Automatic update release frequencies in Zoom

It is now possible for users to set the desktop client so that it automatically downloads and installs updates according to the update frequency that they specify. Usually upgrades can be applied at two different frequencies, Slow (default) which is ideal for those who want fewer updates and better stability, or Fast, which is good for those who want the latest updates.



  • The Zoom desktop application
    • Is compatible with Windows versions 5.8.6 and above
    • As well as Mac OS X versions 5.8.6 and higher

How to enable automatic updates and set update cadence

Packages designed for standard installations (EXE, DMG) include automatic updates by default; packages designed for mass distribution and managed systems (MSI, PKG) do not. Desktop clients can be configured to control this manually.

  1. Launch Zoom on your desktop.
  2. To access the settings, click the profile picture.
  3. To enable/disable Automatically keep Zoom up to date, click the checkbox under the General tab.
  4. Select the frequency of installation from the dropdown menu:
    1. Slow: This method is suitable for those of you who prefer fewer updates.
    2. Fast: Providing the newest features and features as soon as they become available.

Update cadences

The following table provides more details about the desktop client update cadences:

Fast: You can choose this option to get updates sooner and more frequently if you are interested in the latest features. Updates for Zoom’s clients usually occur once a month. Each day, random users on the fast track will be given access to the new client.

Slow: Users who wish to see fewer changes and a more advanced feature set should choose this option. For individual users as well as managed users, slow is the default. The Zoom team will determine whether or not a new version is promoted to the Slow track based on internal measurements and telemetry.

Note :

  • The Zoom desktop client will be automatically updated by Zoom in the event that a security update is required to keep users safe. The update will be provided to all Zoom users simultaneously.
  • Users will not receive the update unless they restart their computer or Zoom client frequently, because an update is triggered only when the desktop client is restarted, so users on either track may need to wait a while before they receive the update.