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The following table describes important changes to the Amazon Chime User Guide, beginning in April 2018. For notifications about updates to this documentation, you can subscribe to an RSS feed.

Change Description Date

Video background blurring

Meeting attendees can now use background blurring to help increase privacy by obscuring the people or objects behind them during an Amazon Chime meeting. For more information, see Using background blur.

September 9, 2020

Amazon Voice Focus

Meeting attendees can now use Amazon Voice Focus to suppress unwanted background and foreground noises during an Amazon Chime meeting. for more information, see and foreground noises during an Amazon Chime meeting. For more information, see Using Amazon Voice Focus.

August 20, 2020

Raise hand

Meeting attendees can raise their hands during an Amazon Chime meeting to get the attention of the meeting presenter. For more information, see Raising your hand in the Amazon Chime User Guide.

August 4, 2020

Amazon Chime on Dolby Voice Huddle

If Dolby Voice Huddle is enabled with Amazon Chime, you can join an Amazon Chime meeting quickly from a conference room. For more information, see Using Amazon Chime on Dolby Hardware in the Amazon Chime User Guide.

June 3, 2020

Attendee access options

Set attendee access options for meetings that you schedule. For more information, see Choosing a meeting type in the Amazon Chime User Guide.

May 4, 2020

Large meeting experience

For meetings that you host with more than 25 invitees and attendees, Amazon Chime applies large meeting experience settings. For more information, see Large meeting experience settings in the Amazon Chime User Guide.

March 25, 2020

Do not disturb status

Do not disturb status is available for Amazon Chime users. For more information, see Collaborating using Amazon Chime chat in the Amazon Chime User Guide.

February 5, 2020

Amazon Chime Meetings App for Slack

Amazon Chime supports the Amazon Chime Meetings App for Slack. For more information, see Using the Amazon Chime Meetings App for Slack in the Amazon Chime User Guide.

December 4, 2019

Amazon Chime on Dolby Voice Room

If Dolby Voice Room is enabled with Amazon Chime, you can join an Amazon Chime meeting quickly from a conference room. For more information, see Using Amazon Chime on Dolby Voice Room in the Amazon Chime User Guide.

October 29, 2019

Screen share browser support

Mozilla Firefox is now supported for screen sharing. For more information, see Screen sharing options for the Amazon Chime web application in the Amazon Chime User Guide.

October 8, 2019

Edit conversation members

Edit the members of a chat conversation. For more information, see Using group chats in the Amazon Chime User Guide.

September 11, 2019

Amazon Chime Readiness Checker

To see if your device is ready to use with Amazon Chime, use the Amazon Chime Readiness Checker at https://app.chime.aws/check. For more information, see Amazon Chime Readiness Checker in the Amazon Chime User Guide.

September 6, 2019

Call history

Call or send messages to phone numbers or contacts from your Call history. For more information, see Dialing phone numbers with Amazon Chime in the Amazon Chime User Guide.

August 19, 2019

Quoting messages

Amazon Chime supports quoting a message in chat. For more information, see Using chat features in the Amazon Chime User Guide.

August 6, 2019

Moderated meetings

Amazon Chime supports moderated meetings. For more information, see Scheduling a moderated meeting in the Amazon Chime User Guide.

July 25, 2019

Using chatbots with Amazon Chime

Amazon Chime supports integration with chatbots that your Amazon Chime Enterprise account administrator creates. For more information, see Using chatbots in the Amazon Chime User Guide.

May 14, 2019

Dial phone numbers with Amazon Chime

If your administrator has enabled the corresponding telephony options for your Amazon Chime account, you can use the Amazon Chime client to dial phone numbers and send and receive text messages. For more information, see Dialing phone numbers with Amazon Chime in the Amazon Chime User Guide.

March 18, 2019

Amazon Chime iOS inbound calling options

If you have the Amazon Chime client app installed on an iOS device, you can choose how to receive inbound meetings and calls on that device. For more information, see Using the Amazon Chime mobile app for iOS in the Amazon Chime User Guide.

March 14, 2019

Amazon Chime Add-In for Outlook

Amazon Chime provides two add-ins for Outlook: the Amazon Chime Add-In for Outlook on Windows and the Amazon Chime Add-In for Outlook. These add-ins offer the same scheduling features, but support different types of users. For more information, see Scheduling meetings with the Add-In for Outlook in the Amazon Chime User Guide.

March 12, 2019

Supported browsers for screen sharing and recurring meeting cancellation

Google Chrome for Windows, macOS, and Linux desktops are supported for screen sharing. Also, you can cancel a recurring meeting. For more information, see Canceling a meeting and Removing yourself from a recurring meeting in the Amazon Chime User Guide.

March 5, 2019

Meeting attendee unmuting and removal

Meeting attendees can unmute other meeting attendees who have joined the meeting audio from a phone or in-room video system. Meeting hosts who are using the Windows or macOS Amazon Chime clients can also remove attendees from meetings. For more information, see Muting and unmuting and Hosting a meeting in the Amazon Chime User Guide.

February 7, 2019

Amazon Chime updated Scheduling Assistant and chat enhancements

The Amazon Chime meeting scheduling assistant is updated and chat room features are enhanced. For more information, see Scheduling meetings with a calendar app and Using chat features in the Amazon Chime User Guide.

December 6, 2018

Amazon Chime web application video support in Firefox

Video support is available for the Amazon Chime web application in Mozilla Firefox. For more information, see Browser requirements in the Amazon Chime User Guide.

October 1, 2018

Amazon Chime call me feature

If your administrator has enabled the Amazon Chime call me feature, you can have Amazon Chime call you at a preferred phone number. For more information, see Joining a meeting without the Amazon Chime app in the Amazon Chime User Guide.

August 22, 2018

Amazon Chime web application video support in Chrome

Video support is available for the Amazon Chime web application in Google Chrome. For more information, see Browser requirements in the Amazon Chime User Guide.

July 31, 2018

Amazon Chime web application

The Amazon Chime web application is available. For more information, see Using the Amazon Chime Web App in the Amazon Chime User Guide.

May 17, 2018

Amazon Chime Assistant

The Amazon Chime Assistant is available. For more information, see Using the Amazon Chime Assistant in the Amazon Chime User Guide.

April 23, 2018