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How to update the Zoom app on Mac

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If your Zoom app isn’t set to install updates automatically, we’re here to remind you to update to version 5.9.3. The company fixed a bug that seems to cause the microphone on Macs running macOS Monterey to stay on even after you leave a meeting.

Here’s how to update your Zoom app to this newest update:

  1. Open the Zoom desktop client
  2. Click on your profile picture in the top-right corner of the window.
  3. Select “Check for updates” to allow the app to search for and install this new patch.

Zoom users first raised the issue in December, as seen in a Zoom Community forum post. For some users, the orange recording indicator light in the Control Center stays on even when Zoom isn’t being used. That indicator light is a macOS Monterey feature that informs you when an application is using your microphone. It raised concerns, given Zoom had some privacy vulnerabilities in the past.

The bug causes the mic indicator light on macOS Monterey to remain on even when Zoom isn’t used. (Screenshot: Dan Seifert, The Verge)

Based on a reply from a Zoom representative, the company did try to resolve the issue in a December 5.9.1 update, but it hasn’t solved the problem. And so, we’re here with the version 5.9.3 update, which should deal with the bug once and for all.

In an emailed statement to The Verge, Zoom spokesperson Matt Nagel wrote, “Zoom has determined that this bug did not result in audio data being transmitted back to Zoom’s platform. As always, we recommend users make sure their Zoom client is updated to the latest version.” 

And while that’s the case, it’s never good to have a buggy version of an app running on your devices. So, time to update your Zoom app!

The same process applies to the Windows app. We’ve received the 5.9.3 update with the changes you see in the screenshot above.

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