After Facebook’s Messenger Rooms, Jio is all set to step up into the video conferencing space. On Thursday, it revealed that they are planning to come up with a video conferencing app.
The ‘Jio Meet’ will be a video conferencing cum collaborative app by Reliance Industries.
Pankaj Pawar, senior VP, Reliance Jio Infocomm was quoted by Economic Times as saying,
“Jio Meet is a platform which has many uniqueness- it actually has an ability to work on any device, any operating system, and it has an ability to do a complete collaboration,”
JioMeet app would not be a typical video conferring app he added. “And effectively, this collaboration does not limit to a typical video conferencing app,” he said.
It will not only be a video conferencing app, but also a service provider app. The company also has plans to collaborate with education platforms. This would allow the users to create a visual classroom for teachers and students. Also, they can submit assignments and take virtual tests through the platform.
“We are just a few days away from offering this to all the Indians so that they will be able to leverage this in the most secure environment and at the same time in a ‘grandma easy’ kind of platform so that anybody and everybody is able to use this,” Pawar was quoted as saying.
After Zoom security issues, there has been an urgent need of other video conferencing apps.
Talking about the number of people, it would allow around 100 people to join a single call. (According to the information present on the FAQ page of the JioMeet platform.)
Google made its Meet App free for all users with Gmail accounts. The Google Meet app also allows 100 participants in a single call.
Also, WhatsApp too had increased the limit of participants in a video call from four to eight. The feature is available for iOS users currently.