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Video Conferencing App Zoom Gains Popularity, Rises To Fame In COVID-19 Pandemic

ZOOM RISES TO FAME – As the countries from across the world go into lockdown to curve the spread of COVID-19, conferencing app Zoom had gained traction.

However, as they skyrocketed into the spotlight as the premier conferencing app, it faced scrutiny over privacy issues. A report from GMA stated that uninvited guests could sometimes hop in on private sessions.

Zoom is a Silicon Valley-based company created by engineer Eric Yuan back in 2011. Following this, last year, the company was listed on the Nasdaq. Since then, Zoom saw their market value jump around $35 billion.

Zoom Rises To Fame Amid Coronavirus Pandemic
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The idea for the company was created back when its creator was still a university student in mainland China. He wanted to a way to see his girlfriend without the need of traveling hours by train.

Now, Zoom is used for all sorts of conferencing and collaboration needs and has competed against the likes of Microsoft, Facebook, and Google.

But, with due to the effects of the pandemic, video calls an mostly all social media platforms including Messenger, WhatsApp, and Google Hangouts have seen a massive rise.

However, Zoom was on top of all of them. The app allows as many as 100 users to simultaneously attend a video-conference and allowed 40 minutes of free streaming then charging for a premium accounts which lets you get more time and is priced at $15 monthly.

But, Zoom had recently lifted the 40-minute limit on free accounts for teachers in several countries. Also one of the fun features about the app is the option to choose a backdrop image during calls such as a tropical beach or any other popular landmark.

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