Zoom updated to support Apple Silicon Macs natively

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Zoom has released a new version of its macOS app designed to support Apple’s M1 chips.

The software – named App of the Year by Apple – is now compatible with Apple’s new Silicon Macs natively, meaning that it doesn’t need to employ Rosetta 2 to operate on the devices.

It’s great news for professionals who have upgraded to Apple’s new MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, or Mac mini and want to use the video conferencing software without relying on Rosetta, which is Apple’s dynamic binary translator designed to ensure older apps work on new M1-based Macs.

Alongside several other high-profile releases, Zoom now offers better support for the chip and includes a new separate installer which can be found on its website.

Users who had been running Zoom on their Apple devices had reported some issues such as crashes and slowdowns, but the optimized app should eliminate these going forward.

Alongside support for M1 chips for the first time, the new version of Zoom introduces features such as cloud contact integration, improved security features when scheduling a meeting, and downloadable poll results for the first time, so it’s a worthwhile upgrade.

Zoom is the latest application to move over to M1, and signals the company’s commitment to the macOS ecosystem. Which app do you want to see transition next? Let us know on Twitter and check back soon for more news on Apple’s M1 Mac range, right here… 

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