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Zoom has been awesome for remote work, but it has always been annoying that participants can only see chat comments posted after they join a call. Because of this...
Ideally, the chat history for a Zoom call (i.e., all chat comments to everyone since the call started) would be visible to everyone else, regardless of when they joined (or re-joined) the call. A host could post a link to meeting minutes and not worry about latecomers not having the link.
Will Zoom ever let people see chat comments posted before they joined the call?
If it's not technically possible to allow participants to see the full chat history when joining a call after chat has started, then could Zoom at least make it easier to see who can (or cannot) see existing entries in the chat? For example, if I'm ten minutes into a Zoom call with a dozen people who joined the call over the first five minutes and there's a link in the chat shared several minutes ago, how do I know if I need to post it to the chat again?
A couple of suggested features to work around the inability of people to see chat entries posted before they joined a call:
Alternatively, Zoom could just show the full public/everyone chat history of a call to all participants regardless of when they join a call, none of this would be needed, and you could switch devices without losing the chat history.🙂