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JioMeet is here to replace Zoom

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After rounds of funding, Jio Platforms on Thursday launched the video conferencing app, JioMeet to take on Zoom, Google Meets, Microsoft teams, and other video conferencing apps. Features of the app include schedule meetings, screen sharing, password-protected meetings, waiting rooms, and more. It is available on Android, iOS, Mac, Windows, and directly supports Chrome and Mozilla Firefox.

JioMeet’s USPs are offering an unlimited number of free calls in high definition (720p) to users and supports as many as 100 participants at once and to not impose a short time limit on a call’s duration. Jio says that free calls can be uninterrupted for “up to 24 hours” long, which is being offered at absolutely free of cost. Whereas, both these features are part of Zoom’s paid subscription.

You can sign up on JioMeet with your phone number and email ID. There are no codes or invites needed for the call to begin. For those who are joining from the desktop version of the app, click on JioMeet invite link and join from your browser without downloading the application. Jio claims all meetings to be “encrypted” however, doesn’t provide any surety of the calls being end-to-end encrypted.

The platform has a very simple interface — that looks it has been inspired by Zoom clearly —

Image: Mad Over Marketing

Image: Mad Over Marketing

Image: Mad Over Marketing

Image: Mad Over Marketing

Indeed, imitation the best form of flattery. The JioMeet app offers everything that Zoom does and it’s a clear announcement that they’re here to replace Zoom making us one step closer to “Atmanirbhar Bharat”.

We tried replacing the JioMeet App with Zoom for our daily meetings but it crashed a few times, maybe because this is just the initial days of its launch and there might be updates coming in the future to fix this problem.

In response to the launch of JioMeet, Zoom has shared the following statement: “Zoom has experienced intense competition since it was established in 2011, and yet we have become the platform of choice for millions of participants around the world. We know what it takes to become the unified communications platform we are today, including the immense amount of work and focus required to create our frictionless user experience, sophisticated security, and scalable architecture.”

Munzela Rizvi
She wears a marketing hat, can host live events and calls the camera her best friend. A techie at heart, she has some serious insights on the latest tech and fiddling with gadgets (safely, of course!) qualifies as her top hobby.

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