Developer impacting changes during COVID-19

Developer impacting changes during COVID-19

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What does this mean?

During these tough times, we are seeing a massive increase in demand for our services. To continue serving our incredible services to our customers and developers, we may be making changes rapidly. Most of these changes will be temporary but we will make sure to note that below.

This is an open thread, and we welcome all feedback below.

Staff Response Times

In order to provide quicker response times to everyone’s questions, we are encouraging escalations and issues with sensitive information to email instead of Private Messaging Zoom Staff on the Devforum. Moving forward, Private Messages will be turned off on the Devforum since they are not monitored by all Zoom Staff and are difficult to track.

For any existing Devforum private message threads, please email your issue to

When to use

  • For escalations, or urgent issues / outage reports
  • To send sensitive information like tokens, api key / secret, meeting ID’s etc. so we can debug your issue further

When to use the Devforum:

  • To search for existing solutions to your issue
  • For posting Zoom Developer Platform questions without any sensitive information needed for us to assist (similar to Stackoverflow)

You can expect your first reply from in 48 hours on weekdays.

You can expect your first reply from a staff member on the Devforum in 48 hours on weekdays.

List of developer impacting changes

Change Summary Date Changed Temporary
Webhook retry logic is has been reenabled We will be temporarily disabling the retry logic for all webhooks. This means if the webhook fails to send, or does not receive a 200 OK response from your server, we will not try to send that respective webhook again. (Reenabled) 06/06/2020 No
Zoom 5.0: Update required for GCM encryption A system-wide account enablement of GCM encryption for real-time content will occur on May 30, 2020. Click here for instructions on upgrading to the latest SDKs. 5/30/2020 No
Recording download url within Webhook payload changed to 180 characters To align with Zoom’s recent announcement pertaining to our 90 day security initiative, we will be changing the download recording url from 120 characters to 180 characters. This may cause a breaking change if you have already saved download links within your database within a column that can’t more that than around 120 characters. A workaround would be to adjust your Database column to hold at least 256 characters. 4/28/2020 No
(Possible Breaking Change) Passwords for Meeting/Webinar and Recording strength increase To align with Zoom’s recent announcement pertaining to our 90 day security initiative, we will be releasing breaking changes to our APIs related to the new password requirement settings within the account setting page. This new setting allows Account owners and admins to set Meeting password and Recording password requirements. This change will affect the following API endpoints if your current Meeting or Recording passwords do not follow the new password requirement settings if enabled. POST /users/{userId}/meetings, PATCH /meetings/{meetingId}, POST/users/{userId}/webinars, PATCH /webinars/{webinarId}, PATCH /meetings/{meetingId}/recordings/settings 4/27/2020 No
11-Digit Meeting and Webinar IDs Scheduled meeting and webinar IDs will now support 11 digits to match product changes. Meeting IDs previously handled as integers should be handled as long data type (represented by int64 in JSON). 4/12/2020 No
WebSDK Unable to join some meetings (FIXED) Unable to join meeting error fixed last night after cleaning cache. 4/7/2020 Yes
WebSDK 403 - Request Timeout & The service is temporarily error (FIXED) Seen by hosts using waiting room feature, we are working on the fix, thanks for your patience. 4/7/2020 Yes
JWT/SDK Token invalid error (To fix, deactivate and activate your JWT/SDK App) We are aware of the Invalid access token. when using a SDK / JWT Token to call the Zoom APIs. Our engineering team is working on fixing this issue and we will update the status here once the issue is resolved. Thank you for your patience. 4/6/2020 Yes
Create JWT App Error (FIXED) We are aware of the api_credentials_not_found error being caused while users are attempting to create a new JWT app. Our engineering team is working on fixing this issue and we will update the status here once the issue is resolved. Thank you for your patience. 4/5/2020 No
(Possible Breaking Change) Chatbot Email Message Type Removed To avoid phishing attacks, using the mailto: protocol as the “link” parameter in a chatbot message will no longer display the message. The API call will now return an error code 7001: Invalid request body format. This change will affect the following API endpoints: POST /im/chat/messages 4/4/2020 No
Recent API Backward Incompatible Changes To ensure reliability of our service, we have made some backward incompatible changes in our APIs in accordance to the changes in our product. The these changes will take effect starting April 03, 2020, unless otherwise noted. For more details you can visit our Developer Announcement page and Changelog page 4/3/2020 No
Some call logs could be missing from last 7 days The DB table for call logs exceeded the maximum size limit of 10 GB. A new DB table was created on Production since this early morning. 03/25/2020 NA
Sunset of V1 APIs pushed back Due to the recent events of COVID-19 we are extending the life of the v1 APIs and we will be shutting down the Zoom v1 APIs and any associated apps on May 31st 2020. 05/31/2020 NA

Please follow this thread for the latest status updates about the Zoom API Platform.

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Web SDK "joining fail"
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ReferenceError: window is not defined
Zoom SDK Web hide API key and Secret
Content Securty Policy
Occasionally See Black Screen When Sharing Desktop
Full participant data for webinars for a user-level OAuth App
Negative Values Returned by API
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Force username when entering meeting using browser Zoom app
Embed zoom video to a web server
Download url format changed?
I get the error failing to attend the meeting over the web (urgent)
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Webhook with id
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Thanks for the update! Super appreciated!


You are welcome Matt! :slight_smile:


This is great, really appreciate the proactive messaging :pray:

We’re beyond impressed by the Zoom team during this time. Keep up the great work!


Thanks, @jake1 and @matt, let us know if you need anything from us!


Thanks for the update

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You are welcome! :slight_smile:


Can you confirm the previous change relating to webhooks for free accounts is not going ahead?

Hey @jimig,

Yes that is confirmed. We were able to implement another solution.


Has there been added authentication checks for downloading recorded lectures through download links that we get from API? Not able to download the recordings through those links after logging out from zoom.

Didn’t get this, could you please explain?

Thank you

I read your reply on this issue

Thanks for the update :+1:

Is this connected to the COVID situation? Update: Recording download url 403 error

Hey @tommy! Do you know by any chance for how long the Webhook retries are going to be disabled?

Hey @saurabh, @shaharsol,

Possibly related. (ZOOM-146185)

Please see my post here for a work around and move discussion here:


Hey @hsintegration,

We don’t have a date set in stone, but we are working hard to be able to reenable the retries and will keep this thread updated.


Thank you for the update. This is awesome update :slight_smile:

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Thanks for the update @tommy! And good luck fixing all the issues!

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