Ever since the pandemic hit us, Zoom has been the go-to meetings app for many of us.
But yesterday, JioMeet was launched as an alternative for Zoom in India, and it instantly started trending because its UI is exactly the same as that of Zoom. Honestly, this was the first reaction for many of us.
Followed by this:
But on a serious note, this was quite a weird move by Reliance Jio, and I'm still trying to understand what their angle is. Some people think they did it for the sake of providing an easy transition for many Indians, especially those who might not be very tech-literate. But I can't help but think there's more to the story.
I admit many people are happy to have an Indian app for video-conferencing, especially amidst the huge #MadeInIndia campaign being pushed by the government of India. Plus there have been so many privacy and security concerns around Zoom lately. So yeah, this might be a net positive. Many other countries are also trying to switch to indigenous solutions, I hear.
Zoom currently has an insane valuation, but do you think this might be the beginning of the end for Zoom? I'm curious to know what you guys might think.
Let’s discuss this!
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Team Xenox@_teamxenoxThe launch of #JioMeetApp has been quite polarizing from what we've seen so far in the last 24 hours. Some are very excited for this #MadeinIndia initiative while others don't like the similarities to #Zoom UI. We're curious to know what your thoughts are on this! twitter.com/NewsBytesApp/s…10:02 AM - 04 Jul 2020NewsBytes @NewsBytesAppReliance Jio Platforms is expanding its footprint to step into the arena of video-conferencing https://t.co/nJm0ktXl7m