Zoom IFrame API suggested enhancements

This isn’t really a problem that I’m having so much as an enhancement I think would provide very valuable for many web developers. Currently, as far as I can tell, there are 2 ways to embed a Zoom meeting in a website.

  • Using the WebSDK
  • Embedding a Zoom meeting as an iFrame

There are limitations with both of these options.

The limitations with the WebSDK is that you have to load a ton of JavaScript for things to work. Additionally, Zoom pollutes the host site’s markup since it just sticks everything in the <body>

The limitations of the iFrame is that you have none of the features that the WebSDK provides.

Therefore I’d like to propose an API that uses the postMessage API to allow the host to communicate with Zoom iFrame and hook into the WebSDK features. I think it would be tremendously useful.
Thank you for the tremendous effort you put into the platform. It really works fantastically.

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Hey @jacob, thanks for posting and using Zoom!

We appreciate your suggestions! :slight_smile:

We are actually in process of developing a more light weight, no UI, customizable Web SDK.

No timeline yet, but you can stay updated here: https://marketplace.zoom.us/docs/changelog

Also thanks for the compliments!