JioMeet is here to take on the popular video conferencing apps – Zoom, Google Meets, Microsoft Teams, Messenger Rooms, etc. It is launched at a time when PM Modi’s call for Atmanirbhar Bharat is gaining resonance amongst the masses of India. It offers a bunch of features like adding up to 100 participants in a video meeting and unlimited call time at absolutely free of cost that is a part of its peers’ paid subscription plan.
JioMeet is available across platforms – Android, iOS, Mac, Windows, and supports Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. However, currently, it has been rolled out only on Android and iOS devices. We will have to wait for a couple of days more for the Browser, Windows, and macOS versions to be launched.
Here’s a step-to-step guide for setting up and starting your first meeting on JioMeet:
- Download the JioMeet app from the Google Play Store or Apple App Store
- Launch the apps and tap on Signup
- Enter your Email, First and Last name, agree to the terms and tap Next. You can use your phone number instead of Email
- You will be sent an Email verification link in case you register with an Email ID or a message with OTP for activation in case you register with Mobile number
- Once you insert the OTP from the message, your registration will be completed and you will reach the home page
- Once logged in, tap on the New Meeting button on the home page
- Select the preferences on the next page and tap on Start a Meeting button
- Your meeting will begin and here you can add more people using the Participants buttons in the bottom bar
JioMeet has a simple and neat UI which is very similar to Zoom, only the colour scheme has been changed from White to Blue. We tried replacing the JioMeet with Zoom for a few of our meetings and found out that the App is lagging a bit and also crashes sometimes. We’re hoping to see updates soon that will fix these problems. In our opinion, this is a great step to promote the “Made In India” initiative.