Jio is also bringing a video-conferencing app: Details here
As more than a third of the world's population remains under some kind of lockdown, video-conferencing has become the go-to option to connect and interact, be it with colleagues or friends. The change has surged the demand for virtual meeting platforms. And, now, Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Jio is looking to cash on it with its own video app called 'JioMeet'. Here's all about it.
On Thursday, a mere few days after announcing a multi-billion-dollar deal with Facebook, Reliance Industries' digital services unit Jio Platforms announced the plan to introduce JioMeet. The company said the platform will be a video-conferencing-cum-collaborative tool - much like Microsoft Teams and Slack - and is "just a few days away" from an official launch.
While the company did not share specifics of JioMeet, Pankaj Pawar, the Senior VP of Jio Infocomm, said the service "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." Now, this implies JioMeet will work on Android, iOS, macOS, Windows, and perhaps even on the web.
Among other things, reports suggest JioMeet will let users connect on HD calls, which Zoom users have long been asking for. It is also expected to let users host a virtual meeting by simply signing in with an email ID and password and attend one as a guest via URL. However, there is no word on the participant limit of the service yet.
While Jio had already launched Group Talk conference app, the latest move appears particularly targeted on the growing demand for virtual meetings and work collaboration. The app will take on the likes of players like Google Meet, Zoom, and Microsoft Teams and should be rolled out for select users in a matter of days before being expanded to everyone across India.