India’s giant telco Reliance Jio has launched has officially launched its own video conferencing platform JioMeet that will take on Zoom and Google Meet. The app has already been rolled out to Android and iOS.
JioMeet supports up to 100 participants in a single call. Interestingly, JioMeet has no payment plans so users are free to use the service uninterrupted. With JioMeet, you can host unlimited meetings in a day, each meeting can go uninterrupted up to 24hrs.
Jio executives had described JioMeet as a platform that they think would someday have features to enable doctors to consult their patients, prescribe them medicine, and have a system in place to let them buy medicines online and get test results digitally. Similarly, JioMeet will allow teachers to host virtual classrooms for their students. The teachers will be able to record sessions, assign and accept homework, and conduct tests digitally.
The Platforms began beta testing JioMeet in May this year across a small number of users. The company says the video conferencing service offers “enterprise-grade” host controls. These include password protection on each call, multi-device login support and ability to share screen and collaborate. The host has the control to send the uninvited guests to the “Waiting Room” to ensure that nobody gatecrashes the meeting.
Also, the multi-device support option allows users to log in to 5 devices simultaneously using a single ID. A feature that would most likely make it more preferable than Zoom.
Additionally, This feature would also let users seamlessly switch from one device to another while on a call.
other features include the ability to switch “seemingly” from one device to another, and a ‘Safe Driving Mode’ for any participant is commuting.
Reliance Jio boasts about 400 million customers in India. The launch of JioMeet would be at their advantage to pull its subscribers to the new platform. Zoom, currently the most popular video conference service in India. It had about 35 million monthly active users in the third week of June, up from about 4 million users during the same period in March.