Zoom users can now also receive emails with the video calling service. In addition, Zoom will be expanded with a calendar so users can keep their agenda.
With the new functionalities, Zoom wants to compete more firmly with, among others, Teams from Microsoft and Meet from Google. According to a company study, people can save up to four hours in an average work week if they don’t constantly switch services for emails and calendar notifications.
“With the new integration, you can, for example, more easily forward emails to chat channels to continue the discussion or schedule Zoom meetings and see which participants are present,” the video calling service says. The email and calendar services also include end-to-end email encryption, 15 GB or 100 GB of storage space (depending on the subscription type), and a calendar environment where users can access recordings, minutes, and their schedules and attachments.
Zoom, Zoom Video Communications in full, was founded in 2011. The number of users increased explosively due to the corona pandemic. Almost overnight, millions of people worldwide had to start working from home to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. In December 2019, about 10 million participants per day met via Zoom; by April 2020, that number had risen to more than 300 million. Unfortunately, there are no more recent figures.
Zoom currently has more than 6,300 employees and is listed on the Nasdaq tech exchange in New York. Its headquarters are located in the American city of San José.