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Zoom now runs natively on Apple silicon Macs

The popular videoconferencing app Zoom has received a timely update today, bringing native performance to the Apple silicon-powered Mac computers.

According to release notes for the new Zoom version 5.4.59780.1220, the videoconferencing software now runs natively on the current Apple silicon Mac computers powered by Apple’s M1 chip: the new Mac mini, MacBook Air and 13-inch MacBook Pro.

Other features in this update include improvements to cloud contact integration for the app’s chat and call features, enhanced nonverbal feedback and reactions, the ability to raise your hand for host and co-host. Also, poll reports are now available during live session. Moreover, the app has picked up support for text messaging (SMS and MMS) and Zoom can now launch an external app or a URL for incoming calls.

If you already have Zoom installed on your Mac, the app will automatically download the update and ask if you’d like to have it applied. But if you own a Mac computer powered by Apple silicon, Zoom has a separate installer for the M1 Macs on its website.

For other changes in this release of Zoom, including resolved issues, bug fixes and security enhancements, check out the official release notes on Zoom’s website.

Download Zoom from the official website.

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