Zoom has announced that it has surpassed 300 million users per day. Finally, this is not the case.
Since the beginning of the crisis of the COVID-19, the video conferencing applications have become extremely popular. And among these services, there are Zoom. A week ago, Zoom, indicated, in a blog post, that it has exceeded the 300 million users per day. But ultimately, this is not quite the case. As noted by the website The Verge, the video conferencing service has changed his or her ticket in order to replace the term “users, “” participants in meetings “.
As noted by The Verge, the difference is important. In fact, if you participate in five meetings on Zoom in a day, you will be counted five times while a user should be counted only once, even if the latter is involved in X-meetings on video conferencing service.
The update was made on April 24, and in a press release relayed by The Verge, Zoom admits his error. ” We are humble and proud to help more than 300 million participants in the daily meetings to stay connected during this pandemic. In a blog article of April 22, we have unintentionally trained these participants to” users ” and “people”. When we realized this error, we have adjusted the wording to ” participants “. This was a genuine omission on our part,”says the company.
Starting from Monday, Google Meet will be free
Of course, this does not diminish the fact that Zoom is one of the most popular applications for the containment. Nevertheless, other, similar, services, such as Microsoft Teams and Google Meet, do not cease to improve in order to become as convenient and as accessible as Zoom. For example, the Meet has recently launched an update that allows you to display 16 participants on a computer screen with a view mode in a grid. And as of Monday, Google Meet will be available free of charge to all users of the Google account. This should boost significantly the number of users of this service proposed by the firm of Mountain View.
And while its competitors will be required to upgrade by introducing new features, Zoom has decided to focus on security and privacy, after you have suffered much criticism. New feature development has been frozen so that the company can focus on the short-term goals.