Zoom intends to compete with Google and Microsoft

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First Microsoft and Google incorporated classic Zoom features to like rest rooms insidefor your own video-conference services. Notw Zoom is supposedly challenging the tech titans, developing their own email and calendar apps, according to a report of The information.

Thanks in large part to the millions of people who go to school and work from home, Zoom’s actions have increased 500% since the beginning of the year. This one signals space for growth for the video-conference platform, but also the need to diversify—as soon as students return to class in the classroom and workers begin to return to the office, our collective dependency on Zoom will disappear, O Information notes.

According to sources who spoke with the publication, CEO Eric Yuan expects to “expand the company’s video conferencing service on a complete platform that would include e-mail, messages and other productivity tools”. The zoom can now integrate with a number of different programssuch as Microsoft Outlook, Google Calendar, Dropbox and Asana.

Part of Zoom’s popularity is its ease of use, but schools in particular joined the platform from the start because removed the 40-minute time limit no b shippingASIC accounts for educators and students affected by covid-19, which will likely remain the case even schools totally reopen for face-to-face classes.

It may be advantageous for Zoom to develop its own services to complement its videoconferencing software, whereas a big drop in usage is likely when the world returns to “normal” However, Yuan supposedly said The senior leadership said that Zoom needs a strong messaging product if it has any hope of competing with Microsoft and Google for large corporate contracts.

Anything new that Zoom is implemented will certainly be scrutinized. The road to popularity was not easy: the company finally added end-to-end encryption for videoconferencing meetings in october. Last month, it closed an agreement with the FTC to supposedly lying to everyone about said encryption. And just a few days ago, a Zoom executive was accused of censoring video calls at the request of the Chinese government. did we mention all Zoombombings?

But it is not clear whether an email or calendar service is the smartest move here, as companies and individuals already have their preferred services and the competition is well established. A messaging app to complement and integrate with the videoconferencing component – and competing with Slack – may be a better choice. Either way, Zoom executives are likely to move quickly; with covid-19 vaccines now launching the company’s window of opportunity to capitalize on its ubiquity it may be closing.