW-Madison Zoom hosted meeting.

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Zoom test room

The Zoom test room was created to help individuals prepare to attend a meeting hosted by a UW-Madison Zoom account. Meetings hosted by a UW-Madison Zoom account will require attendees to use the Zoom computer and mobile application version 5.11.3 or later starting August 29, 2022. Learn more.

Individuals who attend UW-Madison Zoom meetings using a web browser only will not be impacted.

Attendees who use a Zoom computer or mobile application that does not meet the technical requirements can expect the following:

To avoid seeing an unexpected prompt from the Zoom computer or mobile application when joining a Zoom meeting hosted by a UW-Madison Zoom account, attendees are encouraged to test their computer or mobile application, in advance, by joining the Zoom test room to verify their computer or mobile application's compatibility. 

Join the Zoom test room:   https://zoom.us/j/96865586754 

Tips for UW-Madison Zoom hosts

UW-Madison Zoom hosts are encouraged to include the Zoom test room link in their meeting invite and inform their attendees to check their Zoom computer or mobile application's compatibility before joining their meeting.

Tips for attendees

Attendees who join the Zoom test room can expect one of the following:

Scenario 1: Attendee's Zoom computer or mobile application meets technical requirements.

Individuals using the Zoom computer or mobile application version 5.11.3 or later will see the prompt below. No further action is required. They can immediately join a UW-Madison Zoom hosted meeting.

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Scenario 2: Attendee's Zoom computer or mobile application does not meet technical requirements.

Individuals who are not using a Zoom computer or mobile application version 5.11.3 or later will see one of the following screens. Action is required before joining a UW-Madison Zoom hosted meeting.

Image 1: Need to contact your IT department or the DoIT Help Desk for application update assistance.

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Image 2: You have the ability to update your Zoom computer application.

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Cannot access a UW-Madison Zoom hosted meeting 

If you can’t access a UW-Madison Zoom hosted meeting because your Zoom computer or mobile application does not meet technical requirements, you can do the following: