Zoom updates required beginning February 2022

A UB student watches a lecture via Zoom on her laptop.

Published November 5, 2021

Soon you won’t be able to use an old version of Zoom when joining and hosting meetings at UB. Update your personal devices today to avoid any disruptions in the future.


Zoom is making a change that will require those using the Zoom desktop client to use a recent version (no older than nine months) when joining and hosting Zoom meetings. 

Beginning February 1, 2022, when using a Zoom client older than nine months, you will be notified that your client must be updated before continuing to use Zoom. More details about this change are available on the Zoom website.

Update Zoom on your personal devices to avoid any disruption in services; your UB-owned device is kept up to date automatically by your departmental IT support.  

Why update?

Soon, Zoom policy will require that you keep your desktop client updated. But there are other good reasons to update, too: using the latest version of software is a best practice that ensures you benefit from the latest security features and enhancements. 

Keeping Zoom updated also means you’ll enjoy the new, useful features introduced to Zoom in recent months, including:

Need help?

For more information about using Zoom at UB, visit buffalo.edu/ubit/zoom. To get help with Zoom, you can talk to Zoom's virtual assistant 24 hours a day.

Using Zoom for teaching? Visit buffalo.edu/teachanywhere for tips on using technology to take your lessons to the next level.

For help with other technology at UB, contact the UBIT Help Center, online at buffalo.edu/ubit/help or by phone at 716-645-3542.