Reliance has made its new video conferencing app “JioMeet” available for all users. It went into development in May and was available to select users in beta testing. JioMeet is now available for use through browsers on desktop, as well as it has standalone apps for macOS, Windows, iOS, and Android.
Jio executives had earlier described JioMeet as a platform that would someday have features to enable doctors to consult their patients, prescribe them medicine, and have a system to let them buy medicines online and get test results digitally. JioMeet will also allow teachers to host virtual classrooms for their students, with the ability to record sessions, assign and accept homework, and conduct tests digitally. Most of the features and design are very similar to Zoom.
Zoom had earlier been criticized for its privacy issue, which was the go-to app for video conferencing before. Since the data breach, Google Meet has been made available for free and getting popular.
Jio, which is also India’s top telecom provider with more than 400 million subscribers, aims to take on big rivals such as Zoom, Google Meet, and Microsoft Teams.
JioMeet lets you video call simultaneously with up to 100 people and there are virtually no time limits. Each video call can go “uninterrupted” for up to 24 hours and you’re free to have as many as you want every day. Scheduling, waiting rooms, and screen sharing are also available in JioMeet.
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